EOS (EOS) began a descending trend 53 days ago and despite the recent 27% weekly gain, the altcoin is not showing any signs of a reversal. Kết quả là, investors are questioning whether the former top-5 cryptocurrency has what it takes to turn around after Daniel Larimer, CTO of the development company behind EOS, resigned in late 2020.

EOS price at Bitfinex in USD. Nguồn: TradingView

The emergence of competing proof-of-stake smart contract platforms like Solana (SOL), Polkadot (DOT) và Avalanche (AVAX) possibly weighed on this 2017-era project. One potentially bullish catalyst could be the fact that Block.one, the company responsible for the EOS token launch, owns over 160,000 Bitcoin (BTC), according to data compiled by BitcoinTreasuries.net.

EOS might not be the preferred smart contract network of the day, but a handful of working finance, Trò chơi, trao đổi, and decentralized social applications are running. The transaction cost for the user is either negligible or usually covered by the wallet or application, which makes it a great contender for nonfungible tokens (NFT) and social networks.

The top decentralized apps on EOS. Nguồn: DappRadar.com

Having deep pockets is an excellent strategy to land some heavy partnerships and Block.one secured over $300 million from investors, including Peter Thiel, Mike Novogratz and Alan Howard. The EOSIO developer reportedly came up with another $100 million cash injection for Bullish exchange, which completed its seven-week testnet on Sept. 15.

According to its website, all Bullish exchange transactions and states will be validated and stored on EOSIO-based blockchains, enabling instant auditing and upholding integrity. hơn thế nữa, the company expects to make $3 billion of assets available to the Bullish liquidity pools.

Retail traders lost confidence after September’s crash

To understand how confident traders are about EOS holding the recent $4.50 ủng hộ, one should analyze the perpetual contracts futures data. This instrument is the retail traderspreferred market because its price tends to track the regular spot markets. Unlike quarterly futures, there is no need to manually roll over the contracts nearing expiry.

In any futures contract trade, mong mỏi (người mua) và quần đùi (người bán hàng) are matched at all times, but their leverage varies. hậu quả là, exchanges will charge a funding rate to whichever side demands more leverage, and this fee is paid to the opposing side.

Neutral markets tend to display a 0% đến 0.03% positive funding rate, tương đương với 0.6% mỗi tuần, indicating that longs are the ones paying it.

EOS perpetual futures 8-hour funding rate. Nguồn: Bybt.com

Data reveals a complete absence of bullish bets since Sept. 19 when the cryptocurrency market plunged and caused EOS to drop from $5.25 đến $4.15 trong vòng chưa đầy hai ngày. Tuy nhiên, the recent rally’s inability to boost leveraged longs can be explained by the EOS price being 25% bên dưới $6.40 peak just 30 ngày trước.

Top traders sold during the recent rally

To understand how whales and arbitrage desks may have positioned themselves during this period, one should analyze the top traders’ tỷ lệ dài-ngắn.

Chỉ số này được tính bằng cách sử dụng khách hàng’ vị trí hợp nhất, bao gồm cả tại chỗ, perpetual and quarterly futures contracts. This metric provides a broader view of the professional traderseffective net position by gathering data from multiple markets.

OKEx top traders’ EOS long/short ratio. Nguồn: Bybt.com

Như được trình bày ở trên, các 1.90 long-to-short ratio seen on Oct. 3 still favors longs but is the lowest level since the Sept. 19 price crash. một cách thú vị, the recent 27% weekly gains happened while the top traders were reducing their bullish positions. Trong khi đó, hiện tại 3.0 long-to-short indicator sits slightly below the previous 30-day average of 3.50.

Both retail and pro traders seem unconvinced that the Bullish exchange launch will be enough to break the prevailing bearish trend initiated in mid-August. For EOS to regain investor confidence, it seems essential to show that their decentralized applications are gaining traction as the competition gains ground in NFT and DeFi sector.

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