Bitcoin Price Unfazed By Unveiling of Facebook’s Libra Crypto

View The unveiling of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency has failed to put a strong bid under BTC. The cryptocurrency may be vulnerable to a “sell the fact” pullback, too. The 4-hour chart indicates scope for a drop to $8,800. A break lower would expose key average located at $8,500. On the higher side, a high-volume above the crucial Fibonacci retracement level of $9,442 is needed to strengthen the case for a rise to $10,000. Bitcoin (BTC) is struggling to gather upside traction following Facebook’s official announcement of its Libra cryptocurrency project. At 09:00 UTC…

Bitcoin Trend Overwhelmingly Bullish: Dips In BTC Remain Supported

Bitcoin price traded to yet another 2019 high near $9,470 and corrected lower against the US Dollar. The price is trading nicely above the $9,200, $9,150 and $9,000 support levels. There is a key breakout pattern forming with support near $9,220 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair could correct towards the $9,150 or $9,000 support before it starts a fresh rally. Bitcoin price is showing a lot of bullish signs above $9,000 against the US Dollar. BTC currently traded towards $9,500 and…

Bitcoin Leaves Other Asset Classes in Dust as Market Stars Align

Published: 17/06/2019 16:40 EST By CCN Markets: Investors who are not generating returns in 2019 are clearly looking in the wrong place. Considering bitcoin claimed a fresh 2019 high to nearly $9,400 over the weekend, other asset classes have a hard act to follow. Gains across the stock market and commodities including oil and precious metals such as gold pale in comparison to bitcoin’s, and investors must be kicking themselves for not recognizing the opportunity in crypto. There’s no shortage of explanations as to what is fueling bitcoin’s rise, ranging…

Bitcoin Price ‘Could Fall to $6,500’ Before Next Bullish Spike: eToro Analyst

Published: 17/06/2019 13:00 EST By CCN Markets: The price of bitcoin has broken through the $9,000 mark and seems well on its way to $10,000, but brokerage firm eToro believes that there’s a pullback in the cards before the cryptocurrency enjoys its next bullish run. The price of bitcoin has broken past the $9,000 mark, but eToro analyst Simon Peters believes that there will be a pullback before the bullish run continues | Source: TradingView Simon Peters, an analyst at the multi-asset investment platform eToro, has warned investors to be…

JP Morgan Analyst Admits Institutions are Behind the Bitcoin Bull Run

An analyst associated with the US multinational bank JP Morgan Chase has admitted that institutional investors are behind the ongoing bitcoin price boom. Bloomberg quoted Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou saying that the market hugely understated the importance of the listed bitcoin futures contracts, mostly because of the overstating of trading volumes by cryptocurrency exchanges. But after asset management firm Bitwise clarified that almost 95 percent of the total reported volumes in the bitcoin market might be fake, the actual amounts posted by the bitcoin futures contracts started showing a bullish picture. Panigirtzoglou found that…

Russian Hackers May Have Carried Out Largest Ever Crypto Exchange Theft

Russian hackers, not North Korean, may be the bad actors behind probably the biggest ever theft from a cryptocurrency exchange. Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun reports Monday that virus variants known to be linked to Russian hackers have been found on employee computers at the Tokyo-based Coincheck exchange. Coincheck suffered a breach in January 2018 that resulted in the loss of 500 million NEM tokens worth around $530 million at the time – an amount even bigger than that lost by Mt. Gox. According to the report, the malware found at the exchange…

Bitcoin Worth Over $9,200 as Top Cryptos See Growth

Friday, June 14 — Most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting moderate growth on the day by press time, as bitcoin (BTC) crossed the $9,200 mark. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin is currently up over 6% on the day, trading around $9,250 at press time, according to Coin360. Looking at its weekly chart, the coin is up over 13%. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: Coin360 Ether (ETH) is holding onto its position as the largest altcoin by market cap, which currently stands at just over $29 billion. The…

3 Reasons Bitcoin’s Price is Rallying Above $9K

Bitcoin rose above $9,000 over the weekend, taking cumulative year-to-date gains to more than 150 percent. The leading cryptocurrency by market value clocked a 13-month high of $9,391 on Bitstamp on Sunday and was last seen trading at $9,200, representing 22 percent gains on last Monday’s low of $7,524. Cryptocurrency market experts and investors are associating the sharp price gains seen over the last six days with a number of factors, the most prominent being Facebook’s coming foray into cryptocurrencies. Facebook to launch ‘GlobalCoin’ The social media giant is set to…

Facebook, Binance, Chinese Yuan Combine to Boost Bitcoin above $9000

By CCN Markets: The price of bitcoin (BTC) on Sunday surged above $9,300 to establish a fresh year-to-date high. The bitcoin-to-dollar exchange rate touched $9,388 at 0600 UTC — its highest since May 30 — on San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase. The move brought the pair’s net rebound gains close to 200-percent, including a 154-percent since 2019 open alone. It further prompted bitcoin’s market capitalization to jump above $165 billion. At its highest, the cryptocurrency’s net valuation was more than $327 billion. Bitcoin Price Has Surged 7% in Last 24 Hours…

Lithuania to Regulate Cryptocurrency Exchange Sector With Obligatory ID Checks

Lithuania is preparing new rules to govern cryptocurrency transactions, requiring businesses to prove the identity of clients, local daily news outlet Delfi reported on June 12. As part of its obligations to impose European Union anti-money laundering (AML) regulations, Lithuania’s finance ministry will seek to completely formalize crypto-based exchange operations. Parliament approved the move during a sitting on Wednesday, Delfi says, while a time frame remains uncertain for implementation. Once the rules come into effect, any transactions worth over €1,000 ($1,127) involving cryptocurrency — be it into or out of…