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Bitcoin [BTC]: 25,000 BTC moved between wallets as market sees spike in momentum

Akash Anand



Bitcoin [BTC]: 25,000 BTC moved between wallets as market sees spike in momentum
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Bitcoin [BTC], the world’s largest cryptocurrency, has had a significant few weeks, with notable coin movements and hacks affecting its users. The recent Binance hack saw a sizable chunk of 7000 BTC being stolen from the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, but that did not seem to have had an effect on its usage rates.

In a recent Blockchain report, it was identified that over 15,000 BTC were moved from one unknown wallet to another. The transaction ID for the article was a893e394120135be6431254bc5b7184b33ec1fe8eb38e88a4ba05e30f04e3966, while the Block ID was 575065. The output wallets had addresses corresponding to 1PBxRSpxmCBKJUEa2ARE1E5K6QDUaNThzH and 4BWH6GmVoL5nTwbVxQJKJDtzv4y5EbTVm, with the first address receiving 15000 BTC and the other output receiving 2 BTC.

In other transactions, almost 9000 BTC was moved between two unknown wallets. The time stamp for the transaction was May 9 7:37 UTC. The address of the receiver wallet was 3FAX7PQ1ja3qNoQCQt43AHQykzTjCcns8m, while the receiving address had an address of 3FrM1He2ZDbsSKmYpEZQNGjFTLMgCZZkaf.

The large movement was not the only good news for Bitcoin as the cryptocurrency also breached the $6000 mark recently. Bitcoin’s price is set to face massive resistance between $6,100 and $6.500, a price range which acted as a support for the prices for almost 3/4th of 2018. Although this rally might seem like the end of the bear market and the start of a bull rally, it can only be confirmed after the prices close above $6,500.

Famous proponents like Tuur Demeester also took the side of Bitcoin, calling it “seriously undervalued” right now. He added that the market is psychological, stating,

“We have seen similar patterns during late 2013 and early 2014 where there was a lot of unrealized profits which again happened during the summer of 2017. The investor psychology was more inclined towards greed and when the bear market sets in, the positive sentiment obviously decreases. Once it is in the red, retail investors walk away which is what happened last November when BTC drooped from $6000 to almost $3000.”

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JP Morgan: Big banks stand corrected as Bitcoin rally past intrinsic value; admits current surge mirrors 2017 rise




JP Morgan: Big bank stands corrected at Bitcoin rally past intrinsic value; admits current surge mirrors 2017 rise
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Big banks are riding a FOMO wave as the Bitcoin bull-run is just beginning. Spearheaded by the changing colors of JP Morgan, which recently forayed into the digital assets world, the banking elite is now suggesting that their initial stance on Bitcoin and the larger cryptocurrency world might have been off.

A recent chart by JP Morgan shows the current BTC price veer upwards chiding the “intrinsic value” the big bank placed on the virtual currency.

Based on the article by Bloomberg, the price of the coin would reverse towards the end of December 2018 and then make marginal gains until May 2019, all under the $5,000 mark. In reality, the BTC price, after dropping to “rock bottom” at just above $3,100 in early December 2018, edged upwards.

Several spurts of growth were seen in early January and February, prior to a massive April ascendance. On April 2, Bitcoin did away with the bank’s value mode and amassed a daily gain of over 15 percent, fuelling its current rise. Breaking the $5,000 ceiling in the process, which was pegged to remain intact well into May 2019, the king coin is now almost $3,000 ahead of the mark and is not looking to stop.

Source: Bloomberg

It should be noted that JP Morgan’s “intrinsic value” is calculated on the basis of the marginal cost of production, electricity prices, and hash rates. This model does not take into account, at least on absolute terms, the anticipatory effect of the 2020 halving, which, according to a slew of analysts is the behind the price rise.

Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou, the MD in the Global Market Strategy team at JP Morgan stated that Bitcoin breaking through its “intrinsic value” showed signs of mirroring its 2017 bull run. He evidenced this move by comparing the pre-December 2017 slump to the one seen prior to the current bullish swing.

The analyst added:

“Over the past few days, the actual price has moved sharply over marginal cost. This divergence between actual and intrinsic values carries some echoes of the spike higher in late 2017, and at the time this divergence was resolved mostly by a reduction in actual prices.”

With the analyst admitting that the imparting of an “intrinsic or fair value” to a cryptocurrency, much less a volatile one like Bitcoin, is a “challenging” ordeal, a mere JP Morgan acknowledgement of a Bitcoin bull-run is a remarkable sign for the digital assets industry, especially given the bank’s and its CEO Jamie Dimon’s Bitcoin-bashing in the past.

Mati Greenspan, senior market analyst at eToro attested to the same, adding a key point that JP Morgan failed to take into account in their calculation. He stated:

“Great to see JPM finally admitting that Bitcoin has intrinsic value.
Now wait till they understand that miners who run a surplus tend to begin hording.”

Despite Bitcoin slumping at press time, recording a 1.23 percent decline against the dollar, the prospects look positive. After recording a massive gain on 19 May, briefly surging past $8,000 for the second time in a week, Bitcoin created a High-Low [HL] at $7,100, which many analysts look at with glee.

This HL immediately following last week’s pull-back caused due to post-Consensus bears, a Bitstamp sell-order and market correction showed the king coin’s bullish persistence and can even be a foundation for a $9,000 ascendance, defying any “intrinsic value” expectations.

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