Following a tumultuous Friday evening in the cryptocurrency markets and a similarly shaky weekend, Bitcoin (BTC) managed to bounce back to levels above $6,200 late on Sunday and depending on your time zone. the King of Crypto had seen its value depreciate to new low levels of $5,800 on the same Sunday. BTC is currently trading at $6,183 and has exemplified stability in the last few days.
It is therefore not surprising that Spencer Bogart, a Blockchain Venture Capitalist, is very much bullish about the digital asset and the entire cryptocurrency market in general. In an interview with CNBC, Bogart stated that:
“I’m super bullish on crypto right now…I think the prices are pretty good right now if I was looking into going and buying something like Bitcoin”
He also cautioned against waiting for Bitcoin to bottom out as is the current conversation amongst traders hoping to buy a lower priced BTC:
“Most people that are going to wait for lower prices will end up paying higher prices than they are today. So I think the right move is to not try and time the market and try and average into it.”
“If we go back to the summer of 2017 when crypto prices were booming, there was about a 100, 200, maybe 300 new crypto hedge funds that were formed…many of these funds are hitting their one-year lock up…They’re saying, ‘hey, I want to redeem out of that fund’…That means forced selling on behalf of all of these new crypto funds that have popped up. I think that could take prices artificially lower.”
To add on Mr. Bogart’s comments, many seasoned Crypto-traders believe the crypto markets are behaving like they are supposed to. After every market rally, there is bound to be a phase of serious market correction that will leave many inexperienced traders and HODLers panicking and force selling. The best course of action is to learn from previous mistakes of probably being caught up with the hype of Bitcoin and crypto that started mid last year. Once traders learn from their mistakes, they can make wiser investment options moving forward with ‘battle wounds’ in the form of losses and lessons.
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Bitcoin (BTC) lost about $100 in value in the last week, and, while reasons behind the drop in crypto prices can often be hidden and unclear — this time, that is not the case. The reason for this drop is believed to be the celebration of the Chinese New Year.
The New Year celebration was over more than a month ago for most of the modern world. However, things are a bit different in China. This is a country which is considered to be one of the oldest ones in the world, with a long and complex history. The country’s traditions are fascinating to many around the world, as so many of them are different from western culture. One of these traditions is the Chinese New Year.
The New Year celebrations in China start on January 28th, which was a week ago. The New Year itself is today, February 5th, although the celebrations and festivities are going to last until February 19th. For the people of China, and all those around the world who follow the country’s tradition, this is the time to relax, take a break, and perhaps travel and visit friends and family. But, what does it have to do with Bitcoin?
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Each user will receive their own unique invite link, which can be shared with friends or via social media, in order to start earning 30% of the companies fees for every transaction made by someone who registered using their unique link. Furthermore, receive 5% of the fees for each new referral introduced by your own referral, increasing earning potential and adding even more benefits to an already feature-packed ecosystem. The fact the ecosystem supports credit and debit card transactions, as well as more than 40 cryptocurrencies means it will be even easier for you to start earning from your referrals.
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It is no secret that Bitcoin (BTC) has had a rough 2018. The coin has dropped by over 80% from its all-time high in a matter of months, it experienced two market crashes, a constantly bearish market, and even troubles within its own ecosystem. Crypto investors spent the entire year hoping for a surge that never arrived, and since BTC is the most influential coin within the crypto space, its behavior usually dictates the pace for other coins as well.
Then, the year finally ended, and investors believed they could finally start anew, hoping to see BTC perform better in 2019. While Bitcoin is certainly performing better than in 2018, the current state of things is still far away from a rally. However, there is a possibility that this might change in the future.
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