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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Still More Room at the Top, For Now

While many fear BTC-USD is entering bubble territory, others are calling for even higher price targets.  Politics aside, there is a clear push for higher BTC-USD prices and it’s creating market uncertainty.Here are the facts:30 days ago, BTC-USD was $1800.Today the price of BTC-USD has risen 130% and has managed to establish an all time […]

Op Ed: Cryptocurrencies, ICOs and the Untapped “Family Office” Group

With cryptocurrency investing becoming increasingly mainstream, it’s important to understand the types of potential investors waiting on the sidelines. One largely untapped investment group would be a “family office” (FO), which is a private wealth manager of investments and trusts for ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNWIs). In 2015, UHNWIs included almost 173,000 individuals whose wealth […]

What Is an ICO?

An Initial Coin Offering, also commonly referred to as an ICO, is a fundraising mechanism in which new projects sell their underlying crypto tokens in exchange for bitcoin and ether. It’s somewhat similar to an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in which investors purchase shares of a company.ICOs are a relatively new phenomenon but have quickly […]

Ether Price Analysis: All Signs Point Onward and Upward

In case you hadn’t noticed, ETH-USD markets have been on a very strong bull run for the past week. In a matter of five days, ETH-USD managed to increase by $100 — nearly a 50 percent market value increase — with very little pullback or consolidation. After ETH-USD’s multi-week-long bear run from $420 to the […]

The Role of Trading Bots in the Cryptocurrency Market

Similar to Wall Street and stock trading, bitcoin and cryptocurrency trading is a form of income for many. Due to the nature of the medium, however, many bitcoin traders do it as a side project, focusing their energy on a main job or alternate work.But to generate passive — or active — income in these […]

Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC Markets Anemic After Initial BCH Trading

As discussed in the previous BTC-USD market analysis, the market has begun to test and retest known support and resistance lines on both the macro and micro levels. Since finding its local bottom around $1,800, BTC-USD has paved a fairly clean schematic of support and resistance levels along the Fibonacci Retracement values:Figure 1: BTC-USD, 6-hr […]

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Post-Fork Markets Await Enabling of BCH Deposits

As expected, the events leading up to the BTC hardfork were dramatic. Before splitting off with its hardfork counterpart (Bitcoin Cash), BTC-USD saw drastic swings in price with wildly different market values, depending on the exchange. While some exchanges saw new all-time highs being achieved (Kraken BTC-USD), others began to see discounts in their BTC-USD […]

Investing in Cryptocurrencies as Securities: An Interview from a Legal Perspective

Digital currency practices have exploded in recent months, bringing to the forefront new regulations. This means VC investors looking to get a piece of the action need to do further due-diligence and remain informed on the legal side.According to Inside Bitcoins, last year two Bitcoin and blockchain-related startups raised over $1 billion in total investment. […]

Ether Price Analysis: Market Consolidation Provides Calm Before Next Breakout

Over the past few days, despite major swings throughout the crypto-market, ETH-USD finally appears to be displaying nice, reliable signs of market consolidation:Figure 1: ETH-USD, 2-hr Candles, Bitfinex, Consolidation PatternTwo key characteristics of market consolidation are decreasing volume over the course of a trend and decrease in price volatility. It should be noted that price […]

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Recent Bull Run Calls for a Level Head

Over the course of three days, BTC-USD managed to climb $1,100 in value — a near 60 percent growth. Shortly after reaching a local high in the mid $2,900s, it immediately retraced down to the mid $2,700s where, at the time of this article, it is currently sitting. Is this price growth sustainable? Is there […]