Bitcoin Rises 4.65%, Comes Closer to a Breakout Action Scenario

The bitcoin price on Wednesday jumped as high as 4.65 percent from its opening price and established an intraday high at $3,488. The BTC/USD rate is now trading at 3440-fiat on the Coinbase exchange, coupled with a notable rise in daily volatility. The pair on December 7 established its yearly low at 3210-fiat, after which it consolidated within a circa $300 range. It established a top near 3650-fiat only to find itself pulled back strong bearish presence near the level. Historically, BTC/USD now is looking to retest the same top,…

Bitcoin Dominance Hits 3-Month High as Crypto Market Limps into 2019

Bitcoin’s share of total cryptocurrency market capitalisation is at its highest point in three months, currently standing at about 55.14 percent according to data from CoinMarketCap. Bitcoin Dominance Surges amid Crypto Price Panic The next four high volume cryptocurrencies in order of market volume are XRP with 11.14 percent, ethereum with 8.55 percent, bitcoin cash with 1.65 percent, and litecoin with 1.33 percent. The data confirms a frequently-observed pattern where crypto investors whose holdings are taking a beating choose to dump their altcoin holdings and retreat into the relative safety…

Bitcoin Mining Industry ‘Under Considerable Stress,’ 1.3m Rigs Turned Off

For much of the year, the bitcoin mining industry appeared to be impervious to the crypto market downturn, as the flagship cryptocurrency’s hash rate continued to climb even as the BTC price halved — and then halved again. In recent weeks, however, cracks have begun to form in this sector as well. Bitcoin Hash Rate Drops as Miners Turn off Older Devices Earlier this month, Bitcoin network difficulty, which adjusts dynamically every 2,016 blocks (a roughly two-week interval) in response to hash rate fluctuations, fell by 15.1 percent — its…

Bitcoin Recovery Weakens as Price Drops 4.4%, Dead Cat Bounce?

The gains Bitcoin made during the Friday and weekend trading session fizzled at the beginning of this week. The digital currency’s recovery lost steam after establishing an intraday high at 3640-fiat, now thrice in December. It dropped as much as 4.4% on Monday, confirming a weak bull sentiment near the said resistance area. At the time of this writing, Bitcoin has located support at a near-term rising dotted trendline and is trading at $3,420. BTC/USD 1H CHART | SOURCE: COINBASE, TRADINGVIEW.COM After zooming out the chart, the BTC/USD rate can…

How Did Twitter CEO’s Square Overtake Coinbase as #1 Bitcoin Buying App?

Square, a payment platform for merchants and individual users operated by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, has surpassed Coinbase to become the most widely used iOS app to buy Bitcoin (BTC). The platform, called Cash App on Apple’s iOS store, also overtook YouTube to become the number one top free mobile application on the iOS store, demonstrating a rising demand for digitalized payment systems in the U.S. market. The easiest way for every single person in America to buy bitcoin is #1 on iOS today 💪 @CashApp pic.twitter.com/nYUt6tSkIJ — Miles Suter…

Why Billionaire Investors Remain Positive on Long-Term Trend of Crypto

Mike Novogratz, Jim Breyer, and Tim Draper are some of many billionaire investors in the traditional financial market who remain optimistic towards the long-term trend of crypto. How are these investors able to maintain their positive stance in regards to the growth of the cryptocurrency sector following an 85 percent decline in valuation across the board? It’s About Cycles For the most part, high profile individual investors are able to handle severe losses in emerging asset classes and high-risk assets like cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) because…

Why Bitcoin is Not in a Death Spiral, Refuting Reports

Over the past month, many reports about the materialization of a potential “death spiral” on the Bitcoin network were released, leading investors to be concerned about the short-term trend of the dominant cryptocurrency. According to a security expert and cryptocurrency researcher Andreas Antonopoulos, a death spiral is unlikely to happen in Bitcoin. What is a Death Spiral and Why it Likely Won’t Happen On the Bitcoin network, miners find a block filled with transactions every ten minutes. After 2016 blocks are mined, the network automatically readjusts the difficulty of mining…

Traders Cautious as Bitcoin Plunges to a New Yearly Low: Can it Recover?

On December 7, the Bitcoin price achieved a new yearly low, as the valuation of the crypto market fell by $16 billion within a 24-hour span. Bitcoin Price Struggles to Recover from New Yearly Low Bitcoin (BTC) fell to as low as $3,210 on fiat-to-cryptocurrency exchanges like Bitstamp and Coinbase, which led other major cryptocurrencies and low market cap digital assets to fall by around 15 to 20 percent against the U.S. dollar. Since then, the Bitcoin price has rebounded from $3,210 to $3,455, by more than seven percent within…

Bitcoin Avoids Large Drop Below $3k With 7% Recovery, Trend Reversal?

Over the last 24 hours, the Bitcoin price has experienced a seven percent recovery from $3,210 to $3,433, avoiding a further drop below the $3,000 support level. Many traders expected Bitcoin (BTC) to rebound from the $3,000 to $3,300 range because the $3,000 support level has shown strength throughout the past two weeks. Ethereum (ETH) recorded a 15 percent increase from its daily low and ERC20 tokens such as Quarkchain, OmiseGo, and 0x demonstrated gains in the range of 5 to 15 percent, due to the integration of tokens by…

Crypto Exchange Bithumb May Have Propped up Bitcoin Price: Analysts

The bitcoin price touched a fresh yearly low this morning, leaving traders and investors scrambling for answers as the crypto market searches for a bottom. While there are numerous pressures that have weighed on bitcoin as it has taken step after step away from last year’s all-time high, research from CryptoCompare suggests that South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb may have contributed to the recent sell-off — at least indirectly. According to the firm’s latest CCCACG (short for CryptoCompare’s Aggregate Pricing Index), Bithumb led all crypto exchanges in daily volume from…