Bitcoin Decline in February Will Mark Its Longest Bear Market

Bitcoin has come closer to establishing its longest-running bear market, alarmed Alex Kruger. The famous cryptocurrency trading analyst said Monday that it was the first time bitcoin had entered a long period of selling sentiment in its 10-year history. In December 2017, the value of bitcoin per piece was close to $20,000. As of January 31, 2018, it was close to $3,450. That marks a circa 82% drop in 13-months. Bitcoin has never before traded more than six months in the same direction. A down February would represent seven straight…

Bitcoin Eyes Minor Price Bounce But Bear Trend Intact

View Bitcoin’s minor recovery rally from six-week lows could be extended further to levels above $3,500 as back-to-back long-tailed daily candles are indicating a lack of conviction among sellers, despite Monday’s high-volume range breakdown. A break above the downward sloping 10-day MA of $3,511 would expose the crucial resistance of $3,658 (the high of Saturday’s gravestone doji and last week’s classic doji candle). The outlook would turn bullish if BTC secures a convincing UTC close above $3,658. Rejection at the 10-day MA would reinforce the primary bearish trend and could…

Why Crypto is En Route to the Longest Bear Market in History

Image: Shutterstock By CCN.com: The crypto market is en route to experiencing the longest bear market in its 10-year history. As Ran Neuner, the host of CNBC’s Crypto Trader said, if the latest bear market lasts for another month, it will surpass the 420-day correction the crypto market experienced from 2014 to 2015. “If this bear market continues for another month it will be the longest bear market in Crypto history; 2014/15 – 420 days. 2018/19 -390 days,” said Neuner. What is Triggering the Crypto Bear Market to Extend Across…

Bitcoin Price Consolidation May Have Weakened Bear Case

Bitcoin’s eight-day stretch of consolidation looks to have weakened the prospects of a drop back to December lows near $3,100. The leading cryptocurrency by market value has been restricted to a narrow range of $3,500 to $3,700 since Jan. 11. That range play is somewhat surprising, as BTC had set the stage for a quick slide toward December lows near $3,100 with a 9 percent drop on Jan. 10 – the biggest single-day decline since Nov. 24. Notably, prices fell to $3,500 that day, erasing the hard-fought gains of the preceding…

BitPay Sets New Company Records, in Spite of Crypto Bear Markets

Blockchain payment platform BitPay has announced that 2018 has been their most profitable year, having “processed over a $1 Billion again in payments and set a new record for transaction fee revenue.” In a statement, BitPay CEO Stephen Pair said, “To process over a $1 Billion for a second year in a row despite Bitcoin’s large price drop shows that Bitcoin is being used to solve real pain points around the world.” 2018 was a particularly fraught year for the crypto space, as prices saw a steady decline. Nevertheless, BitPay…

Crypto Will Recover Far From 2018 Bear Market

Vinny Lingham, a general partner at Multicoin Capital and the CEO of Civic, believes the crypto market won’t recover any time soon. He said: The crypto market will rise again, but most likely only when the pain of the recent fall becomes a distant memory. Don’t underestimate the power of psychology in free markets. Why Crypto Could Take a Long Time to Recover Top cryptocurrency assets including bitcoin (blue), ethereum (red), and ripple (orange) have taken steep losses over the past several days. In 2017, the crypto market saw one…

$4K Ahead? Bitcoin’s Low-Volume Price Pullback Could Be a Bear Trap

Bitcoin’s (BTC) recent pullback from highs above $4,200 could trap the bears on the wrong side of the market, the price-volume analysis indicates. The leading cryptocurrency by market value is currently trading near $3,848, having clocked a low of $3,642 on Dec. 28. At that level, BTC was down 14.7 percent from the Dec. 24 high of $4,272, according to CoinMarketCap. Notably, daily trading volumes across all cryptocurrency exchanges have also dropped in the last few days. At press time, 24-hour trading volume stands at $4.57 billion – down 36…

Bitcoin Erases Weekend Gains & Struggles to Break Out of Bear Trend

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Bitcoin kicked off the week by erasing gains made during the weekend, falling 1 percent against the US Dollar. Bitcoin Relinquishes Hard-Fought Gains The BTC/USD pair stayed depressed despite an upside attempt, printing intraday lows near 6319-fiat against the high at 6384-fiat. The breakdown action in the European forex market helped the dollar establish its 16-month high. Due to the US bank holiday today, Wall Steet is bound to post lower volume, but its relevance to the overall intraday health of the greenback could surface tomorrow when the…

Bitcoin Price Eyes $6.2K Amid Further Drop into Bear Territory

Bitcoin’s reversal of the recent uptrend in prices is gathering pace and a drop into a bearish territory below $6,200 is now a possibility, technical charts indicate. The leading cryptocurrency found acceptance below the lower edge of the rising channel yesterday, invalidating the bullish price action witnessed earlier this week. Essentially, the rally from the Oct. 31 low of $6,201 has ended at a high of $6,540 reached on Nov. 7. At press time, BTC is trading at $6,350 on Coinbase, having clocked a five-day low of $6,335 soon before…

BitMEX CEO Affirms Bear Call, Says BTC May Fall to $2,000

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn What a difference a few months can make. It seems like a lifetime ago that Arthur Hayes, CEO of cryptocurrency derivatives platform BitMEX, predicted that the bitcoin price could reach $50,000 in 2018. In fact, it has been less than six months, though the events that have occurred during that interlude have been sufficient for Hayes to slash his short-term crypto forecast by more than 95 percent. CCN reported earlier this week that Hayes, a former Citigroup trader, is now predicting that the bitcoin downtrend could last…