Bitcoin continued to trade within a tight range over the weekend, hitting a high of $42,500 while swooping to a low of $40,600 on Sunday evening.
The world’s largest cryptocurrency is in a period of major indecision, high time frames indicate that it remains in a gruelling downtrend, whilst in the short-term it appears to be showing signs of strength
At the time of writing it is trading at $41,300, a clear break above $43,000 over the coming days would indicate a potential bullish reversal, although it’s worth noting that $45,000 is the key level of resistance to hurdle over.
If, however, Bitcoin faces a bitter rejection in its current region, price is expected to slump back down to around $38,500 before either confirming a break to the downside below $37,000 or putting in a momentary bounce.
The direction of Bitcoin will undoubtedly depend on the direction of equities this week. If the S&P500 or Nasdaq begin to falter in light of the situation in Ukraine and mounting inflation, Bitcoin could well take a tumble due to clear correlation with stock indicies this year.
If peace talks in Ukraine progress, the market is expected to generate an uptick, which would coincide in continuation in the price of Bitcoin.
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In August 2008, the domain name bitcoin.org was registered. On 31st October 2008, a paper was published called “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”. This was authored by Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of BTC. To date, no one knows who this person, or people, are.
The paper outlined a method of using a P2P network for electronic transactions without “relying on trust”. On January 3 2009, the BTC network came into existence. Nakamoto mined block number “0” (or the “genesis block”), which had a reward of 50 Bitcoins.
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