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Bitcoin (BTC) Technical Analysis: Bear Continues To Wreck Havoc

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After a solid countertrend rally in July, which we anticipated and readied readers attention to of Global Coin Report, where Bitcoin generated a nearly 50% return for those whom participated in the move as well as reaching our noted measured move price objective in the 7800-8000 zone, BTC has since found the footing slippery and as a result, has now recently violated its former break-out point located at the 6900 level, which has precipitated further decline.

In our last missive,”Is The Countertrend Rally Over? “, we noted the following, “Moving forward, in order for BTC to ‘get going’ once again and resume its northern trajectory, both investors and traders may want to pay close attention to the 200 day SMA located at the 8440ish level as well as the 8510 and 9020 figures as potential overhead resistance levels to be cleared,” which did not not materialize and was a signal that the recent move may have exhausted.

We also went on to state, “Therefore, while BTC has and remains in ‘better’ technical shape than many of its brethren, and we’re not ready to officially declare that the forecasted countertrend rally is ‘Over’ just yet, we’re beginning to witness some signs that both  investors/traders may need to ‘tighten’ things up and keep their positions on a tight leash”, which has since proven prescient.

With that behind us, let’s take a look at the Chart of Bitcoin to see what may be in store as we move forward.

As we can observe from the daily chart above, Bitcoin is short-term oversold and due for some price relief with BTC registering eleven (11) down days out of the past twelve (12) sessions, constituting severe oversold conditions.

Additionally, we can also see that the primary trend, which is lower, remains in effect as BTC continues to trade below all of its important moving averages (20/50/200 SMA), which portrays and unfavorable technical posture.

However, and perhaps most importantly, with Bitcoin recently having violated the 6900 level on the downside, which acted as the neckline (resistance) on its most recent inverted H&S pattern, which then turned to critical support, such level will now act as formidable resistance once again.

Moving forward, both investors/traders may want to utilize the following levels as a guide in navigating the landscape ahead.

If BTC can get itself going to the upside, which we suspect will occur in the days ahead in order to work-off the oversold conditions, the 6900 level should prove formidable short-term resistance. On the flip-side of the coin, potential short-term support resides at the 6200-6300 zone with minor support at the round 6000 figure as well as the 5700 figure providing more meaningful support.

Nonetheless, the July countertrend rally is officially over and after some short-term price relief, we suspect that Bitcoin and the entire cryptocurrency landscape is in for further downside action before this bear runs its course. In essence, the bear continues to wreck havoc throughout the tape.

We remain in a primary downtrend whereby risk management is imperative, particularly for those whom are trading the short-term blips.

~iBC

Happy Trading~

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The low volatility of Litecoin and Bitcoin on the spotlight

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Just like many other cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin, as well as Litecoin, currently sit in vitality as much as the market is concerned. Will Bitcoin and Litecoin recover as much as many have been speculating? Apparently, it is hard to tell how the investors will react to all these recent events.

When looking at the current trend of the volatility of Litecoin and bitcoin prices in US dollars, it is quite clear to note that there is a decrease in volatility. The price of bitcoin stands at $6,574 with a slight change (24h) of +0.06%. On the other hand, Litecoin is trading at $53.94 with a difference (24h) of -1.45% at the press time. Basically, at the moment there isn’t a significant downward movement between the two cryptocurrencies.

Spectators Never Fail to Give Reasons

As always many spectators will seek to give some reasons for the trends and some think that the downward move is just a manipulation by some small group so that they can outscore the stock market. Perhaps, it is a bear market, and with the volatility of the coins being technically low, it means it is cheaper, which is definitely better.

The Real Meaning

What the trends literally mean is that there is an accountable resistance with both Bitcoin and Litecoin contrary to the expectations of many who were anticipating at least some positive movement after the sharp market rise last week.

However, that doesn’t mean that…

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If Tether crashes, will that money pour into Bitcoin?

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For a long time now, the so-called stablecoin, Tether (USDT) has been a topic of discussion within the crypto community.

Tether, as a stablecoin, is said to be fully backed by the USD. This allowed it to be one of only a handful of cryptos that can avoid volatility issues, due to the fact that it is backed by a stable fiat currency. However, for as long as it was around, Tether was very secretive of its bank accounts and funds in general.

While claiming to have the ability to back each of its USDT coins, many have questioned whether or not this can be true. At the time of writing (October 16, 2018), Tether has released 2,256,421,736 USDT in circulation. This means that it needs to have at least $2,256,421,736 in order to cover its circulating supply.

At this point, three questions emerge, and answering them could very well change the future of this stablecoin. The questions are as follows:

  1. Are all USDT coins fully backed?
  2. If yes, then where did that much money come from?
  3. If not, what will happen when the market discovers the lie?

Tether continues to keep secrets

As mentioned, Tether has always claimed to be able to back each of its coins. However, instead of operating on transparency, the coin used different tools, mostly opaqueness, misdirection, and playing the victim whenever someone tried to unveil what is truly going…

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Is Bitcoin (BTC) Better Than USD?

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Despite all its recent progress, cryptocurrencies still do not inspire trust in a lot of people. Many view them as unsafe money, with its very nature being doubtful. However, a recent report by the Polish Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Nuclear Physics shows that situation regarding cryptocurrencies may not be as bad as it seems. In fact, the report claims that Bitcoin might even be a better currency than it looks like.

Bitcoin vs traditional money

Bitcoin, as many are already aware of, is the first cryptocurrency. It was created a decade ago and was officially launched in 2009. But, even though it has been around for around 9 years at this point, it is still largely mistrusted by a lot of investors, especially when it comes to large institutions.

However, thanks to the Cracow-based Institute of Nuclear Physics’ recent report, this common opinion might actually be wrong. The Institute has conducted a detailed statistical analysis of the BTC market and has published the results in a scientific journal called Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science.

Surprisingly enough, the report portraits Bitcoin in a very positive light.

The report started by commenting on the credibility of traditional money. In the past, money that people have been using was backed by specific material commodities, such as gold. These commodities gave the money its value and served as a guarantee that the money actually has worth. This is…

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