2018

Analyst Who Predicted Bitcoin’s 2018 Bottom: Altcoins May Plunge in 2021

It’s been an incredibly strong year for altcoins thus far. Versus Bitcoin, many have outperformed. As reported by Bitcoinist previously, the small-cap, medium-cap, and large-cap altcoin indexes from crypto exchange FTX have outperformed Bitcoin since the start of 2020. Bitcoin vs. low-cap, mid-cap, and large-cap altcoins chart shared by cryptocurrency trader Ceteris Paribus (@Ceterispar1bus on […]

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Crypto Tidbits: Bitcoin Holds $9k, Ethereum DeFi Gains Traction, Trump Talked BTC in 2018

Another week, another round of Crypto Tidbits. It’s been a relatively mild week for the Bitcoin market, much unlike previous ones. The cryptocurrency started the week around $9,300 and ended the week right around that level, with BTC changing hands between $8,900 and $9,550 for the past seven days. Each attempt at breaking out of the […]

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Top Trader Explains Ethereum’s Rally to $1,400 in 2018 Was a “Red Herring” Event

Over recent weeks, the expectations of a parabolic Ethereum rally have become extremely prevalent. Due to a confluence of fundamental and technical trends, analysts left and right are flipping bullish on the second-largest cryptocurrency. Chris Burniske, a partner at Placeholder Capital, for instance, recently postulated that there is a world in which ETH hits $7,500: […]

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The Signal That Preceded Bitcoin’s Drop to $3k in 2018 Is About to Flash Again

Just a week ago, Bitcoin was trading just dollars shy from $10,000. But after rumors (since disproven) spread about Satoshi Nakamoto selling his stash of BTC, the cryptocurrency has collapsed to $8,700. Some have deemed this move a “healthy” retracement, but a key indicator suggests that Bitcoin bulls have further losses ahead of themselves. Related […]

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Analyst That Predicted Bitcoin’s 2018 Bottom Anticipates Imminent Break of $10k

Over the past few days, Bitcoin has struggled to cross $10,000. Just yesterday, the cryptocurrency was rejected from the key resistance for the second time in a week, plunging to $9,200 just hours after it failed to break into five digits. But analysts are becoming convinced that Bitcoin is poised to rally past $10,000 in […]

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Bitcoin Outperforms Stocks in Q1 Despite Worst Month Since Jan 2018

Bitcoin just experienced its worst month since departing from its all-time highs 2 years ago, but still the leading crypto managed to outperform the US stock market in the first quarter of 2020. Global Pandemic Tears Markets Apart The financial markets were hit by the COVID pandemic that forced entire countries and industries to shut […]

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Bitcoin Shows Same Buy Signal Seen at 2018 Bottom of $3,150

With Bitcoin collapsing by 5% in the past days, moving from $7,150 to $6,750 as of the time of writing this, traders have once again flipped decidedly bearish on cryptocurrencies. Related Reading: Could Post Crypto Bubble Bitcoin Follow Dot Com Crash NASDAQ Chart? They fear that this latest move under the key support of $7,000 […]

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Current Bitcoin Price Trajectory Similar to May 2018, Prior to $3,000 Drop: Analyst

Since Bitcoin topped in June, mainstream haters of cryptocurrencies and related technologies, such as Peter Schiff and Nouriel Roubini, have asserted that BTC is in an “echo bubble.” While many have laughed off this sentiment as pure delusion, the charts may be telling a different story. Related Reading: Bitcoin CME Futures Gaps Are Filled With 95% […]

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After Painful 2018, Chinese Blockchain VCs Are Getting Back Into the Market

After the crypto market crash last year, Chinese venture capital firms are taking another look at blockchain.

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Bitcoin Miners Drove Price Volatility In 2018 Bear Market, Says New Data

Bitcoin miners are behind spikes in price volatility which saw the largest cryptocurrency hit $3100 in 2018, new data suggests. Miner Sell-Offs Preceded BTC Price Floor In fresh analysis uploaded to social media on October 11, on-chain intelligence resource Token Analyst revealed miners selling coins directly influenced the Bitcoin price. Specifically, large sell-offs coincided with […]

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Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC Falls into 2018 Bear Market Pattern

Bitcoin continues to extend it losses today, as the #1 asset unravels a further 6.59% against the US dollar. On the 4-hour chart we can see worrying signs that the 2018 bear market could be about to repeat itself. BTC/USD 4-Hour Chart On the 4-hour BTC/USD chart we can see that the price 00 is […]

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Bitcoin (BTC) At Early 2018 Levels, Investors Prepping For $15,000?

Bitcoin (BTC) rally, adds 23 percent Crypto awareness better than it was two years ago Presently, Bitcoin’s market cap exceeds $200 billion. These are levels last seen 17 months ago, revealing the strength of buyers. From the charts, BTC bulls are solid as buyers aim at $15,000, adding 23 percent week-to-date. Bitcoin Price Analysis Fundamentals […]

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Bitcoin’s Price Snaps Longest Daily Win Streak Since 2018

Bitcoin’s price fell on Tuesday, snapping the longest daily winning streak since July 2018. The long-term outlook, however, remains bullish.

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Report: Australians Lost Over $4 Million to Crypto Scams in 2018

The latest edition of “Targeting scams,” an annual report released by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) revealed that the country saw a 190 percent increase in cryptocurrency scams, with a total of $6.1 million AUD ($4.3 million USD) lost to crypto criminals. This marks a substantial rise from the $2.1 million AUD ($1.48 […]

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Even With Samsung, Ethereum (ETH) Bulls Must Nullify Q4 2018 Bears

Ethereum (ETH) steady above $150 After rumors of a public-private blockchain, Samsung investing in crypto projects Samsung is investing in crypto projects. Through Samsung Ventures, the electronics giant channeled $2.9 million in Ledger before investing an undisclosed amount in ZenGo which managed to raise $4 million. Meanwhile, Ethereum (ETH) is recovering after retesting $150 support. […]

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Did Pre-IPO Uber ‘Lose’ $1.8 Billion in 2018, Or Aggressively Invest In Its 85% Market Share Dominance?

Uber posted $1.8 billion in losses for 2018, an improvement over its 2017 bottom line, a loss of $2.2 billion. At The Drive Stephen Edelstein says, “That’s bad news for Uber as the company looks to charm investors into an initial public offering (IPO) later this year.” Maybe. But maybe not. Focusing on the high […]

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Indians Lost $2.3 Billion in Remittance Payments in 2018; Can Bitcoin Help with Near-Zero Fees?

According to The Times of India, money transfers cost citizens and non-residents over $2.3 billion in fees last year for clearing payments into India, the world’s biggest market for inward remittance. Nischal Shetty, the CEO of local Bitcoin exchange WazirX, said that the dominant cryptocurrency could bring down remittance costs to near zero. Dear @arunjaitley […]

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UK Financial Watchdog: $255 Mln Lost in Crypto-Related, Other Investment Scams in 2018

The Financial Conduct Authority reported that investment scams’ losses amounted to over $255 million in 2018. The United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has reported that common investment scams’ losses — including those crypto-related — amounted in total to over £197 million ($255 million) in 2018. The agency reported the losses in an official press […]

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Chainalysis: Darknet Market Activity Nearly Doubled Throughout 2018

Darknet markets are going as strong as ever, if Chainalysis data is to be believed. In its latest Crypto Crime Report, published earlier this week, blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis reports that darknet market activity has nearly doubled throughout 2018. After a slump in late 2017 and early 2018 due to the closure of two major […]

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Ethereum On-Chain Transaction Volume Reached Record High in December 2018

On-chain transactions of Ethereum hit an all-time high in December 2018, according to a report by crypto analytics firm Diar. The on-chain transaction value of Ethereum (ETH) hit an all time high in December 2018, crypto analytics firm Diar reports on Jan. 21. On-chain transaction levels of the third largest cryptocurrency reached 115 million in […]

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Bitcoin Transactional Volume Crossed $3 Trillion in 2018: Research

The transactional volume of Bitcoin, the world’s leading decentralized digital currency, exceeded $3 trillion in 2018, researchers found. According to Satoshi Capital Research (SCR), the Bitcoin network experienced $2.2 trillion worth of trading volume. At the same time, it recorded $3.2 trillion in Layer One transactional volume, down 8.3% than the amount in 2017. However, […]

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Total Value of Bitcoin Sent to Darknet Markets Increased by 70% in 2018: Report

During last year, the value of Bitcoin sent to darknet markets has notably increased, according to a report. During last year the value of Bitcoin (BTC) sent to darknet markets increased by 70 percent, according to a Chainalysis report published on Jan. 18. The Chainalysis report points out that darknet activity is relatively not influenced […]

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Majority of Bitcoin Investors Not Deducting 2018 Losses from Taxes, Claims Recent Report

It’s no secret that many relatively new investors in the cryptocurrency markets have seen massive monetary losses that have resulted from the persisting bear market that first began in late-2017 when Bitcoin began falling from its highs of nearly $20,000. The realized losses that resulted from this drop, however, are tax deductible in the United […]

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