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Bitcoin Is Seen Poised to Escape From Tightest Range in 2 Years

  • Leverage ratio for Bitcoin, Ether at highs, CryptoQuant says
  • Bitcoin traded in narrowest weekly span since October 2020
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The cryptocurrency market appears by some measures to be poised to break out of the narrowest trading range in almost two years.   

Based on one gauge, the leverage ratios for the two largest tokens by market value -- Bitcoin and Ether -- are at the highest on record even with prices of both down more than 50% this year. That is calculated by taking the amount of open interest for perpetual swap contracts and dividing that by the amount of coins held in reserve on exchanges, according to blockchain data-site CryptoQuant.