Crypto Market Wipes Out $8B, Bitcoin Cash Down 24.4% in 1 Week

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Over the past 12 hours, more than $8 billion was wiped out from the crypto market, as several major digital assets including Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Stellar (XLM) suffered. For the first time in the past ten days, the price of BCH has dropped below the $500 mark to $480. Within the past week, after securing a monthly high at $630, BCH has dropped by more than 24.4 percent. What’s Happening to Bitcoin Cash? Prior to a hard fork, especially a contentious hard fork in which a…

Bitcoin Price Charts ‘Death Cross’ In First Since 2014

Bitcoin’s (BTC) price woes may not be over just yet, as a key technical indicator is about to turn bearish for the first time in four years. On the three-day chart, the 50-candle simple moving average (SMA) looks set to cut the 200-candle SMA from above, confirming what is popularly known as the “death cross.” This specific bearish crossover was last seen in December 2014. The onset of a death cross can be a warning that a bear market is looming, according to technical theory. In reality, however, it is…

Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD Remains Sell On Rallies Near 100 SMA

Key Points Bitcoin price declined further and traded below the $6,275 support level against the US Dollar. There are two bearish trend lines formed with resistance at $6,300 and $6,340 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price remains at a risk of more losses below the $6,250 support in the near term. Bitcoin price is placed in a bearish zone against the US Dollar. BTC/USD could recover, but upsides are likely to be capped around the $6,340 level. Bitcoin Price Analysis During the…

Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis: BCH/USD Consolidating Near $500

Key Points Bitcoin cash price stayed above the $496 swing low and consolidated against the US Dollar. There was a break above a key bearish trend line with resistance at $510 on the hourly chart of the BCH/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair struggled to move above the $530 resistance and the 100 hourly simple moving average. Bitcoin cash price mostly consolidated near $500 against the US Dollar. BCH/USD must break the $530-540 resistance zone for a decent recovery. Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis Yesterday, there was another break…

Bitcoin Price Decline Will Persist until Mid-2019: Crypto Analyst Willy Woo

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn When the bitcoin price flatlined near $6,500 in mid-October, many crypto analysts predicted that the bears had finally become winded following a market downturn that has persisted for nearly a year and that the market could be primed for a December rally. However, technical analyst and trader Willy Woo does not believe that the flagship cryptocurrency’s immediate future is quite so rosy. Writing on Twitter, Woo said that he does not expect the bitcoin price to find a floor until the second quarter of 2019, meaning that…

US Man Fined $1.1 Million, Sentenced to 15 Months for Fraudulent Bitcoin, Litecoin Schemes

U.S. citizen Joseph Kim of Phoenix, Arizona has been fined $1.1 million and sentenced to 15 months in jail for misappropriating Bitcoin (BTC) and Litecoin (LTC) from several people, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) reports Friday, Nov. 9. The CFTC found out that Kim defrauded his employer, a Chicago-based proprietary trading firm, transferring approximately $601,000 worth amount of BTC and LTC to his own accounts in 2017. When asked about missing cryptocurrencies, Kim falsely claimed that security issues made him transfer digital currencies to several accounts. Shortly after,…

Major US Museum Becomes Country’s Third to Accept Bitcoin as Payment

Great Lakes Science Center, a major museum and educational center in Cleveland, Ohio, is accepting Bitcoin (BTC) as payment as of today, Nov. 13. Local business news source Crain’s Cleveland Business (CCB) reported on the development Nov. 9. According to SpendBitcoins USA – a directory of retail merchants that accept Bitcoin as payment – at least two other U.S. museums already accept the cryptocurrency from visitors – the Museum of the Coastal Bend in Texas and St. Petersburg Museum of History in Florida. The Ohio museum’s acceptance of Bitcoin comes…

Bitcoin Back on the Defensive After Price Hits Two-Week Low

Bitcoin’s (BTC) price dropped to two-week lows earlier today and could extend the decline to key support near $6,100, technical charts indicate. The leading cryptocurrency was teasing a bullish move 24-hours ago, having carved out a lower high of $6,270 along the support of the trendline connecting the Oct. 11 low and Oct. 31 low. The defense of the key trendline support was also backed by a bullish divergence of the MACD (moving average convergence divergence) histogram. Even so, BTC failed to pick up a bid, possibly due to sharp…

Free Money? Traders In Asia Are Buying Bitcoin Cash Ahead of Hard Fork

With bitcoin cash (BCH) now looking certain to split into two competing cryptocurrencies, some traders in Asia are betting that the sum of the parts will be worth more than the whole. Specifically, these investors have been buying BCH in anticipation that Thursday’s contentious network software upgrade, or hard fork, will leave them owning two coins with a combined value greater than the current price. James Quinn, head of markets at Kenetic Capital, said even some institutions have gotten in on the act, as “the number of requests and interests…

Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD Could Tumble Below $6,250

Key Points Bitcoin price extended losses and traded to a new weekly low at $6,261 against the US Dollar. There is a major bearish trend line in place with resistance at $6,350 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price is at a risk of more declines below the $6,275 and $6,260 support levels in the near term. Bitcoin price is currently in a downtrend below $6,350 against the US Dollar. BTC/USD could tumble once there is a break and close below the $6,250…