dYdX Founder Skeptical Of Current Bull Run, Cites Low Participation

2 Mins read

Taking to X on January 5, Antonio Juliano, the founder of dYdX, a decentralized exchange (DEX), expressed skepticism regarding the current crypto bull run. Juliano attributed the recent price surge to “light trading volumes.” This formation might, despite the overall confidence, not sustain the uptrend.

Founder: This Bull Run Is Different, Participation Is Low

Juliano asserted that a true bull cycle is not defined solely by price action but by participation and community enthusiasm. The founder continued that this “does not seem to be happening yet.”

The founder attributed the lack of widespread adoption to the absence of “groundbreaking” products that have captured the attention of a “broader” audience. However, releasing these “products” to the market could revive activity, driving crypto trading volume. 

Juliano’s comments come ahead of the potential approval of the first spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Among several applicants are Fidelity, Grayscale, and BlackRock. Insiders claim the agency could approve the first product in the coming days. 

A spot Bitcoin ETF may open the floodgates to institutional investors, allowing them to gain exposure to the Bitcoin and crypto market in a regulated manner. As it is currently structured, willing institutions regulated by the SEC can only get exposure through Grayscale’s products, including the GBTC.

Along the same line, some commentators have speculated that the SEC’s approval of a spot Bitcoin ETF could lead to the approval of a spot Ethereum ETF in 2024. An Ethereum Futures ETF was approved in 2023 and is currently available for trading. Even so, the product, like Bitcoin Futures ETFs that are widespread, tracks an Ethereum index price, not the Ethereum spot rate. Even so, whether the SEC will greenlight a spot Ethereum ETF remains to be seen. 

Will A Bitcoin ETF Approval Revive DYDX Demand?

Trading volume is a critical metric for measuring participation and, thus, interest in a particular asset. The higher it is, the more liquid the asset is. 

Depending on the prevailing sentiment, this might support prices or lead to a sell-off. As the crypto community eagerly waits for the SEC to decide on the flagship product, altcoins, including DYDX, have been firm.

Looking at the DYDX price chart in the daily chart, prices are moving horizontally but relatively high from the October 2023 lows. 

DYDX price trending downward on the daily chart | Source: DYDXUSDT on Binance, TradingView
DYDX price trending downward on the daily chart | Source: DYDXUSDT on Binance, TradingView

The coin is up roughly 50% but remains under pressure in the short term. DYDX is down 40% from November 2023 peaks, trading below December 2023 lows in a bearish breakout formation.


1409 posts

About author
Harry is a crypto enthusiast and experienced trader with a track record of success. With a deep understanding of blockchain technology, he has analyzed market trends and identified profitable opportunities, resulting in impressive returns. Harry 's expertise lies in developing effective trading strategies that leverage the potential of cryptocurrencies. Through his articles, guides, and educational resources, he shares his insights and knowledge, helping individuals make informed trading decisions. With a keen eye for market patterns, Harry has navigated the volatile crypto landscape with confidence. Stay tuned for valuable perspectives and expert advice from Harry as he contributes to the Ailtra platform.
Related posts

Indonesia's presidential elections pose uncertainty for the thriving cryptocurrency industry

1 Mins read
Indonesia, has emerged as a formidable player in the global cryptocurrency space in recent years. However, the nation’s upcoming general elections in…

Understanding the Cryptocurrency Boom - Dogecoin Climbs Due to X Payment Integration, While Stellar and BNB Also Experience Growth

1 Mins read
The cryptocurrency market has been experiencing notable gains over the past few days. This is led by an unexpected and surprising spike…

Crypto Entrepreneur Charged with Defrauding Investors Out Of $150 Million Through Marketing Scheme

1 Mins read
Federal prosecutors have charged a German businessman with securities fraud, wire fraud and money laundering for allegedly scamming over 150 investors out…

🚀 Ailtra Crypto Bot Earned $8.9M Million in 7 Months with 0% Loss!

🚀 Ailtra generated $7.4 in 7 months only!

Unlock 20-75% Monthly Returns & Get $100 FREE!

Meet Ailtra Bot! Launching on 31st March an AI Crypto Bot boasting 20%-75% monthly gains and $7.5M earnings in 7 months. 💸Secure a FREE $100 bonus and up to $20K potential via referrals every month. 🎉Only 1,000 spots are available in first phase – claim yours fast! 🔥 will not disclose your account information to any 3rd parties.