Bitcoin’s current setup creates an interesting risk-reward situation for bulls

The Bitcoin (BTC) chart has formed a symmetrical triangle, which currently holds a tight range from $28,900 to $30,900. This pattern has been holding for nearly two weeks and could potentially extend for another two weeks before price makes a more decisive movement. Bitcoin/USD 12-hour price at Kraken. Source: TradingView For those unfamiliar with technical analysis, a symmetrical triangle can be either bullish or bearish. In that sense, the price converges in a series of lower peaks and higher lows. The decisive moment is the support or resistance breakthrough when…

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Bitcoin’s rocky road to becoming a risk-off asset: analysts investigate

May 5th was a bloodbath for traditional and cryptocurrency markets. On the worst day of trading since 2020, Bitcoin (BTC) dropped over 7% while the NASDAQ slipped over 5%.  Many hoped for capitulation in the trade and crypto markets, and although the short-term outlook for Bitcoin looks weak, one analyst and some evidence would suggest that Bitcoin is still on course to becoming a risk-off asset. Markets are by no means maths-based or infallible, but a risk-off asset describes an asset that performs well–or is an asset that investors flock to–when overall market…

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Waiting for $40K? Bitcoin’s critical level is already here, says new research

Bitcoin (BTC) is at a “pivotal” point and faces macro forces that could influence it for “months to come,” fresh research says. In its latest market update on April 8, trading suite Decentrader called for more attention to focus on Bitcoin’s “yearly pivot” price. All eyes on the yearly pivot After giving $43,000 support two retests this month, Bitcoin has punctured market sentiment having reversed direction near $50,000. The move below $46,200 — the opening price for 2022 — was particularly hard to swallow, as it had marked the BTC…

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Interlay introduces new protocol for Bitcoin’s reciprocal relationship with DeFi

Interoperability network Interlay has released a 21-page technical whitepaper, titled XCC: Theft-Resilient and Collateral-Optimized Cryptocurrency-Backed Assets, advocating for the imminent development of cross-blockchain interoperability solutions to unlock a plethora of potential within the decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem. As a Polkadot (DOT) parachain, Interlay is focusing its efforts on opening pathways of communication and interaction between Bitcoin’s currency-native ecosystem and the wider functionalities of the DeFi space with networks such as Ethereum (ETH) and Polkadot. The newly-launched XCC protocol — serving as an additional layer of XCLAIM, which was introduced to…

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Analysts debate Bitcoin’s next step after today’s $45.5K retest

The euphoric calls for a return of the bull market may have been a bit early especially after Bitcoin (BTC) bulls failed to push the price over the $46,000 level on March 31. Even with the current pullback, analysts continue to expect a lower support retest at the $45,000 level. Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that today’s attempt to push the price of BTC above $47,500 was soundly rejected by bears which sent the top cryptocurrency plunging to $45,500. BTC/USDT 1-day chart. Source: TradingView Here’s a look…

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After years of doubts and concerns, it is finally Bitcoin’s time to shine

Gold has served as a store of value for thousands of years. Due to this, investors have widely used it as a hedging tool against the effects of recessions and inflation often caused by geopolitical tensions. In light of recent events such as the COVID-19 pandemic and, more recently, the military crisis between Russia and Ukraine, many investors have sought alternatives to gold and other precious metals as hedging options. As we approach a digitized age, it is a prerequisite that alternatives to gold are equipped to deal with the…

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Interlay aims to advance Bitcoin’s DeFi potential with new interoperable bridge

Interlay, a newly appointed Polkadot (DOT) parachain network, is nearing the completion of a two-year Bitcoin (BTC) bridge development project on Polkadot, with the launch announcement on its sandbox platform Kusama. Additionally, Interlay has integrated a Wrapped Bitcoin (wBTC) digital asset, known as kBTC, on their Canary parachain Kintsugi. The asset is already available for trading on two other Polkadot parachains — Karura, governed by Acala, and Moonriver, governed by Moonbeam. It is expected that Interlay will seek to deploy its technology across both Cosmos and Ethereum during the coming year…

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Terra may be about to repeat $125M BTC buy that sparked Bitcoin’s run to $43.3K

Bitcoin (BTC) could be set for a repeat of this week’s run to weekly highs after Blockchain protocol Terra appeared set to buy another $125 million of BTC. A wallet thought to belong to Terra but not officially confirmed to be under its control sent another 125 million Tether (USDT) to Binance on March 23. Rinse and repeat for 5.6% BTC price gains? The Bitcoin price narrative gained a new player this week after Terra co-founder Do Kwon let slip about a plan to back a new U.S. dollar stablecoin,…

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Bitcoin’s got 3 strikes, but investors remain calm despite price drop

After Bitcoin (BTC) faced its third consecutive rejection, investors became more confident in adding altcoin positions. For the leading cryptocurrency, the path to $50,000 appears more challenging than previously expected. According to Euronews Next, on March 14, the European Union rejected a proposed rule that could have banned the energy-intensive proof-of-work (PoW) mining algorithm used by Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Several EU parliamentarians have been pushing to ban PoW mining over energy concerns. BTC/USD price at FTX. Source: TradingView In terms of performance, the aggregate market capitalization of all cryptos…

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Bitcoin’s sub-$40K range trading and mixed data reflect traders’ uncertainty

The phrase “hindsight is 20/20” is a perfect expression for financial markets because every price chart pattern and analysis is obvious after the movement has occurred. For example, traders playing the Feb. 28 pump that took Bitcoin (BTC) above $43,000 should have known that the price would face some resistance. Considering that the market had previously rejected at $44,500 on multiple instances, calling for a retest below $40,000 made perfect sense, right? Bitcoin/USD at Coinbase. Source: TradingView This is a common fallacy, known as “post hoc” in which one event…

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