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 Price Charts Indicate Glimmer of Hope for Corrective Rally

Bitcoin’s (BTC) struggle to build a notable bounce could end if prices beat key resistance above $3,600. The leading cryptocurrency by market value fell to 15-month lows near $3,200 last week, pushing the 14-week relative strength index (RSI) below 30.00 for the first time since 2015. So, with bitcoin so extremely oversold, a recovery rally cannot be ruled out – more so because there is evidence of bargain hunters challenging the bears’ resolve to push prices lower. For instance, BTC posted a three-day candle on Dec. 8 that closed below…

Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC Hesitates, But Further Losses Seem Likely

Key Points Bitcoin price remains in a bearish zone below the $3,400 and $3,500 resistances against the US Dollar. This week’s followed key bearish trend line is in place with resistance at $3,440 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price remains at a risk of more losses if there is no break above $3,440 and $3,500. Bitcoin price is slowly extending losses below $3,400 against the US Dollar. BTC could accelerate losses if buyers continue to struggle near $3,440-3,500. Bitcoin Price Analysis During…

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…

Is Bitcoin Heading for $3,000? Potential Factors for a Market Recovery

After watching the price of Bitcoin going through its roughest month for seven whole years, many in the space appear to be bracing themselves for a more brutal “crypto winter” than they ever thought possible. One market analyst believes that we could be about to drop further to a new yearly low of $3,000. That said, there has been very little in the way of negative news surrounding the number one digital asset. In fact, Bitcoin’s surrounding infrastructure has never looked better. Despite the lulls, such factors continue to inspire…

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 Oversold on Weekly Price Chart for First Time in Four Years

A key long-term bitcoin (BTC) price indicator is reporting oversold conditions for the first time in almost four years. The widely followed 14-week relative strength index (RSI), which oscillates between zero to 100, is currently seen at 29.80 – a level last seen in January 2015. An asset or a cryptocurrency is considered to be oversold if the RSI is holding below 30.00. On the other hand, an above-70 reading indicates overbought conditions. Essentially, the under-30 reading on the 14-week RSI indicates that the recent heavy selling from the highs…

Not Everyone Wants a Bitcoin ETF

While many traders eagerly await a potential bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF), some of the cryptocurrency’s most passionate advocates are lukewarm at best about the prospect of such an instrument. Twitter is flush with users like crypto entrepreneur Jonathan Hamel posting about how an ETF would bring an “epic” inflow of institutional capital to the ecosystem – that is, “billions” of dollars in new investments. But if you talk to early adopters and veteran technologists in the bitcoin community, you’ll hear resounding indifference, if not queasiness. “I don’t think an ETF…

Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC Facing Uphill Task Near $3,500

Key Points Bitcoin price is under pressure below the $3,500 and $3,520 resistance levels against the US Dollar. Yesterday’s highlighted crucial bearish trend line is intact with resistance at $3,520 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price may continue to find a strong resistance near the $3,500 and $3,520 levels. Bitcoin price is struggling to climb above the $3,500-3,520 area against the US Dollar. BTC might decline towards the $3,340 support in the short term before higher. Bitcoin Price Analysis There was a…

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…