Bitcoin price can hit $450K in 2021, $135K is ‘worst-case scenario’ — PlanB

Bitcoin (BTC) could trade at an eye-watering $450,000 by the end of 2021, while $135,000 would be the “worst case scenario.” That’s according to analyst PlanB, who on June 20 released his latest sentiment-busting bullish BTC price prognosis. Bitcoin to match all-time high in October Well known as the creator of the stock-to-flow Bitcoin price forecasting models, PlanB has repeatedly bucked the overall market mood in recent weeks and months. Even as BTC/USD sees multiple retests of lows from months past, the analyst — and his models — remain firmly…

Bitcoin price dips below $34K as day of Grayscale’s giant BTC unlocking draws near

Bitcoin (BTC) dropped to local lows of $33,750 on June 20 as fears over weak support levels proved to be well founded.  BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD swiftly dropping below $34,000 on Sunday after choppy behavior at the start of the weekend. A comedown from resistance at near $40,000 continued to unfold, with low volumes highlighting little interest in protecting price action much above $30,000. Orderbook data from Binance confirmed this on the day, with sellers eradicating a major buy wall…

3 reasons why Ethereum may underperform Bitcoin in the short-term

Ether (ETH) price outperformed Bitcoin (BTC) by 173% from March 28 to May 15. The incredible bull caused the token to reach a $4,380 all-time high. However, as cryptocurrency markets initiated a sharp drop on May 12, the trend started to reverse, and since then, Ether has underperformed by 25%. Some might say it is a technical adjustment after a strong rally. While this partially explains the move, it excludes some critical factors, including the fast advance of smart-contract network competitors and Bitcoin being adopted as an official currency for…

Bitcoin under threat, El Salvador rejected, Mark Cuban stung, McAfee ‘has nothing’

Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week   Hawkish Fed comments push Bitcoin price and stocks lower again The crypto markets had started the week with a spring in their step. Last Sunday, Elon Musk revealed that Tesla would be prepared to accept Bitcoin as a payment method again — once it…

Data suggests the strong US dollar makes Bitcoin weaker argument is flawed

At the moment, there seems to be a general assumption that when the U.S. dollar value increases against other global major currencies, as measured by the DXY index, the impact on Bitcoin (BTC) is negative. For the past few weeks, analysts and influencers have been issuing alerts about this inverse correlation, which held true until March 2021. So I guess we’re not all obsessed with $DXY anymore? Because it’s looking super bullish & had provided an almost perfect inverse correlation for over a year. Either way we’re about to find…

Bitcoin may lose $30K price level if stocks tank, analysts warn

The ghost of stock market crash is back again to haunt Bitcoin (BTC). It happened last in March 2020. Back then, the prospect of the fast-spreading coronavirus pandemic led to lockdowns across developed and emerging economies. In turn, global stocks crashed in tandem, and Bitcoin lost half of its value in just two days. Meanwhile, the U.S .dollar index, or DXY, which represents the greenback’s strength against a basket of top foreign currencies, has now climbed by 8.78% to 102.992, its highest level since January 2017. The huge inverse correlation showed that…

Hawkish Fed comments push Bitcoin price and stocks lower again

Bitcoin (BTC) and the wider financial markets faced a new wave of selling on June 18 following comments from James Bullard, the president of the United States Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, indicating that he expects the first interest rate increase to happen in late 2022.  Bullard’s comments were even more hawkish than Wednesday’s comments from Fed Chair Jerome Powell, who indicated that the rate hikes would come in 2023. Powell’s comments triggered a sell-off across financial markets as the U.S. dollar gained strength. U.S. dollar currency index. 4-hour…

Bulls hesitate to buy the dip after Bitcoin price falls close to $35K

On June 18, Bitcoin (BTC) and traditional markets faced another day of downward pressure comments from the United States Federal Reserve about the possibility of raising interest rates sooner than expected has led to a spike in the price of the U.S. dollar at the expense of risk assets and treasury notes.  The Fed doesn’t deserve all the bla, however, as concerns about a further downturn for BTC have been building for weeks with much of the discussion focused on the approaching death-cross and what it means for the future…

Pro basketball league in Canada will offer players Bitcoin salaries

The Canadian Elite Basketball League will be allowing players from its seven teams to accept a portion of their salaries in Bitcoin starting next week.  According to a Thursday announcement, the Canadian Elite Basketball League, or CEBL, has partnered with Toronto-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitbuy to convert part of basketball players’ existing salaries from Canadian dollars to Bitcoin (BTC) on request. The league said it will arrange for the funds to be delivered to the players’ personal crypto wallets. More than 70 players on the active roster from the Edmonton Stingers,…

Goldman Sachs to offer Bitcoin futures trading in partnership with Galaxy Digital

Goldman Sachs has debuted a Bitcoin (BTC) futures trading product for its client in collaboration with crypto investment giant Galaxy Digital. According to CNBC, the move marks the first time the Wall Street bank has partnered with a digital asset-based liquidity provider. Galaxy Digital co-president Damien Vanderwilt said the company offered a gateway to the crypto space allowing a tightly regulated entity like Goldman to offer crypto-related investment products. Goldman will reportedly be offering CME Group Bitcoin futures for its clients, marking another expansion of its recently established crypto trading…