Bitcoin Price Back Up 50 Percent While Traditional Stocks Continue to Slump

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 07:44
Darryn Pollock

Bitcoin proves its worth in rebounding by 50 percent while traditional stocks have struggled.

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Bitcoin shook off its volatility stage in the past week as it managed to rebound as much as 50 percent. This was made even more noticeable and dramatic in the wake of another poor week for the stock market which continued its own volatile downward run.

Bitcoin plummeted to a four-month low, reaching below $6,000 on some exchanges last week. However, in the past six days, there has been a steady increase in its price that saw it back over $9,000 for a short time.

At the same time, the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average both fell more than five percent eliminating any of the previous gains that were so heralded in the US.

US Equities outshine Bitcoin’s volatility

While last Monday there were signs of a correlation between the plummeting stock market and Bitcoin price, supporters of the digital currency have now thrown those shackles off. The talk is how in situations of global financial turmoil, Bitcoin remains steady.

By its decentralized nature, supporters are proclaiming that it is unrelated to any turmoil tied to central banking, state upheaval or private companies’ woes.

Since restarting its climb above $6,000 Bitcoin has seen volatility measures on the digital currency steady, but on the stock market, the mass sell off triggered the biggest jump on the Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index ever.

Reasons for the rebound

The primary catalyst for Bitcoin’s turnaround must be attributed to the “do not harm” approach that was laid out in Senate where US Regulators provided a positive path for the digital currency.

It also comes at a time where the negative press and often misinterpreted and fake news, coming from places like India, China and South Korea, has stopped.


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About the author

Darryn Pollock is an award winning  journalist from Durban, South Africa. He picked up Vodacom’s Regional Sports Journalist Award in 2017 while expanding his Blockchain and cryptocurrency reach.  He is a contributor to Forbes, Cointelegraph, Binary District, and of course, U.Today. Darryn’s belief is that Blockchain technology will be the driving force of the next technological wave and it is the obligation of journalists and writers to tell its emerging story with integrity and pride.

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