Tether and Search Engine Data Reveals China Fueling Bitcoin Rally

By CCN Markets: Over the past three months, the bitcoin price has risen from $3,911 to $8,120 against the U.S. dollar on major crypto exchanges, demonstrating strong momentum supplemented with a clear rise in volume. The bitcoin price is up nearly three-fold in the past three months (source: coinmarketcap.com) In recent weeks, the interest towards bitcoin on Baidu, the most widely utilized search engine in China, spiked significantly to 2018 levels, which could potentially indicate an increase in the demand for the asset by retail investors. Tether volume similarly indicates…

Crypto Spring Has Arrived & Institutional Money Will Move In: Barry Silbert

By CCN Markets: Bitcoin, the asset written off by many prominent economists after an enormous fall last year, has surged by more than 115% in the first half of 2019. The world’s largest cryptocurrency in May established a year-to-date high of $9,090 on Coinbase exchange. The price corrected downwards by more than $1,000 afterward. However, the drop did not shake bitcoin’s long-term bullish bias, at least according to Barry Silbert, the founder, and CEO of Digital Currency Group. Silbert told Bloomberg that crypto spring has arrived. He’s been in the crypto…

CCN is Shutting Down after Google’s June 2019 Core Update

Dear readers, Let’s get straight to it. Google’s June 2019 Core Update rolled out on June 3th 2019 and CCN’s traffic from Google searches dropped more than 71% on mobile overnight. Our traffic has experienced a massive impact by Google’s June 2019 Core Update. Image from Sistrix.com.   CCN’s visibility index on Sistrix.com shows how our site was affected by Google’s Core Update. As data from SEO analyzer Sistrix shows, our visibility on Google dropped from 1.2 to less than 0.6. You might say we ought not to face any…

Bitcoin Price Sinks to $7,500 as Analyst Predicts Further 30% Plunge

By CCN Markets: In the past 24 hours, the bitcoin price has dropped from $7,900 to around $7,500 by more than five percent against the U.S. dollar in a minor pullback in the crypto market. The bitcoin price has dropped by around five percent in the past 24 hours (source: coinmarketcap.com) Within the last seven days, the bitcoin price has fallen by over ten percent, which has led technical analysts in the crypto market to ponder about the possibility of an extended pullback despite the market’s positive macro landscape. 30%…

Crypto Whale Buying Activity Is Good and Bad News for Bitcoin Bulls

By CCN: A bitcoin analyst and blogger confirms that the recent rise in the bitcoin price was not due to any kind of organic investor flow. My theory was that crypto whale traders swooped in late last year not merely because of the 85% decline in BTC but because of a key technical trading factor – and nothing more. Willy Woo confirms that the recent price rise was driven more by whales buying and trying to manufacture a short squeeze. Willy Woo points out bitcoin short squeeze | Source: Twitter…

The Most Insane $1 Million and Beyond Bitcoin Price Predictions

By CCN: Bitcoin price predictions are a dime a dozen. They can go anywhere from zero to over a million dollars. Some bettors like John McAfee are so confident that they are ready to go through absurd lengths (such as consuming their own member) to show their conviction. Do these crazy predictions hold ground? We scoured the web and discovered that John McAfee is not alone in his prediction that the king of cryptocurrencies will reach a million dollar valuation. Here are the most insane bitcoin predictions bravely shared by reputable…

Bitcoin Price Could Hit $25,000 Before 2020, Says Bullish Crypto Analyst

By CCN Markets: The bitcoin price could break above its all-time high by year-end 2019, according to Oliver Isaacs. The millionaire cryptocurrency analyst and trader told The Independent that more investors are viewing bitcoin as a safe-haven asset in the wake of growing macroeconomic tensions. Isaacs referred to the ongoing trade conflicts between the U.S. and China that last month sent the global equity market on a downward trend. The negative sentiment prompted investors to hedge in cryptocurrencies. He stated: “I believe bitcoin has the potential to hit $25,000 by…

Bullish Bitcoin Price on Course for Further Gains after 110% YTD Spike

By CCN Markets: Since achieving a new 2019 high at above $9,000 at most major crypto exchanges, the bitcoin price has dropped to around $7,900 by more than 12 percent against the U.S. dollar. After a 12 percent pullback, the bitcoin price is still up nearly $2,000 in the past 30 days (source: coinmarketcap.com) While many technical analysts have warned against the strong possibility of a pullback occurring in the near-term, which remains probable considering the 110 percent year-to-date gain of the dominant crypto asset, one trader says bitcoin is…

If Bitcoin Hits This Key Level, It’s Going to Make a Run for $40K: Tom Lee

By CCN Markets: The bitcoin price might have slipped below $8,000 for now, but it could be headed much higher in the near future. Fundstrat Global Advisors Co-Founder Thomas Lee is willing to put it on the line for bitcoin once again, making an aggressive short-term prediction on where the cryptocurrency could be trading if it can capture enough momentum. In an interview with Binance CFO Wei Zhou, Lee laid out his bullish case. Lee and Zhou agree that once bitcoin regains the $10,000 level, it will be “fast and…

How to Wheel & Deal Like a Crypto Whale

By CCN: The crypto newswire went berserk after a research firm published a blockbuster report revealing deep-pocketed “whales” had jumped into the BTC market at the end of 2018 to take advantage of the bitcoin price dump. At that time, bitcoin had fallen 85 percent from its high. The whales knew precisely what they were doing. They are the smart money, and you don’t want to be the dumb money. So how can you trade bitcoin like a whale? There are two secrets. Secret #1: Use This Simple Trick From a…