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Bitcoin BTC Daily Price Forecast October 30

Bitcoin (BTC) Daily Price Forecast – October 30

Bitcoin (BTC) Daily Price Forecast – October 30

BTC/USD Medium-term Trend: Bearish

Resistance Levels: $6,800, $7,000, $7,200

Support levels: $6,200, $6,000, $5,900

Yesterday, October 29, the price of Bitcoin was in a bearish trend. The digital currency had been range bound above the $6,500 price level in the last three weeks. The cryptocurrency fell to the low of $6,300 and commenced a range bound movement. Previously, the BTC price was range bound between the levels of $6,200 and $6,600.

The crypto's price is likely to revisit the previous low of $ 6,200. This was the lower price range which is likely to be tested. If the price falls again and holds at the $6,200 price level traders should initiate long trades. Then stop-loss orders should be placed below the $6,200 price level. Meanwhile, the MACD line and the signal line are below the zero line which indicates a sell signal. The price of Bitcoin is below the 12-day EMA and the 26-day EMA which indicates that price is in a bearish trend zone.

BTC/USD Short-term Trend: Bearish

On the 1-hour chart, the BTC price is in a bearish trend. The digital currency is below the 12-day EMA and the 26-day EMA which indicates that price is falling. Meanwhile, the MACD line and the signal line are below the zero line which indicates a sell signal.
 

The views and opinions expressed here do not reflect that of BitcoinExchangeGuide.com and do not constitute financial advice. Always do your own research.

 

By Azeez M – October 30, 2018

Alan Zibluk Markethive Founding Member

Bitcoin Price – BTCUSD Approaching Area of Interest

Bitcoin Price - BTC/USD Approaching Area of Interest

Bitcoin Price – BTC/USD Approaching Area of Interest

Bitcoin is still trending lower inside its short-term descending channel but might be due for a bounce to the top. Support held and a correction to the Fibonacci retracement levels is underway.

Price is testing the 38.2% Fib currently, and this happens to line up with the mid-channel area of interest. Holding as resistance could send Bitcoin back to the swing low around $6,450 or the channel support closer to $6,425. A larger correction could test the 50% Fib that lines up with a former support area that might now hold as resistance, as well as the 100 SMA dynamic inflection point.

The 61.8% Fib is just below the 200 SMA dynamic inflection point and close to the channel resistance, which might be the line in the sand for a correction. The 100 SMA is below the longer-term 200 SMA to indicate that the path of least resistance is to the downside. In other words, the downtrend is more likely to resume than to reverse. The gap between the moving averages has been widening to signal strengthening bearish momentum.

Stochastic is heading higher to signal that bulls still have some energy left, and the oscillator has some room to climb before hitting overbought conditions. RSI also has some ground to cover before bulls are exhausted, which suggests that the correction could go on for a bit longer before sellers return.

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Bitcoin might even have enough momentum to break past the channel top, provided market updates also turn out positive. As it is, investors still seem to be holding out for more directional clues and hoping to get confirmation that the earlier rallies might be sustained.

Institutional investment could be a strong factor, but that might have to wait until early next year. The near-term catalyst would likely be the bitcoin futures on ICE Bakkt and it appears that traders are waiting to see how this might impact prices first.

 

SARA JENN · OCTOBER 29, 2018 · 1:30 AM

Alan Zibluk Markethive Founding Member

Bitcoin will do more good to civilization than governments and NGOs says Jimmy Song

Bitcoin will do more good to civilization than governments and NGOs, says Jimmy Song

Bitcoin will do more good to civilization than governments and NGOs, says Jimmy Song

 

Jimmy Song, one of the most well-known Bitcoin Core developers, explained the reason why Bitcoin would do more good to the civilization in comparison to the governments, NGOs, and charity, during an interview with Cheddar.

Song started off by speaking about the fiat system, claiming that a lot of money goes to big government and businesses. This, according to him, was because these bigwigs have early access to the inflated money. On the contrary, Bitcoin gives people a sense of ownership over “their own stuff” as it allows people to be self-sovereign over their own money. In addition, Bitcoin cannot be confiscated by anyone including governments. He said:

“… And they [people] start planning on a long termlevel. And the playing field is much more level than the system we have today, which is made mostly to benefit large institutions, banks, governments, large companies that can get really low interest rates and so on.”

However, with Bitcoin, there are a lot of common people who have access to it on a long-term wealth which is not feasible and inflated. According to Song, this leads to entrepreneurship production which builds civilization and this is why he thinks Bitcoin would do more good for civilization than government programs, NGOs, charity, and other programs.

Szmon Baranowski, a Twitterati said:

“He is right. We see first signs of another stock market bubble crash and monetarists, bankers are already attacking BTC like it would be a dangerous for them alternative for people now.”

Additionally, Song recently spoke about Bitcoin’s proof-of-work and why it was important. He said:

“… in order to have real scarcity, real money, transactions that is very difficult to roll back and screw people over on, to not double spend, you need something that is very difficult to reverse. Now, the difficulty of that reversal is directly proportional to how much proof-of-work went into it or how much energy was extended to create it.”

He went on to the say that the idea of proof-of-work is securing the entire ledger and all the transactions which have happened on Bitcoin. Song further added that reducing the proof-of-work would also reduce the security of the ledger.

 

Published 43 mins ago on October 28, 2018 By Priya

Alan Zibluk Markethive Founding Member

Bitcoin Can the Bulls Muster Up a Weekend Rally?

Bitcoin – Can the Bulls Muster Up a Weekend Rally?

Bitcoin – Can the Bulls Muster Up a Weekend Rally?

Bitcoin stuck in the ranges through the early part of the day, with the Bitcoin bulls needing to put some life back into the market to support a breakout.

Price action through the week was limited for Bitcoin, with a 0.06% gain on Friday one of only two days in the week where Bitcoin managed to avoid the red.

3-days in the red left Bitcoin down 0.88% for the current week, with Bitcoin now having fallen short of the 23.6% FIB Retracement level of $6,757 since 18th October, as the steam comes out of Bitcoin and the broader market.

After a relatively range bound start to the day on Friday, Bitcoin rallied to a morning high $6,597.4, breaking through the first major resistance level at $6,575.57 before falling back to the earlier part of the day’s ranges, with resistance at $6,600 pinning Bitcoin back on the day.

An early afternoon intraday low $6,511 held well above the day’s first major support level at $6,469.77, leaving Bitcoin at $6,500 levels through the day, a rare occurrence in the world of Bitcoin and reflective of the lack of volatility in the market.

On the news front, there was some chatter on SEC Commissioner Kara Stein’s view on the setting up of cryptocurrency funds, Stein stating that some internal guidelines on key considerations had been circulated, while she held back from confirming whether any regulated exchange traded funds would be approved before the end of the year.

The regulatory landscape continues to be one of the key obstacles for the SEC to give the green light, with the SEC Commissioner highlighting that there remains a need to get clarity on a range of regulatory issues before the markets can expect institutional money to flood in.

For now the cryptomarket and the Bitcoin bulls in particular, remain optimistic that the SEC will at least give the green light to the VanEck Bitcoin ETF, though it remains to be seen whether issues surrounding valuation, liquidity and custody have been sufficiently addressed.

At the time of writing, Bitcoin was up 0.33% to $6,552.9, with Bitcoin moving from a start of a day morning low $6,524.9 to a morning high $6,560 before easing back, the moves through the early part of the day leaving the day’s major support and resistance levels untested.

For the day ahead, a hold on to $6,550 levels would support a move through the morning high $6,560 to bring the day’s first major resistance level at $6,582.73 into play, while we will expect Bitcoin to fall short of $6,600 levels for a 3rd consecutive day, with the news wires likely to remain relatively silent on the regulatory front through the weekend.

Failure to hold on to $6,550 levels through the morning could see Bitcoin give up the morning’s gain to pullback through the start of the day morning low $6,524.9 to call on support at $6,496.33 before recovering, more material losses unlikely barring particularly negative news hitting the crypto wires.

Looking at the broader market, with Bitcoin’s dominance holding at around 53.6% and the crypto total market cap hovering at around $210bn, there’s been very little action across the majors with Ethereum continuing to hold onto the number 2 spot, Ripple’s XRP struggling to close the gap in spite of the Ripple team’s successes in the real world.

 

Bob Mason

43 minutes ago

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Bitcoin BTC Price Analysis – Which Direction Can It Break Out?

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Analysis - Which Direction Can It Break Out?

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Analysis – Which Direction Can It Break Out?

Bitcoin is stuck in consolidation for yet another day as it moves back to the triangle bottom.

Bitcoin continues to move sideways inside a symmetrical triangle and range visible on the short-term time frames. Price recently bounced off the range resistance and also the top of the triangle, setting its sights back on the bottom.

The 100 SMA is below the longer-term 200 SMA to confirm that the path of least resistance is to the downside. In other words, selling pressure is more likely to persist. In that case, a break of the triangle bottom might be seen, sending price to the range support at $6,360 or onto a slide that’s the same size as the consolidation patterns.

Stochastic is also heading lower to confirm the presence of bearish momentum, but the oscillator is already dipping into the oversold region to signal exhaustion. Turning back up could revive bullish pressure and allow support zones to hold. RSI is starting to turn lower after previously cruising mostly sideways, also reflecting a pickup in selling pressure.

Investors seem wary about the launch of ICE Bakkt futures possibly as early as next month, likely recalling how the CME bitcoin futures launched last year are being blamed for the sharp drop that ensued since then. There is also some degree of wariness associated with the Tether controversy.

Looking ahead, traders could continue to hold out for any major catalysts that could spur and sustain a breakout in either direction. By the way developments are going these days, it appears that there could be further upside, particularly on positive regulatory updates and progress in institutional platforms.

Note that Fidelity will be making its institutional platform for bitcoin and ethereum more widely available as early as Q1 next year so anticipation could build up leading to it. After all, it could usher in strong inflows from banks and hedge funds eager to place bets on the industry.

 

Rachel Lee by Rachel Lee October 26, 2018

Alan Zibluk Markethive Founding Member

Bitcoin BTC Price Watch – Bears Refusing to Let Up

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Watch - Bears Refusing to Let Up

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Watch – Bears Refusing to Let Up

Bitcoin Price Key Highlights
 

  • Bitcoin price recently tumbled below a short-term rising trend line but might be due for a pullback.

  • Applying the Fib retracement tool on the latest swing high and low shows the levels where more sellers might be waiting.

  • However, technical indicators are giving mixed signals on whether the slide could resume or not.

Bitcoin price fell through a short-term support zone and might be due for a pullback before heading further south.

 

Technical Indicators Signals
 

The 100 SMA is below the longer-term 200 SMA to indicate that the path of least resistance is to the downside. In other words, the selloff is more likely to resume than to reverse from here.

Sellers might be waiting around the 61.8% Fib or $6,564 level which lines up with the broken rising trend line support. This is also close to the 100 SMA dynamic inflection point, which might add another layer of resistance.

Stochastic is pulling up without even hitting oversold territory, which suggests that buyers are eager to return. Sustained buying pressure could even take bitcoin price back up above the trend line to continue its climb. RSI is also pointing up to suggest that buyers might be ready to return. Reaching overbought levels and turning back down could still allow the Fibs to hold, pushing bitcoin price back to the swing low or lower.

Bitcoin was unable to sustain its earlier pop higher as profit-taking was quick. Traders must be feeling anxious on account of risk-off flows in general financial markets and while waiting for the SEC decision on bitcoin ETF applications.

Still, there’s a lot to look forward to, particularly the launch of ICE Bakkt bitcoin futures later this year. However, there might also be some unease as traders recall that last year’s CME bitcoin futures were blamed for the sharp drop that followed then.

 

SARAH JENN | OCTOBER 25, 2018 | 4:24 AM

Alan Zibluk Markethive Founding Member

Bitcoin BTC Price Watch – Is This a Bullish Breakout Yet?

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Watch -  Is This a Bullish Breakout Yet?

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Watch – Is This a Bullish Breakout Yet?

Bitcoin Price Key Highlights

  • Bitcoin price has been trending lower inside a descending channel visible on its 1-hour chart.

  • Price appears to be attempting an upside break as a few hourly candles are closing above the channel top.

  • Technical indicators may be showing some hints of a pickup in bullish momentum.

Bitcoin price is trying to break out of its downtrend but has yet to test nearby resistance levels before sustaining a climb.
 

Technical Indicators Signals

The 100 SMA is below the longer-term 200 SMA to signal that the path of least resistance is to the downside. In other words, the downtrend is still more likely to resume than to reverse. Then again, the gap between the two moving averages is narrowing to signal slowing selling pressure and a potential bullish crossover.

Bitcoin price has yet to break past these dynamic inflection points before confirming a climb, though. And even then it would likely encounter some resistance at the $6,700 mark on its move north.

Stochastic is turning higher without even reaching the oversold area, indicating that buyers are eager to return. RSI is also on the move up and has a lot of ground to cover before reaching the overbought zone. Turning lower from that area could lead to a return in selling pressure, possibly at any of the nearby resistance levels.

Bitcoin price continues to wait for another set of positive catalysts that could allow the earlier surge to resume. For now, it is dealing with risk aversion in financial markets and uncertainty on the SEC decision for bitcoin ETF applications.

Traders might also be taking it easy leading up to the launch of ICE Bakkt bitcoin futures, especially since the ones from CME were blamed for the drop in price late last year. Still, bitcoin has a lot to look forward to in Q1 to Q2 next year on the Fidelity institutional platform.

 

SARAH JENN | OCTOBER 24, 2018 | 4:52 AM

Alan Zibluk Markethive Founding Member

Wall Street greets bitcoin with interest and worry Bitcoin may be the fraud of the century depending on whom you believe or it could be a gold mine for early adopters Adventurous investors have already bought into the virtual currency and Wall

Wall Street greets bitcoin with interest and worry

Bitcoin may be the fraud of the century, depending on whom you believe, or it could be a gold mine for early adopters.

 

Adventurous investors have already bought into the virtual currency and Wall Street is laying the groundwork for more wealth to flow into the cryptocurrency.

But nobody can say how big (or small) the bitcoin story will ultimately become.

Bitcoin still cannot be used to buy even a loaf of bread. It cannot be purchased from a company or sold directly on a major financial exchange and it is backed by no central bank. And it also dissimilar to metals like gold or silver, with universally accepted value.

Yet bitcoin is exchanged like money.

Near the end of 2017, bitcoin reached almost $20,000 in value amid a buying frenzy. It has since come down closer to earth and is now worth around $6,400.

Such volatility is too nerve-wracking for most mainstream investors but the radical price swings hold appeal for short-term traders.

rue believers in the currency, along with these short-term speculators, now have a variety of investment opportunities at various risk levels.

Debut on major exchange –

The most direct way to buy bitcoin is on an exchange that specializes in cryptocurrencies, although many of those platforms are at risk of hacking.

In late 2017, the Chicago Board Options Exchange became the first major exchange to offer a bitcoin product, a move that gave a legitimacy to the currency.

The Chicago exchange allowed trading on bitcoin futures — not on bitcoin itself — a financial instrument well known among investment professionals.

Another option is to pick an investment vehicle composed of bitcoin, such as the Bitcoin Investment Trust, which is managed by Grayscale Investments. But those interested in such ventures must transact in a private and bilateral basis and typically pay high fees.

Bitcoin believers are still awaiting the green light from regulators for exchange traded funds(ETF) that would track the movements of the virtual currency, a key step that could take the market more mainstream.

“The arrival of a potential bitcoin ETF remains top-of-mind for institutional investors seeking exposure to this emerging asset class,” said Michael Graham, an analyst specializing in Internet, blockchain and digital assets at Canaccord Genuity.

Each time, the SEC expressed concerns about fraud and manipulation, in part because it is still exchanged primarily on unregulated exchanges.

Broadening acceptance? –

Most of the biggest names in finance are at least studying ways to participate in bitcoin, although the steps so far have been incremental.

Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, the biggest US bank by assets, famously called bitcoin a “fraud” in 2017 and has continued to speak skeptically of it.

Since May, Goldman Sachs has served as a clearinghouse for trading bitcoin futures for clients but has not offered bitcoin investments yet.

But Fidelity Investments, the giant money manager, this month unveiled a new venture, Fidelity Digital Assets, that will execute trades in digital currency for clients and permit them to store bitcoin or other digital assets with Fidelity.

And ICE, the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange, plans to launch its own bitcoin futures contract in November.

Bitcoin platforms continue to have a variety of problems, including lack of transparency, conflicts of interest and weak system safeguards, Christopher Giancarlo, chairman of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, said in a mid-October interview on Fox Business.

Yet many pension funds and other mainstream investors are likely to think twice before putting big funds into ventures that could soar — but could also sink.

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has rejected several proposed ETFs, including twice blocking ETFs proposed by the twin Internet entrepreneurs Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss.

“Like all things, it takes time to mature, and with the movement of more institutional investors into the space, I think we’ll see that maturation,” Giancarlo said.

 

by Juliette MICHEL

New York (AFP) |

Alan Zibluk Markethive Founding Member

Bitcoin BTC – Stuck in This Short-Term Range

Bitcoin (BTC) -  Stuck in This Short-Term Range

Bitcoin (BTC) – Stuck in This Short-Term Range

Bitcoin Price Key Highlights

 

  • Bitcoin price is still treading sideways, right in the middle of its range visible on the 1-hour and 4-hour charts.

  • Price has yet to break out of the current consolidation to show whether it would make a test of support or resistance.

  • Technical indicators seem to be suggesting that a move towards the bottom of the range is due.

Bitcoin price still seems to be waiting for directional clues as it moves sideways in the middle of a $600-sized range.

 

Technical Indicators Signals

 

The 100 SMA is below the longer-term 200 SMA to signal that the path of least resistance is to the downside. In other words, a move lower is more likely to happen than a break higher. The moving averages also appear to be holding as dynamic resistance levels as well.

Stochastic is turning lower after recently hitting overbought levels, also suggesting a return in selling pressure. This might be enough to take bitcoin price to the bottom of its range at $6,200. RSI is already on the move down to confirm that sellers have the upper hand.

If buyers are able to step in, a move to the range top at $6,800 could be seen. A break above this could lead to a rally of the same height as the rectangle while a drop below support could lead to a selloff of the same size as well.

There are a handful of positive developments in the bitcoin industry these days, but it looks like traders are waiting for bigger announcements or might be feeling anxious while the SEC continues to mull its decision on the ETFs.

The launch of Fidelity’s institutional platform is big news as this would usher in big flows from funds, banks, and financial institutions. This would boost volumes, activity, and demand, thereby shoring up prices.

 

 

SARAH JENN | OCTOBER 22, 2018 | 4:43 AM

Alan Zibluk Markethive Founding Member

Bitcoin No Weekend Rally in Sight as the Bulls Struggle On

 

Bitcoin – No Weekend Rally in Sight as the Bulls Struggle On

 

Bitcoin finds support early to move back through to $6,600 levels, though holding on could be an issue for the bulls if there’s no break out to $6,700.

Bitcoin gained 0.93% on Saturday, partially reversing Friday’s 1.38% fall, to end the day at $6,585.2 and increase Bitcoins gains for the week to 3.93%.

An early morning intraday low $6,511 saw Bitcoin avoid a pullback to $6,400 levels and the day’s first major support level at $6,474.97, with a broad based market rally supporting a move through the day’s first major resistance level at $6,606.27 to a late morning intraday high $6,611 before easing back to $6,500 levels.

A second break through the first major resistance level in the early afternoon saw Bitcoin struggle and fall back to $6,500 levels, with resistance at $6,600 continuing to see Bitcoin fail to break out to take a run at $6,700 levels and bring the 23.6% FIB Retracement Level of $6,757 into play.

For the Bitcoin bulls, it was another close shave, with Bitcoin managing to hold on to positive territory through the day, with the broader market also making up ground through the day, sentiment shifting from the negativity mid-week that saw Bitcoin in the red for 3 consecutive days.

On the news front, there was no material news to influence the crypto majors through the day, with upward momentum across the cryptomarket seeing Bitcoin’s dominance hover at 53.6% and the crypto total market cap rise to $210.8bn.

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At the time of writing, Bitcoin was up 0.54% to $6,617.2, with moves through the early part of the day seeing Bitcoin bounce from a start of a day morning low $6,581.2 to a morning high $6,660.8, the start of the day rally seeing Bitcoin break through the first major resistance level at $6,627.13 to come up against the second major resistance level at $6,669.07 before easing back.

For the day ahead, a hold on to $6,600 levels through the morning would support another run through the first major resistance level to bring the second major resistance level at $6,669.07 back into play.

Breaking out from any move through the second major resistance level would need the support of the broader market, with the news wires needing to remain crypto friendly through the day.

Failure to move back through the first major resistance level at $6,627.13 could see Bitcoin hit reverse later in the day, a fall through the morning low $6,581.2 to $6,569 bringing the day’s first major support level at $6,527.13 into play.

Having managed to avoid $6,400 levels since last Monday’s rally, Bitcoin will likely continue to find plenty of support at $6,500 to avoid a more material pullback in the event of a broad based market sell-off, barring materially negative news hitting the wires.

Bob Mason

FXEmpire

30 minutes ago

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