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Here’s A Key Bullish Metric For Bitcoin (BTC) That No One’s Talking About

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Right now, Bitcoin (BTC) goes for in around $8200 apiece and currently trades for a market capitalization (at this price) of around $139 billion. Much time has been spent over the last six weeks or so trying to figure out where price will eventually bottom out and, subsequently to, turnaround to resume its overarching upside momentum.

Much of this analysis and time has been spent focusing on previous price levels as relates to things like moving averages as well as volume metrics.

There’s another key metric on which we can focus, however, that might be more accurate as far as allowing markets to ascertain exactly where things stand in the bitcoin price right now – market capitalization.

BTC Daily Chart

BTC Daily Chart

The thing with market capitalization in the space is that it doesn’t represent what it represents in the space for which the term was coined, the equities markets. This is something that many people overlook or ignore outright when evaluating coins. Ripple (XRP), for example, is priced at around $0.77, just a tiny fraction of bitcoin’s price, but its market capitalization puts it as the third-largest currency on the market.

There is a degree of similarity between the equities markets and the cryptocurrency space in that a larger total supply will generally result in a reduced price (analogous to a company issuing more shares and its share price reducing accordingly) but that’s about why things end, especially when you take into consideration that the token market capitalization is measured against fiat.

Anyway, the point where trying to make is that with the vast majority of coins, market capitalization isn’t a reliable metric. With bitcoin, however, it is. The fixed supply combined with the ever-increasing difficulty associated with bitcoin mining (in other words, the restricted rate of new coins entering the market) creates a situation in which market capitalization can be a major indication of strength or weakness.

In turn, we can look at historic key market capitalization levels as similar in implications to historic key price levels.

And we’ve got one in and around current pricing.

As mentioned, right now, bitcoin trades for a market capitalization of a little over $139 billion. $100 billion flat is a major psychological key level from a market capitalization perspective and it’s one that initially broke back in October, when price traded in around $6000. Subsequent to the break, the bitcoin price ran to around $7000 before dipping to retest the $100 billion market capitalization level. The retest proved strong (to a degree, at least, price broke below it for a single day before resuming its uptrend) suggesting that this is a major support level in markets right now.

Fast forward to February 6, and the bitcoin price fell to $6300, representing a market capitalization of $106 billion. From here, and as mentioned, it has since appreciated to current levels.

The assumption is, then, that this retest of $100 billion market capitalization as support, and importantly, this successful retest of this level, indicates that we could finally have seen the turning point for the markets and, in turn, that we should see a continued appreciation from here on out as markets recover towards the $10,000 mark and beyond.

Nothing is confirmed, of course, and if we fall once again to the $100 billion level, it will again become a key level to keep an eye on as indicative of near-term action, but as far as technical indicators go, this one looks sound.

Let’s see what happens.

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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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What Will Happen First: BTC 2k or 5k?

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2018 has ended, and while there was no enormous surge that investors were hoping for, it still ended with a bit of hope for those wishing to see Bitcoin BTC rise.

Only two weeks before the end of 2018, BTC was in a desperate position, with the value of its coin being at $3,200, threating to drop even lower. However, a sudden surge occurred on December 17th, which returned $1,000 to its value. And, since it lost approximately $400 since then, the final days of 2018 have still seen BTC well-above its lowest point of that year.

Now, 2019 has arrived, with traders and investors wondering what will happen next? Is BTC going to drop to $2,000? Will it rise back to $5,000? Will the bear market expand to this year as well, or is the market ready for a proper bull run this time?

The answer, once again, remains uncertain. The problems with scalability may be reduced significantly soon, but high volatility remains an issue. Even the slightest shift can have enormous consequences for the entire market, and any news can impact the BTC price, no matter how big or small, or if positive or negative. To stop its further drop, BTC had to find a balance. However, this balance is more fragile than ever, and the price is expected to move very soon.

What to expect…

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Is Bitcoin Spiraling Down to a New Bottom?

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Bitcoin (BTC) appears to be in yet another free fall, with no indication when or where it will stop, and investors are wondering if the coin is going to breach its recently identified bottom once again.

Bitcoin behavior in 2018

Bitcoin has had an eventful 2018, with countless ups and downs in the last 12 months. As many are aware of at this point, the BTC started this year with an all-time high, when it reached $20,000 per coin. The situation quickly took a turn for the worse, and in mid-January 2018, the market crashed. As a result, BTC started losing value, and over the following months, it lost over 30%.

The free fall stopped at around $6,300, which is where the coin managed to stabilize for several months. At this point, it often had small surges which provided investors with hope that the coin has reached a bottom. Many believed that it will stop dropping and that it can only go up from this price. Then, in November 2018, the market crashed yet again, and BTC breached its bottom.

It continued its downward spiral until it reached $3,200, which experts identified as the new bottom. Once again, investors were hoping that this will be the end of Bitcoin’s value loss and that the market will switch from bearish to bullish. That also seemingly happened on December 17th,…

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