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Bitcoin course forecast for the first quarter of 2019 from PrimeXBT analysts

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Bitcoin course forecast for the first quarter of 2019 from PrimeXBT analysts
Source: PrimeXBT

After assessing the market and the most recent trends, analysts of the international cryptocurrency trading platform PrimeXBT have offered a forecast: they expect the Bitcoin exchange rate to rise above $ 6,000 in the first quarter of 2019, despite the Q4 skid that saw the world’s premier digital asset hit low after low. Both technical and fundamental analysis confirm the theory.

Between May and November 2018, the bears made repeated attempts to break through the level of $6,000 (the exact range was $6,150 – $ 5,850), forming a global downward triangle. The triangle resistance line is represented by price highs of $9,865, $8,409 and $6,525, and the support line for six months was the 6,000 level. The descending triangle worked, breaking through the support on November 13th. Within a few days, the price dropped to 3,250–4,500.

The fact that the breakdown below the $6,000 mark took place exactly one year after the price rebounded from this price level, followed by a rally to $20,000, is quite interesting. Now, the $6,000 level will not be easy to surpass, as it is a very strong resistance mark in Bitcoin’s history.

The price level of $ 3,000 [range $ 3,250 – $ 2,850] is an equally important historical mark, which resisted the bulls until August $4,2017. It’s impossible to break $2,850 and even lower when it comes to Bitcoin’s value because of the strength of this price level and relative strength index [RSI indicator], which is below 20, a number that is considered a strong oversold zone and gives a signal to the traders to buy, thus maintaining the price.

As a result, Bitcoin is “sandwiched” between two powerful price levels in the green corridor, approximately until the end of the first quarter of 2019. Strong fundamental events will help it to get out of the corridor, either above $6,000 or below $3,000.

New Year:

Since 2014, traditionally in early January, Bitcoin significantly drops in value:

  • 2014 – from $985 to$ 755 [-23.5%];
  • 2015 – from $320 to $165 [-48.5%];
  • 2016 – from $465 to $355 [-23.5%];
  • 2017 – from $1,180 to $750 [-36.5%];
  • 2018 – from $17,200 to $9,150 in the first 2 weeks [-47%].

Given the statistics of the previous five years, it is likely that a drop of 25-35% in the first half of January occurs. And yet, the minimum price of 3,000 is unlikely to be broken, because also traditionally, before the New Year, Bitcoin is growing, eliminating possible future losses. The technical analysis adds a pre-New Year positive development, indicating oversold RSI in the area of ​​a strong support line. As a result, we can expect an increase in prices to $4,200 – $4,500 until the end of 2018, followed by a return to current prices, $3,600 – $3,200, in the first half of January.

Bakkt cryptocurrency platform

One of the most anticipated events in the cryptocurrency world will tentatively take place on January 24, 2019: the Bakkt cryptocurrency platform for trading Bitcoin futures contracts regulated by CFTC [Commodity Futures Trading Commission] will be launched. The creator of this platform is ICE Futures U.S., the operator of the New York Stock Exchange. In fact, the guys from Wall Street come into play, which marks the arrival of large institutional investors and the official recognition of Bitcoin as a financial instrument.

This event should have a strong positive effect on the market and bring Bitcoin back to $ 6,000 or more by the end of January.

If the release date of the Bakkt platform were to be postponed for any reason, then the opposite situation is entirely possible, which would mean a fall in the exchange rate. The most impactful negative market reaction would take place if the delay occurs due to the fault of regulators.

Chinese New Year

Contrary to the popular belief that the Chinese New Year has a negative impact on the cryptocurrency market, the situation is the exact opposite. While it is true that Bitcoin sank from $825 to $560 during the New Year celebrations in China in 2014, the drop was caused by DDoS attacks on the largest cryptocurrency exchange of that time, Mt. Gox, which after two months announced its closure. It was an isolated event.

What happened in other years? Recall that the Chinese New Year, in contrast to its Western counterpart, does not have a permanent start date and each year the date of the celebrations is set for a different time.

  • 2015 [February 19 – March 5]: an increase from $240 to $285 [+ 19%]
  • 2016 [February 8 – February 22]: an increase from $370 to $455 [+ 23%]
  • 2017 [January 28 – February 11]: an increase from $920 to $1075 [+ 17%]
  • 2018 [February 16 – March 2]: an increase from $9,765 to $11,765 [+ 20%]

As can be seen from historical data, Bitcoin grew by an average of 20% during the celebrations of the Chinese New Year. Accordingly, this event, which will take place from February 5 to February 20 in 2019, can be considered a positive fundamental factor.

April 2019

In April, the positive dynamics can continue thanks to news coming from Japan. Yahoo Japan plans to launch a cryptocurrency exchange in the Asian country, based on BitARG Exchange Tokyo, from which it acquired a 40% stake for $ 19 million in April 2018.

Bitcoin has quite favorable arguments for further growth and price recovery above $6,000. It is worth noting that many analysts agree with that notion and forecast 2019 as being quite calm for Bitcoin, but extremely harsh for altcoins. In particular, experts expect the “death” of 90% of all tokens issued at the entrance of the ICO, the reincarnation of the ICO itself as STO (Security Token Offering) under the supervision of the SEC and regulators from other states.

There is also Hardfork Constantinople, which can both help Ethereum and once again divide the community into two camps, and many other events that are based on the bitter experience of previous years and will only benefit the cryptocurrency market.

How can I earn while owning this information?

To get started, register for free on the PrimeXBT trading platform: it won’t take more than one minute. There is no identity verification on the network, so you can start trading immediately.

Unlike other trading platforms, you do not need to open a deposit of $ 10,000. The minimum deposit on PrimeXBT is 0.001 BTC, or about $ 35 at the current rate.

Does it make sense to trade with such a small amount? No, it is pointless. However, the PrimeXBT’s trading platform provides its clients with adjustable leverage from 1: 1 to 1: 100, which allows them to increase not only the capital of newbies but also significantly increase profits for experienced traders.

What to do if the forecast was not justified and the market went down? Open trades for sale and make money on a falling market. On PrimeXBT, it is possible to open short positions using the maximum leverage of 1: 100, which is impossible on other trading sites.

What to do if purchase deals have already been opened? Open opposing trades using leverage, thereby hedging risks.

In addition to the advantages mentioned above, the PrimeXBT trading platform has some significant features that help traders to conduct comfortable and successful trading:

  • Customizable trading terminal for your needs. You can use an intuitive multi-monitor layout, active order tracking widget, and more;
  • For the convenience of traders, mobile applications for smartphones and tablets based on iOS and Android operating systems have been developed. You can always stay in the market and instantly open transactions, even being hundreds of kilometers from the workplace;
  • In case of any questions or problems, a highly responsive support service works for traders, which functions without breaks and even on weekends, thereby solving customer problems as quickly as possible;
  • Multi-level security system, which includes two-factor authentication, SSL-encryption, cryptographic password hashing, funds storage on “cold” wallets, and much more, ensuring the safety of traders’ funds and maintaining confidentiality.

Stay tuned for news and analysis from the PrimeXBT trading platform. You can register for free on the official website and trade without limitations.

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Hundreds of Million Flow into Crypto Market? Unprecedented Tie-Up of WaykiChain [WICC] ✕ CTFEX

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Hundreds of Million Flow into Crypto Market? Unprecedented Tie-Up of WaykiChain(WICC) ✕ CTFEX
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WaykiChain, the leading blockchain project which has always been committed to providing solutions to pain points of various industries. A leading case to this, the unprecedented cooperation reached by WaykiChain and CTFEX, the world’s leading Unicorn Equity Trading Platform, builds a blockchain based bridge connecting the traditional investors and the crypto market.

What is CTFEX?

CTFEX [Coin Traded Fund Exchange] is the world’s first secondary market for private equity, especially for those who have unicorns’ shares.

CTFEX devotes to solve the three major pain points in the traditional investment industry: high investment thresholds for startups, poor investment liquidity, and difficult cross-border investment. CTFEX provides private fund investors with an investment opportunity, exit channel and easy access to high-quality unicorn companies. By now, CTFEX has reached cooperation with Jinri Toutiao, Meituan, MINI, Ant Financial, etc. top-level enterprises with over $70 billion latest market valuation. The investment opportunities it provides are the top-level Chinese enterprises ranked in global unicorn enterprises.

Cooperation Model between WaykiChain [WICC] & CTFEX

WaykiChain here to provide CTFEX with advanced blockchain technology to realize the assets crypto monetization, help global investors get an easy and safe channel to ensure the authenticity, convenience, and security of Investment share transfer from unicorn projects.

WaykiChain, as a leading project in the blockchain industry, takes the whole industry a huge step forward to expand the entire market layout.

Hundreds of Million Flow into Crypto Market

Easier Investment, Safer Capital, Higher Profit

The unprecedented investment route provided by CTFEX seeks to achieve the following objectives to varying degrees for participants: growth and preservation of capital. Meanwhile, it provides investors with transparent investment vouchers.

This strategic partnership between WaykiChain and CTFEX establishes the bridge between traditional investors and the cryptocurrency market, general investors and rarest high-threshold investment opportunities, as well as venture investors and safe and transparent investment channels.

The further cooperation with other unicorn companies will allow hundreds of millions of assets flow into the cryptocurrency market, intensively increase the market value, expand the market volume and drive out the revolutionary layout of the global traditional investment industry. Moreover, it will be beneficial to the broader market layout of the blockchain industry and better prospects!

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