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Bitcoin Ethereum Roundup: Bitcoin Deja Vu

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As we start Monday, September 17th, it certainly feels like deja vu for me. We keep seeing the same Bitcoin price of 6100 to 6500 that we have seen all year. This is where Bitcoin has spent the majority of 2018. While some are disappointed, I look at as a positive. Bitcoin has been able to retain value and a floor looks to have been established. The shorts had the opportunity to push the price down when Ethereum was under $180 and Bitcoin held its own. Furthermore, talking to guys on the OTC desks and the feedback that I am getting is that there are a lot of shorts covering around the 6100 level and many buyers come out of the woodwork.

Looking at the Daily Chart (I post the BitMex price because that’s where I trade to take advantage of leverage opportunities) and you will see the wedge getting tighter. We are going to see a breakout one way or another. While I think it will be to the upside, we cannot rule out the downside, especially when I look at the 4-hour chart.

My only concern right now is time. If you look at the 4-hour chart, we’ve been hovering near resistance of 6500 for quite a while. We’ve had 2 momentary selloffs where the stops were run. Lows of 6350 and 6330 came into play. What I am looking at on the downside is the 6100 double bottom on the 4-hour chart. If we take the 6100 out, the downside can get pretty aggressive and we might see fresh lows for the year.

Ethereum

Ethereum has had a nice bounce off the lows and has run into resistance at 230. At the time of this writing, Ethereum is trading at 215. As long as we hold above 200, we should be alright. The market consolidating above 200 is a positive and believe we have seen the lows. I could be wrong, but I have wagered accordingly and I’m long Ethereum.

As you can see from the 4-hour chart above, the market is straddling the 220 level in much the same way that Bitcoin is straddling the 6500 level. The market is consolidating and there is a lack of momentum from the bulls or the bears to press prices.

When there is a lack of momentum, I call this the neutral zone. If one doesn’t already have a position, best off staying on the sidelines. Let the market find it’s direction and then jump on it.

Bottom line

I just want to stress that no one truly knows where crypto prices are heading. Price predictions are just hot air and noise. Ignore it! Focus on the market and the price. While I am do believe the lows are in and we are above those lows, that doesn’t mean I will be correct. The market can turn on a dime and we could be plunging. If that happens, I will be stopped out and look to possibly go short or I will wait and look to buy at lower prices. I have to watch the market and that will determine my next moves. Right now, I am long but nervous. Stops are in place. Trade accordingly.

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As Global Tensions Grow, Bitcoin Price May Go Higher

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BTC Surged Again as A Safe Haven Asset During Global Tensions

  • India – China Border Conflict

After weeks of squabbling and brawling along their long-disputed border, hundreds of Indian and Chinese soldiers engaged in a deadly clash Monday in a river valley that’s part of the region of Ladakh last week. Troops had massed on both sides of the border in recent months in the northern India region of Ladakh and the southwestern Chinese region of Aksai Chin, causing global concerns of a potential escalation between the two.

  • North and South Korea Clash

Last Tuesday, North Korea destroyed the liaison office it jointly operates with South Korea in the city of Kaesong, just north of the demilitarized zone that separates the two countries. 

North Korea also said it would send troops to now-shuttered joint cooperation sites on its territory, reinstall guard posts and resume military drills at front-line areas in a violation of separate 2018 deals with South Korea. Jeong said South Korea will take “immediate, swift and corresponding” steps to any North Korean provocation.

The tensions grown in Asia and the potential “second wave” of coronavirus in the United States may add more difficulties to the global economic recovery. Thus, Bitcoin, as a safe haven asset, attracts more investors to buy and hold. 

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CoinFlip Continues to Dominate the U.S. Cryptocurrency ATM Market

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Although cryptocurrency has brought in a lot of traders seeking the dream of overnight wealth, cryptocurrency is a lot more than just striking it rich.  Cryptocurrency is about creating a new market with companies that are building cutting edge technology in an effort to continue elevating our way of life.  As the crypto market continues to expand, several companies are involved in creating ways for more people to participate.  One such company that appears to be making all the right moves is CoinFlip.

CoinFlip is the world’s leading cryptocurrency ATM operator that currently allows users to buy and sell 10 different cryptocurrencies including BTC, ETH, LTC, DASH, TRX, KMD, LINK, BNB, XLM, and USDC.  Due to the company’s quick growth, CoinFlip has quickly gained a reputation of being the place to go for all crypto ATM transactions.  In addition to its massive geographic coverage, there are four advantages that CoinFlip currently offers over its competitors:

  • Lowest fees of any cryptocurrency ATM in the world
  • Lightning-fast transactions that are typically completed between 10 and 30 minutes
  • Extremely easy customer verification
  • 24/7 customer support through phone, text, and chat

Given the global pandemic currently facing us, many companies have been struggling just to survive.  CoinFlip, on the other hand, is not only surviving but thriving.  The company has had an exciting few months and has even bigger plans for the future.

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Cryptocurrency Fraud is Evolving; Bitcoin ATMs Mitigate Risk 

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Cryptocurrency Fraud is Evolving

In one of the more overlooked aspects of the crypto ecosystem, it appears that the bulk of illicit activities are shifting from hacks and thefts to cryptocurrency fraud and scams.

CipherTrace, the crypto-surveillance, and analysis firm released a report at the end of Q4 2019 that revealed hacks and thefts had decreased by 66 percent in 2019 while fraud and misappropriation of funds surged by 533 percent. And beneath the COVID-19 hysteria of 2020, hacks in the crypto sector have been eerily isolated. 

Outside of a few exploited flaws in P2P exchanges and DeFi flash loan vulnerabilities, the headline-grabbing hacks of exchanges for hundreds of millions of dollars have been absent so far this year. Is the industry due for another massive hack, or are stringent KYC/AML processes, regulatory crackdowns, better security practices, and blockchain surveillance working? 

KYC/AML Improvements Are Reducing the Appeal of Crypto Exchange Laundering 

2020 is far removed from the no-KYC wild west days of the early-mid 2010s where anonymous altcoin casinos preponderated and the Dark Underbelly of Cryptocurrency Markets thrived. 

Today, bitcoin and the crypto ecosystem is becoming institutionalized with a surfeit of derivatives (e.g., options, futures, perp swaps, etc.) available on regulated exchanges. 

Most of the leading exchanges adhere to…

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