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Market Wrap: As Stocks Rally, Bitcoin Trades Above $9.3K for the First Time in 10 Days

A rising tide in equities is lifting all boats – including in the bitcoin market.  Bitcoin (BTC) is trading around $9,295 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET), gaining 2.7% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $8,938 – $9,345 BTC above 10-day and 50-day moving average, bullish signal for market technicians. Bitcoin trading …

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Market Wrap: A Sea of Red Across Markets as Bitcoin Drops to $9.2K

Bitcoin started the week with a bullish run, but it has now given back all of those gains. Bitcoin (BTC) was trading around $9,296 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET), slipping 3.5% over the previous 24 hours.  At 00:00 UTC on Wednesday (8:00 p.m. Tuesday ET), bitcoin was changing hands around $9,624 on spot …

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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Spot Volumes Are Weak While Options and DeFi Strengthen

Bitcoin spot volume may have been low this week, but the real action in crypto has been in the options market and decentralized finance.  Bitcoin (BTC) was trading around $9,274 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET), slipping 1% over the previous 24 hours.  At 00:00 UTC on Friday (8:00 p.m. Thursday ET), bitcoin was …

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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Quiet at $9.3K While DeFi Gets Loud

It’s a lethargic Thursday across most markets, including bitcoin. Yet, on a longer-term view, the big growth story remains the Ethereum network’s DeFi movement, which continues to help drive ether’s performance in 2020.  Bitcoin (BTC) was trading around $9,395 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET), gaining 0.97% over the previous 24 hours.  At 00:00 …

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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Flat at $9.4K but Investors Are Holding On

A languid Wednesday in traditional markets affected bitcoin as well although it’s been a steady six weeks where the world’s first cryptocurrency outperformed most traditional assets.  Bitcoin (BTC) was trading around $9,265 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET), slipping 1.3% over the previous 24 hours.  At 00:00 UTC on Wednesday (8:00 p.m. Tuesday ET), …

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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Drops, Then Pops as Traders See Weaker Markets Coming

Bitcoin took a hit Monday, only to recover as many market participants see price weakness ahead. Bitcoin (BTC) was trading around $9,426 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET), gaining less than a percent over the previous 24 hours.  At 00:00 UTC on Monday (8:00 p.m. Sunday EDT), bitcoin was changing hands around $9,327 on …

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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Is Still Up 30% in 2020 After a Bumpy Week

Despite sliding in sympathy with stocks this week, bitcoin’s performance remains healthy this year, up 30% so far.  Bitcoin (BTC) was trading around $9,412 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET), gaining 2% over the previous 24 hours.  At 00:00 UTC on Friday (8:00 p.m. Thursday ET), bitcoin was changing hands around $9,474 on spot …

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US Law Enforcement Promises $5M for the Capture of Venezuela’s Superintendent of Cryptocurrencies

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), has put out a bounty for $5 million for the arrest and conviction of Venezuela’s superintendent of cryptocurrency. Joselit de la Trinidad Ramirez Camacho is now added to America’s Most Wanted List, as he is accused of transgressing against U.S. sanctions and working with …

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Market Wrap: As Bitcoin Steadies, Oil’s Turmoil Continues

Both bitcoin and oil were relatively calm Monday, but that when it comes to volatility over the past couple of months, it’s crude, the backbone of global industrialization, that’s seeing wilder swings as of late.  Bitcoin (BTC) was changing hands around $9,575 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. EDT), gaining less than a percent over …

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Market Wrap: Traders ‘Buy the Dip’ as Bitcoin Hovers at $9,000

Bitcoin fell for a second day, extending a downdraft triggered by Wednesday’s revelation that a member of the cryptocurrency community from the blockchain’s earliest days in 2009 had moved a long-dormant cache of coins.  As of 20:30 UTC (4:30 p.m. ET), bitcoin (BTC) was trading at $9,044, a loss of 5.6% over 24 hours.  Bitcoin …

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