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A Boon for Bitcoin? Italian Government Proposes Tax on Savings in Held in Bank Safes

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The Deputy Prime Minister of Italy has proposed a new tax on cash and other valuables held by citizens at banks. If actually imposed, the measure could drive people towards Bitcoin as a way to keep their savings safe from cash-strapped government ministers.

The proposal comes as rising geopolitical tensions are impacting other investment markets, making value held in cash and other valuables a more attractive option for many.

Would the Italian Government Coming After Private Savings be a Catalyst for Bitcoin Adoption?

According to a report published earlier today by Reuters, Italy’s government may consider taxing its citizens’ private savings held in safety deposit boxes at banks.

The report states that the nation’s Deputy Prime Minister, Matteo Salvini, made the proposal on a late night TV programme yesterday. It was picked up by the domestic press this morning.

Salvini reportedly stated that he had been informed that there were hundreds of billions of euros stored as cash and other assets in safety deposit boxes around the country.

He described the savings of his citizens as being “substantially hidden” money, implying that the government has some ordained right to know what the Italian people as individuals have managed to save.

He went on to state that citizens that were open about their holdings would be taxed at a lower rate than those who were less forthcoming with information about their savings.

If the Italian government do implement such a measure, its citizens may very well turn to other means of storing value to protect their savings. One Bitcoin proponent mused that such a policy could be favourable to the crypto asset via Twitter earlier today:

As highlighted in the above Tweet, the news comes as Italian retail deposits hit a new all-time high and geopolitical tensions continue to rock European markets. A recent report by Financial Times shows that share prices of the Eurozone’s largest companies recently hit a five month volatility peak. Tensions in Europe itself relating to Brexit and geopolitical worries overseas caused by the ongoing US/China trade war and fear of the pending collapse of a nuclear accord with Iran are driving the current instability.

Therefore, it does indeed seem possible that some of those Italian investors on the lookout for a safer haven than traditional markets and concerned about the government taxing their savings may well turn to Bitcoin. That said, given the perpetual volatility of Bitcoin, it remains unlikely that the crypto asset market will see any serious influx of capital in the form of life savings of Italians being poured into the market.

However, given that Bitcoin is much harder for governments to come after than funds held in safety deposit boxes and that the market is entirely uncorrelated to stocks or fiat currencies, it still seems plausible that some will take a high risk/high reward hedge against the current fiat system that seems to be edging ever closer to meltdown.

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Bitcoin could hit $62k by end of October, claims trader

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As Bitcoin (BTC) is testing new resistance levels above $9000, one trader has pointed out that the momentum could be even stronger than it looks. If a pattern from 2017 is anything to go by, the top crypto could rise well above its all-time high.

Crypto trader Galaxy (@GalaxyBTC) pointed out that the week preceding today has seen a similar candle set-up to one that occurred back in 2017, when the last big bull run was building up steam.  

After that week’s price action, BTC then saw a price increase of 570 percent. This happened over the course of 147 days, just under 5 months. If this pattern happens again in the same way, BTC will be trading at around $62,000 by the end of October. 

Opinions about this prediction on Twitter were divided. Some agreed with the assessment, with one observer pointed out that they made a similarly bullish claim not long ago. Others questioned the analysis, and suggested that the user was just making outlandish predictions to get followers.

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Bitcoin: Third coming of the green Super Guppy buoys bulls as price consolidates over $9,000

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Bitcoin broke out of its sluggish blues by breaking the $9,000 mark for the first time in 13 months, earlier this week. With several analysts pegging the rise of Bitcoin to be a consequence of the Facebook Libra pump, a more wholesome look at the charts indicates a more consolidated rally, rather than a myopic push.

A recent piece of analysis by Josh Rager, a cryptocurrency analyst and advisor for Token Bacon and Level Invest, revealed that the Bitcoin market was primed for an upswing that will mirror previous bullish rallies of 2012 and 2016. Facebook might have been the catalyst to push the market out of the June slump, but Libra cannot prolong the high, and by the looks of it, the market is likely to march forward on its own.

The Super Guppy indicator which indicates trader behavior based on sets of moving averages, has flipped from red to green on the weekly Bitcoin chart, indicating a sustained bullish swing to the market. As mentioned previously, this is the third coming of the green-switch on the weekly BTC chart; the first two saw the price of the cryptocurrency surge to $1,000 and then to nearly $20,000.

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Rager posited the historical price movements of the cryptocurrency based on the first two occasions of the Super Guppy indicator flipping green. With reference to the recent flip, he stated that the market is likely to be “bountiful,” for “the next few years,” given the manifestation of the “flip,” in the month of June 2019.

His full tweet read,

It’s finally here…

The Bitcoin Super Guppy has flipped green on the 1-week chart

2012: 400-day uptrend followed a flip green

2016: 700-day uptrend followed a flip green

2019: the 1W Super Guppy has finally flipped green and it shall be a bountiful market the next few years pic.twitter.com/6zAn1qgtBy

— Josh Rager  (@Josh_Rager) June 18, 2019

The price of the top cryptocurrency in the market has been on a rollercoaster ride since the beginning of April 2019. With the breach of the 200-day Moving Average on April 2, Bitcoin’s price took a turn for the better, which according to Fundstrat’s Thomas Lee, was the key trigger to the bullish market. Further, the king coin’s “Golden Cross” was realized in April, something that had previously taken the coin to an unprecedented high in December 2017, before switching to a “Death Cross” last year.

At a time when the likes of Fidelity, Facebook, and JP Morgan are veering towards the cryptocurrency market on the big-name side and at time when Bitcoin is trading within the Golden Cross and its Super Guppy has flipped green, the price can only consolidate from this point on and move higher.

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Bitcoin (BTC/USD) forecast and analysis on June 18, 2019

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Cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC/USD) is trading at 9096. Cryptocurrency quotes are trading above the moving average with a period of 55. This indicates a bullish trend on Bitcoin. At the moment, cryptocurrency quotes are moving near the upper border of the Bollinger Bands indicator.

Bitcoin (BTC/USD) forecast and analysis on June 18, 2019

As part of the Bitcoin exchange rate forecast, the test level of 8950 is expected. Where should we expect an attempt to continue BTC/USD growth and further development of the upward trend. The purpose of this movement is the area near the level of 9820. The conservative area for buying of Bitcoin is located near the lower border of the Bollinger Bands indicator bars at the level of 8050.

Bitcoin (BTC/USD) forecast and analysis on June 18, 2019

Cancellation of the option to continue the growth rate of Bitcoin will be the breakdown of the lower border of the Bollinger Bands indicator. As well as the moving average with a period of 55 and closing of quotations of the pair below the 8020 area. This will indicate a change in the current trend in favor of a bearish for BTC/USD. In case of a breakdown of the upper border of the Bollinger Bands indicator bars, one should expect an acceleration of the fall of the cryptocurrency.

Bitcoin (BTC/USD) forecast and analysis on June 18, 2019 implies a test level of 8950. Further growth is expected to continue to the area above the level of 9820. The conservative area for buying Bitcoin is located area of 8050. Cancellation of the growth option of cryptocurrency will be a breakdown of the level of 8020. In this case, we can expect further the fall.

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