SpaceX owns BTC, daily Dogecoin volume surged in Q2, Grayscale eyeing ETF: Hodler’s Digest, July 18–24

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   SpaceX owns Bitcoin, Elon Musk and Nic Carter believe BTC is becoming greener Elon Musk, Dogecoin (DOGE) proponent and fair-weather friend to Bitcoin (BTC), revealed for the first time on July 21 that his aerospace firm SpaceX owns an undisclosed amount of Bitcoin.  “I…

Bitcoin traders watch $32K ahead of Friday’s $330M BTC options expiry

This Friday’s weekly Bitcoin (BTC) options expiry currently holds a $330 million open interest. Considering the recent struggle to regain the $32,000 support, this event is an important test of bulls’ willingness to display reversion signs. On July 21, Alameda Research announced that the company made Bitcoin purchases below $30,000, and Sam Trabucco, the firm’s quantitative trader, mentioned that the narrative for BTC could turn bullish because of the ongoing fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) caused by the China BTC mining ban, Grayscale GBTC unlock and recovery in stock markets.…

SpaceX owns Bitcoin, Elon Musk and Nic Carter believe BTC is becoming greener

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed for the first time that his firm SpaceX owns Bitcoin (BTC). The company is yet to officially announce how much Bitcoin it has purchased, however Musk’s other company Tesla purchased $1.5B of the cryptocurrency earlier this year which sparked a major Bitcoin price rally. That rally came to an abrupt end after Tesla stopped taking Bitcoin payments due to environmental concerns, but speaking at “The ₿ Word” — a virtual Bitcoin (BTC) event — the erratic tech billionaire suggested Tesla was on the verge…

Bitcoin rebounds to $31.6K but warnings of another BTC price plunge are everywhere

Bitcoin (BTC) continued its bounce from its 2021 opening price on July 21, hitting $31,600 in what some fear is just a temporary reprieve from downside. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView “Short the bounce”? Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView followed BTC/USD as it gained a respectable 7% during Wednesday. Bulls had successfully defended the largest cryptocurrency against further losses at just above $29,000 — the price at which the market began the year. As Cointelegraph reported, however, concern is running high over current strength being a “relief…

Bitcoin bulls defend yearly open after BTC price rebounds 5.5% from $29K

Bitcoin (BTC) bulls could celebrate a modest victory on July 21 after record bids kept BTC/USD its 2021 opening price. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView $31,000 back in play for BTC Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed the largest cryptocurrency avoiding a trip lower than $29,000 over the past 24 hours. After breaking through $30,000 support, concerns swiftly mounted that Bitcoin would surpass even its May lows and continue towards $24,000 or lower. These ultimately did not come to pass, thanks to, as Cointelegraph reported, the “biggest…

$13K Bitcoin price predictions emerge with BTC falling below historic trendline

Bitcoin (BTC) prices broke below a long-standing support wave, which was instrumental in keeping its strong bullish bias intact after March 2020’s crypto market crash. Dubbed as the 50-week simple moving average, or 50-week SMA, the wave represents the average price traders have paid for Bitcoin over the past 50 weeks. Over the years, and in 2020, its invalidation as price floor has contributed to pushing the Bitcoin market into severe bearish cycles. Bitcoin price breakdowns below 50-week SMA through the history. Source: TradingView.com For instance, the 50-week SMA acted…

Bitcoin bull outlines 7 steps to more fiscal stimulus and higher BTC prices

A recent sell-off in the Bitcoin (BTC) market pushed its prices below the key psychological support of $30,000. While the cryptocurrency’s move downhill prompted many analysts, including Luno exchange’s Vijay Nayyar and Kinetic Capital’s Jehan Chu, to predict a further depressive move below $25,000, Anthony Pompliano offered a contrasting bullish outlook. The Morgan Creek Digital Assets founder pitted risk-on markets against the fears of the fast-spreading Delta variant of the Covid-19. He noted that governments, on the whole, would introduce “more aggressive monetary stimulus” programs should the new coronavirus strain…

Bitcoin erases 2021 gains as BTC price falls to ‘biggest bid ever’ on Binance

Bitcoin (BTC) breaking below $30,000 has cost it almost all of its 2021 bull run gains — but a historic silver lining is ready to rescue bulls. Data from crypto exchange Binance’s order book confirms that BTC/USD has almost dipped to the strongest support zone ever seen. BTC price arrives at “biggest bid ever”  It has been a rough 24 hours for Bitcoin hodlers, and the rout doesn’t seem to be over yet. After losing 6% overnight, BTC/USD hit lows of $29,300 — $300 below where it opened at the…