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Bitcoin Reached $11K and Dropped by $2K Instantly


On November 29th, Bitcoin beat another threshold. This time, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exceeded the $10K threshold and set another all-time high at 11377 USD/BTC, only to crash by 20% at a time down to 9290 USD/BTC, Coindesk reports. All of that happened within a couple of hours.
It's also interesting to note that after beating 10000 USD/BTC, it took Bitcoin just 24 hours to bet another psychological level, which is 11000 USD/BTC. A couple of hours after peaking at 11377 USD/BTC (this is a new all-time high), Bitcoin crashed down to 9290 USD/BTC. Later on, the cryptocurrency did actually manage to win back some of the lost ground and go above 10000 USD/BTC, NordFX reports.

 
In 2017 alone, BItcoin has already gained 1000%, the entire cryptocurrency market has gained 1700%. Thetotalmarketcapisnow $334 billion
So, Bitcoin has recently shown the trait that has been scaring away many of those big-scale investors. Specifically, we are talking about volatility. Indeed, cryptocurrencies in general and Bitcoin in particular have always been rather volatile, with a constant roller-coaster thing.
 
However, Jeff Curry, global head of commodity research for Goldman Sachs, thinks that is a natural process for relatively young assets. Today’s Bitcoin market cap is $160-170 billion. On the one hand, that’s quite a lot. But on the other hand, these figures cannot be compared even close to the ones of gold. The gold market cap is $8300 bn. The point is, gold has been a reliable investment asset for centuries while digital currencies are babies with a couple of years of history. If digital currencies survive and last for decades, they may see their market cap boost and their volatility decline.  
 

At the same time, The Wall Street Journal reports that NASDAQ is planning to launch Bitcoin futures in the first part of 2018. Cantor Fitzgerald is also planning to launch their BTC derivatives. They say, Bitcoin derivatives would be a huge step to making digital currencies more mature. By the way, the BTC transaction volume has already exceeded 2 billion dollars a day.

 

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Forex and Cryptocurrency Forecast by NordFX. May 20-24, 2019

Roman Boutko, an analyst for NordFX, has come up with another consensus forecast for the forex and cryptocurrency markets for the forthcoming trading week starting on May 20, 2019.


Publication date: 20 May 03:50 AM

U.S. Sanction Trap For Russian Rouble

It's not a secret that the amount of sanctions against Russia has been growing over the last few years. At the same time, experts are losing faith in the stability of the Russian Rouble. Washington is discussing more and more variants to impose even more sanctions on Russia to undermine its economy and national currency.

Publication date: 18 May 03:25 PM

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Publication date: 18 May 12:24 AM

BTC Market Will Set New Highs In 2020

Tom Lee, Chief Analyst for Fundstrat Global Advisors, has recently shared his optimistic view on the future of Bitcoin (BTC). In early May, he said that the BTC exchange rate is undervalued and, given some fundamental factors, it should be somewhere around 14K dollars per coin. At this point, he thinks that the current all-time highs may well be renewed this year. This means BTC prices above $20K per coin and market cap well over 830 billion dollars within the next 20 months.

 

Publication date: 15 May 10:05 AM

U.S. Unemployment Rate Drops To Nearly 50-Year Low

The U.S. Department of Labor has released another unemployment reports. For the first time in over 49 years, the unemployment rate dropped all the way down to 3,9%. For the most part, this has to do with a considerable decline in the economically active population.

Publication date: 13 May 11:22 AM

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Publication date: 13 May 01:40 AM

Bitcoin Reaches 5-Month High

The cryptocurrency has been maintaining a stable bullish trend. over the last few days, the market cap has exceeded 185 billion dollars. According to CoinMarketCap, the market cap used to be 179 billion dollars on Tuesday. Over the last few days, the cost of all the cryptocurrencies circulating in the global market has grow considerably. 

 
Publication date: 27 April 10:24 AM

ETH's At Local Highs: What's In For Ethereum And ICO?

Ethereum is back in the game! It's currently trading around 5-month lows. Still, the market seems to be showing some confidence that the coin has already overcome its existential crisis and managed to recover from crisis that started after the ICO bubble burst in 2018. Will ETH and ICO revive?

Publication date: 17 April 10:42 AM

NordFX Shares Another Forex and Cryptocurrency Forecast for Mid-April 2019

The balance of powers in the international currency market (also known as forex) influences many contemporary tendencies in the entire world. At the same time, traders and investors rely on accurate forex forecasts to earn money. That is why we keep on publishing those weekly consensus forecasts, courtesy of NordFX.
Publication date: 15 April 10:54 AM

Weekly Forex and Crypto Prediction by NordFX. Mid-April 2019

Any exchange rate between any two currencies is the result of multiple factors affecting the currency pair at any given moment. At the same time, those exchange rates themselves are actually capable of affecting other processes important to specific countries and even the entire world.

Publication date: 09 April 11:01 AM