At the time of writing, Bitcoin is trading above $4,950.
BTC is trading above its 200 day EMA after continuing its pump from yesterday. As eToro’s Senior Analyst Mati Greenspan points out in his daily newsletter from yesterday:
“The move happened during the Asian session when the United States was fast asleep and Europe was just waking up. So based on the timing we can say that it was probably driven by China, Japan, and/or South Korea.”
We now know it was short sellers getting destroyed (liquidated) on BitMEX after Bitcoin rose 15% in a single move upwards.
Let’s take a look at what is going on with Bitcoin.
At its peak, price touched close to $5,200 before hitting a sell wall shortly after. Volume-wise, I couldn’t be happier. Volume has gone way above its average (the yellow line) implying a quite healthy Bitcoin market. Plus, it also means buyers are holding the fort!
As long as price continues to move above the 200 day EMA, something I expect should happen, we can be confident the bulls are back and buyers are in charge. If I’m wrong, then two things can happen: either Bitcoin follows the path of Litecoin and other altcoins and starts to consolidate above the 200 day EMA (a really bullish scenario) or it drops below the 200 day EMA, which is something I do not expect to happen as volume shows buyers are in control.
Independently, today is a good day for Bitcoin.
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In August 2008, the domain name bitcoin.org was registered. On 31st October 2008, a paper was published called “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”. This was authored by Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of Bitcoin. To date, no one knows who this person, or people, are.
The paper outlined a method of using a P2P network for electronic transactions without “relying on trust”. On 3rd January 2009, the Bitcoin network came into existence. Nakamoto mined block number “0” (or the “genesis block”), which had a reward of 50 Bitcoins.
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