Bitcoin Price Faces Drop to $8.5K After Consecutive Weekly Losses

View Bitcoin’s consecutive weekly losses and multiple failures at key resistance have shifted risk in favor of a drop to around $8,550 and perhaps as low as $8,000. Daily chart indicators have turned bearish for the first time in over a month, supporting the case for a deeper decline. A high-volume move above $9,335 (descending trendline from 2019 high) is needed to revive the bullish view. Bitcoin is looking south after back-to-back weekly losses and multiple rejections at key price resistance. The top cryptocurrency by market value fell 2.6 percent…

Why Bitcoin’s Next ‘Halving’ May Not Pump the Price Like Last Time

Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and CoinDesk’s Director of Research. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a weekly newsletter focused on institutional investment in crypto assets. Sign up for free here. To find out more about crypto valuation metrics, download our free report here. Whether you call it the “halving” or the “halvening,” one of the few things we can be sure of in crypto is that the conversation around bitcoin’s upcoming reduction in…

Bitcoin Falls 4.3%, Slipping Below $9,000 for First Time in Two Weeks

Bitcoin fell 4.4 percent Friday, slipping below $9,000 for the first time in two weeks. Analysts cited a lack of positive market drivers and speculation that the U.S. Federal Reserve might pause this year’s rate-cutting cycle, which could curb demand for the cryptocurrency as a potential inflation hedge. The price dropped to $8,800 as of 18:57 UTC (1:57 p.m. New York time), according to Trading View. It’s still more than double where bitcoin was at the start of the year, leaving the cryptocurrency as one of the world’s best-performing asset…

Bitcoin Price Risks Drop Below $9K if Bulls Can’t Muster Rally Soon

View Bitcoin’s repeated failure to produce a strong bounce from key support indicates the bullish sentiment has fizzled somewhat. Failure to hold above a bearish MA on the longer-term chart indicates scope for a deeper drop. BTC risks falling to $8,800 in the short-term and may extend the decline to $8,500. A high-volume triangle breakout on a 4-hour chart would be bullish, although that looks unlikely at press time. Bitcoin is struggling to revive its stalled rally and could soon roll over to deeper support levels below $9,000. The top…

Bitcoin Keeps Failing at This Key Price Hurdle

View A four-month falling trendline proved a tough nut to crack during the Asian trading hours and reversed bitcoin’s rise from $9,200 to $9,500. The outlook, however, would turn bearish only below the 200-day average support at $9,127. The pullback from $9,500 to $9,200 lacked volume support and could be short-lived. A high-volume UTC close above $9,470 is needed to confirm an upside break of the multi-month falling trendline and open the doors for $13,880 (2019 high). Acceptance below the 200-day MA would weaken the immediate bullish. The resulting sell-off…

The ‘Bitcoin Rich List’ Has Grown 30% in the Last Year, But Why?

The Bitcoin Rich List, or the number of addresses holding more than 1,000 BTC, has grown in the past 12 months, possibly reflecting an influx of high-net-worth investors.   The metric has registered growth of 30 percent since September 2018, according to Coin Metrics data. Even when adjusted to exclude addresses known to belong to exchanges, the figure shows a similar surge. At press time, 2,148 addresses contain more than 1,000 bitcoins, amounting to just 0.01 percent of all bitcoin addresses, as per BitInfoCharts’ Bitcoin Rich List. As seen in the…

Bitcoin May See November Price Boost With Halving Due in Six Months

View Bitcoin tends to pick up a strong bid six months ahead of the reward halving, according to historical data. With the halving event due in May 2020, BTC may rise above the recent high of $10,350 in November and could challenge the 2019 high of $13,880 over the next couple of months. Shorter term, a contracting triangle breakdown on the hourly chart suggests scope for a drop to $8,820 in the next 24 hours. The bear case would be invalidated if prices rise above the hourly chart resistance of…

Bitcoin Eyes First Monthly Price Gain Since June

View Bitcoin looks set to post the first monthly gain since June. The percentage rise, however, may be less than 10 percent as the daily chart is reporting signs of buyer exhaustion. A triangle breakdown on the hourly chart, if confirmed, could yield a pullback to support at $8,820. A high-volume contracting triangle breakout will likely yield a re-test of recent highs above $10,000. Bitcoin (BTC) is on track to end a three-month losing streak, having recovered from recent lows around $7,400 seen a week ago. The number one cryptocurrency…

Lock BTC, Get DAI: Lending Firm Bridges Bitcoin-DeFi Divide in Latin America

Canadian startup Ledn, which offers bitcoin-backed fiat loans, now also offers dollar-pegged DAI loans, connecting bitcoin users with ethereum’s decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem. Ledn co-founder Mauricio Di Bartolomeo, a Venezuelan expat, told CoinDesk this new partnership with stablecoin promoter MakerDAO was driven by customer demand. Out of “thousands” of users, more than half of Ledn’s users are in Latin America, Di Bartolomeo said, where ethereum-backed DAI is increasingly seen as an alternative to strictly regulated dollar transfers. In fact, this past weekend the central bank of Argentina restricted civilians to…

Key Indicator Turns Bullish as Bitcoin Struggles to Break Above $10K

View The three-day chart MACD’s first bullish turn in over three months could bode well for bitcoin’s price, according to historical data. The cryptocurrency may challenge 2019 high above $13,800 before the year’s end. The immediate outlook, however, is bearish and prices could drop to $8,800 in the next day or two, with the daily chart reporting buyer exhaustion. Further, China’s state media has asked investors to avoid speculative behavior which could dampen trading. A pennant breakout on the hourly chart could yield a re-test of recent highs above $10,000,…