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Bitcoin (BTC) Has Died A Shocking 309 Times

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The fake news that Goldman Sachs has shelved plans to open a Bitcoin (BTC) and Crypto trading desk has been solely blamed for the crypto market turmoil that begun on the 5th of September and managed to sort of stabilize on the 9th. Many crypto-traders and enthusiasts were heartbroken that such fake news could be paraded as facts. They felt betrayed. Some pointed out that it was a lesson for thinking Wall Street will take cryptocurrencies to the next market Bull Run. It is with the above turmoil that many had declared Bitcoin is dead once again.

Turns out this is not the first time the King of Crypto has died. Forbes magazine managed to inform us that there is a tracker for the number of times Bitcoin has been declared dead by the media. Turns out that counter is at 309 times as can be seen in the screenshot below.

BTC obituaries. Source, 99bitcoins.com

It is a bit hilarious when you think of it. After the smile, we realize that Bitcoin is not going anywhere. Neither is Ethereum, XRP or any of the other digital assets that have declined by large percentages in the last few days. As a matter of fact, if you are a seasoned trader, the current market decline is a normal occurrence from where you stand.

The author of the Forbes Magazine piece goes on to make light of the situation, for he too is a seasoned veteran of the crypto markets.

“The sense of urgency is everywhere I look. Bitcoin is dying, and it’s time to get a new job. The warnings are stark. Bitcoin’s price has lost 70% since its $20,000 peak last year, the Securities and Exchange Commission has rejected every bitcoin ETF it’s seen so far and Goldman Sachs has delayed its much-touted roll-out of bitcoin trading.”

If BTC Can Survive the Mt. Gox Fiasco of 2013/14, It Will Be Fine

Many of us crypto enthusiasts can be blamed for being too nostalgic with regards to last year’s Bull run that had BTC touch the sky at levels of $20,000. Yes, we wanted the gains to continue but with every peak in any financial market, there is bound to be a fall in value.

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One needs to only look at nature and observe how ocean waves travel. The key in crypto trading is to become one with the market turmoil as a surfer does when he balances his board on a magnificent wave that would scare the living daylights out of any regular person. It is perhaps prudent to refer to ourselves henceforth, as crypto surfers!

Any BTC HODLer who has been around since the Mt. Gox saga of 2013 to 2014, knows that the King of Crypto had declined to as much as $0.01 due to a hack at the exchange in 2011. From April 2013 to early 2014, the exchange was at the top of its game as it was handing up-to 70% of all online BTC trading. But it all came crumbling down due to a news report that the customers of the exchange were experiencing delays in withdrawing funds from the platform. Some even had to wait a few weeks for the transactions to complete. (Where was Ripple back then to complete the transactions in 3 seconds?)

In conclusion, the current market turmoil is not new to Bitcoin and the crypto markets. One needs to look at the number of times Bitcoin has died for you to accept that it will die a few more times in the future as well. With such knowledge, we can easily recover psychologically from each dip rather than musing about totally cashing out and forgetting about that Lambo.

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Ethereum Flippening Bitcoin In 5 Years?

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The dominance of Bitcoin (BTC) in the crypto markets due to the bear market, currently stands at 55.2%. Ethereum’s dominance is a distant second at 10.8% of the total cryptocurrency market capitalization. This is despite the fact that the value of ETH is still shaky with many traders postulating that it could get worse for the digital asset before it gets better. Ethereum’s decline has been blamed on three factors outlined below:

  1. Congestion issues on the network
  2. ICOs cashing out the ETH raised in the ICO boom of last December to late February this year
  3. Traders shorting ETH due to the above two reasons

Ethereum Flippening Bitcoin?

In a tweet on the 18th of September, Weiss Ratings stated that ETH will grab 50% of Bitcoin’s market share in 5 years. Doing the math, this means Ethereum flippening Bitcoin in the markets with a dominance that will be around 38%. BTC would be at half its current value, and at 27.6% of the total crypto market cap.

The full tweet from Weiss Ratings would go on to explain why this would happen:

“#Bitcoin will lose 50% of its #cryptocurrency market share to #ETH within 5 years, due to it offering more uses and being backed with superior #blockchain technology. We completely agree – unlike #BTC, which is a one-trick pony, the limit of…

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Crypto News: What Happened To Bitcoin?

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The crypto news of the day is what the heck happened yesterday in Bitcoin? In a matter of 2 hours, we saw the Bitcoin price go from 6320 to 6080 on Bitmex and then rocket higher to 6580. In the process, stops were cleaned out for both longs and shorts.

For all of 2018, Bitcoin has been a perfect vehicle for swing traders. The market has been playing support and resistance levels perfectly. The play has been to buy Bitcoin around the 6000 level and sell above 7000. Until this pattern changes, it’s what traders and investors need to keep doing. Yesterday’s price action, while crazy and extreme, does still support this strategy.

Why the crazy move in Bitcoin?

There are a number of thoughts as to why Bitcoin made the move that it did. They are technical related and don’t involve a fundamental reason. The first is that there are bots on Bitmex that go hunting for stops. The bot utilizes inside knowledge of where the orders are clustered. If the bot can move the market to where the stops are, it can get filled.

The second is that yesterday was the expiration of the CBOE futures contract. I am an ex-futures trader (now crypto) and know that expiration days can see some crazy moves. This is because it’s the last day to close a position on that futures contract.

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XRP Rally Lifts Bitcoin and Ethereum

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It’s quite surprising to be writing this, but the XRP rally lifted Bitcoin and Ethereum off yesterday’s lows. As I wrote yesterday in covering Bitcoin, my bullish enthusiasm was dampened by Bitcoin’s $300 drop. XRP rising has given renewed hopes that the lows for the year are in and higher prices are ahead.

XRP Rally

The most frustrating part about the XRP rally was the news put out by our competitors. We read the XRP rally was due to xRapid launching soon and also that a major Saudi Arabian bank had joined the Ripple network for international payments. I’ve been trading cryptocurrencies long enough to know that no one knows the exact reason why something happens in the market. This is a major buy spike that came out of left field.

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I am certainly feeling better about Bitcoin now than I was 24 hours ago. The lack of volume and the price action felt like the market was heading lower. Today, however, we are back around the 6350 levels.

The problem is that it still not enough to make me buy more Bitcoin. We are still in the middle of the range between 6100 and 6500. This neutral zone is not an area that I want to be putting on trades. Yesterday’s jump was indeed positive, but need proof that it was not…

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