Bitcoin Beats Other Cryptos in ‘Smarter’ Bull Market, Says Billionaire Investor

By CCN: Mike Novogratz, the billionaire CEO of Galaxy Capital and a former hedge fund manager at Fortress Investment Group, believes alternative cryptocurrencies, or altcoins, will be outperformed by bitcoin in the bull market. Not this time. Market getting smarter. $btc will outperform. — Michael Novogratz (@novogratz) May 19, 2019 The statement of Novogratz comes after the bitcoin price risen by more than 115 percent year-to-date against the U.S. dollar, leading the crypto market to add $124 billion to its valuation. Will bitcoin continue to outperform altcoins? Historically, altcoins have…

South Korean Bitcoin Exchanges Post Highest Fiat Influx

An average bitcoin investor in South Korea has dumped more fiat money than the one in other countries, reveals CryptoCompare. The London-based data analytics firm found that cryptocurrency exchange BitHumb has received over $16 billion worth of fiat money in April 2019. The firm further noted that Upbit, a BitHumb-rival, posted the second-best influx of fiat-based capital at around $7.5 billion in the same month. At the same time, US-based exchanges Coinbase, Gemini, and Kraken paled in comparison, posting capital injections between $1-5 billion each. South Korean Crypto Market Attracting…

$25,000 Bitcoin Price Next for Perma-Bull Lee after Ringing Crypto Winter Dead

By CCN: Fundstrat CEO Tom Lee says the ‘crypto winter’ is finally over, offering 13 solid reasons to back up his claim. According to the bitcoin perma-bull, there’s nothing but blue sky between here and his $25,000 price prediction. If he’s right, then bitcoin has bottomed for this cycle and we have now entered a bull market. Lee’s 13 signs touched on everything from technical analysis, Wall Street involvement, bitcoin metrics, and generally positive sentiment. After a disturbing pullback to ~$6,200, #Bitcoin back >$8,000 further cementing positive trend intact. As…

JPMorgan Tries Fear-Mongering in Attempt to Sabotage Bitcoin Price Rally

By CCN: JPMorgan doesn’t love bitcoin. The bank – the United States’ biggest financial institution by assets – has been historically pessimistic about the flagship cryptocurrency, so just when bitcoin prices started going through the roof, it decided to crash the party with a dire warning. #Bitcoin prices diverge from intrinsic value, carrying echoes of late 2017, JPM says. pic.twitter.com/DImDoSMv8L — Holger Zschaepitz (@Schuldensuehner) May 17, 2019 JPMorgan makes yet another effort to sabotage bitcoin The crypto winter gave JPMorgan’s bitcoin bears reason to cheer earlier this year. The Wall…

Bitcoin Falls Below the $7,900 Mark as US Stock Market Sees a Minor Downturn

Monday, May 20 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting moderate losses on the day by press time, as bitcoin (BTC) has fallen below the $7.900 mark again. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin is down over 1.7% on the day, trading at $7,883 at press time, according to CoinMarketCap. Looking at its weekly chart, the coin is up over 10%. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: CoinMarketCap As Cointelegraph reported earlier today, strategists from United States banking giant JPMorgan Chase have argued that bitcoin’s recent rally has ostensibly soared past what…

First Since 2017: Bitcoin Price Logs Double-Digit Gains for Third Week

View Bitcoin has recorded double-digit gains for three consecutive weeks, a feat last seen during the height of the bull market in 2017. BTC’s quick recovery from Friday’s low of $6,178 indicates “buy the dip” mentality is quite strong. Further, the daily and weekly charts are biased bullish. Prices, therefore, could rise to $8,500 (July 2018) this week. Before such a rise, however, we may see a correction to $7,500–$7,200, according to the hourly chart. The short-term outlook would turn bearish only if prices find acceptance below the 30-day moving…

Bitcoin Has Soared Above Intrinsic Value During Latest Rally, JPM Strategists Claim

Strategists from United States banking giant JPMorgan Chase (JPM) have argued that bitcoin (BTC)’s recent rally has ostensibly soared past what they calculate to be its intrinsic value. Their analysis was reported by Bloomberg on May 20. The strategists — who reportedly include JPMorgan global market strategist Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou —  judge that the top coin has recently been trading in a way that mirrors its late 2017 rally, which preceded a protracted price slump. To ascertain the coin’s intrinsic value, the strategists reportedly analyzed bitcoin as a commodity and calculated its…

Bitcoin Price Skyrockets to 2nd-Best Quarter in 5 Years; Record High Next?

By CCN: Bitcoin price is on track to having its second-best quarter since 2014 with a 92 percent gain within two months if it remains above $8,000 by the end of June. Since April 1, in about a month and a half, the bitcoin price has increased from $4,100 to $8,000, by nearly two-fold against the U.S. dollar. $BTC current quarter ranks as the 2nd highest quarterly gain since 2014 and the 7th highest quarterly gain all-time pic.twitter.com/bNTohKJREw — Josh Olszewicz (@CarpeNoctom) May 19, 2019 At its lowest point in…

Bitcoin News Summary – May 20, 2019

Here’s what happened this week in Bitcoin in 99 seconds. Crypto markets this week reached their highest level since August of 2018. Markets then corrected downwards, however, sentiment is still bullish, with major news networks covering the resurgence of crypto. Bitcoin, Ethereum, BCH, and Gemini exchange’s US Dollar-based stablecoin can now be used to purchase goods from Starbucks, Whole Foods, Nordstrom and many more retailers. The US-based payments service, Flexa in collaboration with Gemini confirmed that their new crypto app, Spedn, will enable instant crypto payments in participating stores. It…