Bitcoin Price Analysis: Short-Term Support Breaks on High Volume and Spread

Leading into the London open, bitcoin broke through its local support level in a move that seems to be hinting toward a downward continuation: Figure 1: BTC-USD, Daily Candles, Broken Local Support So far, our daily candle has yet to close, but it is currently on schedule to close below local support. If we close below this current level, that will mark a new lower low for the first time in about a week and a half. Although that is bearish, the real strong support level lies just below and…

Coinbase Bought Neutrino Because Its Old Analysis Providers Sold User Data

Coinbase’s Director of Institutional Sales, Christine Sandler, said in an interview last week that, in part, the exchange acquired controversial software firm Neutrino because its prior blockchain analysis providers were selling customer data. “The compelling reason for making the acquisition was that Neutrino had some industry leading, best in class technology. It was important for us to migrate away from our current providers. They were selling client data to outside sources and it was compelling for us to get control over that and have proprietary technology that we could leverage…

Is Bitcoin (BTC) Sliding in Response to QuadrigaCX Disappointment?

Bitcoin prices down 2.2 percent Five of the six QuadrigaCX cold wallets are empty Transactional volumes drop, demand could see participation pick up to above 37k Even with Bitcoin (BTC) liquidation, bulls have the upper hand as long as prices are trending above Feb 18 low. In that case, risk-off traders may search for entries in lower time frames and take advantage of positive fundamentals. Bitcoin Price Analysis Fundamentals There is another burden that controls tags along—that of securing private keys. In centralized exchanges, wallets can be compromised—many have lost…

Dow Futures Jump on Trade War Deja Vu, Bitcoin Price Crashes to $3,670

The US stock market is primed to jump higher on Monday after increased optimism over the state of the US-China trade negotiations caused Dow futures to leap nearly 100 points. The bitcoin price, however, continues to bleed lower in the wake of its failed attempt to clear a key resistance level. Dow Futures Climb Nearly 100 Points after Snapping Winning Streak As of 8:47 am ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures had bounced by 94 points or 0.36 percent, implying a rise of around 100 points at the opening bell.…

A New Exchange Launches, Letting Institutions Custody Their Own Crypto

A new crypto exchange for institutional investors is launching this month with an unusual approach to custody. LGO Markets, based in New Jersey, officially launched Monday with limited functionality, allowing new users to set up and fund their accounts. However, spot trading in bitcoin will start on March 11. According to CEO Hugo Renaudin, the company has secured 10 institutional clients already – mostly over-the-counter (OTC) trading desks, plus several hedge funds, crypto businesses and market makers. Another 56 clients are in the process of onboarding, he said. The firm…

Crypto Finance Startup Circle Seeking Further $250 Million in Funding: Report

Crypto finance startup Circle Internet Financial is reportedly looking to raise a further $250 million in funding. A report from The Information on Saturday, citing a source with knowledge of the matter, said that Circle is seeking to raise the funding via a combination of equity and debt financing. They added that the reason for the move is that the firm’s business has been affected by the prolonged cryptocurrency bear market. Circle has not confirmed the source’s claim, The Information said. The Goldman Sachs-backed firm has previously raised at least $246 million, according…

is Crypto on the Decline?

In the last 24 hours, the Bitcoin price dropped from $3,874 to $3,764 by 2.8 percent, leading major crypto assets such as Ethereum and EOS to lose well over 5 percent of their value against the U.S. dollar. Valuation of the Crypto Market in the Past 3 Months (Source: Coinmarketcap.com) The valuation of the crypto market fell by $4 billion from $130 billion to $126 billion, dropping to the $120 billion region for the first time since mid-February. Traders Not Optimistic About Short-Term Movement of Bitcoin Earlier this month, one…

Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC Could Retest $3,600 Before Buyers Reappear

Bitcoin price failed on many occasions to break the key $3,860 resistance level against the US Dollar. The price started a downward move and broke the $3,800 and $3,760 support levels. There was a break below a declining channel with resistance at $3,800 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair is trading in a bearish zone and it could decline further below $3,700 and $3,680. Bitcoin price failed to climb above key resistances and declined against the US Dollar. BTC is likely to…