Cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC/USD) is trading at 6394.61. Quotes of the cryptocurrency are traded below the moving average with a period of 55, indicating a bearish trend for Bitcoin. At the moment, the quotes of the cryptocurrency are moving near the lower border of the bands of the Bollinger Bands indicator. A test of the level of 6540.00 is expected, from which one should expect an attempt to continue falling and further development of a downward trend with a target near the level of 6000.00.
Bitcoin (BTC/USD) forecast and analysis on September 27, 2018
The conservative sales area for Bitcoin is located near the upper boundary of the Bollinger Bands strip at 6820.00. The abolition of the variant of the continuation of the Bitcoin fall will be the breakdown of the upper boundary area of the Bollinger Bands indicator strips, as well as the moving average with the period of 55 and the closing of the pair quotes above the 7000.00 area, which will indicate a change in the trend in favor of the bullish for BTC/USD. In the event of a breakdown of the lower boundary of the bands of the Bollinger Bands indicator, it is expected to accelerate the fall.
Today’s Expert Coin Value Analysis for Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) and BCH
Bitcoin BTC/USD Price
From yesterday’s open at $4068 the price of Bitcoin increased at first by 1.23% coming to $4119 but since it came up to those levels slightly lower than the Saturday’s high an immediate downfall occurred to the same levels as it did after the Saturday’s decreased ended at around $4050 area.
The price is currently again in an upward trajectory sitting at around $4080 close to the falling wedge resistance line. On the hourly chart, you can see that the price action created a descending triangle after the increase has been made on Saturday when the price came up to its significant resistance zone at the intersection between the 0.786 Fibo level and the falling wedge resistance line.
Now that a minor retracement occurred we are to see if the price is to continue moving to the upside for interaction with the upper resistance zone at around $4200-4300 in which case strong momentum will be needed to break out from the current resistance zone.
Considering that this increase made is most likely corrective according to my count I doubt that we are going to see the needed momentum for the price to continue its upward trajectory. Most likely as the price has found itself in a strong resistance zone and has formed a descending triangle we are to see a breakout to the downside from here after further interaction.
When this Minute Y wave ends and it looks like it could have ended we are going to see an impulsive movement to the downside as we did on 24th of February in which case the price of Bitcoin would decrease significantly from these levels back to around $3600.
Ethereum ETH/USD Price
From yesterday’s high at $144.83 the price of Ethereum has fallen by 4.41% at its lowest point yesterday but started increasing from there again and is currently sitting at $141.23.
Like in the case of Bitcoin, Ethereum’s price action has created a descending triangle whose support line is the horizontal resistance level which was broken on the way up and now serves as a support. As the interaction with the 0.786 Fibonacci level was expected for the completion of the Y wave we could see further increase especially if the correction ends if a five-wave move instead of the projected three-wave.
As the price is above the 0.618 Fibonacci level which serves as the support we could see a breakout to the downside from the current descending triangle for a retest of support before further upside movement but considering that this three-wave upswing is most likely corrective when it ends I would be expecting that the price of Ethereum continues its downward trajectory which started on 24th of February after a five-wave impulse to the upside ended.
The price is looking like it could move impulsively to the upside as from 4th of March when the interaction with the 0.5 Fibonacci level was made we could be seeing the development of the uptrend. This isn’t very likely considering that after the five-wave impulsive move to the upside ended we have seen an impulsive decrease of 19.72% as the price of Ethereum fell from $168.5 to $135.21 which is why after this three-wave correction to the upside ends I would be expecting a continuation to the downside.
If the price starts decreasing from here I would be expecting a breakout from the current range to the downside below the 0.5 Fibonacci level which is at $126.76
Ripple XRP/USD Price
From yesterday’s high at around $0.321 the price of Ripple has decreased by 2.26% to its lowest point today at $0.31957. Since then the price has started increasing again and is currently sitting at $0.32158 which is around the horizontal support level from the prior range and is now serving as resistance.
Looking at the hourly chart you can see that the price of Ripple came down to the upper ascending trendline which is the baseline support from the current corrective structure as it encountered resistance.
Now as the support level gets retested we are going to see if the price finds support there or continues moving to the downside to its lower support level. If this occurs the price of Ripple would come down to around $0.3145 but as we are currently seeing the interaction resulting in a slight increase the support will most likely be there.
The price hasn’t come up to the projected target level at $0.3366 so we could see further increase from here but as this increase is correctional when it ends I would be expecting a breakout to the downside.
As previously the price of Ripple experienced an impulsive five-wave increase a correction to the downside started and the price fell down by 13.64% in one go which was an indication of the start of the trend continuation.
The current corrective structure to the upside could be the second wave out of the five-wave impulse to the downside so a third wave should start developing soon. This could be the third correctional structure if the Intermediate correction got prolonged by two more waves so in either way I would be expecting a movement to the downside after this increase ends.
Litecoin LTC/USD Price
From yesterday’s high at $64.1 the price of Litecoin has fallen by 6.63% today measured to the lowest point at $59.855. The price is currently sitting at $60.484 slightly higher than today’s low and is trying to establish support on the prior horizontal range resistance line.
Looking at the hourly chart you can see that the price of Litecoin came up above the resistance zone once more and to the upper ascending trendline which serves as resistance. This trendline is the resistance from the expanding diagonal which was the 5th wave ending point according to my count but now that another interaction has been made I believe that the structure has developed fully.
Now that we have seen the interaction with the price’s most upper resistance point we are most likely going to see the start of a downtrend as the price of Litecoin increased by 176% in the last 91 days.
The price came up above the resistance zone but I don’t believe that it will stay there for much longer as it has entered the seller’s territory so another round of selling would soon get triggered.
The first area which serves as support would be the lower horizontal levels of the resistance zone which is at around $50 level but if we are to see the start of the trend continues to the downside the price will fall further down below those levels.
Crypto Market Overview:
Yesterday’s price analysis:
Bitcoin and Top Altcoin Price Analysis: Today’s BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH Value Forecasts (Mar 18)
Today’s Bitcoin Price Recap: Tom Lee’s Crypto Macro Factors, Bold Bitcoin is Gold Prediction, BTC Sellers Exhausted
Current Bitcoin Price Action: Sellers Exhausted at $4,000, “Cautiously Bullish”
Finally, Bitcoin (BTC) jumped $4,000 mark yesterday and the market turned green. Since then, the market has turned slightly red with XRP, EOS, Binance Coin, Stellar, and Trondown less than 1 percent in the past 24-hours.
While Ethereum is in the red by 1.24 percent and Bitcoin Cash by 2.14 percent, Litecoin is in the green by 0.42 percent while Cardano is up by more than 1 percent. This has a total market cap at about $139 billion.
Big BTC Action Incoming In A Week
The leading cryptocurrency is currently trading around $4,026 with 24-hours loss of 0.47 percent as per the data provided by Coinmarketcap, though Bitcoin has slipped from yesterday’s $4.074
Bitcoin price chart, Source: TradingView
While the price saw the daily trading volume hitting well above $10.4 billion, today it has taken a serious drop to $8.4 billion. However, 2019 has been a good year for bitcoin, especially March which as it goes, comes in like a Lion, however, it is to be seen if will go out like a lamb or keep on roaring further higher.
Bitcoin's daily exchange volume is booming 🚀
Volume has increased by ~150% in the last 5 months 📈
Average daily volume hasn't been this high since Jan 2018 👀
Only 9 days in the last 12 months had $10B+ in volume 💰
5 of those days have been in March 2019 🍀 pic.twitter.com/0VE9bX9iGQ
— Kevin Rooke (@kerooke) March 16, 2019
Crypto analyst with pseudonym Income Sharks see a good potential in Bitcoin as the charts paint a “bullish” picture that has him predicting “big BTC action” incoming.
“BTC with some nice momentum but still needs to close above $4,000 today to hold that momentum. All lines on the chart have been drawn for a while now so it’s great to see resistances/supports being respected. Think we are about a week away from some big BTC action.”
$BTC OBV paints a great bullish picture. @Binance and @bitfinex already showing bullish breaks. @Coinbase and @Bitstamp showing things just about to break out. This is why $4k looks different to me than $6k. Buyers were exhausted at $6k, now it's sellers exhausted at $4k. pic.twitter.com/JthyesDqph
— Income Sharks (@IncomeSharks) March 16, 2019
This has the market analyst and trader Benjamin Blunts sharing his bullish sentiments as well as he said,
“Cautiously bullish. All signs are pointing to up. Whether bottom is in yet I’m not sure however we need to trade what we see, and right now all I’m seeing is bullish.”
Meanwhile, Cryptocurrency Market is Maturing
Cryptocurrency prices are yet to see a definite direction as some analysts expect Bitcoin to take a downward shift while some are expecting a bullish momentum ahead. However, when it comes to the overall crypto space, the market is actually maturing.
Bitcoin enthusiast and Crypto-economist, Yaniv Feldman, in the latest Medium post shared three signs that indicate that the crypto market has hit
Tether’s latest announcement that it is not one hundred percent backed by USD but may also include “other assets and receivables from loans,” is one such sign. The author focuses on the positive side of the story that is Tether becoming more transparent and pursuing new revenue stream which is
Now, the delisting of Bitcoin futures by Cboe that has been apparently due to lack of trading volume that might “appears as a negative sign for lack of institutional interest,” but if we take a look at the record volume registered by CME, it paints a completely different picture. The fact that “law of competition” is working indicates, the market is maturing.
Lastly, Bittrex has scraped its IEO while owing the fact that their due-diligence process wasn’t as good as they thought, a move unlikely to be seen
“in the good old days of the ICO fever.”
Brendan Blumber Says Bitcoin Will be Replacing Gold as a Store of Value
There are many experts and individuals that believe that Bitcoin (BTC) is going to be replacing gold in the future. Indeed, Bitcoin shares many characteristics as gold, including its limited supply, among other things. This time, EOS co-founder and CEO, Brendan Blumer, said on the popular social network Twitter, that he thinks that Bitcoin will be the world’s number one commodity to store value.
EOS Founder: Bold Bitcoin Prediction to Dethrone Gold Within the Next Two Decades for Storing Value
Bitcoin is the most valuable digital asset in the market. It has been growing over the last ten years and it has reached a large part of the population. However, there is still a lot of room for it to keep growing.
Brendan Blumer, the co-founder of EOS (EOS), said that over the next two decades, Bitcoin will be replacing gold as the leading commodity to store value.
— BrendanBlumer (@BrendanBlumer) March 17, 2019
It is worth mentioning that Bitcoin has a market capitalization of $7 trillion. Meanwhile, Bitcoin has a market capitalization of $71 billion at the time of writing. Thus, Bitcoin would have to grow 9759% if it wants to reach that valuation. That means that each Bitcoin would be worth over $333,333, which is massive.
Most of the activity will flow to scalable layer-two solutions, but Bitcoin’s awareness and liquidity will continue to compound
— BrendanBlumer (@BrendanBlumer) March 17, 2019
Until now, Bitcoin reached its all-time high in December 2017, when each BTC was worth $20,000. There will never be more than 21 million BTC issued in the market, which means that if there is a growing demand for the asset, its price should definitely grow. Blumer has also explained that most of the activity in the Bitcoin network will pass through layer-two scaling solutions, such as the Lightning Network (LN).
The Lightning Network has just reached a new record with a capacity of 1060 BTC after a year of being released, according to 1ml.
There are other things that are worth mentioning about different digital assets. For example, the cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp has released an overview of Ripple gateways and IOUs. This would allow business to create and send tokens that are redeemable for fungible assets, including fiat currencies, precious metals or commodities such as oil.
— Bitstamp (@Bitstamp) March 15, 2019
Lightning Network Hits New All-Time High, Over 1,000 BTC Network Capacity
Lightning Network has hit yet another milestone when it comes to network capacity. In a matter of a few hours, the capacity has crossed 1000 BTC, going well above $4 million.
According to the data provided by 1ML, 1,053.06 Bitcoin which at the current BTC price amounts to $4.24 million is the latest network capacity of Lightning Network. The network capacity has been up 54 percent in the last 30 days. Meanwhile, the number of channels is also surging 47 percent to 39,144 while the number of nodes has reached 7,380 with the monthly increase of nearly 18 percent.
LightningPowerUsers, ln1.satoshilabs.com, 1ML.com node ALPHA, BitMEXResearch, tippin.me, LNOneYear, aphito.com, rompert.com≡ƒö, and ACINQ are some of the most connected nodes.
The Lightning Network hit a new all-time high of over 1,000 BTC in network capacity today.
Don’t listen to the noise. Bitcoin is going to scale just fine 🔥
— Pomp 🌪 (@APompliano) March 16, 2019
While on one side, Lightning Network capacity is increasing, the Bitfury Group is taking it to the merchants in the US, Canada, and the EU. Bitfury partnered up with HadePay where it will integrate its web-based lightning network Peach Merchant API with HadePay’s platform allowing business to accept payments and “improving the efficiency and lowering the costs” of Bitcoin transactions.
Once the payment is made, merchants can immediately convert their bitcoin into another currency via HadePay’s platform.
“By bringing the Lightning Network to HadePay’s payment processing platform,” Pavel Prikhodko, head of Lightning Peach, Bitfury’s team of lightning network developers, says they “are making it easier for businesses across the United States to accept bitcoin payments.”
Bitcoin payments through HadePay, a platform that can be used by merchants all over the world to accept payments through Apple Pay, Paypal, and Square, are made available in all 50 US states.
Though Bitcoin is already a low-cost alternative to the fiat payments, the integration with the Lightning Network makes it more convenient that according to Brian Nichols, the founder and CEO of HadePay will pave Bitcoin’s way for mass adoption in commerce.
“Our customers are excited to leverage much faster, cheaper, and more convenient Bitcoin payments made possible by Peach. Bitfury and the Lightning Peach team are perfect partners due to our shared goal of providing businesses with the most cutting-edge financial technology possible,” said Nichols.
Crypto Savant Dan Hedl’s Lightning-Rod Bitcoin Insights:
These were simply too powerful, #woke and all around beautiful statements to ignore and not include in today’s Bitcoin price analysis and social commentary overview. Just take a minute to read these four poetic tweets just to get an idea on why anyone should be considering entering the blockchain-based financial space.
– Been called a fraud, scam, Ponzi scheme, rat poison
– Blamed for supporting terrorism, child porn, and drugs
– Trashed by nearly every mainstream economist
– “Died 288 times” in the mainstream press
Bitcoin absorbed all of this negativity and is STILL thriving!
— Dan Hedl (@danheld) March 16, 2019
Let's be real.
In a few years, it won't matter if you bought $BTC at $4k, $3k or lower.
You will look like a genius no matter what.
— Dan Hedl (@danheld) March 17, 2019
– Drug wars haven't made a dent.
– The Pirate Bay is still up.
– Bittorrent is still up.
How on Earth do people think someone can stop bitcoin?
— Dan Hedl (@danheld) March 17, 2019
Pretty enlightening and exciting feedback from one of bitcoin’s finest contributors. But wait, there’s more, coming from none other than Fundstrat’s Tom Lee.
Tom Lee: Bitcoin in Strong Correlation with Emerging Markets, Real BTC Price Implications?
Emerging Markets are seeing an active and rising interest in Bitcoin. With the world currently undergoing a major shift in the evolution of money, people are looking for alternative options in terms of currency, investment and a store of value.
Thomas Lee’s Crypto Macro Factors: Bitcoin Succumbed to EM
When it comes to the connection between emerging markets and Bitcoin growth chart, both shared many similarities but in 2019, EM outperformed Bitcoin. According to Fundstrat’s Tom Lee in 2018, EM pulled down Bitcoin but as per the chart shared by him, Bitcoin can soon go to moon by tailing EM.
— Thomas Lee (@fundstrat) March 17, 2019
“Earlier this year, we noted the “macro” factors such as rally in risk assets plus USD no longer surging are tailwinds 4 BTC bitcoin. Chart shows EM in 2018 pulled down BTC. Notice especially how bitcoin tried to diverge in late 2018 but ultimately succumbed.”
It is not the first time, he has made a connection between both the markets. Back in August, last year, citing a correlation between both the markets, Lee had shared that Bitcoin could end the year “explosively higher.”
“Until emerging markets begin to turn, I think in some ways that correlation is going to hold and tell us that sort of the risk on mentality is those buyers aren’t buying bitcoin,” said Lee that time.
However, Tom Lee is not the only one that has been seeing this correlation as in late 2018, global macro analyst, Peter Tchir had also shared that during the time of emerging market stress, cryptos like Bitcoin as a store of value can rise.
“I would have expected bitcoin and cryptocurrencies to do well in times of emerging market stress. If you live in an emerging market country, where the political situation is tenuous and your currency is devaluing rapidly, it would make sense to want to store it, or hide it, or invest it in cryptocurrency. In theory Bitcoin is the ideal ‘hedge’ for a person of wealth in such a situation,” said Tchir.
If we take a look at the future prospect of the emerging market, according to Morgan Stanley, it is expected to rise about 8 percent in 2019.
Meanwhile, Bitcoin bull, Tom Lee further highlighted the maro tailwind, “Natural question is how much implied upside #bitcoin to “catch up” to macro. S&P 500+small-cap rally since 12/24 is >2 std dev. 1-std dev for $BTC is +185% gain. “Catching up” to equities implies $10k-$20k. NOT OUR BASE CASE. Just highlighting macro tailwind.”
CRYTPO (2/2): natural question is how much implied upside #bitcoin to “catch up” to macro.
S&P 500+small-cap rally since 12/24 is >2 std dev.
1-std dev for $BTC is +185% gain. “Catching up” to equities implies $10k-$20k.
NOT OUR BASE CASE. Just highlighting macro tailwind. pic.twitter.com/p67FDNGmI3
— Thomas Lee (@fundstrat) March 17, 2019
Today’s Bitcoin Price Action News Watch Conclusion:
Wow, what a recap that was! We hope you enjoy our most recent bitcoin price watch where we did our best to round up all of the daily activity regarding BTC’s value and the community insights.
Yesterday, we talked about the bold BTC price prediction from Binance CEO of $300,000 and how just four years ago the BTC/USD exchange rate was only $285 and has been hovering around $4,000 in today’s charts. Today, we are sharing with you all of the latest bright spots regarding the Tom Lee’s emerging market crypto macro factors, Lightning Network growth stats, current bitcoin price analysis and EOS’s ‘bitcoin will replace gold’ in two decades forecast.
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Today’s Bitcoin (BTC) Price Prediction: Latest Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP) and BCH Analysis
Bitcoin BTC/USD Price
From yesterday’s open at $3952.3 the price of Bitcoin has decreased at first to $3902 which was 1.26%. From there the price of Bitcoin started increasing and came up to $3976 at its highest point yesterday from where it again started moving to the downside to $3926.3 and is currently sitting at slightly higher at around $3960.
On the 15-min chart, we can see that the price action has ended been moving in a five-wave manner and as it came down to the 0.618 Fibonacci level today where it has established some minor support an upside move was expected which is what happened.
But since that would be the 5th minor wave it is likely going to end on the horizontal resistance at $3994.4 as a retest of resistance before correcting some more in another three wave manner to the downside.
As this was a three wave correction to the upside the third correction to the downside would be expected before we could see a breakout to the upside as the price needs to establish further support which is why the horizontal support levels below the prior one could serve as a support zone for the expected minor decrease.
This decrease would be the last Minuette correction out of the Minute X wave which means that when it ends another increase would be made according to my count as the Y wave should start developing to the upside.
The Minute Y wave would mark the end of the second correction after the price made the initial decrease of over 10% so according to my count, this would be a correctional upside movement before further downside.
Ethereum ETH/USD Price
From yesterday’s low at $130.85 the price of Ethereum has increased at first by 6.16% coming to $138.92 at its highest point yesterday. After the increase ended another downtrend started which pushed the price to $133.5 at its lowest point today, but since the price fell to those levels another attempt of recovery has been made as the price is currently sitting at $135.56.
Looking at the current wave structure we can see that the price action has created 4 Minuette waves which means that another one to the downside would be expected as it is most likely already the start of the expected correction to the downside out of which the A wave would be a five-wave move meaning that we are most likely going to see another Zigzag correction before the X wave ends.
The expected B wave would most likely retest the resistance at the 0.618 Fibonacci level around $137 area before another Minuette low would be established and it could end lower than projected on the above chart.
After this current downtrend ends I would be expecting an increase which would be the Minute Y wave out of the three-wave correction in which the price is from last Monday, February 4th.
Ripple XRP/USD Price
From yesterday’s low at around $0.312 the price of Ripple has increased by 6.58% today to its highest point at $0.33256. The price has retraced since and is currently sitting at 0.3266 area but is still in the upward trajectory.
The C wave is set to interact with the resistance at $0.3366 but it could end lower than that as I have counted 3 waves out of the C wave which is five-wave move so another increase could lead the price higher but not higher then the mentioned resistance level.
When the C wave ends more downside would be expected for the price of Ripple as it would end on the upside, but it is still unclear whether or not the expected move to the downside would be another correction or would it be an impulsive move like we saw on the initial drop when the price of Ripple decreased by over 13%.
If the Intermediate correction ended we are going to see an impulsive wave 3 to the downside as this horizontally ascending price action would be the corrective wave 2, but there is a possibility that this whole structure is a prolongation of the Intermediate correction.
In either way from the resistance at $0.3366 more downside would be expected from which we are going to see which count is valid.
Bitcoin Cash BCH/USD Price
From yesterday’s low at $125.2, the price of Bitcoin Cash increased by 2.85% to its highest point today when it came up to $128.6 but is currently sitting slightly lower at around $127.8 level.
The price of Bitcoin Cash has been following the major cryptocurrency price e charts which is why we are seeing a similar pattern like in the case of Bitcoin but unlike in the case of Bitcoin, the price of Bitcoin Cash is set to go to retest its horizontal resistance level from the first horizontal sideways correction at $135.3.
As the price is set to retest its significant resistance like in the case of other cryptos we are most likely to see a similar scenario – a retest of the significant resistance ending as a rejection which will propel the price in a downward trajectory again.
The Minute Y wave would develop to the upside after this minor expected decrease so depending on its momentum we are going to see if the horizontal resistance gets broken but I don’t believe that it is likely considering that the choppy price action we have seen from 25th of February is the wave 2 from the five-wave move to the downside.