Will Bitcoin Price Push To the $10,000 Mark?

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Tue, 04/24/2018 - 17:40
Urvashi Verma
Bitcoin is poised to cross the $10,000 mark, analysts say.
Will Bitcoin Price Push To the $10,000 Mark?
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After overcoming the $9,280 resistance, Bitcoin (BTC) is poised to cross the $10,000 mark, analysts say.

In a sharp price spike, BTC rose to $9,345 Tuesday, an increase of nearly $1,000 from last week, to its highest point since mid-March. It has rebounded by more than 40 percent since earlier this year, according to data from Coinmarketcap.

As Bitcoin moves to $10,000, its next benchmark will be the ability to cross the 200-day moving average at $9,808.  

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While some data suggests the market may be overbought, the bull pennant breakout indicates an emerging rebound rally to $10,250 from its April 17 low of $7,823.

Factors pointing toward upward price swings include the broad-based gains that cryptocurrencies, especially altcoins, have made in the past two weeks, and the resistance they have shown in the wake of regulatory hurdles and negative media attention garnered from NY attorney general’s regulatory probe.

Despite regulatory push back and high tax fees, buy orders have composed nearly 92 percent of the market activity for the first time since March 2017, indicating investor confidence remains strong, experts say.

About the author

Urvashi Verma is a Chicago-based reporter who writes about the convergence of technology and business. She is interested in fintech, digital currencies, blockchain and currency markets. Urvashi formerly worked with the Times of Israel covering Israel's booming tech industry including Start-Up Nation, venture capital investment, and crowd-funding platforms.