The bitcoin price has been relatively stable over the past 48 hours, in the $6,800 region. After a minor drop from $7,100 to $6,700, the bitcoin price has been able to sustain its resistance level, rebounding from its decline.
At this juncture, a potential move to the $7,000 region for bitcoin is likely, given that the dominant cryptocurrency has avoided a further drop from the $6,700 mark to $6,500. On April 9, traders expected the bitcoin price to drop down to the low $6,000 region, if bitcoin dropped to $6,700. But, bitcoin was able to prevent a drop to $6,500 and rebound from that level.
For bitcoin investors, a key level to watch is $7,200, as breaking that support level could lead to a potential price surge to $7,500, a level that is still considered as a gateway for bitcoin to the $8,000 region. Bitcoin has avoided a big drop in value by rebounding from its recent price fall.
While the Relative Strength Index (RSI) and Williams’ Percent Range point signify oversold conditions for bitcoin, the two momentum oscillators have shown oversold conditions over the past two weeks. Hence, during this period of extreme volatility, the RSI and WPR can be considered as useful indicators, but are not sufficient to predict the price trend of bitcoin.
Exponential Moving Average (EMA) suggests an upward trend in the short-term, if the bitcoin price can hold its current level at $6,850. Volumes on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Bitfinex, Bithumb, and Binance (BTC-to-USDT) remain relatively strong, demonstrating that the demand towards bitcoin is growing slowly.
For several weeks already, technical analysis has pointed towards a bear cycle for bitcoin, at least in the short-term. For the most part, that has been true, given that the price of bitcoin has declined from $7,300 to $6,850 within a 7-day period.
Startups, cryptocurrency exchanges, and institutional investors have begun to take advantage of this bear cycle, to further increase the adoption of cryptocurrencies.
This week, Roger Ver revealed a demonstration of South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb’s digital currency kiosks installed all across South Korea at restaurants, cafes, and stores. The kiosks of Bithumb accept 11 cryptocurrencies listed on the platform, including bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin, EOS, Ripple, and more.
— Roger Ver (@rogerkver) April 10, 2018
At the moment, in spite of the rapidly growing adoption of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and Ethereum as legitimate payment methods, it is difficult to spend digital currencies directly at stores and merchants, without secondary products like debit cards.
In the mid-term, the installation of cryptocurrency kiosks and ATMs by influential companies like Bithumb to further improve the adoption of cryptocurrencies and allow merchants to directly accept digital currencies will significantly increase the value of cryptocurrencies as decentralized financial networks and a medium of exchange.
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