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Bitcoin volume increases by 20%, can its price move up?

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In the last 24 hours, the crypto-market has shown a different pattern than it has shown in previous twelve days, with the price of Bitcoin going down by $200 after staggering at $6,400 for days.

Bitcoin, in particular, has seen an increment in its trading volume of about 20% from $3.5 billion – $4.1 billion, showing an increase in the trading trends of the crypto-exchange market on different trading platforms worldwide.

Bitcoin has formed several highs and lows in the past one-hour; hence, the recent increase on BTC, which has been stationary this month, could potentially increase its price on a short-term.

Bitcoin currently has two Fibonacci retracement levels: 50% and 61.8%. The 50% Fib level was its earlier support zone as this matches with 100 Small Moving Average. The 61.8% Fib level matches the 200 Small Moving Average, almost.

It is important to understand that BTC’s 100 SMA is quite lower than its 200 SMA, which shows that a down-trend might occur if it doesn’t sustain its current moment. BTC’s trading oscillator is showing a great selling pressure. Also, BTC’s RSI is gradually increasing at the moment, but it might move sidewards, forming a range-bound scenario.

Will Bitcoin Move up?

There have been lots of speculations that despite BTC’s price seems dormant for now, its price is garnering some momentum, and it’s poised for a breakout beyond the $6000 area.

Till yesterday, Bitcoin seemed to move up above the bull pennant on the 4-hour. Bitcoin closed-up and moved beyond 50 and 20-day EMA yesterday and the MACD is currently gathering some bull trends after some downfall earlier today.

The market saw a slight increase in the price of BTC on Saturday, despite the fact that crypto-exchange market was set to decrease over the weekend. The slight increase in the price of Bitcoin over the weekend shows a potential short-term increase in the coming days.

It is, however, more likely, that if Bitcoin can sustain its current momentum and see it go up in the next 7-days, it is possible that it will rise sharply, and so as other cryptos with a significant market capitalization (such as Ethereum and Ripple’s XRP).

It is also important to know that last week, we saw a sideward market trend, but that didn’t stop relatively little cryptocurrencies to record small profits – but other major coins like BTC, XRP, and ETH couldn’t show any sign of recovery.

The rise of Bitcoin’s trading volume comes as a good news and it has caused major BTC traders to wait for a considerable move in the market that can turn things around to the positive side.

There are certain upside actions that can cause a major breakout on the price of Bitcoin. We do know that SEC hasn’t approved the Bitcoin’s ETF, and an approval will definitely cause a big increase. Although, there are still prospects to look out for as institutional investments are coming up.

Subsequently, other factors such as the trade pressures and the Brexit discussions may cause BTC traders not to take up risk and invest.

Nonetheless, many crypto experts believe that the price of Bitcoin would increase for sure, but it will lie on the ability of Bitcoin to maintain its current trade volume and momentum in the next few days or so.

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Why Bitcoin Price Remains Stable Before the Expected Hike

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The cryptocurrency rallied a few days back, but now, it has moved closer to 38.2% Fib level. Investors are enthusiastic that as it remains at this level for some time, and stabilize. The next move in Bitcoin price will take it to the 61.8% Fib level. This is when the hike in the price of the cryptocurrency will occur towards $4,200. However, after the surge in price, the upcoming weeks will see the Bitcoin falling swiftly to $3,000.

The truth is that if this move fails to occur, there may not be an improvement in the value of the digital currency. Also, this movement will enable the “bullish gartly pattern” we saw on the BTC/USD 4H chart to become a reality. Also, we are expecting that the Bitcoin price will decline the same way it has been recovering since early February.

Why this week’s closing price matters

Presently, Bitcoin price is still trading above what the intrinsic value is showing on larger time frames. However, we can see adequate room to accommodate short-term rallies. The price at which Bitcoin closes this week is very critical. It will be a clear indication as to how the digital currency will move in the coming weeks.

If Bitcoin closes at a price above $4,000, we are hopeful that the correction may come from early next week. On the other hand, any…

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Stanford Lecturer praises XRP over Bitcoin

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The world of cryptocurrencies continues to cause controversies even now, particularly when it comes to matters such as the superiority of one coin over others. According to recent reports, one student from Stanford University has stated that one of Stanford’s guest lecturers — Dr. Susan Athey — bashed the first and largest cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, while praising XRP.

Does guest lecturer go anti-Bitcoin?

In late February, Stanford’s student called Conner Brown came out publicly with a claim that Athey described Bitcoin’s network and protocol inaccurately, and that she also used the opportunity to make unfounded criticism. Athey, who also sits on Board of Directors at Ripple Labs — XRP’s parent company — supposedly also stated that XRP provides solutions to all issues mentioned in regards to Bitcoin.

According to Brown’s comments on the matter, the lecture in question took place over a month ago, and after attending it, he wrote an open letter to Standford, explaining the incident. In the letter, Brown claims that Athey inaccurately presented Bitcoin’s consensus protocol and overstated several issues, such as the threat of a 51% attack on the coins network, as well as Bitcoin’s mining centralization.

However, the main problem with the lecture, as Brown sees it, is the professor’s claims that XRP presents a solution to these problems.

The claims caused Dr. Athey to respond publicly via Twitter, stating…

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Bitcoin Chasing Green — First Positive Month Since July In Sight

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The crypto market has started seeing gains in mid-February, with Bitcoin (BTC) following the bullish trend as well. In fact, the largest coin was on its way of seeing the first positive month since July of the last year. Even though its price was struggling to permanently overcome the major resistance at $4,000, the coin kept trying, and as long as its price doesn’t drop below $3,414, this goal can still be achieved

The return of the bearish trend which briefly overtook the market on February 24th caused a lot of damage, although Bitcoin managed to remain above $3,800. Following the crash, BTC started seeing minor gains once again, indicating that the bears have withdrawn for now.

What does the future hold for BTC?

As mentioned, Bitcoin can only complete a positive month if its price remains above $3,500 until the end of February. At the time of writing, the price sits at $3,807 according to TradingView, with an increase of 0.58% in the last 24 hours. As things are right now, it is likely that BTC might succeed in doing this, as its price performed relatively well ever since January 11th, even though it remained between $3,300 and $3,700.

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The recently-emerging bullish trend took it beyond this, and while the price…

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