Bitcoin perpetual traders seem to be the only ones unmoved by the digital asset’s recent breakout. BTC which has had a tremendous rally during the first half of the week had been able to break out of the slump of the low $40,000s and moved on an upward trajectory above $47,500. However, perp traders have not reacted much to it given the state of the funding rates.
Funding Rates Remain Flat
The bitcoin perpetual traders are not reacting to the recent upside as expected. This is evidenced in the fact that the perp basis is still sitting at or even below neutral funding rates, marking the 115th consecutive day that this has remained the case. This speaks volumes to how perp traders are viewing the market. Regardless of the bitcoin price increase, they have not increased their activity in any significant way.
BTC funding rates remain neutral amid price growth | Source: Arcane Research
It could easily mean that perp traders are not convinced by the recent price movement. As with the previous uptrends recorded this year, it could mean that perp traders are expecting the digital asset to go the same way. However, this uptrend has differed from its predecessors given the fact that it has broken above the $45,000 resistance point and possesses the potential to climb towards $50K.
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Funding rates have refused to be moved, however. Even going as far as falling below the neutral funding rate. This follows the trend for the year so far, given that there have been no positive funding rates recorded in…