Bitcoin SV [BSV] closed last week out of the top 10, being ousted by long-term rival Binance Coin [BNB] as the market rose by $9 billion to send major coins into a frenzy. The now eleventh-largest cryptocurrency is still reducing while competing coins like BNB and Cardano [ADA] are on the rise.
The coin has declined by 1.23 percent against the US dollar and is now selling for $65.75, while the coin’s market cap stands at $1.15 billion, $169 million ahead of Cardano.
In terms of exchange dominance, BW took the top spot with $24.08 million or 28.45 percent of BSV trading volume in the BSV/USDT trading pair. Following up is IDCM and Bit-Z with 6.19 percent and 6.1 percent via the trading pairs BCHSV/USDT and BCHSV/BTC.
Bitcoin SV was pushed significantly high during a brief boom last week, but has managed to sustain it and push the prices up this week too. The uptrend stretched from $59.01 to $69.53 and was then pegged down from $69.32 to $63.04.
The coin’s immediate support level stands at $64.5, which the coin touched mid-week and is now trading below, while the coin’s immediate resistance stands at $67.57. The aforementioned levels are quite close indicating stable movement for the coin at $58.14.
The Parabolic SAR points to a bullish swing for the coin as the dotted lines are aligned below the coin’s trend line.
The MACD line shows that the coin broke into a bearish zone on 8 February. However, recent movement has been bullish.
The Relative Strength Index shows that after the bullish high raised the RSI to 69.42, it has been on a slight decline. At press time RSI was at 56.71.
The coin has been riding a downtrend since mid-December, with no recovery in sight. The downtrend, as it stands, extends from $115.63 to $68.35. Prior to this downtrend, the coin enjoyed two short uptrends, the first from $58.35 to $108.36 and the next from $74.26 to $114.27.
Bitcoin SV finds immediate support at $61.98, which the coin has breached since last week’s mild decline. The immediate resistance level of the coin stands at $67.70, which the coin fell below at the end of January.
The Bollinger Bands point to steady volatility since the beginning of January, as the prices have looked downwards, while the Moving Average line indicates that the coin is trading in a bearish zone, but is likely to make the switch to the bulls.
The Awesome Oscillator still pegs the eleventh-largest cryptocurrency trading below 0. However, the lines are green, indicating that bullish momentum is to take over soon.
The Fisher Transform line show that the coin has made a switch from the bears to the bulls as the Fisher Line has overtaken the Trigger Line on February 5.
The coin has been buoyed by the bullish swing of last week and has managed to sustain the high prices, rising above the immediate support level and close to breaking resistance. The short-term Bitcoin SV trend line indicates stable movement at a higher price-bracket, which shows hopeful signs. In the long-term, the coin looks to edge upwards following constant movement, as major indicators show bullish movement.
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Bitcoin [BTC] Halving: CoinMetrics pegs top-crypto to rise above $20,000 peak in late-2021
With a year left for the highly anticipated Bitcoin [BTC] halving, many expect the price of the top-cryptocurrency to surge prior to May 2020. Analysts have previously opined that three months to one year before the halving does the price of the cryptocurrency move up.
A new piece of research from the cryptocurrency analytics firm, CoinMetrics, suggested that in addition to the precursor pump, Bitcoin [BTC] will reach its “local peak” 18 months after the halving.
CoinMetrics charts the price of the top coin, divided based on the 2012 and 2016 halving, showing a noticeable trend. A little more than a year after the first halving when the 210,001 block was mined, the price of Bitcoin surged above $1,000 for the first time, in December 2013 to be precise.
Next, During the July 2016 halving, the coin was trading at just above $600 and within the suggested period of 18 months, the top virtual currency saw its second peak. On 17 December, the coin reached a never-before-seen high of over $19,700 as the Chicago Futures exchanges embraced the digital assets market.
With the price of Bitcoin over $5,000 for the first time in over four months, and the precursor halving bulls on the horizon, the price could surge. Furthermore, based on CoinMetrics’ inference, Bitcoin will see its third peak, higher than $20,000, by the close of 2021, eighteen months after the May 2020 halving.
The halving protocol was placed in the original whitepaper to thwart inflationary pressure that would arise with more blocks mined and more Bitcoins supplied. Historical charts prove that this objective has been adhered to, with a constant drop in the inflation rate with the two previous halvings.
In 2012, the inflation was over 25 percent and immediately after the miner reward reduction to 25 BTC per block, it dropped to under 15 percent. A bracket between 7 percent and just under 20 percent sustained until the second halving in July 2016.
The second halving saw a decline in inflation rate to under 5 percent for the first time in the coin’s history, which has been maintained till today. CoinMetrics pegs the inflation, at press time, to be 3.8 percent. Furthermore, if the historic trend continues, the inflation rate would drop by more than 50 percent to 1.8 percent in May 2020.
Based on the current market and using a historical outlook, analysts suggested that 2019 will be the year of building the industry while the price effect will manifest next year, with the halving being at the very core. Many believe that institutional interest on the rise and the growing crypto-adoption surge could result in a bullish 2020.
Charlie Lee, BTCC’s co-founder suggested in December 2018 that Bitcoin’s next rally will begin in “late 2020”, months after the halving and would peak in December 2021 at 333,000. However, the precursor to this rise would be a January 2019 bottom of $2,500 which did not materialize.
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