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…

How smart crypto traders caught a 48% price pump

Disparities in information access and data analytics tech are what give institutional players an edge over regular retail investors in the digital asset space. The core idea behind Markets Pro, Cointelegraph’s crypto intelligence platform powered by data analytics firm The TIE, is to equalize the information asymmetries that permeate cryptocurrency markets. Markets Pro bridges the gap with two world-class functionalities: the quant-style VORTECS™ score, and breaking NewsQuake™ alerts. The former is an algorithmic comparison of several key market metrics around each coin to years of historical data, which assesses whether…

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…

Perlin (PERL) price gains 100% as the focus on green energy solutions intensifies

Generating momentum and attracting investor attention can be a challenge during the best of times in the cryptocurrency market and it is an even bigger challenge when the markets are choppy like the entire crypto ecosystem has been the past couple of months.  Despite the recent downturn, Perlin (PERL), which has managed to rally 140% from a low of $0.052 on June 8 to a high of $0.134 on June 18 as its average 24-hour trading volume surged from $3 million to $122 million. PERL/USDT 4-hour chart. Source: TradingView Three…

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…

Bitcoin price falls below $37K amid little hope of a definitive weekend bounce

Bitcoin (BTC) broke below $37,000 during trading on June 18 in the latest short-term bearish sign for hodlers. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Buyers no match for BTC bears Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView tracked BTC/USD as it hit new local lows of $36,540 on Bitstamp.  After repeatedly testing the $37,000, the pair finally broke through to see short-term volatility return and swings of several hundred dollars up and down. The move could be significant as it removes the majority of a large buy wall which was…

Chinese Bitcoin mining shakeout may have surprise BTC price consequences — analyst

China’s crackdown on Bitcoin (BTC) mining may have unintended benefits for BTC price action, one analyst suggests. In a tweet on June 18, Charles Edwards, CEO of investment firm Capriole, argued that the Chinese miner exodus was already lowering Bitcoin’s potential price floor. Don’t believe the China FUD As a shake-up sees Bitcoin hashing power redistributed away from China, Bitcoin’s electrical cost — the combined cost of keeping the network running — is dropping. As Edwards notes, this “Bitcoin production cost” is very rarely crossed by spot price. In becoming…