Bitcoin Faces Price Pullback Amid Extremely Overbought Conditions

View Bitcoin’s quick drop from a 4.5-month high of $5,345 to levels below $5,000 validates the extremely overbought readings on the 14-day relative strength index. BTC could consolidate around $5,000 with a negative bias over the next day or two. A pullback back to key support levels at $4,672 and $4,565 (200-hour MA) can’t be […]

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Up 100%: Litecoin Price Sets Q1 Performance Record

Litecoin’s (LTC) price has doubled in the first three months of 2019 to register its best first-quarter performance on record. The fourth-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization is currently trading at $61, representing a 100 percent gain on January’s opening price of $30. It clocked a six-month high of $64.20 earlier this month, according to Bitfinex […]

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Bitcoin Remains On Hunt For $4.2K Despite Price Consolidation

View Bitcoin’s low-volume price consolidation has taken the shape of a bull flag on the 4-hour chart. A break above $3,930 would confirm a flag breakout and open the doors to $4,330 (target as per the measured move method). The flag breakout looks likely, as the longer duration charts are biased bullish: Monday’s high-volume triangle […]

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Bitcoin Is Now Officially In Its Longest Bear Market Ever

Bitcoin has officially entered the longest stretch of declining prices in its 10-year history. The world’s oldest and most valuable cryptocurrency achieved an all-time high of $19,764 on Dec. 17, 2017 on the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index and has printed a series of lower price highs ever since, making February 2 (as per UTC time), the […]

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Bitcoin’s Price Counters the VIX, Confirming It’s Still a Risk Asset

Evidence is emerging that bitcoin has yet to truly earn its reputation as an “uncorreleated asset.” Case and point, bitcoin’s latest sell-off from $6,000 to nearly $3,000 was accompanied by a surge in the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX). The VIX measures the 30-day forward-looking volatility of the S&P 500 to gauge the market’s fear and risk tolerance, […]

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CoinDesk’s Crypto-Economic Data Is Now Accessible on GitHub

Nolan Bauerle is research director at CoinDesk. For more data and insights, visit the CoinDesk Crypto-Economics Explorer.  Starting today, CoinDesk will use GitHub to help crowdsource potential methodology changes and data sources for our Crypto-Economics Explorer (CEX), our comprehensive data tool designed to measure and compare crypto assets.  After we launched the beta version of […]

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Bitcoin Risks Return to December Lows After Price Drop to $3.5K

After breaching key support on Sunday, emboldened bears could soon push bitcoin (BTC) prices back towards $3,100. The cryptocurrency closed yesterday (as per UTC) at $3,516, invalidating the bullish view put forward by the higher low of $3,566 carved out on Dec. 27. That move also added credence to the bearish reversal signaled by the […]

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Bitcoin’s Tick Problem (Getting Screwed on Crypto Exchanges)

Dan Cawrey is the CEO of Pactum Capital, a financial services firm focused on managing risk with cryptocurrency derivatives. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  Published writers say it. Powerful businesspeople say it. Elite athletes say it. Investors with a track record of smart decision-making say it; “Consistency is the […]

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One Month Later, Which Crypto Is Winning the Bitcoin Cash Split?

One month has officially passed since the bitcoin cash blockchain underwent a hard fork on November 15, resulting in the creation of two distinct networks. They’re now commonly referred to as Bitcoin Cash ABC and Bitcoin SV. Yet in the weeks that followed the mid-November fracture, there is still no favorite in terms of overall […]

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When There’s Blood in the Street (Why It’s Not Quite Time to Be Long Crypto)

Timothy Enneking is the founder and the primary principal of Digital Capital Management, LLC (DCM). ——————- Two members of the Rothschild family are credited, perhaps incorrectly, with the (in)famous quote regarding investing: “When there is blood in the street” (James in the mid-19th century and Nathan, after the battle of Waterloo). The family has been […]

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