Bitcoin’s Repeated Failures to Pass $8.3K Raise Risk of Price Pullback

View Bitcoin risks a price pullback in the short-term, given the signs of bullish exhaustion around $8,300. A UTC close below $7,581 would validate a bearish “hammer candle” created on Monday and open the doors for a drop to the 30-day moving average, currently at $6,333. The case for a pullback would weaken if BTC settles above $$8,200 today, invalidating the hammer candle. Both the daily and 4-hour charts also indicate scope for a price pullback. Bitcoin (BTC) has failed three times in seven days to find acceptance above $8,300,…

Bitcoin Price Blitzed $20,000, 13 Days After it Last Closed at $8,300; Déjà Vu?

By CCN: Year-to-date, the bitcoin price has surged by 113 percent in a stunning recovery, achieving $8,000 in merely six months after plunging to $3,150 in December 2018. Although bitcoin experienced extreme volatility in recent days, it’s up significantly in 1 month (source: coinmarketcap.com) As said by Thomas Lee, a co-founder at Fundstrat Global, bitcoin has historically tended to record most of its gains in a short time frame, typically in a 10-day window, unlike traditional assets and asset classes. 2/ Reminder that BTC generally generates all of its performance…

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Watch: Breakout or Further Decline?

Bitcoin price started a downside correction after tagging the $8,300 resistance against the US Dollar. The price tested the $7,575-7,600 support area and recently rebounded towards $8,100. Yesterday’s highlighted important bullish trend line is intact with support near $7,810 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair is likely to trade in a range before the next move either towards $8,300 or below $7,575. Bitcoin price is holding a couple of important supports near $7,600 against the US Dollar. BTC could either climb above…

Bitcoin Will Die if These 4 Problems Remain Unsolved: Teen Crypto Millionaire

By CCN: Teenage bitcoin millionaire Erik Finman has once again thrown himself into the spotlight by claiming that the flagship cryptocurrency ‘will die’ unless the sticky issues it is facing are resolved. Speaking to Yahoo Finance, Finman indicated that the sticky issues plaguing Bitcoin are four. This includes its complexity with regards to use, high transaction fees, slow processing speeds and in-fighting among development teams. It’s facing four big problems. One, its high transaction fees. Two, it takes a long time you know to kind of send anything. And then…

Crypto Market Holding Key Support: Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin (LTC), ADA, TRX Analysis

The total crypto market cap is currently above the key $225.0B and $230.0B support levels. Bitcoin price seems to be struggling to clear the $8,000 barrier and is trading in a range. Litecoin (LTC) price is currently consolidating above $90.00, with resistances near $92.00 and $95.00. Bitcoin cash price settled above the $400 resistance area after a strong recovery from $350. Tron (TRX) price is slowly grinding higher towards the key $0.0300 resistance area. Cardano (ADA) price is facing a strong resistance near the $0.0850 and $0.0880 levels. The crypto…

NYSE Arca Seeks Rule Change to List ETF Backed by Bitcoin and T-Bills

NYSE Arca has formally applied to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a rule change that would allow it to list shares in a proposed bitcoin investment trust. The United States Bitcoin and Treasury Investment Trust, managed by Wilshire Phoenix Funds, would invest exclusively in bitcoin and short-term U.S. Treasury securities, according to a filing made by the exchange late Monday. Coinbase’s custody arm would act as the custodian for the investment trust’s bitcoin, the filing said. Working through Coinbase, the trust has obtained up to $200 million of insurance…

Mainstream Business Journalist Foolishly Warns Bitcoin Is Going to Zero

By CCN: Didn’t the “60 Minutes” segment on bitcoin teach the mainstream media anything? New York Post columnist John Crudele is railing against cryptocurrencies. More specifically, he’s rehashing an outdated argument in an article entitled: “Bitcoin Will Soon Be Worth Zero.” His reason for sounding the alarm is simple: “Last Thursday night bitcoin crashed by about $1,000, to around $7,000.” Someone should break the news that $1,000 swings are typical for the emerging cryptocurrency. Not only that, but the bitcoin price has since recovered to nearly $8,000 since he published…

Ripple (XRP) Price Consolidating Above Key Supports: $0.3600 Holds Key

Ripple price failed to break the $0.4300 resistance and recently corrected lower against the US dollar. The price declined below the $0.4000 support and tested the $0.3800 support area. There is a key bullish trend line forming with support near $0.3850 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken). The pair may continue to trade in a range above the $0.3610 support area before a fresh increase. Ripple price is currently consolidating above key supports against the US Dollar, but declining vs bitcoin. XRP must stay…

Ethereum (ETH) Price Following Rising Channel: Targets $270, $280

ETH price is trading nicely above the $245, $240 and $232 support levels against the US Dollar. The price recently tested the $265 level and corrected lower to test the $240 support. There is a new rising channel forming with support near $245 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair remains well supported on the downside near the $245 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. Ethereum price is following bullish path above $245 versus the US Dollar, but struggling vs bitcoin. ETH is…

US Tax Authority Prioritizes Issuing Guidance on Cryptocurrencies

The United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has prioritized issuing tax guidance on cryptocurrencies, according to a May 16 letter. The letter from the IRS comes in response to a request from 21 representatives in Congress, including Rep. Tom Emmer, to provide clarity on reporting taxes on cryptocurrency holdings. In the letter to the tax authority, the representatives then claimed that there is still “substantial ambiguity on a number of important questions about the federal taxation” of the emerging type of asset. In the new addressed to Emmer, IRS Commissioner…