At the time of writing, Bitcoin is trading above $5,100, although volumes have been dropping across all exchanges over the weekend.
BTC is trading above its 200-day EMA after continuing its pump from last week. During the weekend, price has remained quite stable, trading between $5,080 and $5,150.
Let’s take a look at what’s going on with Bitcoin.
At its peak last week, price touched close to $5,400 before hitting a sell wall shortly after. Volume-wise, things are a bit gloomier. As we can see from the volume bars on the left of the graph above (blue and yellow), Bitcoin’s volume seems to be hinting that people are still betting on a lower price for Bitcoin. This means that although most analysts consider the BTC bull market to have started already, I for one think we’re still going to retest the $3,800 levels before kicking off the official Bitcoin 2020 and 2021 bull run.
As long as price continues to move above the 200-day EMA, something I’m quite unsure about at the time of writing, we can be confident the bulls are back and buyers are in charge. If I’m wrong, then two things can happen: either Bitcoin follows the path of Litecoin and other altcoins and starts to consolidate above the 200-day EMA (a really bullish scenario) or it drops below the 200-day EMA. In the latter scenario, I argue Bitcoin would first dance around $4,700 for a few days before dropping into the $4,200-$4,400 levels.
I’ve personally put a couple of orders between $3,800 and $4,800 just in case.
Independently, today is a good day for Bitcoin as prices continue to consolidate nicely, well above the 200-day EMA. The 20-day EMA has also finally crossed the 50-day EMA and is currently pushing towards the 200-day EMA.
I consider Bitcoin to be in a bull run when the 20-day EMA is above the 50-day EMA and the latter is above the 200-day EMA. Only then will I truly believe buyers are totally in control and enough new cash has definitely poured into the market.
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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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By Pedro Febrero – April 15, 2019
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