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ValueZone CEO Discusses Impact of Bitcoin Halving on Crypto Trading Volume Decline

London, England, June 08, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

 The cryptocurrency market is experiencing a significant downturn in trading activity, with a reported 20% decrease in May following the recent Bitcoin halving event. Adam Carl Waldman, CEO of ValueZone, a leading cryptocurrency trading platform, sheds light on the market’s current dynamics and the implications for traders.

Insights into the Current Market Slowdown:
According to a recent report by CCData, May saw a substantial decline in both spot and derivatives trading volumes across centralized exchanges, totalling a drop to $5.27 trillion. This decline is largely attributed to the market’s response to the Bitcoin halving event that took place in March, which traditionally triggers a slowdown in trading activity as the market adjusts to the reduced supply of Bitcoin.

“The post-halving period typically sees a reevaluation of asset strategies as traders adapt to the new supply dynamics,” explains Waldman. “This year, the impact has been more pronounced, compounded by a broader economic slowdown anticipated during the summer months.”

Performance Across Major Exchanges:
Binance maintained its lead in the spot market trading volume in May, although it, along with other major exchanges like Bybit, OKX, Coinbase, and Gate.io, experienced notable drops compared to April. Year-to-date, Binance has increased its market share dominance to 34.6%, reflecting a strategic adaptation to market conditions.

Conversely, exchanges such as Upbit, OKX, and MEXC Global saw significant declines in market share, illustrating a shifting landscape within the crypto trading sector.

Derivative Market’s Resilience:
Despite the overall downturn, the derivatives market remains robust, now accounting for 70.1% of the entire crypto market. This segment saw a less severe decline of 19.4% in derivatives volumes, indicating sustained interest in more sophisticated trading instruments.

“This resilience in the derivatives market underscores a maturing crypto market where seasoned traders leverage advanced financial instruments to hedge and trade in various market conditions,” stated Waldman.

Future Outlook and Opportunities:
Despite the current lull, there are signs of a bullish undercurrent among traders, as evidenced by rising funding rates and a surge in Ethereum option volumes spurred by speculation around U.S. ETH ETFs. These indicators suggest that while the market is rangebound, traders are preparing for potential opportunities that may arise from regulatory developments and market shifts.

ValueZone’s Strategic Initiatives:
In response to these market conditions, ValueZone is focusing on enhancing its platform to better serve its users during these fluctuating periods. This includes investing in educational resources to help traders understand market dynamics and introducing more robust tools for risk management and strategy development.

The current market scenario presents both challenges and opportunities. As the industry navigates through these fluctuations, ValueZone remains committed to providing its users with the insights, tools, and support needed to thrive in a complex crypto trading environment.

For more information about how to get started with ValueZone and make the most of the crypto summer, visit https://valuezone.ai or use media contacts.

Media Contact Details
Contact Name: Siodina Edgar
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Company Name: Wealth Investment Blockchain Company Ltd.
City/Country: Essex, United Kingdom
Website: https://valuezone.ai

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