Money is Moving From Tokens Back to BTC

Throughout May and June, even during bear markets and strong downward movements, tokens performed relatively well against bitcoin. So far, in July, bitcoin has proven its dominance through a stable performance against the US dollar. Why Bitcoin is King, For Now Over the past three months, tokens have had a solid basis to increase in volume and price, mainly due to two major factors: the approval of ether by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a non-security and the unforeseen move of Coinbase to add two tokens in…

Crypto Market Slightly Struggles After Mini Bull Run, Ripple Down 5%

Subsequent to demonstrating a mini-rally on July 18, the crypto market has declined by $12 billion, triggered by a large drop in the value of tokens. Ripple’s Downtrend Since Wednesday, bitcoin, the most dominant cryptocurrency in the market, has performed relatively well against the US dollar. Its volume, which remained below $3.5 billion last week, has rebounded to $5.2 billion, and tripled on the global market’s largest crypto exchange Binance. As of July 20, the price of bitcoin remains above the $7,470 mark, down less than 1.5 percent from its…

Digital Currency Group Founder Barry Silbert

Seven months into a severe cryptocurrency market downturn, the bears have finally run out of steam, leaving the bitcoin price primed for a breakout. That’s according to Barry Silbert, founder of the Digital Currency Group (DCG), perhaps the cryptocurrency industry’s most prolific investment fund. Speaking with CNBC on Tuesday, Silbert said that the recent surge above $7,000 likely indicates that the bottom is in for the bitcoin price. “I think the bears just kind of ran out of energy,” he said, noting that “a lot of institutional money” was looking…

Crypto Market Drops Slightly After Mini Rally, Ether and Bitcoin Cash Down 5%

After adding more than $20 billion within a 30 minute period, the crypto market has declined in valuation, led by the 5 percent drop of ether and Bitcoin Cash. Over the past 24 hours, the price of Bitcoin Cash, ether, Ripple, and EOS dropped by 4 to 6 percent, while bitcoin remained stable in the $7,300 region. Despite its Relative Strength Index (RSI) demonstrating overbought conditions, the price of bitcoin has not fallen by more than 1 percent since its mini bull run on July 18. Interest From Large Investors…

Bitcoin Volume at $6.4 Billion, Up 2x Since Last Week as Crypto Market Surges

The volume of bitcoin, the most dominant cryptocurrency in the global market, has risen by two-fold in the past week, supporting the recent mini bull rally of the crypto market. Last week, CCN noted that the low volume of bitcoin is a concern for the short-term trend of the market. For instance, on July 9, the volume of bitcoin was lower than that of Tether (USDT), a widely traded stablecoin whose value is equivalent to the value of the US dollar. Less than seven days ago, the volume of BTC…

Crypto Market Adds $20 Billion in 30 Minutes as Bitcoin Spikes to $7,400

The bitcoin price has surged 10 percent over the past 30 minutes, subsequent to experiencing a substantial spike in its volume. Within one-hour period, the price of bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, ether, Ripple, and EOS increased by 6 to 10 percent, as the valuation of the cryptocurrency market surged to $292 billion from $272 billion, by more than $20 billion. Market Added $20 Billion in 30 Minutes An unexpected corrective rally occurred in the evening of July 17, pushing the price of major digital assets to spike by large margins. Bitcoin…

Bitcoin Spikes to $6,600 as Crypto Market Finds Momentum

After a week of stability in the $250 billion region, the crypto market has started to demonstrate solid momentum, potentially eying a breakout to the $300 billion mark, supported by a rally initiated by bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash. On July 16, the price of bitcoin, ether, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, and EOS increased by 3 to 8 percent, with EOS recording the largest gain amongst major cryptocurrencies. The volume of BTC, which has been a key indicator for short-term growth, has rebounded to $4.5 billion, while the volume of ether, the…

Cryptocurrency Markets Gear into Recovery Mode as EOS Rises 8%

The cryptocurrency markets appear to be in recovery mode on Monday after a rather torrid week where most coins reached 2018 lows. Chief of the pack was EOS which sees an 8% rise to trade at well over the $7.30 level after having dropped as low as $6.50 last week. However, the increases were not limited to EOS since other currencies also registered impressive increases. Stellar Lumens pushed forward and easily sailed over the $20 mark in the past 24 hours to settle at the $0.22 level at press time…

Ether and Bitcoin Cash Rise 3% as Market Adds $8 Bln, Can it Sustain Momentum?

Over the past 24 hours, the crypto market has added $8 billion to its valuation, as the price of Bitcoin Cash and Ether rose by more than 3 percent. Very Low Volume The bitcoin price came close to breaching the $6,400 level but failed to continue its corrective rally above the $6,400 region. As of July 15, the price of bitcoin remains at around $6,350, after demonstrating a daily gain of around 1.9 percent. Bitcoin Cash and ether, the native cryptocurrency of the Ethereum blockchain network, rose by 3.5 percent,…

Bitcoin Price Could Hit $15,000 This Year: Fmr. Goldman Sachs Exec.

Christopher Matta, a former vice president of investment management division at Goldman Sachs, still maintains he would invest his mother’s money in bitcoin. A callout box on the TV screen noted Matta believes a return to $15,000 for bitcoin is attainable. Now the co-founder of Crescent Crypto Asset Management, told CNBC’s “Fast Money” in June that even for the most conservative investor, the risk adjusted returns on cryptocurrency are good compared to other asset classes, even with the volatility. Matta Urges Calm YTD Bitcoin Price Chart Since that interview, bitcoin is…