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[BTC/USD] Price Analysis: $10,000 for Bitcoin in 2019 — Is It possible? Of Course!
[BTC/USD] Price Analysis: $10,000 for Bitcoin in 2019 — Is It possible? Of Course!

Tether Controversy Continues, But So Does the Bitcoin Rally

  • Thomas Hughes
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    A recent report published by Bloomberg states that Tether “has the billions it promised”, indicating that USDT may be backed 1-to-1 by USD after all

Tether Controversy Continues, But So Does the Bitcoin Rally
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A recent report published by Bloomberg states that Tether “has the billions it promised”, indicating that USDT may be backed 1-to-1 by USD after all.

In the past, some sources claimed that USDT is not backed entirely by US dollars and this spurred allegations of misconduct and price manipulation (some voiced concern that BTC’s rise to $20,000 was fueled by dishonest Tether trades). It is also believed that this controversy played a part in Bitcoin’s 2018 bear market.

Bloomberg reported that “$2.2 billion was in Tether’s account at Puerto Rico’s Noble Bank Ltd. on January 31. That same day, 2.195 billion Tethers existed, according to data compiled by Coinmarketcap.com”. However, this doesn’t prove that Tether has been continuously backed by US dollars and doesn’t solve the price manipulation allegation, which is still being investigated by the U.S. Justice Department.

Chart Analysis – BTC/USD

BTC/USD chart

It seems there’s no stopping the Bitcoin train as the digital currency continues higher, largely unfazed by Tether concerns or by overbought levels shown by technical indicators. It added almost 8% in the last 24 hours and more than 20% over the last 7 days, breaking the key level at $4,000 and trading at $4,160 on Bitfinex at the time of writing.

The short to medium term bias is clearly bullish and the recent break of 4000 shows that buying pressure is still high, with a potential to push BTC/USD into 4480 – 4500. That being said, the Relative Strength Index has broken above its 70 level for the third time in a short while, which is an indication that a bearish retracement will soon follow.

This potential correction can find support at 4000 (or at 4100 if it goes higher before retracing) but as long as this barrier still stands, we favor a climb into 4500 over the next few days.

Support zone: 4000

Resistance zone: 4480 - 4500

Most likely scenario: push into 4500 area (possible retracements until that target is reached)

Alternate scenario: move below 4000 and choppy price action

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[BTC/USD] Price Analysis: $10,000 for Bitcoin in 2019 — Is It possible? Of Course!

  • Denys Serhiichuk
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    💸🤑More than 1 year ago, Bitcoin cost $10,000. Despite the fact that the most popular cryptocurrency and the whole market was in a bearish trend last year, there are still positive forecasts from experts for 2019. We prepared a Bitcoin price analysis to show that both technical and fundamental factors can get BTC back to the important level of $10,000

[BTC/USD] Price Analysis: $10,000 for Bitcoin in 2019 — Is It possible? Of Course!
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Contents

Bitcoin is still the most popular cryptocurrency in the world. This year marks 10 years since its creation. Last year was not the best for cryptocurrency holders. After a long lull, many hope the value of Bitcoin will increase. There is reason to believe that in 2019 the cost of this cryptocurrency will reach $10,000.

Causes of the possible comeback

In favor of the appreciation of Bitcoin, many analysts of Forbes magazine offer negative forecasts of other cryptocurrencies. According to them, they will gradually lose their popularity. Fewer people trust altcoins. Forbes analyst Naeem Aslam argues that the cost of Bitcoin will not fall below $2,000 and may well overcome the mark of $10,000.

BTC Price Analysis

Analyst and expert in the field of cryptocurrency forecasts Kevin Cook notes that this month the volume of BTC transactions is on the rise and over the past five months has grown by 150%.

Thus, today it is impossible to say that Bitcoin is losing popularity.

On the contrary, its dominance in the cryptocurrency market is almost 51%, which allows the cryptocurrency to remain the focus of attention of potential investors.

Recently, a well-known BTC supporter, Tom Lee, suggested that the fair price for a popular digital asset should be between $5,000 and $20,000.

Tim Draper, a widely known crypto-optimist, also confirmed his forecast for cryptocurrency and expects its value to be $250,000 by 2022.

Bitcoin in 2019: what to expect?

The rapid growth of the Bitcoin rate can contribute to its implementation into the economy as a means of payment, and not as a stock exchange instrument. Optimism is added by plans of some large businessmen to accept Bitcoin. Although it was conceived as an independent currency, its entry into the world financial system would breathe new life into it. Now the US Securities and Exchange Commission is considering the possibility of creating Bitcoin ETFs. The decision is likely to be positive. This will attract several hundred billion dollars of investments and will have a positive effect on the cryptocurrency rate.

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