Bitcoin Drifts Down as Price Breaks Below Key $7.8K Support

Bitcoin bears may be in the midst of taking an upper-hand. At press time, BTC is changing hands at $7,536 on Bitfinex, down 6.9 percent on the day, a figure that also finds the price breaking a key support level at $7,800. The world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization has been largely confined to a narrow price range of $7,673–$7,800, since it broke $8,000 yesterday. However, mounting sell volume continues to apply downward pressure, presenting a bleak outlook for bulls looking to take back the reins. As such, bulls now are looking…

Indicator Suggests Bitcoin’s $8K Rally Is Overstretched

Bitcoin (BTC) market has had a bullish start to the week, but the momentum could wane in the next few days, technical studies indicate. The leading cryptocurrency rose to a fresh two-month high of $8,130 on Bitfinex today, having witnessed an inverse head-and-shoulders breakout last week. The 39 percent rally from the seven-month low of $5,755 reached on June 24 has put the bulls back in a commanding position. Hence, further gains could be on the cards, albeit after a brief pause or a price pullback as a key technical…

Bitcoin Price Climbs Back Above $8k to Reach 60-Day High

Bitcoin’s price has climbed back above $8,000 for the first time in two months. According to CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index, the price of the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization jumped by $200 in just two hours on Wednesday and is changing hands at $8,015 as of press time – that’s a level not seen since May 24. The price of bitcoin had been declining since May 24 and reached a new year’s low at $5,785 on June 24, after which it started regaining momentum for a move back above…

Bitcoin Price Hits Two-Month High as Dominance Rate Spikes

Bitcoin’s (BTC) price clocked a two-month high of $7,820 today and looks set to extend gains further, a key cryptomarket gauge indicates. CoinMarketCap’s bitcoin dominance rate, an indicator that tracks the percent of the total cryptocurrency market capitalization contributed by the leading cryptocurrency, rose to 46 percent today — the highest level since December 20 — adding credence to BTC’s 20 percent rally seen in the last seven days. To start with, a rise in the BTC dominance rate essentially means the number one cryptocurrency is more in demand compared to the…

Crypto Trading 101: Stochastic Oscillators and Price Momentum

You may have heard of a lagging or leading indicator before. Maybe your friends have tossed around terms like bullish or bearish divergences, oversold or overbought conditions and what signals you should use to enter or exit the market. While there are many tools that can assist with this, one often overlooked indicator is called the stochastic oscillator. Nothing unique to the world of blockchain, the stochastic is a momentum indicator that compares the closing price of the asset with its high-low range over a certain period of time, it’s…

China’s Crypto Millionaires Are Using Bitcoin to Buy Real Estate Abroad

The chives growing in one crypto tycoon’s California mansion carry a hidden message. Guo Hongcai, a beef salesman turned early bitcoin adopter from China’s Shanxi province, is one of many freshly minted millionaires funneling parts of their wealth out of the country by purchasing real estate abroad. In April, Hongcai sold 500 bitcoin in the U.S. then used that money to buy a 100,000-square-foot mansion in Los Gatos, a 90-minute drive from San Francisco, California. His Rolls-Royce, also purchased with the fruits of bitcoin arbitrage, sits in the driveway close…

Crypto Trading 101: Bull and Bear Flags (And What They Mean for Price)

When it comes to making big money in trading, the trend is your friend. But spotting the trend when it is in the nascent stage is challenging, and running along with it right up to the top is an even bigger challenge. That’s because asset prices rarely see a 90-degree rally or collapse. More often than not, trends (bullish/bearish) will pause briefly to allow traders or investors who missed the initial move (higher or lower) to join the bandwagon. If the participation increases, the asset price extends the bull or bear…