What Crypto Bear Market? Japanese Banking Giant SBI Will Soon Mine Bitcoin

SBI Holdings, a major financial and banking giant in Japan, has formally announced the launch of SBI Mining Chip Co., Ltd., officially entering the bitcoin mining industry. In recent months, the most dominant forces in the global bitcoin mining industry in the likes of Bitmain, Cannan, and Japanese internet conglomerate GMO have struggled to adjust to market conditions. As the bitcoin bear market extended to a 15-month correction, despite the gradual increase in hash power, the demand for bitcoin mining due to the general decline in profitability of mining noticeably…

Bear Market Will Stop Crypto Exchanges Faking Volume, Says Researcher

A report by the Blockchain Transparency Institute (BTI) claims that many exchanges are using bots to fake trading volume. Their research shows that wash trading affects over 80% of the top 25 bitcoin pairings. Furthermore, allegations of this being a deliberate business practice present significant concerns for the industry. Which is already struggling to gain mainstream acceptance. Wash Trading Wash trading is where a trader sells and then immediately buys a financial instrument. This practice manipulates legitimate makers and takers into believing a trading pair is more active than it…

Crypto Market Rebound Facing Hurdles: Bitcoin Cash, EOS, BNB, TRX Price Analysis

The total crypto market cap failed near the $136.0B resistance and declined sharply. EOS price broke the $3.70 support and tested the $3.62 support area. Binance Coin (BNB) is down more than 4% and settled below the $15.00 support level. Bitcoin cash price is correcting lower and it may test the $150 support zone. Tron (TRX) price is stable and still holding the key $0.0220 support level. The crypto market could turned red and facing a lot of hurdles, with bearish moves in bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH). Binance coin…

Bitcoin, Gold Strongly Correlated in 3-Week High to Spell Stock Market Disaster

Bitcoin and gold both hit three-week highs on Thursday after a period of highly correlated trading. It comes as the dollar crashes and warning signs flash on the stock market. The correlation strengthens bitcoin’s case as “digital gold” and proves that traders are beginning to treat cryptocurrency like a traditional asset. As the dollar crumbles and whispers of recession grow, bitcoin could spike alongside gold as a hedge against a future bear market in stocks. Bitcoin and Gold Strong Correlation As you can see in the chart below, both bitcoin…

Crypto Market Rally Inevitable: ONT Surges, Bitcoin Cash, XLM, EOS, TRX Analysis

The total crypto market cap is about to break the $136.0B resistance level for the next bullish wave. Bitcoin cash price is back above the $160 level and it may continue to rise towards $165. EOS price is slowly moving higher towards the key $3.80 resistance area. Stellar (XLM) price is currently consolidating above $0.1110 and it could move towards $0.1200. Tron (TRX) could recover and test the $0.0230 resistance level. The crypto market seems to be positioned for an upside break, with solid gains in ONT and XTZ. Bitcoin…

Nvidia Expects to Finish Selling Leftover Inventory From Crypto Bear Market by Q1 2019

Major global chip maker Nvidia expects to complete sales of remaining inventory built up in expectation of crypto mining demand, according to a Bloomberg report on March 19. The company is now working on selling the crypto-oriented inventory that remained unsold as the crypto bear market continues. The firm predicted that it would be able to sell the excess inventory by the end of the current quarter. After Nvidia saw massive market growth amidst increased demand for crypto mining hardware from 2016 to 2018, the firm was hit hard by…

CBOE Trashing Bitcoin Futures Signals Crypto Market Bottom: Brian Kelly

Cryptocurrency investor Brian Kelly believes that the decision to drop bitcoin futures by the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) represents a watershed in the history of bitcoin, signaling that the crypto market’s longest-ever decline has finally found a bottom. BKCM Founder: CBOE Exit Shows Bitcoin Bear Market is ‘Exhausted’ Speaking on Tuesday’s edition of CNBC Fast Money, the BKCM Digital Asset Fund founder and CEO stated that he sees improvement in bitcoin address growth and market sentiment since December 2018 as evidence that the retail end of the bear market…

Crypto Market Remains Vulnerable: Litecoin (LTC), BCH, TRX, ADA Price Analysis

The total crypto market cap is struggling to climb higher and it could break the $133.0B support. Litecoin (LTC) price moved below the $60 support and it could extend the downside correction. Bitcoin cash price declined below the $160 support and it may retest the $155 or $150 support. Tron (TRX) price failed to stay above $0.0230 and it is moving down towards $0.0220. Cardano (ADA) price is up more than 3% and it is trading nicely above the $0.0500 support area. The crypto market cap is currently at a…

Bitcoin Price Pounds into Bull Market, Could Surge to $400,000: Analyst

As the bitcoin price continues to hover in a tight range just below $4,000, crypto investors are breathlessly waiting to find out whether bitcoin price can punch through the resistance line that thwarted its most recent attempt to initiate a new bull market. Below, we examine both the bull and bear case for bitcoin as traders position themselves to be on the right side of the crypto market’s next major move. Bull Case: Bitcoin’s Losing Streak is Over, Could Rally to $400,000 Writing at ThinkMarkets UK, Chief Market Analyst Naeem…

Bitcoin’s Share of Total Crypto Market Slips Back Toward 50%

Bitcoin’s dominance rate, or its share of the total cryptocurrency market, is on the verge of falling below 50 percent for the first time in over seven months. At press time, the world’s largest cryptocurrency accounts for 50.9 percent of the total capitalization of the entire market and fell as low as 50.54 on March 17, according to data from CoinMarketCap. Before 2017, bitcoin’s dominance rate was perpetually in excess of 70 percent, but it began to deflate as new cryptocurrencies were created and sold to investors in initial coin…