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Technical Analysis: Bitcoin Price to Hit $1500 By Year-End?

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The bitcoin price has recently launched into an upward rally, with technical indicators showing the rise slowing down at $820 while bullish consensus builds to send it further to $1500 by 2017.

Also read: Zcash: Where Is All the Hype Coming From?

Technical Analysis: $1500 and Beyond

Long-Term Analysis

After bullish signs flooded the markets, the bitcoin price has shifted into an upward rally. According to technical indicators, this rally should last until we hit $820, after which a sideways market will prevail.

If this scenario gets confirmed, quotes would be able to double again to the year-end objective beyond $1800. The current Elliott Wave Theory 5th phase could be evaluated at the same size as the 1st wave that took place on 2015´s 3rd quarter.

Following the “ABC ending,” that would happen at $820, which should be thought as a lateral sideways market

Mid-Term Analysis

Bullish consensus is still getting stronger. According to indicators, the technical objective is a lateral sideways market near $820.

If confirmed, that scenario be seen as another bullish sign, allowing the chance for another climb into an euphoric bubble, more than doubling the price to $1500 and beyond.

Short-Term Analysis

Prices have entered a synchronization process, recovering their lag against technical indicators. A full synchronization in the short-term shows a continued rise to $820.

Japanese Candlesticks Analysis reflects the chance of another upward movement after the arriving to the technical lateral market at $820. However, the time extension of that lateral movement would determine the next bubble´s size.

Staff opinion: We believe the bitcoin price will stay near $700 for a while, acting as a psychological resistance to further increases. After being tested by profit-taking, the bulls will likely attempt to push beyond $700, triggering a rally that confirms the present technical analysis. The timeline for this prediction is uncertain, we believe that it may or may not happen by the end of 2016

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Technical Analysis: Explaining the Weekend Bitcoin Price Rally

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Technical Analysis: Explaining the Weekend Bitcoin Price Rally

The prevailing bitcoin price resistance was overcome by a little flag pattern this past week, which ultimately launched prices up to recover a technical objective at $820.

Also read: CoinAgenda Brings Blockchain Leaders to Vegas on October 25

Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis

Long-Term Analysis

After prices overcome the psychological trigger zone area among $620 and $650, the current phase points to a technical goal near $820.

According to Elliott Wave Theory, the current movement should reach a higher scenario through the 5th phase, from where profit taking would be considered. The old trendline, started in 2013, could be very useful at this stage because quotes still recognize its reference, reflecting that pioneer bitcoin holders could be back in the action with a big hedging marketplace.

Mid-Term Analysis

According to indicators, prices could climb to the next congestion area at the $800 level. From there, a big bout of profit taking is expected through another lateral sideways market—like the one we had seen since August—without any bear movement.

Instead, traders will capitalize on the idea of a renewed, upward march, building a level of support that should be confirmed during November. B

Bullish consensus is still getting stronger, and many technical analysts are coinciding on the bullish chance for late October, while the late 2016 period could be analyzed into a euphoric bubble beyond $820 in a third technical phase.

Short-Term Analysis

A little flag pattern has launched prices to the up side, overcoming the psychological trigger zone at $650. Now quotes are recovering to their technical objective at $820.

According to Japanese Candlestick Analysis, the prices are going up and the next technical scenario could be a continuous rise backed by fundamental data and political factors. The same-sized field recovered in August 2016, and was followed by a lateral sideways market.

The bitcoin price could be recovered now, and may follow with a similar lateral sideways market again.

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Bitcoin Price Breaks $640, Are We About to Go Even Higher?

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The bitcoin price has undergone another small rise, hovering around $640 at press time. Nothing huge, but every step counts.

Also read: Bitcoin Price Makes Huge Gains as Yuan Crashes

Bitcoin Price at Highest Level Since Bitfinex Hack

As one analyst points out that bitcoin has reached its highest level since August, when Hong Kong-based bitcoin exchange Bitfinex saw over $70 million in BTC stolen from its storage wallets. Bitcoin immediately plummeted following the attack, and has been relatively slow regain ground. For now, though, the currency does appear to be making headway.

According to some, this is only the beginning. One source explains that further rises are likely to occur in the coming weeks, and investors should keep their eyes open:

“BTC price managed to climb higher and registered a close above the $635 resistance. There was a nice upside move, which took Bitcoin price above a couple of important hurdles. There was a new weekly high posted at $647, and currently, the price is consolidating. There is a flag pattern forming on the 4-hours chart of BTC/USD. It may play a major role in the short term, and could spark yet another rally.”

A separate source speaks of growing activity in China. Investors and miners in China make up the majority of bitcoin-related activity, and as the country’s wealthiest individuals look for new ways to solidify their assets, bitcoin is on the verge of spiking in both price and reputation:

“We are finally showing progress in the long-term chart. All of our core key indicators are showing bullish confirmations across the boards. First, we can see that we are starting to break out of the lower part of the trend channel, which is a very bullish signal. We can also see that the volume in the recent breakout has picked up to levels we haven’t seen in almost a year… We remain bullish on Bitcoin as we are in a long-term trend.”

However, there is still the vague warning that bitcoin runs the risk of stepping into bearish territory granted it support areas fail, dropping the price into a wedge:

“BTC still has some tough resistance to break through… There is the possibility that BTC is in a rising wedge, which could be considered bearish. BTC should test that upper trend line in the coming days which will act as some resistance. We should see a major short squeeze if BTC is able to break above the rising wedge.”

Do you think bitcoin will undergo another massive price change soon? Post your comments below!


 

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Technical Indicators Say Bitcoin Price Will Rise — but When?

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The most recent balance between bid and ask prices is over, setting the bitcoin price on an upward path to $820, where another congestion area may be observed.

Also read: India Plans to Enforce Internet Censorship with 3 Years Jail Time

Technical Analysis: Bitcoin Price Still Looking Upwards

Long-Term Analysis

Aside from the market determined by the biggest traders, which can be seen through volume indicators during the previous two sideways lateral movements, natural demand supremacy allows prices to leave the $580-$600 support area.

Now, the new technical objective is the $820 level without intermediate resistances, in a bull pattern that could be a fast rally to place the quotes into a new formation that would drive the action even higher.

Mid-Term Analysis

Mathematical indicators suggest that buying activity and prices are going up across the Fibonacci fan lines that every trader is considering right now to place their profit objectives, stops and hedge orders.

Taking this data into consideration through the lens of Contrary Opinion Theory, the present stage could be a rally move to $820, from where another lateral market would consolidate the new cycle with new all time objectives over $1200.

Short-Term Analysis

Japanese Candlestick analysis shows that prices are ready to go across the theoretical trading box to the resistance at $820, perhaps in a rally mode.

The first resistance level could be calculated at $700 because of last month’s congestion, which sent prices to the current figures that mark the start of a new bull cycle. However, signals at oscillators are strong enough to dismiss every intermediate level and the entire trading box, which could be considered over as well.


Staff Opinion: Although the recent Bitfinex hack has shaken up markets, leaving the bitcoin price down longer than we expected, we strongly suspect that the price is preparing for another upward launch, indicated by the technical analysis provided in this article. When this rally will take place, though, will be determined through a balance of stabilized fundamentals and optimistic technical signs. 

– Evan Faggart, Senior Editor


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Technical Analysis: Weekend Bitcoin Price Slump Not Stopping Bulls

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Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis

Don’t be alarmed by the current slump in the bitcoin price. In fact, there is still cause for optimism. The market is going through a reversal pattern to the $700 level, where a congestion area should reinforce quotes for another climb to $820, keeping us right on track to hit the projections advanced last week.

Also read: Chinese Court Awards Damages Against OKCoin, Says It Operates Illegally

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bulls Still in Control

Long-Term Analysis

After testing the lowest support at the $580-$600 level, prices should enter an upward reversal pattern soon, which will allow an initial pull back to $700, extended to Fibonacci´s technical objective at $820.

The next stage could be an upward rally into the new technical cycle, which may be delayed until big players accomplish their marketplace. An ascending support ensures the breakout into a new bull cycle.

Mid-Term Analysis

Now, while quotes are testing the support level, a new bullish consensus is providing the concurrent elements that should start a consolidated new cycle to $700, and further to $820.

Mathematical indicators are showing buy signals, and current volume is providing the market with a chance to start a new bull trend from here to $1800, with several zig zag situations and profit taking areas.

Short-Term Analysis

Japanese candlestick analysis indicates that the market can sustain itself long enough to allow the quotes to rise into the intermediate congestion area at $700 on the way to $820, perhaps in a rally mode.

The first resistance level could be calculated at $700 because of the last month congestion which had sent prices to the current figures from where the new bull cycle is starting.

What do you think will happen to the bitcoin price? Should we be worried about the weekend slump? Are the bulls still in control?  Let us know in the comments below!


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BitcoinAverage: The Evolution of an Index

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Meet BitcoinAverage, the world’s first and premier price index for Bitcoin.

This article was provided by the Vanbex Group.

“There was no funding involved, it was created initially … as a hobby. I wanted to provide it to the community to do my part for bitcoin,” said Shaun Gilchrist, founder and CEO at BitcoinAverage, whose Global Bitcoin Price Index (GBX) was the first of its kind in the industry and is still the most widely used price source for the cryptocurrency.

“There was truly no goal to monetise the project, it was open source and even access to the application program interface (API) was completely free, three years later, it still is.” Gilchrist added.

But under expressed demand the industry-leading system is set to kick off with pioneering changes including major upgrades to its system, soon.

Hardened investors to hobbyist users of Bitcoin will find these newest developments as exciting prospects for the data-driven side of the ecosystem.

They may also seem like predictable innovations for the world’s most valuable, yet volatile, cryptocurrency. Yet, as simple as the goal may appear, creating an index for a decentralized, globally used and traded cryptocurrency, involves substantial forethought and ingenuity, especially to travel from selfless dedication to an unparalleled index architecture.

It also looks as if BitcoinAverage is poised to sustain itself as the industry frontrunner and secure the status as the de facto index choice for Bitcoin users, traders, investors and more.

BitcoinAverage: An Evolving System

BitcoinAverage is the first aggregated bitcoin price index, launched in August 2013.

Gilchrist explained, he initially wanted to know the difference in markets to better gauge potential profits for off-exchange trading and the brokering of trades, which was taking off in the U.K. around that time.

After successfully creating a simple script in 2012 to compare the premium of the British Pound market to the US dollar, Gilchrist recognized the data may be well received by others. The price index was soon released as an open source and the journey of BitcoinAverage began, with thousands of monthly users soon taking to the earliest iteration of the system.

The company’s data extends as far back as 2010, encompassing a volume that surpasses key competitors. But it’s not just breadth and back-end programming. The index is also highly approachable, as it is comprehensive, from a front-end user perspective.

The layout has grown into a less clunky interface than other indices. The display contains easily legible data with a more than adequate colour contrast important for those that spend hours researching and analyzing data in single sittings.

Further, the currency and commodity options abound. Including USD, EUR, CNY, GBP and CAD options, the global index consists of over 165 currencies to Gilchrist’s estimation. The wide accessibility to fiat currencies and commodities provides an additional layer of relevance on a global scale, especially important for a cryptocurrency that extends beyond any one set of borders.

There were some initial pains, however, and to some extent those same inflictions remain today.

“In the early days [we] were coping with the frequent issues with exchanges, their API’s uptimes, and the fact that one could just disappear overnight!” Gilchrist exclaimed.

 Though the experience, the volatile nature of the industry, Gilchrist labelled as necessary learning curves and asserts adaptation to market conditions is a continuous endeavour for the London-based index.

BitcoinAverage also seeks to address in its latest evolution 0% fee exchanges, which its current system ignores entirely. The reason being, users can trade on the exchange for free with an unlimited base on a very tiny spread. The increased volume, sometimes exponentially, can skew the average on a weighted average price which is what BitcoinAverage currently supplies.

“We have rewritten our whole backend from scratch,” said Gilchrist. “A major decision for any software provider.”

The upcoming launch of its latest API, which has recently been released in a closed beta to allow testing and feedback before product finalization, means BitcoinAverage is closing in on its next evolutionary step: Scalability for the needs of enterprise, even at the largest of scales.

The new interface will be bundled with an updated front-end, offering customization and tailored programming to provide real-time, by-the-second updates, data points from exchanges all over the world, and the capability to adapt and adjust those indices to even the most idiosyncratic needs.

The changes underway will usher in the most advanced, comprehensive Bitcoin price index to date with pioneering features that push the system well beyond capabilities of competitor indices.

The only true obstacle is Bitcoin’s ability to sustain and outlast the various fronts it’s itself up against.

Hooked on Potential

“I have been a ‘bitcoiner’ myself since 2010,” said Gilchrist. “It was mentioned to me by a developer, and from the first few weeks of research, toying with mining, et cetera, I was hooked on its potential.”

Potential is the key word. It speaks to the core necessity of a pricing index, for Bitcoin or any other commodity.

The cryptocurrency, while commanding over $6 billion USD in market capitalization today, is a young asset class.

And granted stability in price has existed in recent months, since January, the cryptocurrency remains subject to volatility for a myriad of factors, in particular the gradual rate of adoption and its perceived store of value, which is tantamount to the consideration offered gold rather than a definitive fiat currency.

Further complicating the asset class is the range of exchanges worldwide, which involves a unique array of fees, rates and policies — perhaps shaped by the country the exchange is based in — that, in the end, can affect the bottom-line for users, traders or investors.

This is where the core value of a system like BitcoinAverage’s shines through.

Supplying a weighted average that incorporates over four dozen of the world’s exchanges, with 0% fee exchanges soon to be included, access to the widest variety of currency markets available among indices, there’s no better method of gauging the potential swings of the prone-to-volatility cryptocurrency.

And with billions of dollars at stake such a system is invaluable.

Develop or Disappear

“I believe being the first to produce something is a great advantage in many areas,” Gilchrist said in relation to Bitcoin’s ability to subsist.

“Will that be enough on its own? I’m not sure. I put my faith in the developers. I think at this stage, regardless of things like regulations, it’s in their hands.”

In similar stride is BitcoinAverage.

Gilchrist’s company is inching closer to morphing the basement-based hobby turned three-year open source project into a viable business. With that, the three-year-old system steps closer to becoming the generally accepted, go-to price index for Bitcoin.

Such triumph, however, rests on BitcoinAverage’s development team. Gilchrist assures there will be more on that front, along with progress already made, in the weeks to come.

Let’s just hope the cryptocurrency itself can too push onward in positive fashion and reach heights it once grasped in 2013, back when BitcoinAverage was just a nascent endeavor.


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BitcoinAverage Announces Newest API in Beta

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London, UK, April 24, 2016 — BitcoinAverage, the world’s most trusted Bitcoin price index, will be releasing new system features, revamping its pricing index to accommodate the needs of users at every level, from casual to enterprise-grade.

Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not responsible for this firm’s products and/or services.

“We are launching a closed beta of our API,” said BitcoinAverage’s Founder, Shaun Gilchrist. “Access will initially be provided to existing users, and then opened up to the wider community. It is our aim to continue providing the most comprehensive price data for the industry, and we hope that with the help of the community and their feedback, we will be best placed to do that.”

The London-based company established itself as the leading source for Bitcoin pricing in 2013 and have since been developing open-source application programming interface (API) tools to provide real-time Bitcoin data to mobile apps, web services and businesses worldwide.

In its latest offering, BitcoinAverage is preparing for the launch of a new full-featured API that will be bundled with an updated front-end interface following beta testing and subsequent finalization of the programming interface.

In addition, the company will also be providing a tiered subscription program along with customizable packages tailored for users in need of something more robust.

The tiered structure will still offer a free plan for users, which has been a staple of BitcoinAverage’s service offerings. The gratis-level entry package will cater to existing users of BitcoinAverage’s API and will ensure no one is forced out following the system upgrade.

One of the biggest changes will be the availability of packages to scale up for enterprising needs and otherwise; service offerings which have been asked of the Bitcoin price index since launching a few years ago.

Following the beta launch, users will be able to generate API keys for authenticated endpoints, allowing users finer control over the API and in turn provides a far better service to clients.

Further, customizable endpoints and custom indices — an industry first — will be made available to higher-tier users.

As Gilchrist explained, these are important features, introduced because of the debate that surrounds what exchanges should or should not be included in an index.

“Going back to Mt. Gox and the downtime or withdrawals issues, currently, chinese exchanges and the issue of inflated volume due to 0% fees, or sites like Localbitcoins.com and the high premiums that skew averages across the board,” said Gilchrist, “the playing field is far from uniform.”

“So we provide clients with the ability to exclude one or multiple exchanges they may feel don’t belong in an index.”

BitcoinAverage’s new system will also allow the freedom to compile an index or indices from scratch.

“Our roadmap includes a far superior algorithm (soon to be complete) than our current volume weighted average price,” Gilchrist said. “We can’t wait to unveil it in its final form soon.”

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About BitcoinAverage

Since 2013, BitcoinAverage has been the leading source for Bitcoin pricing data, currently comprising and analyzing 50+ exchanges worldwide to ensure the most accurate Bitcoin price is delivered to its users. BitcoinAverage initially launched as an open source project and is now the most widely used bitcoin price ticker in the world. Its Global Bitcoin Price Index (GBX) was the first of its kind in the industry and is still recognised as the most widely used price source for applications, services and businesses worldwide.

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