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Bitcoin – Base formation or rising wedge?

Bitcoin – Base formation or rising wedge?


  • BTC bears unable to break on the downside.

  • Bulls unable to cross past range $4,100-$4,400.

Bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency by market capitalisation has been forming a technical pattern that's making it difficult for the bulls as well as bears to break past easily. However, as soon as it breaks on either side, the moves would be large enough

BTC/USD is trading flat on day at $3,986 and in less than one percent range for the day – proof of consolidation days of the poster boy of cryptos. On the 720-minute chart, after forming bottom of $3,126 in the month of December last year, the king of cryptos has been slowly and gradually moving up.

Inspite that, the bulls have not been able to cross past the range of $4,100-$4,400. Resulting in a base formation on the downside and a rising wedge like formation. If rising wedge holds true (which it may not, given past failures of falling wedges) then the next downside on BTC would be chaotic as the fall would then bring about sub-$2k levels.

BTC/USD 720-minute chart:

Bitcoin - Base formation or rising wedge?

Alan Zibluk Markethive Founding Member

Bitcoin can surge as high as 400000

Bitcoin can surge as high as $400,000

Bitcoin can surge as high as $400,000

Naeem Alsam, Chief market analyst at Think Markets, columnist at Forbes, and crypto enthusiast, said that he personally believes that each Bitcoin can go up as much as $400K.

Naeem Aslam, the chief market analyst at Think Markets U.K., explained why the $4,000 level is of such importance for Bitcoin, as it will set the trend for which direction the markets will take next.

'Questions are being asked constantly when it comes to Bitcoin's battle with the $4000 mark', Aslam said.

'The result of this battle sets the tone for a bullish or bearish trend. Since December 14, 2018, there have been several battles between bulls and bears at the price level of $4K. In each of this battle, bulls have lost the war because, after the first attack at the $4K level, the bears have been able to gain enough strength to push the price back below this critical mark. It is in this essence, that this level has become a matter of death or life for crypto traders.'

The chief market analyst went on to say that 'if you are a long-term investor, you will not really worry about these short-term levels', referring to the fact that Bitcoin's current price levels do seem to be significant in the short term, in the long term these prices may turn out to be highly insignificant, as Aslam believes that BTC could eventually surge as high as $400k.

'This is because there is a high chance that the next bull run has a minimum potential of pushing the price 5 times higher. That is over $100K', Aslam said.

'I personally believe that each Bitcoin can go up to as much as $400K and if history repeats itself, this number is not a fool’s paradise. This is a simple math calculation: approximate percentage projection of the price which we experienced during the last bull run.'

In the beginning of December 2018, Aslam already mentioned that the feeling of panic which was and (still is) spreading throughout the crypto universe was a good indicator that a Bitcoin bottom was close enough.

Chepicap reported recently that another prominent cryptocurrency trader, going by the Twitter handle Galaxy, tweeted to his 49K Twitter followers that April will be the last month where you will be able to grab yourself some cheap Bitcoin.

The analyst said that more often than not, the Bitcoin price seems to move in a random manner. However, BTC creates repeating patterns and trends, and according to Galaxy, this observed pattern will make April 2019 the last month of cheap $BTC … ever again!






Alan Zibluk Markethive Founding Member

Bitcoin Cash price analysis – BCHUSD capped by 16000 bears are on the alert

Bitcoin Cash price analysis -  BCH/USD capped by $160.00, bears are on the alert

Bitcoin Cash price analysis – BCH/USD capped by $160.00, bears are on the alert

  • BCH/USD has gained over 22% in recent 7 days.

  • The upside may be limited due to technical correction.

Bitcoin Cash (BCH), the sixth largest coin by market value, is changing hands at $156.23. The coin has gained 1.2% since this time on Wednesday, though it is still 6% lower from the recent high touched at $166.53 on March 18. Bitcoin Cash has a capitalization of $2.8B and an average daily trading volume $376M.

On the intraday level, BCH/USD is supported by SMA100 (1-hour) currently at $156.49. Once it is cleared, the downside is likely to gain traction with the next bearish target $152.90 (Wednesday’s low) followed by psychological $150.00. Meanwhile, a sustainable move lower will open up the way towards $147.50 (SMA50, 4-hour) and $146.70 (SMA200, 1-hour).

On the upside, the major short-term target is $160.00, followed by the recent high at $166.53. The ultimate bullish target at this stage is $170.00; however, the move towards that area seems less likely considering flat intraday RSI and an extended consolidation below recent highs.

BCH/USD, 1-hour chart


Tanya Abrosimova


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Bitcoin Mining Hardware Market Analysis 2019 – ASICrising GmbH Bitmain Technologies Ltd

Bitcoin Mining Hardware Market Analysis 2019 -  ASICrising GmbH, Bitmain Technologies Ltd.

Bitcoin Mining Hardware Market Analysis 2019 – ASICrising GmbH, Bitmain Technologies Ltd.

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Barry Collins

March 20,

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Bitcoin maintains above 4K most top 100 in red Kin sees 47 gain

Bitcoin maintains above $4K, most top 100 in red, Kin sees 47% gainBitcoin maintains above $4K, most top 100 in red, Kin sees 47% gain

The new week has started in a not-too-good stance for almost all coins in the top 100, with few exceptions coming from coins, such as Stellar (XLM), Kin and Enjin Coin (ENJ).


The new week has started low for most coins as red color dominates the top 100-coin list. That said, the total market capitalization doesn’t see any significant changes at $139,654,671,582.


Top 10

The largest cryptocurrency, Bitcoin (BTC) has successfully maintained its value above $4,000 at $4,034, despite seeing a minor 0.38% loss in the last 24 hours.

The other coins on the top 10 have been seeing losses, except Stellar (XLM) and Tether (USDT), with the biggest loss experienced by Litecoin (LTC) with -3.05% at $60.1 price point.

XLM is leading the gain by 2.55% at $0.11, while USDT sees a 0.21% gain at $1.01 price point.

Top 100

Most coins in the top 100 are in red color, with few exceptions, such as Enjin Coin (ENJ), Ravencoin (RVN), Maximine Coin (MXM) and Kin (KIN).

The biggest gain is seen by KIN with an impressive 47.8% at $0.000073, followed by ENJ and MXM that see 15.39% and 12.67% gains at $0.19 and $0.04 price points respectively.

Crypto.com Chain (CRO) has again seen another dip with -9.56% at $0.068, followed by REPO with -7.73% at $0.61 and DigiByte (DGB) with -7.16% at $0.013.

Will BTC maintain above $4,000 the whole week? Will Craig "Faketoshi" Wright's legal issue and his decision to leave the Twitter-verse have an impact on Bitcoin SV's price? Stick with Chepicap to find out.



Alan Zibluk Markethive Founding Member

Bitcoin Bottom? Two Strong Signs of a Crypto Market Trend Reversal

Bitcoin Bottom? Two Strong Signs of a Crypto Market Trend Reversal

Bitcoin Bottom? Two Strong Signs of a Crypto Market Trend Reversal

This past weekend the cryptocurrency market enjoyed a spectacular rally, reaching almost $140 billion in value. Leading crypto asset Bitcoin (BTC) soared past the critical $4,000 resistance level that has been holding it down for months, prompting many to ask – is the bottom in for Bitcoin?

Two crypto enthusiasts on Twitter have pointed out compelling arguments as to why they believe the bottom could be in for Bitcoin and the crypto market’s year-long bear run might be over.


High Volume

Crypto investor and creator of Twitter tipping app tippin.me, Kevin Rooke, recently posted a tweet detailing the huge increase in BTC’s daily exchange volume.

“Volume has increased by ~150% in the last 5 months,” he points out in the tweet. That’s the highest that Bitcoin’s daily exchange volume has been in over a year and the majority of the increases have been this month. In fact, Bitcoin’s daily exchange volume has exceeded $10 billion only nine times in the past year. “5 of those days have been in March 2019,” the tweet continues.

Last night’s massive injection of volume and the resulting rally that pushed BTC above $4,000 certainly backs up Rooke’s assertions. This is the second time in two days that BTC has tested and surpassed $4,000. A third test and break above will indicate a confirmed trend reversal and open up $4,850 as the next upside target.

Gold Chart Comparisons

Comparisons between Bitcoin and Gold are nothing new, with many crypto investors dubbing BTC “digital gold” over the years. However, Twitter user @CabSav9 recently made and an even more telling comparison between the two assets.

When comparing Bitcoin and the long-term chart of Gold since its peak in the late ’70s and the resulting decade long bear market, the two graphs look shockingly similar. After it’s crash in the early ’80s, Gold took almost two decades to stabilize and begin accumulating value again. Bitcoin, by comparison, appears to have followed a similar pattern but over a much shorter timeline. This accelerated correction makes sense considering the speed at which assets can be traded nowadays and the increased pace of life in general.


If @cabsav9’s comparison is anything to go by, Bitcoin should begin to build a decent rally soon. In fact, if one were to redraw the chart to follow the Gold trend, BTC could be on $10,000 as early as June this year.

The truth is, if you looked hard enough you would probably find several charts that coincidentally follow similar trend patterns when adjusted for time. However, the fact that Gold and Bitcoin have so often been compared in the past makes for a strong argument.


Bitcoin is currently trading just above $4,000 and as Asian markets opened strong this morning, it looks set to make some further gains throughout the day.


Mark Hartley

March 18, 2019, GMT+0000, 5:06 am

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Bitcoin breaks above 4000 most coins in the top 100 see red

Bitcoin breaks above $4,000, most coins in the top 100 see red

Bitcoin breaks the $4,000 resistance, the top 100 is dominated by red, with few exceptions, such as Binance Coin (BNB), BitTorrent (BTT) and ABBC Coin (ABBC).


The overall crypto market is dominated by red color with several exceptions from several coins, such as Bitcoin (BTC), Binance Coin (BNB), ABBC Coin (ABBC) and BitTorrent (BTT).

The total market cap is $139,279,230,113.


Top 10

The gain on the top 10 coin is led by BNB that sees a 4.96% gain at $15.86, followed by Tether (USDT) that gains by 0.49% at $1.01.

The largest cryptocurrency, BTC manages to break through the $4,000 resistance level at $4,022 after seeing a 0.4% in the last 24 hours.


On the other hand, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) sees the biggest loss at $150.10 with -4.82%, followed by TRON (TRX) that’s losing by 1.39% at $0.02 and Litecoin (LTC) that sees a loss of 0.9% at $61.14 price point.

Top 100

The biggest gainer on the top 100 is BitTorrent (BTT) that sees 11.09% at $0.0008, followed by the coin that just changed its name, the ABBC Coin (ABBC) that gains by 7.85% at 0.37 and Maximine Coin (MXM) that sees a 6.27% loss at $0.03 price point.  

While the top 3 biggest losers on the top 100 are Crypto.com chain (CRO) that’s losing by 22.89% at $0.07 after seeing an impressive 47.78% gain in less than 24 hours ago, followed by Digitex Futures (DGTX) and Wanchain (WAN) that see 7.43% and 5.17% loss at $0.07 and $0.4 price points respectively.



17 MAR, 2019 | UPDATED: 17 MAR, 2019

Bitcoin breaks above $4,000, most coins in the top 100 see red

Alan Zibluk Markethive Founding Member

Is A New Record On The Horizon For Bitcoin In 2021?

Is A New Record On The Horizon For Bitcoin In 2021?

Is A New Record On The Horizon For Bitcoin In 2021?

t seems like new predictions are already cropping up for Bitcoin in the crypto circle. Alec Ziupsnys, the popular crypto trader and his team, have predicted that Bitcoin could see a new all time high in 2021.


They claim that the crypto could slowly start making its way up and break into an unprecedented bullish trend that places it at the top again and crosses its previously held record of all time high. He tweeted the following:

Rhythm Trader handler is Alec’s account on Twitter that be manages on behalf of him and his team. He cites the historical pattern of Bitcoin’s growth, claiming that history could repeat itself. That 2014 to 2016 market cycle is repeating itself again in the current time.


Alec also has an interesting theory l about how if BTC actually follows a multi-year cycle of boom and busts, it will just indicate that the top crypto has already bottomed.


These traders believe that if the crypto market cycles are seemingly ‘rhyming’, it could mean a consistent but slow upward move which would take the crypto to its peak in 2021.


The cryptocurrency enthusiast, and massive believer in Bitcoin over centralized financial institutions, further added that if BTC truly follows a multi-year cycle of boom and bust, the likelihood exists that the world number one cryptocurrency has already bottomed.


He had previously tweeted:

Alec has a firm conviction that the price of Bitcoin is going upstairs, and it will reach a new high in the year 2021.



By Sumedha Bose

Mar 16, 2019 04:30 UTC | Updated: Mar 16, 2019 at 04:30 UTC

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Bitcoin Stuck in a Rut and in Dire Need of a Break Out

Bitcoin – Stuck in a Rut and in Dire Need of a Break Out

Bitcoin – Stuck in a Rut and in Dire Need of a Break Out

Bitcoin is in the green early but continues to struggle to break out from the current rut. A sell-off could be on the cards if Bitcoin doesn’t make a move soon.

Bitcoin rose by just 0.07% on Thursday. Partially reversing a 0.2% fall from Wednesday, Bitcoin ended the day at $3,948.3.

A choppy start to the day saw Bitcoin rise from a morning low $3,929.9 to a morning high $3,990.5 before easing back. Holding above the first major support level at $3,923.33, Bitcoin broke through the first major resistance level at $3,970.83.

Through the early afternoon, there was another spell of volatility. Bitcoin slid to an intraday low $3,869.3 before striking an intraday high $4,004.0.

Bitcoin tumbled back through the first major support level at $3,923.33 and second major support level at $3,900.47. The bounce back saw Bitcoin break back through the first major resistance level at $3,970.83 and second major resistance level at $3,995.47 before sliding back.

Range-bound through the rest of the day, Bitcoin failed to break back through the major resistance levels. For the bulls, a hold above the major support levels through the day was positive. Failing to hold onto $4,000 levels on the day continues to be a red flag.


Across the top 10 cryptos, it was a mixed bag for the majors. Stellar’s Lumen and Binance led the way down with losses of 1.9% and 1.24% respectively. On the Upside, Bitcoin Cash ABC and Litecoin were the front runners, gaining 1.61% and 1.02% respectively.

While Stellar’s Lumen led the way down on Thursday, it was leading the way through the current week. In spite of Thursday’s pullback, Stellar’s Lumen was up 6.03% Monday through Thursday.

Newfound love for Stellar’s Lumen was attributed by some to a change to Stellar Lumen’s logo. Either way, 7 consecutive days in the green before Thursday’s pullback has been impressive. For the current month, Stellar’s Lumen is up by 26%.

Binance is the only major to have outperformed Stellar’s Lumen in March. 5 consecutive weeks in the green has given Binance a 45% jump for the current month. Unlikely Stellar’s Lumen, however, the Binance Launchpad platform can be attributed to its recent bull-run.

At the time of writing, Bitcoin was up by 0.28% to $3,959.5. Moves through the early morning saw Bitcoin rise from a morning low $3,948.4 to a high $3,970.0 before easing back. The day’s major support and resistance levels were left untested early on.

For the day ahead

A hold above $3,940 levels through the morning would support a run at $4,000 levels before any pullback. Barring a broad-based market rally, we would expect the first major resistance level at $4,011.77 to pin back more material gains on the day. Bitcoin would need support from the broader market to break through to $4,000 levels. Bitcoin could slide to sub-$3,500 should it continue struggle to break out from $4,000.

Failure to hold above $3,940 levels could see Bitcoin fall to $3,800 levels to test the first major support level at $3,877.07 before any recovery. Barring a broad-based crypto sell-off, however, we would expect Bitcoin to steer clear of the second major support level at $3,805.83. A broad-based sell-off could see Bitcoin fall through the second major support level to $3,700 levels before any recovery.


Bob Mason


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Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Test Crucial Supports

Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Test Crucial Supports

Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Test Crucial Supports

Before Bitcoin can hit the target price most cryptocurrency analysts have predicted, a lot of ups and downs will be involved. For starter’s, its price trend which has revolved around the $3,800 and $3,900 levels may be one way that these predictions will be attained. However, yesterday March 11, the virtual asset declined below the $3,900 and $3,850 supports.

Bitcoin May Have Revolved Around its Price Level for Too Long

Many may assume that the most popular virtual currency has revolved around its current price level for too long, while others may be thankful that it is where it is instead of declining lower than $3,000. Yesterday, Bitcoin found support around $3,825 before rebounding to $3,850. As at press time, it is trading at $3,918 and it may retest a resistance of $3,980 and $4,000.

As is usually the case, other virtual currencies in the market were affected by this price volatility. Ethereum, for instance, which is currently priced at $134.64 traded below the $132 support, yesterday. It could be purchased at a price that is slightly higher than $130. The asset could test resistance levels of $135 and $136, for it to move onwards.


XRP’s Price Increments After Finding Support at $0.306

The same can be said about Ripple’s XRP, the third most popular virtual currency based on its market cap. The asset was sold for less than $0.310 and tested its support at $0.306 before correcting and trading above $0.308. It is also worthy to note that XRP, like the first other 10 cryptocurrencies asides from Bitcoin cash is slightly bearish. Its price as at the time of press is $0.311 which may likely draw in more buyers.

EOS is another virtual currency that is worth mentioning and it is ranked fifth on Coinmarketcap’s platform. Its price of $3.66 is expected to increment and test the resistance of $3.70. Hours ago, it found its support level at 3.50, before breaking beyond $3.55 to the 3.60 level which it is valued at.


Bitcoin Cash’s Price Increments and May Test Resistance of $132

Bitcoin cash which is currently the sixth most popular cryptocurrency today by its market capitalization is valued at $128. Yesterday, it has declined below the $128 support to rade at around $126. Consequently, predictions have been made that the asset may correct itself to trade as high as $130 to $132.

These market prices may be on an hourly basis, but it sets the trend of what is to come in the near future. Many like Tim Draper have predicted that its price will gradually increment and $8,000 is what can be expected this year. Others have chosen to base their predictions on two to three years from now and in the long run.

By Grace Joseph

March 13, 2019


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