Bitcoin Revisits $50K, Why BTC Could Still Struggle Near $51K

Bitcoin price started a strong recovery from $53,000 against the US Dollar. BTC tested $50,000 and it could face a strong selling interest near $51K and $52K. Bitcoin started a decent upward move above the $48,000 resistance zone. The price is now trading well above $48,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There was a break above a major contracting triangle with resistance near $47,500 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair could climb above $50,000 again, but it is likely to…

More Bitcoin! Michael Saylor’s MicroStrategy just keeps buying BTC

MicroStrategy’s Bitcoin buying spree shows no signs of slowing after CEO Michael Saylor announced the purchase of another 328 Bitcoin (BTC) on Monday. The acquisition, which was paid for in cash, cost the firm around $15 million and equated to an average coin price of $45,710 at the time of purchase. The investment takes MicroStrategy’s total Bitcoin holdings to 90,859 coins — a haul worth $4.3 billion based on the current price. The firm has essentially dollar-cost-averaged into Bitcoin over the course of the past five months, leaving the average price of…

Bitcoin Price Recovers, Why BTC Could Struggle Near 100 SMA

Bitcoin price traded to a new swing low at $43,000 before correcting higher against the US Dollar. BTC is now facing a strong resistance near $47,000 and the 100 hourly SMA. Bitcoin extended its decline below the $45,000 support and tested the $43,000 zone. The price is now recovering higher towards the $47,000 resistance and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $48,000 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair must break $47,000…

This bullish Bitcoin options strategy lets traders speculate on BTC price with less risk

Historical data shows that it is nearly impossible to consistently predict Bitcoin’s price action and many traders that attempt this end up losing money. Now that Bitcoin trades near $50,000, the ultimate goal for most traders is to hold on to their current holdings and incrementally add to them in a way that is not terribly risky.  Options strategies provide excellent opportunities for traders who have a fixed-range target for an asset. For example, using leveraged futures contracts might be a solution for a scenario where one expects a price…

Why is Bitcoin $86K in Nigeria? Here’s why the BTC premium is huge in some countries

Since the start of 2021, Bitcoin (BTC) price has been chasing new highs on a weekly and daily basis. On Feb. 21, BTC reached a new all-time high at $58,300. However, an interesting phenomenon is that even with many global cryptocurrency exchanges in existence, BTC’s price can still vary greatly depending on geography. This raises an intriguing question. How can Bitcoin price simultaneously trade at $53,047 in Malaysia, $49,727 in Singapore, $51,133 in India, and over $86,000 in Nigeria? Is the reason simply a temporary imbalance between buyers and sellers,…

Bitcoin whale from 2010 moves 100 BTC for first time in 11 years

A veteran miner has cracked open their 2010 stash of Bitcoin, with crypto analysts spotting 100 BTC being transferred from two wallets that had laid dormant for more than a decade. Prior to today’s transaction, the addresses had not seen any activity since receiving a 50 BTC Coinbase reward each nearly 11 years ago, except for two incoming transactions worth just 0.00000547 BTC each that were sent to the wallets in the last six months. The Feb. 25 transaction combined the two mining address outputs, indicating both addresses belong to…