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Is the New Bitcoin Bounce For Real?

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After more than a month of trading in the red, Bitcoin (BTC) seems to have finally experienced a new bounce, starting on December 17th. The new surge came just after the weekend of sideways trading, and Bitcoin has seen a relatively sharp surge which has increased its price by $900 within a few short days.

Now, investors are left wondering whether this bounce is the real deal, or is it something else that it’s making BTC rise so unexpectedly.

How did the surge affect BTC and the market?

As mentioned, the spike up started on December 17th, without any warning, and seemingly without a real reason. As usual, the change in Bitcoin’s own behavior has affected the entire market, and most of the top 100 currencies started trading in the green for the first time in over 30 days.

Many of these coins experienced a much larger surge than Bitcoin itself, such as EOS, which has gone up by over 25% at one point. In comparison, the Bitcoin increase remained in single digits. Even so, the current situation is still better than it was in the previous month, with Bitcoin’s price exceeding $4,000. At the time of writing, Bitcoin’s value is at $4,102, with a 0.65% increase in the last 24 hours.

XRP and Tether (USDT) are currently the only two coins within the top 10 cryptos that are trading in the red, with the rest of them experiencing larger increases. This is especially true within Bitcoin’s ecosystem, where Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is seeing a 30.53% surge, and Bitcoin SV (BSV) growing by over 23%.

Is it real?

The question on every investor’s and trader’s mind right now is whether or not the current growth is real and permanent? The crypto community has been speculating about this ever since the surge started on December 17th. Since then, many were claiming that the current situation is nothing but another attempt at market manipulation.

Some analysts have even speculated that the change is a beginning of a “Bart” pattern, which starts with a price surge, followed by sudden spikes which go both up and down and then resulting in a drop which brings the asset’s price close to the starting point. The pattern was named after the iconic character from The Simpsons, Bart Simpson, as it resembles the shape of the character’s head.

Many argue against this theory, stating that the current increase lasts longer than a typical “Bart” pattern, although it is still possible that the pattern will hold.

For now, Bitcoin’s price is higher than it was in weeks, and the same is true for its market cap, which has exceeded $71 billion. The total crypto market cap has grown as well, currently holding at $135.4 billion. Whether or not the recovery will hold still remains to be seen. For now, however, the increase is giving hope to investors and traders around the world, with many of them being optimistic, and claiming that this might be the start of a bull run that will return Bitcoin’s value to heights experienced earlier in this year.

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3 Reasons Why WISE Token Could Be a Massive Winner in 2021

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After working in proprietary trading for over a decade, I decided to transition to crypto in early 2017.  Although crypto is significantly different from traditional capital markets, I managed to successfully find a niche for successful and opportunistic trading.  While 2017 was the perfect time to get involved, the past few years have proven to be a bit more challenging as far as generating ROI.

Cryptocurrency traders have spent the past several years searching far and wide for the next big winner.  While the market as a whole hasn’t been very bull friendly, one specific area that appears to be gaining traction is decentralized finance, more commonly known as DeFi.  This area generally refers to the digital assets and financial smart contracts, protocols, and decentralized applications (DApps) built on Ethereum.  The reason why so many crypto entrepreneurs are flocking to this space is that it allows them to create traditional financial vehicles in a decentralized network, outside the meddlesome control of foreign governments.

One extremely popular DeFi project is Chainlink (LINK) which is a decentralized oracle network that provides real-world data to smart contracts on the blockchain.  Chainlink has seen its token price increase by more than 300% year-to-date.    Another impressive project in the space is Kyber Network (KNC) which has seen its token soar from $0.20 at the start of the year to more than $1.60 at present.  Kyber Network’s on-chain liquidity protocol allows decentralized tokens swaps to be…

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The Pros And Cons Of Cryptocurrency

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Many facets of our lives are now digitized––money is no exception. 

Have you noticed that paper money is on its way to being obsolete because so many people receive direct deposit and love the simplicity of their debit card? 

Not to mention, cash carries germs, as we’ve heard lots about during the pandemic. Many businesses have turned to card only options in light of this. 

But what about cryptocurrency?

You probably heard everyone raving about it a few years ago, but the excitement’s calmed down quite a bit. That doesn’t mean that it’s not a viable option you should keep in mind. 

What’s Cryptocurrency? 

Let’s start with the basic definition of cryptocurrency so we’re all on the same page. Cryptocurrency utilizes cryptographic methods and complex coding systems to encrypt sensitive information during data transfers. This protects your funds and personal information on a whole different level. 

These transactions are virtually impenetrable due to the combination of mathematical and technological protocols created and put in place. This aspect of cryptocurrency is what makes it safer. Also, the details of transactions are kept private. No one can see who sent what, etc., because those rigorous mathematical and technological protocols protect it.

The Pros: 

Different From Traditional Banking Transactions

One thing people hate about traditional banks is the fact that they can…

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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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