Bullish Correction Possible if Price Holds Above $3,550

Bitcoin Price — Quick Take: The bitcoin price dropped more than 8 percent on a 24-hour adjusted timeframe. The cryptocurrency is attempting a pullback from a historically strong support area above $3,550. Further breakdown action could lead to a double bottom scenario. The bitcoin price on Thursday plunged more than 8 percent across the Asian and European trading session, according to aggregated market data at CoinMarketCap.com. The BTC/USD pair is trading at $3,635 on Coinbase at press time, up 2.7 percent from its session low at $3,556. It formed an…

Opens 4,000-Sq-Ft Blockchain Center as Bitcoin Falls

New York City is doubling-down on crypto despite the bitcoin bear market. The NYC Economic Development Corp. opened a 4,000-square-foot Blockchain Center on Thursday (Jan. 10) amid the Crypto Winter. Why? Because the EDC is in it for the long haul, says an executive. “We are playing the long game,” Ana Arino — the chief strategy officer at the EDC — told Bloomberg. “It’s a nascent technology, so there’s bound to be uncertainty around this evolution from year to year. While we don’t know what the future holds, we want to…

Why the Crypto Market Remains ‘Moderately Bearish’ in 2019

With the exception of Ethereum, which seems to have started the year with all guns blazing ahead of the Constantinople fork, it won’t surprise anyone that the market analysts SFOX rate crypto as “moderately bearish” entering 2019. In fact, with further sharp drops in all major coins today, perhaps even the word “moderately” is wishful thinking. Source: SFOX Volatility Report However, unlike many price predictions based on the instincts of even the most credible CEO or economist, the SFOX Volatility Report is based on more than just sentiment. The cryptocurrency…

Bitcoin Price Tumbles 10% as Crypto Markets Flash Red

The price of bitcoin fell more than 10 percent during Thursday’s trading session as the cryptocurrency erased a large portion of its recent gains. At 6:00 UTC, bitcoin opened the trading hour at a price of $4,018, but fell to $3,748 before the hour was complete. After trading sideways until 16:00 UTC, the sell-off accelerated to a low of $3,570, according to CoinDesk pricing data. Bitcoin’s current price of $3,610 reflects a $367 difference and more than 9 percent drop from its 24-hour opening price of $3,995, CoinDesk data further…

Dovish Fed Minutes Didn’t Save Crypto

Highlights: Federal Reserve is close to the end of neutralizing interest rates after December hike. US stocks, forex instruments, and Gold extended gains Wednesday, but correcting Thursday. Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP and the rest of the crypto market react negatively. Federal Reserve released the minutes of its December meeting which revealed that they would follow a wait-and-watch approach towards their interest rate hike plans. The US central bank suggested in December moderate rate hikes (up to 2.8 percent) but preferred to implement them only if warranted. ] The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC)…

Bitcoin Price Slips Below $3.8K as Bullish Bets Tank

Bitcoin is losing altitude as an unwinding of bullish bets is creating downward pressure on prices. As of writing, BTC is changing hands at $3,780 on Bitstamp – down 5 percent on a 24-hour basis – having found offers above $4,000 at 06:00 UTC. Notably, the price drop is accompanied by a decline in the bullish bets. For instance, the BTC/USD long positions on the Bitfinex exchange fell to an eight-day low of 31,237 earlier today and are currently down 8 percent at 31,255 – the biggest single-day drop since Dec.…

The First Live Enterprise Blockchain Sets Sights on Every Area of Global Trade

In a space infamous for promising radical transformation but delivering mostly prototypes so far, Roberto Mancone, we.trade’s chief operating officer, has a record of making good on his pledges. Early last year, he promised the trade finance blockchain platform would go live by mid-2018 – which it did, with a focus on trading between small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) in various European countries. Later in the year, we.trade pledged it would make its first move outside Europe – which it did, announcing a project to explore interoperability with Hong Kong’s…

Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC Likely Preparing For Bullish Ride

Bitcoin price is placed nicely above the $3,965 and $3,980 support levels against the US Dollar. There is a short term triangle forming with resistance at $4,045 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price may continue to move higher towards $4,250 if there is a clear break above $4,080. Bitcoin price is gaining bullish momentum above $4,000 against the US Dollar. BTC remains supported on dips and it may soon climb above the $4,150 and $4,200 resistances. Bitcoin Price Analysis Yesterday, we discussed…