At the time of writing, Bitcoin (BTC) is trading at just above $10,179 after losing about 5% in value since last week.
BTC experienced a substantial pump on Monday which saw price jump from $10,000 to a peak of around $10,700 before quickly retracing.
Bitcoin had been moving steadily upwards in early August, with price pumping from $9,500 and powering through the $10,000 and $11,000 levels with relative ease.
However, after this initial pump, Bitcoin eventually dropped back to $9,750 last week. Right now, it seems we’re in the middle of an upwards consolidation period, as BTC has been experiencing higher lows since the mid-August drop.
Will price recover back to $13,000 and above?
As you can see from the chart above, BTC is now trading near its 20-day EMA after price bounced off the 50-day EMA for the third time in the last few weeks.
Last week, I maintained my position and stated Bitcoin should bounce between $9,000 and $11,000 before making its way upwards again towards the $12,000 and $13,000 levels and above.
Even though the trend is our friend, there is the potential for significant retracements that would see price touch or even drop below Bitcoin’s 100-day EMA. Remember that in the previous bull run, price retraced between 30% to 40% a few times before reaching all-time highs.
At the moment, I believe we’ll continue to push higher up, especially with the US Federal Reserve’s recent rate cut and the US-China trade war wreaking havoc on the traditional financial markets.
Volume seems to be recovering as well. Over the past month, volume has gone from $20 billion to $27 billion then back to $14 billion in early August. At the moment, we’re back above $15 billion and on a good trend towards $20 billion.
Bitcoin’s market dominance has also increased slightly from 68% to 70%, according to CoinMarketCap.
Hopefully this latest downturn was just a bump in the road and the market will continue its positive momentum once again. Looking at the overall market behaviour, I’m quite confident that we’re still in a bull run – or at least that’s what my analysis shows.
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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 Bitcoin. 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 3rd January 2009, the Bitcoin network came into existence. Nakamoto mined block number “0” (or the “genesis block”), which had a reward of 50 Bitcoins.
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