BITCOIN TECHNICAL ANALYSIS (BTC US DOLLAR)


Why that $30,000 marker might take some time for Bitcoin bulls to get there


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SPECIAL WEEKLY FORECAST

Interested in weekly BTC/USD forecast? Our experts make weekly updates forecasting the next possible moves of the bitcoin-dollar pair. Here you can find the most recent forecast by our market experts:

Bitcoin: If bulls lose control here, BTC could revisit $21,000

Bitcoin: If bulls lose control here, BTC could revisit $21,000

Bitcoin price shows an interesting setup that could reveal its next move. On closer inspection,  its technicals support a bearish outlook for the leading crypto.  

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Tezos Price Prediction: XTZ to provide bulls a generous exit before a 15% nosedive

Tezos Price Prediction: XTZ to provide bulls a generous exit before a 15% nosedive

Tezos Price is hovering above a stable support level after facing an intense rejection. While this foothold is likely to provide harbor, it will not be for long. Investors must prepare for a long squeeze as bears make an elaborate move.

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AVAX price exhaustion could lead to sizeable retracement, but for the better

AVAX price exhaustion could lead to sizeable retracement, but for the better

AVAX price is in a no man’s land and depending on how the altcoin reacts to a few barriers, investors can bet on its direction. But a minor retracement in the short-term seems likely given the current market conditions.

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Why Terra’s LUNA is bound to face a technical punishment

Why Terra’s LUNA is bound to face a technical punishment

Terra (LUNA) price action is facing headwinds from both sides as a technical candlestick pattern is throwing a spanner in the works, together with that long-feared dollar strength that is re-emerging after several warnings from Fed.

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Why Solana price action is going nowhere

Why Solana price action is going nowhere

Solana's (SOL) price, from a first glance at the sheet, looks bullish and set forth to continue its rally and winning streak. However, a closer look under the hood reveals that on a weekly chart, price action is going nowhere and could soon collapse once a tail risk gets inflated again.

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Bitcoin: If bulls lose control here, BTC could revisit $21,000

Bitcoin: If bulls lose control here, BTC could revisit $21,000

Bitcoin price shows an interesting setup that could reveal its next move. On closer inspection,  its technicals support a bearish outlook for the leading crypto.  

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WHAT IS BITCOIN?

Bitcoin is the universal payment system originally launched as an open-source software in 2009 by the person or group of people known as Satoshi Nakamoto. Unlike the classic banking models, Bitcoin has qualities such as anonymity or decentralization thanks to the blockchain technology that is used to validate the transactions. Due to these characteristics, user interest in this digital currency has been increasing, which has generated an enormous volume of cryptocurrencies being issued to the market following the Bitcoin pattern.

The first and most popular cryptocurrency

Currently, the Bitcoin is the cryptocurrency that has the biggest nominal market price and the largest market capitalization. Its importance is such that it is considered unique, treating the rest of digital currencies as Alternative Coins (altcoins). In this group, we can find open source systems such as Ethereum, Ripple or Litecoin.

High volatility

There are many factors that condition the high volatility of Bitcoin´s price. Similarly to what happens with common assets and the currency pairs in the foreign exchange market, the increasing or decreasing interest of the public raises and/or lowers its market price. However, it also has certain specificities such as the absence of current regulation or pressure from governments. This keeps its value in constant movement, that the individual investor should frequently confront with the Bitcoin technical analysis.

Bitcoin mining

The individual investor should differentiate the anonymity of the cryptocurrencies with the fact that transaction processes are recorded and validated using the Blockchain technology. Otherwise, the Bitcoins pass-through information would not be available. However, the process of performing this data recording requires a high computational work, as well as a lot of time.

To do the mining, individual processes are carried by the users, who are responsible for recording that information in blocks, which will join the unchanging blockchain. On the other hand, as a reward, the miners will obtain for their collaboration a small number of bitcoins in the process known as Bitcoin mining. Likewise, this term also applies to the creation and distribution of Bitcoin. According to the latest Bitcoin News, the total number of Bitcoin mined is about the half of the total number of Bitcoin created during the previous year. Such diminishing number of newly mined Bitcoin means that the total number of 21 million Bitcoins in circulation will only be created by 2030.

Bitcoin Futures

The introduction of Bitcoin futures on regulated trading venues was regarded as a significant milestone in bringing the digital currency closer to mainstream investing. While some sceptics still believe that crypto assets are too risky and speculative for long-term investment purposes, crypto enthusiasts hope that futures trading would bring institutional money to the industry. Let's have a closer look at what is a Bitcoin futures contract and how to capitalize on it.

In essence, Bitcoin futures represent an agreement to sell or buy a certain amount of an asset on a particular day at a price that was fixed beforehand, and to that extent, they are no different from any other derivative financial instrument of the kind, be it futures for corn, oil or soybeans.

Companies and businesses buy futures to fix the price for a specific time period, which gives them the luxury of price stability even on volatile markets, while investors often use futures for hedging risks or speculations as the value of the futures contracts is based on the overall performance of an underlying asset.

In December 2017, two Chicago exchanges - CME and CBOE - launched Bitcoin futures trading, and thus unlocked the cryptocurrency market for institutional investors. The exchanges guarantee that the parties of the futures contract fulfil their respective obligations based on the applicable legislation. It means that the market players that were discouraged by an unregulated stance of the digital asset got a handy tool to gain exposure or hedge Bitcoin and benefit from the price fluctuations.

Bitcoin Wallets

Bitcoin Wallets are private systems where individual investors store their Bitcoin mined or obtained through transaction or sale of services. According to their characteristics, the Bitcoin Wallets are classified into 4 different models:

  • Web: One of the most commonly used options due to the speed at which it operates. This means a web hosting from where investors carry out all their transactions.
  • Desktop: For desktop wallet, investors must download a special application to their computers or mobile phones. Certain operations, such as balance inquiry, do not require an internet connection.
  • Hardware: One of the safest options to hold the Bitcoin wallet is the hardware. They work as physical external hard drives where investors store information about the total balance in a very reliable way.
  • Paper: Along with the hardware wallets, the safest option. However, its process is slower requiring its passage through the online Wallet.

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