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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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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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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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