Capitulation? BTC Battered by Biggest Mining Difficulty Drop Since 2011

Bitcoin (BTC) currently sits at $6,370, a slight recovery from the March 27 pullback which saw the price drop nearly 9% in 4 hours. Despite showing some bullish signs, Bitcoin is still down nearly 30% since last Friday. As previously reported by Cointelegraph, the crash may have been caused by the recent mining difficulty adjustment of nearly -16%. The difficulty adjustment is how the Bitcoin network adapts to the changing mining power on the network, keeping its issuance rate at a fairly steady level. Cryptocurrency market performance since March 27th.…

Bitcoin Price Reclaims $6K as Traders Eye New BTC Futures Gap Above

Bitcoin (BTC) swiftly retook $6,000 after losing support on March 30, as analysts eyed a potential for the price to fill a new gap in futures markets. Cryptocurrency market daily overview. Source: Coin360 BTC price gains 3% after a brief dive Data from Coin360 and Cointelegraph Markets showed BTC/USD trading at around $6,300 at press time — a rise of 2.8% on the day.  The past 24 hours had seen the pair dip to lows of $5,870 after signaling weakness throughout the weekend. Those were short-lived, however, with Bitcoin regaining…

BTC Worries, Buterin ‘Embarrassed,’ Blockchain Fights Coronavirus: Hodler’s Digest, March 23-29

Coming every Sunday, 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 A calmer week for Bitcoin — but price may not return to $10,000 soon Bitcoin remained largely steady in the mid-$6,000s for most of this week but failed to punch through levels above $6,900. Analysts, such as Cointelegraph’s Michaël van de Poppe, have warned BTC…

Bitcoins on the Move — Is BTC Price Inversely Correlated to Mempool Size?

After making a strong recovery from $3,775 to $6,450, Bitcoin’s (BTC) price has traded in a tight range which has seen the price struggle to push above resistance at $6,400 and $6,850. Despite the current pullback, technical indicators like the Stock-to-Flow model and the network’s consistent growth in hash rate show that investors have regained a small amount of confidence. Another factor worth considering is Bitcoin’s mempool size as it also can provide some insight into how buyers and sellers are reacting during these uncertain times. Cryptocurrency market weekly overview.…

Bitcoin Wallets Holding at Least 1 BTC Set to Hit 800K All-Time Highs

Bitcoin (BTC) addresses holding 1 BTC are on the rise — but only a maximum of 800,000 people currently own a whole coin. That is according to data released on March 28, which put the total number of wallets containing at least 1 BTC at all-time highs. Are “Wholecoiners” multiplying? The figures from monitoring resource Glassnode claim that 797,420 wallets now have a balance equal to or more than a whole Bitcoin. The number has increased by 101 wallets in the past 24 hours. Individuals may have access to more…

BTC Will ‘Come of Age’ in Crisis, May Top All Time High

Pantera Capital Founder and CEO Dan Morehead has predicted Bitcoin will “come of age” during the 2020 financial crisis and may top its all time high price within 12 months. The San Francisco-based blockchain and cryptocurrency hedge fund founder made the comments in a March 25 letter to investors examining the fallout from the COVID-19 financial crisis. Morehead offered a grim prediction for the economy and said he believes the global economy is about to enter its first ever period of negative growth. “I now believe that the recession is…

Bitcoin Volatility as 50K BTC Options Contracts Expire

Bitcoin may soon go through high levels of volatility as a significant number of outstanding derivative contracts are scheduled to expire tomorrow. Multiple technical indexes and renowned analysts estimate that a bearish impulse is coming before a sharp rebound. The Lull Before the Storm Over the past two days, Bitcoin has been mostly consolidating within a narrow trading range that is defined by the $6,500 support level and the $6,780 resistance level. Each time the flagship cryptocurrency surges to hit resistance, it retraces to support, and from this point, it…

Kraken Predicts Wealth Transfer will Cause BTC Rise to $350K by 2045

Millennials and Generation Xers in the United States currently practicing sheltering in place and social distancing may find some solace that — in addition to saving lives — they may stand to inherit almost $70 trillion from Baby Boomers in the years to come.  Kraken Intelligence, the in-house research team at the crypto exchange of the same name, released a new report entitled “Inheriting USDs & Acquiring BTCs: How ‘The Great Wealth Transfer’ Will Fuel ‘The Great Bitcoin Adoption.’” According to the report, if American Millennials were to invest at…