Trading Firms and Hedge Funds Buying ETH, ARB and BTCS as Investors Sell in Fear

The increasing FUD in the crypto market has led many retail investors to sell. However, trading firms and hedge funds are seemingly taking this opportunity to buy, with notable purchases of  Ethereum (ETH), Arbitrum (ARB), and Bitcoin Spark (BTCS).

What is FUD?

FUD is an acronym for Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt. It refers to negative sentiments within the market, which can be caused by various factors, including news, speculative predictions of market crashes, or concerns about regulatory actions. In response to FUD, investors make hasty decisions, often selling their assets. However, those experienced in the industry take these opportunities to make moves that usually lead to massive profits. Thus, understanding and navigating the impact of FUD is crucial for anyone involved in the cryptocurrency and financial markets.

ETH price

The Ethereum (ETH) price dropped below the $1,600 mark on September 11th. This downward movement prompted some investors to offload their ETH holdings. However, astute investors capitalized on the prevailing price drop and fear-driven sell-off to scoop up more ETH. Analysts suggest experienced traders also bought the dip, eyeing short-term profits once ETH rebounds toward the $2,000 psychological level.

What is Arbitrum?

Arbitrum is a layer-2 scaling solution designed to enhance the efficiency and scalability of the Ethereum blockchain. Arbitrum achieves this by processing a multitude of transactions off-chain before later reconciling them on the Ethereum mainnet. This approach significantly enhances transaction throughput and lowers costs, making it an attractive solution for developers and users alike.

What is Bitcoin Spark?

Bitcoin Spark is a new blockchain project inspired by the original vision of Bitcoin’s creator, Satoshi Nakamoto. While the project does retain some of the characteristics of Bitcoin, including a max supply of 21 million, it has made notable improvements to boost speed, security, scalability, and usability.

The Bitcoin Spark network is capable of handling more transactions at lower fees owing to its reduced block time, augmented transaction capacity per block, and significantly higher number of nodes. This makes it a more compelling option for everyday crypto transactions.

While its predecessor solely serves as a transfer and store of value, Bitcoin Spark extends its applications by seamlessly integrating a smart contract layer. The layer will include multiple execution systems that all reach finality on the main network. This layered structure ensures scalability and allows for the use of several high-level and low-level programming languages. Bitcoin Spark is thus positioned as a robust platform capable of supporting smart contracts and decentralized applications (DApps) catering to diverse use cases.

Moreover, Bitcoin Spark solves crypto mining juggernauts through its innovative approach. The network uses a proprietary consensus mechanism called Proof-of-Process (PoP), which non-linearly rewards miners for confirming blocks and contributing the processing power of their mining devices. Bitcoin Spark’s vast network nodes and its nonlinear rewards functionality enable even miners with low-powered devices to earn profits. Notably, the project’s dev team will launch an application that will enable Windows, Mac OS, iOS, and Android users to mine by permitting secure and isolated access to their devices’ processing unit.

The contributed power will be channeled to individuals and organizations seeking remote computational resources, who will pay for the service using BTCS, and the revenue generated will be transferred to the mining pool. The BTCS minting rewards will run on an elastic system, factoring in the revenue generated within the network. When more revenue is earned, the minting rewards are reduced correspondingly, moving the minting endpoint further. Therefore, with the ability for unlimited processing power provision and additional services within the network, including advertisements, Bitcoin Spark could evolve into a revenue-generating network with constantly profitable participants.

Aside from the Bitcoin Spark Initial Coin Offering (ICO) getting investments from institutional players, it has also received positive reviews from many crypto analysts.


Trading firms and hedge funds buying ETH, ARB, and BTCS suggest there’s great potential for profits from these cryptocurrencies. Nonetheless, it’s essential to conduct your own research before making any investments.

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