Above $9.3K: Bitcoin’s Price Prints 13-Month High

The price of bitcoin (BTC) hit a 13-month high above $9,300 on Sunday. The leading cryptocurrency by market capitalization rose to $9,381 at  05:55 UTC – the highest price since May 10, 2018, according to CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index. BTC was last seen trading at $9,250 representing 6.4 percent gains on the day. On a month-to-date basis, the cryptocurrency is up 8 percent. More than $19 billion worth of bitcoin has been traded across cryptocurrency exchanges in the last 24 hours, according to Messari data. Meanwhile, major exchanges included in…

Bull Trap? Bitcoin’s Price Rise to $8,300 Isn’t Backed by High Volumes

View Bitcoin has rallied more than 9 percent in the last nine days, but on low volumes – a sign of low investor confidence. As a result, the gains could be short lived. The bearish volume divergence indicates BTC could dive out of a “rising wedge” bearish reversal pattern seen on the 4-hour chart. A wedge breakdown, if confirmed, could see a return to $8,000 or lower. If trading volumes pick up in the next 24 hours, prices may rise above $8,500 over the weekend, validating a bearish channel breakout…

Bitcoin Struggles for Price Gains As Litecoin Hits 13-Month high

View Bitcoin’s price consolidation in a tight range continues for the eighth day, as litecoin rallies to its highest level since May 2018. BTC’s 4-hour chart shows $8,053 is the level to beat for the bulls. A high-volume break higher could be followed by a rise to $8,500. LTC looks set to extend its recent rally as per the 3-day chart. LTC already rallied more than 100 percent in the last six weeks, so a pullback to $120 could be seen before further gains. Bitcoin (BTC) is lacking a clear…

Bitcoin Trade Volume on Coinbase Hit a 14-Month High in May

Bitcoin trading volume on the largest US-based cryptocurrency exchange, Coinbase, hit the highest amount seen in 14 months in May. During the month of May, Coinbase facilitated the trade of 738,959.42 BTC — worth approximately $5.9 billion at current market prices — according to data from Bitcoinity. This development marks the exchange’s highest level of bitcoin trade volume since March of 2018. Additionally, it also represents the sixth-most voluminous month for bitcoin trading on the exchange to date. Perhaps not surprisingly, the rise in volume was accompanied by a 60 percent…

Open Bets On CME’s Bitcoin Futures Hit Record High

The open interest in CME Bitcoin Futures contract hit a record high last Friday. The total figure of 5,190 for the period between May 27 to June 3 represents the largest number of open interest, or contracts outstanding, in CME bitcoin futures ever and a 7 percent gain on the week prior, according to data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. May 31 marked the last day of trading on the CME futures markets before contract settlements, which are set to take place at the end of today’s (June 3) trading session. The…

Bitcoin Prices May Surge But High Fees a Challenge

Bitcoin up 9.5 percent High transaction fees will lead to financial exclusion In Jeff Garzik’s deduction, high Bitcoin fees, despite Lightning Network development, will, in the long run, slow down adoption. Meanwhile, Bitcoin is up 9.5 percent from last week’s close trading above $8,000. Bitcoin Price Analysis Fundamentals Jeff Garzik is one of Satoshi’s early collaborators. Together with Garvin, they are relentless in their advocacy for a trustless network. He diverged from Bitcoin and was an ardent supporter of Segwit2X, a scaling solution that failed to take off.  Jeff now…

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Smashes Resistance: Bulls Target Fresh High

Bitcoin price started a strong rise above the $7,800 and $8,000 resistances against the US Dollar. The price gained traction and even traded close to the $8,200 resistance area. This week’s followed important declining channel was breached near $7,960 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair is currently forming a triangle pattern and it could continue higher above $8,150 and $8,200. Bitcoin price jumped back into a positive zone above $7,800 against the US Dollar. BTC is currently forming a bullish pattern and…

Bitcoin Price Skyrockets to 2nd-Best Quarter in 5 Years; Record High Next?

By CCN: Bitcoin price is on track to having its second-best quarter since 2014 with a 92 percent gain within two months if it remains above $8,000 by the end of June. Since April 1, in about a month and a half, the bitcoin price has increased from $4,100 to $8,000, by nearly two-fold against the U.S. dollar. $BTC current quarter ranks as the 2nd highest quarterly gain since 2014 and the 7th highest quarterly gain all-time pic.twitter.com/bNTohKJREw — Josh Olszewicz (@CarpeNoctom) May 19, 2019 At its lowest point in…

Bitcoin Searches Rocket to 13-Month High Amid ’60 Minutes’ Hype

By CCN: Google searches for bitcoin have climbed to a 13-month high, in tandem with its price spikes following the brutal 2018 crypto bear market. Google Trends tracks search interest for certain terms. Interestingly, the countries that are leading the Google searches are not cryptocurrency powerhouses: South Africa. The Netherlands. Slovenia. Austria. Nigeria. Rising public curiosity over bitcoin isn’t surprising, given how volatile the market has been. An erratic market sparks intense controversy, with proponents and opponents rabidly debating whether the downturn is temporary or is definitive “proof” that bitcoin…

2019 Bitcoin Rally Beats 2017’s All-Time High $20,000 : Crypto VC Chief

By CCN: Barry Silbert, the founder and CEO of Digital Currency Group (DCG), one of the most influential venture capital firms in the crypto space, has said that the current rally of bitcoin is different from 2017. The bitcoin price dropped to $7,200 on the day but remains up 96 percent year-to-date (source: coinmarketcap.com) The prominent investor emphasized the noticeable improvement in the infrastructure supporting bitcoin and the emergence of trusted custodial service providers that allow accredited and institutional investors to commit to the market. Is the Bitcoin Recovery Only…