Last week, when I wrote my usual Monday BTC price analysis, Bitcoin was trading close to $9,200.
At the time of writing, Bitcoin (BTC) is trading just below $11,000 after price climbed 16% from $9,200 to $11,070 in just a couple of days.
It seems the hypothesis that weekends are good for Bitcoin is indeed true, as BTC consolidated above the key $11,000 level during Saturday and Sunday before a dip going into Monday morning. My gut tells me this is what we’ve all been waiting for. Will Bitcoin maintain its weekend gains during the next few weeks? Has the bull market officially begun?
Bitcoin has experienced a major rally that has taken its price upwards close to 34% over the past two weeks. Even with minor retracements, the market is moving positively with higher lows each time it falls, meaning we should expect BTC to continue its climb towards $13,000 – which in my opinion might come within the next couple of weeks.
Last week, I mentioned how I was expecting BTC to break and hold above $10,000, which has come to fruition. While I personally am still bullish, others are predicting a sudden correction.
Prominent Bitcoin trader davincij15 has claimed all bull markets are expected to suffer large corrections of around 30-35% of the total highs in the early stages.
This means we could still see Bitcoin touching its 100-day EMA or even its 200-day EMA despite the bull cycle (which can last a couple of years).
We’ve seen similar movements during previous cycles in 2013 and 2016-2017.
Let’s not forget that I consider Bitcoin to be in a bull run when the 20-day EMA is above the 50-day EMA and the latter is above the 200-day EMA. As we’ve already accomplished that goal, I personally think the bears have retreated and bulls are now firmly in charge.
Corrections are expected and welcomed so that we can accumulate even during bull seasons.
Volume also seems to be increasing as well. Over the past two weeks, volume has gone from $17 billion to $23 billion, consolidating now around $20 billion.
Putting all this information together, we’re now clearly on the right path to reach $15,000 – or maybe even $20,000 – by the end of 2019.
Of course, if you think I might be overreacting to positive news, you can always check what other expert analysts have to say about this recent price movement.
Hopefully, the market will continue this positive momentum.
Pay attention to retracements back down towards the 200-day EMA to make new entries.
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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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