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Bitcoin (BTC) Technical Analysis – 2nd Time A Charm?

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Back in 1Q18 in the January-through-March period, all eyes (including yours truly) were focused on the developing inverted Head-and-Shoulders (H&S) pattern forming with Bitcoin (BTC).

While reminiscing back in time, we couldn’t help wondering at that time, whether there were far too many eyes looking at and anticipating a break into higher ground out of the developing inverted H&S pattern. As the pattern played out, the end result was a failure and down the slippery slope did BTC find itself before ultimately bottoming-out at the 6.4K level.

Well, as it turns out, we’re once again in a similar position with BTC forming yet another potential inverted H&S pattern and we ask ourselves the same question today as we did just a couple of Months ago, “Are there far too many eyes (ourselves included) witnessing another replay of the same scene, albeit, just a different time?”

With that said, let’s take a look at the technical picture and try to determine whether this time around is any different and whether both investors/traders may be treated to a better result.

As we can see from the daily chart above, BTC was forming the noted inverted H&S pattern back in 1Q18. We can also witness that the pattern failed at the Neckline via the dark blue line despite BTC trading above all of its important moving averages (20/50/200DMA’s) and subsequently, was treated to a rather harsh sell-off down to the 6.4K level.

Fast forward to today, and here we are once again with BTC forming yet another inverted H&S pattern below its 200DMA yet, trading above both its 20 and 50DMA’s with the Neckline offered via the purple horizontal line.

Thus, are we setting up for yet another disappointment or, will the second time around be a charm for BTC?

While it’s far too premature to declare, moving forward, both investors/traders may want to focus their attention on the following levels for further evidence and clues.

If at any time moving forward, BTC can clear the 9768; 9900 and perhaps more importantly, the 10,112 level/s and capable of holding such figures, the probability for a positive outcome for the developing pattern will certainly provide clues/evidence that the second go-around may just be a success.

If, on the other hand, BTC is unable to clear the 10,112 level and hold, or, perhaps more importantly, witness upside ‘Follow-Through’, BTC may just find itself on the receiving end of a similar result as we witnessed back in 1Q18.

Nevertheless, the inverted H&S continues to develop. We await the verdict. While it was six times – 6X a charm for Vinny in the film “My Cousin Vinny”, perhaps BTC will fair better in its second attempt at delivering the goods, producing a happy ending.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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What is Bitcoin IRA and Which Ones to Consider Using in 2019

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As Bitcoin, and cryptocurrencies in general, continue to advance in the world of modern finances, many are finding new use cases for this form of money. Although cryptocurrencies still have limited use cases, many of them are finding new ways to be useful, which will give them an advantage and secure their long-term survival.

Bitcoin, for example, already has numerous use cases, including purchases of goods and services, crypto trading, loans, savings, and more. Another of its use cases includes individual retirement accounts or IRAs. Simply put, this represents an account that individuals can open at a number of financial institutions, and use it to save money for their retirement.

Many choose to open these accounts due to lower taxes, which allow them to save up more. IRA comes in several types, including traditional IRA, rollover IRA, and Roth IRA. Traditional IRA is as simple as it sounds — users simply open an account and start adding money that they can afford to deduct from their income.

Rollover IRA includes “rolling the money over” from the qualified retirement plan to the IRA, while Roth IRA allows users to deposit after-tax money which can then grow completely tax-free

Bitcoin IRAs work pretty much in the same way, except you deposit Bitcoin instead of traditional currencies. While some of the older, traditional IRAs have decided to expand their businesses in…

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Why BlocPal Is the Easiest Way to Accept Cryptocurrency

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The face of the retail industry is always changing.

E-commerce is one of the fastest growing trends worldwide, and for good reasons.

It’s convenient, secure, and is effective at connecting merchants with interested shoppers from across the world.

For this reason, it’s no surprise that online shipping is expected to overtake brick-and-mortar stores globally by 2021, making it the world’s largest medium for retail. As the industry changes, it’s important for retailers to keep up with the latest technology so they’re able to accommodate more customers at once. This is where BlocPal comes in.

BlocPal offers business owners an easier way to process payments

BlocPal understands that not every business owner adapts to technology at the same rate. As such, BlocPal has been designed to optimize transactions for both online and brick-and-mortar companies so that every retailer can enjoy the benefits that come with the world’s first true multi-currency payment solution.

With BlocPal, business owners can enjoy the following benefits:

    • The ability to process payments in fiat (USD and CAD) currency as well as Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin SV, Litecoin, and Ethereum. Expect more currencies to be added as BlocPal…
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Bitcoin Grows Beyond $4,000

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Bitcoin (BTC) is starting to make waves again, and while they are still small, investors around the world are welcoming the positive development. The number one cryptocurrency has just breached the $4,000 mark, and while this is still five times lower price than it was in early January 2018, it is over $800 higher than in early December 2018.

At the time of writing, Bitcoin price is at $4,048.60, after the coin experienced a 5.53% growth in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, its market cap sits just above $70.5 billion, while the coin’s daily trading volume is at $5.7 billion.

Bitcoin has had a rough 2018, just like the rest of the crypto market. In fact, the coin is so influential that it usually dictates the market behavior, whether positive or negative. Right now, the rest of the market follows the positive trend, with all of the top 10 cryptocurrencies currently trading in the green, while only a few among the top 100 coins are experiencing minor losses.

The largest gainers among the top 10 cryptos by market cap are Litecoin (LTC) with a 7.64% growth, and Stellar (XLM), which is growing by 7.27%.

Bitcoin’s behavior in the new year has mostly been positive, which is a trend that originally started on December 17th, 2018. After a month and a half of constant losses, which have brought…

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