Bitcoin Price Consolidation May Have Weakened Bear Case

Bitcoin’s eight-day stretch of consolidation looks to have weakened the prospects of a drop back to December lows near $3,100. The leading cryptocurrency by market value has been restricted to a narrow range of $3,500 to $3,700 since Jan. 11. That range play is somewhat surprising, as BTC had set the stage for a quick slide toward December lows near $3,100 with a 9 percent drop on Jan. 10 – the biggest single-day decline since Nov. 24. Notably, prices fell to $3,500 that day, erasing the hard-fought gains of the preceding…

Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC Signaling Decent Comeback Above $3,700

Bitcoin price declined again and tested the $3,550 support area before recovering against the US Dollar. There was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance at $3,585 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price is currently showing positive signs above the $3,600 support level, with a bullish angle. Bitcoin price broke a key resistance near $3,600 recently against the US Dollar. The current price action is positive, signaling an upside extension above $3,700 in the near term. Bitcoin Price Analysis…

Crypto Market Update: EOS, Bitcoin Cash, Tron (TRX), IOTA Price Analysis

The total crypto market cap broke a major resistance near the $117.00B level. EOS price broke the $2.50 resistance and it may rise towards the $2.62 level. Bitcoin cash price jumped above the $130 level and it might head towards the $135 resistance. Tron (TRX) price is up more than 3% and it seems like it could test $0.0262. IOTA gained more than 6% and it is likely approaching the $0.3250 resistance level. The crypto market is slowing recovery, with positive signs for bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum. Similarly, BCH, ripple,…

Living on Bitcoin Day 3: Brother, Can You Take a Sat?

This is the third instalment of reporter Colin Harper’s “Living on Bitcoin” experience in San Francisco. Find out what happened to him earlier on Day 1 and on Day 2. I woke up on day 3 and made a pact with myself: I had resolved to not rely on Uber Eats that day. I still think that buying this credit from an exchange like Bitrefill or Paxful is in line with the experiment, but I haven’t made a PoS purchase yet and I want to make today about going out…

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bitcoin Tests Boundary Support as Demand Weakens

Following last Friday’s drop, bitcoin has found itself coiled, once again, at the bottom of the range it established back in December. With the current market unable to close a new high, the market finds itself in a precarious position: Figure 1: BTC-USD, Daily Candles, Range Support Test The blue support level shown above illustrates the boundary of the multi-week range bitcoin has been bound by. At the time of this article, the market is testing the support level but has yet to close and continue below. We did see…

Bitcoin Price Volatility is Down 98% Year-on-Year

Bitcoin price volatility has crashed in the last 12 months as the bear market killed off the speculative frenzy. Daily volatility, as represented by the spread between the price high and price low, stood at $61 yesterday – down a hefty 98 percent from the figure of $3,468 observed on Jan. 16, 2018 – according to CoinMarketCap data. Meanwhile, bitcoin’s price is also down 74 percent year-on-year.  Generally, with a sharp drop in price, volatility in dollar terms tends to fall in parallel. Notably, volatility was extremely high in percentage terms 12 months…

Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC At Risk of Sharp Decline, Could Retest $3,400

Bitcoin price failed to recover above the $3,650 resistance and declined recently against the US Dollar. There was a break below a major contracting triangle with support at $3,590 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price is currently trading in a bearish zone and it may accelerate losses to $3,500 and $3,400. Bitcoin price is under selling pressure below $3,650 against the US Dollar. There are high chances of more losses in BTC below $3,500 and $3,450 in the near term. Bitcoin Price…

Living on Bitcoin Day 1: “That’s Not Going to Work”

“The point is to get people to think about bitcoin, not spend it. I don’t think it’s good for that. It’s not meant to be used like cash,” Jeremy Gardner, founder of Ausum Ventures, advised me. “Satoshi created a decentralized store of value,” probably encapsulates his thesis that bitcoin is best unspent — better to hoard it like gold. To Gardner, using it as a currency is not only impractical. It is counterintuitive. Well, I’m trying it anyway. After all, journalist Kashmir Hill experimented with living on bitcoin as early…

Living On Bitcoin Day 2: Being “Unbanked” Has Been Easy … But Also Hard

This is the second instalment of reporter Colin Harper’s “Living on Bitcoin” experience in San Francisco. Find out what happened to him on Day 1 here. I woke up on Christian’s couch stiff-necked and cotton-mouthed. A bit more fitting for the “living on internet money” survival vibe, yeah? A friend of a friend of Christian’s roommates (who are starting a business and moving to LA today) was out cold on an air mattress next to a stripped Christmas tree, snoring into the streams of soon-after-sunrise light filtering through the window.…

Educating the Next Wave of Bitcoin Developers

Bitcoin is an open-source protocol that anybody can interact with. It is getting attention and attracting participation in different ways, whether it is through speculation, investing and sending money, all the way to contributing to what’s underneath the hood. The entire Bitcoin repository is on GitHub, inviting any developer to see the protocol’s code and perhaps contribute toward solving existing problems if they can. A noteworthy fact, however, is that the pool of developers today is quite small. “It’s not an easy field to get into,” Jimmy Song, author of…