Bitcoin Fear and Greed Index in Neutral Territory, Sign of Investor Uncertainty

Bitcoin Fear and Greed Index in Neutral Territory, Sign of Investor Uncertainty

The Blockchain Industry: Prices, Insights, and Market Trends


The blockchain industry, which encompasses cryptocurrencies, decentralized finance (DeFi), and various blockchain applications, has been a topic of significant interest and discussion in recent years. This article provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of the blockchain industry, including price analysis, insights, and market trends.


Bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, has been experiencing a sluggish market for the better part of six weeks. Currently trading below $30,000, Bitcoin’s Fear and Greed Index reflects a market that hasn’t seen significant movement lately. Other major cryptocurrencies have also been struggling, with prices in negative territory.

Asset Price Variation
Bitcoin (BTC) $29,809 -0.3%
Ethereum (ETH) $1,892 +0.2%
S&P 500 4,534.87 -0.7%
Gold $1,975 -0.2%
Nikkei 225 32,490.52 -1.2%

Prices per CoinDesk Indices, as of 7 a.m. ET (11 a.m. UTC)


While most major cryptocurrencies have been struggling, Chainlink’s native currency, LINK, has been a notable exception. LINK recently soared by more than 20% to trade above $8. This surge was attributed to whales acquiring more than $6 million of the token in response to Chainlink’s release of an interoperability protocol. This protocol allows blockchains to connect with external data, enhancing the functionality and versatility of blockchain applications.

Factors Affecting Prices

The sluggish market can be attributed to several factors. Firstly, a sell-off in the tech sector, triggered in part by comments from Tesla founder Elon Musk, has had a negative impact on Bitcoin and the broader crypto market. Additionally, the strengthening dollar has also weighed on cryptocurrencies. These external factors have contributed to the rangebound trading of Bitcoin between $30,000 and $31,000.

Biggest Gainers

In terms of the biggest gainers, Gala, an entertainment-focused asset, saw a 2.4% increase. Ethereum and Cosmos, both smart contract platforms, also experienced moderate gains of 0.4% and 0.3% respectively.

Asset Ticker Returns
Gala GALA +2.4%
Ethereum (ETH) ETH +0.4%
Cosmos ATOM +0.3%

Biggest Losers

On the other hand, Stellar, XRP, and Cardano experienced notable losses. Stellar saw a significant decrease of 17.4%, followed by XRP with a 6.6% decrease, and Cardano with a 6.2% decrease.

Asset Ticker Returns
Stellar XLM -17.4%
XRP XRP -6.6%
Cardano ADA -6.2%

Insights: Fear and Greed Turns Neutral

The Bitcoin Fear and Greed Index, which measures investor sentiment, has fallen into neutral territory. This indicates that the sentiment for Bitcoin has cooled recently. The index ranges from 0 to 100, with extreme fear close to 0 and extreme greed closer to 100. The current reading suggests a market in flux, with neither bullish nor bearish sentiment prevailing. This further supports the expectation that Bitcoin will continue trading within a range for the foreseeable future.

Glassnode Fear and Greed Index

Image source: Glassnode

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CoinDesk TV

In case you missed it, here is the most recent episode of “First Mover” on CoinDesk TV. The episode covers various topics, including SEC Chair Gary Gensler’s testimony, the potential impact of spot Bitcoin ETFs, and insights from industry experts.


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  • Macro State of Crypto – Where It Has Been and What’s Next: Analysis of recent and past crypto and regulatory events and their impact on the market.
  • Chainlink’s LINK Climbs as Whales Add to Holdings Following Protocol Release: Chainlink’s LINK experiences significant growth as whales acquire more tokens following the release of an interoperability protocol.


The blockchain industry continues to experience fluctuations in prices, with Bitcoin and other major cryptocurrencies remaining rangebound. However, the industry is not devoid of positive developments, as evidenced by the significant growth of Chainlink’s LINK token. As the market sentiment stabilizes, it is expected that the industry will continue to evolve, driven by technological advancements and the broader adoption of blockchain solutions.