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 Price Eyes Chart Pattern That Kicked Off Bull Market in 2015

View Bitcoin’s 50- and 100-candle moving averages on the three-day chart look set to produce a bullish crossover – a sign of bull market momentum. Back in October 2015, the same cross marked the start of a long-term bull market. This time, BTC has already rallied more than 180 percent ahead of the bull cross. As a result, we may not see a big move to the higher side immediately following the confirmation of the bull cross. Prices could rise to $8,400 in the next 24 hours, having witnessed a…

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…

‘It Feels Like Family’: Bitcoiners Gather for Security Conference in Amsterdam

A swift breeze swept across the canal and into a small Amsterdam pub, where about 30 bitcoiners sat drinking beers and registering for Breaking Bitcoin 2019. It smelled like rain. From a British mom who works from home as a “bitcoin hobbyist,” to a ripped Kiwi technologist with a thick beard, people who work with bitcoin gathered to joke about Crypto Twitter and nodes. They were in Amsterdam for one of the most prestigious security conferences in the blockchain industry. But on this rainy Friday, they had also come for…

No Man’s Land: Bitcoin Price Locked in $600 Range for Seventh Day

View Bitcoin has been trapped largely in the $7,500–$8,100 trading range since June 5. A high volume falling channel breakout on the 4-hour chart, if confirmed, would revive the bullish outlook and open the doors to $8,500. The 4-hour chart moving averages and trading volumes indicate the price is more likely to fall back to $7,500 in the next 24 hours. A break below $7,500 would validate the bearish doji reversal confirmed by Sunday’s close below $8,000 and allow a deeper drop below $7,000. Bitcoin’s (BTC) struggle for direction continues…

Bitcoin’s Price Is Just $300 Away From a Short-Term Bear Reversal

View Bitcoin is on the defensive, having closed below $8,000 last week. The price has also established a bearish lower high at $8,135. A short-term bullish-to-bearish trend change, however, would be confirmed if the price drops below $7,432 (June 4 low), establishing a lower low. With the weekly chart reporting a bearish candlestick pattern, a UTC close below $7,432 looks likely. The daily relative strength index’s move above the falling trendline would revive the short-term bullish outlook. Bitcoin’s (BTC) bulls need to keep prices above key support at $7,432 to…

Bitcoin Price Eyes Stronger Recovery Rally After Bounce to $8K

View Bitcoin has bounced back to $8,000, forming a double bottom breakout – a bullish price pattern – on the 4-hour chart. The price breakout has opened the doors to $8,400. On the way higher, BTC may face resistance at $8,350. A rally to $8,350, if any, could be short-lived if trading volumes remain low. A break below $7,432 (June 4 low) would revive the case for a drop to the 50-day moving average at $6,915. Bitcoin has recovered to $8,000 after defending key support for two consecutive days and…

Bitcoin and Gold Prices Diverge Again, Extending 5-Month Correlation

Bitcoin is again feeling the pull of gravity amid a rally in gold – a classic safe haven asset. The premiere cryptocurrency topped out at highs near $9,100 on May 30 to hit a 2.5-week low of $7,432 on June 4. The pullback was expected as technical charts were reporting bullish exhaustion. After all, the cryptocurrency decoupled from equity markets and rallied by nearly $4,000 in May. Even so, the correction is noteworthy as it is accompanied by a sharp rally in gold prices. The yellow metal picked up a…

Bitcoin Struggles to Build Momentum After Defense of $7.4K Price Support

View Bitcoin is struggling to produce a stronger price bounce, despite the defense of the 4-hour chart’s 200-candle moving average – a sign of buyer exhaustion. A bear flag breakdown on the 4-hour chart, if confirmed, would open the doors to levels below $7,000. The daily chart continues to call a move lower to the 50-day price average, currently at $6,861. A minor rally to the $8,200–$8,300 range could be seen if the 4-hour 200-candle average at $7,568 again restricts downside. A UTC close above the downward sloping (bearish) 10-day…