After rising to $6,700 on fiat-to-crypto exchanges and achieving $7,700 on Bitfinex, Bitcoin has stabilized at $6,500.
Over the past 48 hours, the volume of Bitcoin has risen from $3.2 billion to $7 billion at its peak, but has since dropped to $4 billion. In a two-day period, BTC has shown a 25 percent increase in its daily trading volume, which can be considered as a positive indicator for the short-term trend of the digital asset.
The general sentiment regarding the mid-term price trend of Bitcoin is if BTC can successfully and comfortably defend the $6,000 support level in the weeks to come, then a large shakeout or a significant drop to the low $5,000 region is highly unlikely.
Based on the stability BTC has demonstrated since early August and the fact that the dominant cryptocurrency had not fallen below the $6,000 mark as the daily trading volume of the asset reached its yearly low, it has become more challenging for bears to bring down the value of BTC in the short-term.
Cryptocurrency trader Eric Thies stated that it is rare to find an asset that tests a major support level more than 20 times on a weekly chart. He emphasized that the only way BTC falls to the $5,000 region is if an unpredicted event occurs that negatively impacts the crypto market by a magnitude that exceeds the expectations of every investor in the market.
“My core reason on BTC bullishness is simple: Find me anywhere in any market where the floor held 20+ times on a weekly chart, only to break to the downside afterward. You’ll be looking for a while. The only way it happens on Bitcoin would be from an enormous black swan event.”
Over the past nine months, despite the price movement of Bitcoin and the 80 percent correction the market experienced, the infrastructure of the cryptocurrency market has strengthened significantly. Hence, there exists little to no probability that a black swan event leads the crypto market to fall.
Another recognized analyst with the alias SatoshiFlipper stated that the $5,800 price of BTC was the bottom for the rest of the cryptocurrency market.
“Seeing lots of accounts starting to come to their senses. Some will catch on sooner than others, but eventually everyone will realize that $5,800 or the BTC $100 billion market cap was the correct bear market bottom. Something I've told everyone since July.”
On October 17, following the integration by Coinbase into its main cryptocurrency trading platform, the price of 0x (ZRX) surged by more than 30 percent. In the past 24 hours, as it occurs often in crypto, the value of ZRX has fallen by more than 10 percent as the worst performer on the day.
The listing of 0x on Coinbase was generally met with a positive reaction from the cryptocurrency community but the process in which the listing of ZRX was made public many months before the actual listing led some investors to criticize the listing method.
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Last modified (UTC): October 18, 2018 9:38 AM