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Bitcoin Reaches Past $50,000, Now Worth 2.4 Million Pesos

“Learn as much as you can about Bitcoin and what it means from a technological, monetary, and network standpoint. Bitcoin is still very new.”

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Bitcoin breaches past $50,000, a new all-time high for the dominant cryptocurrency after a parabolic rally that saw it first drop to $3,800 in March 2020 then break past the psychological resistance of $20,000 in December 2020. Bitcoin continued its momentum in 2021, culminating in a new all-time high today.

At this price milestone, it is worth looking back at Bitcoin’s incredible rally within the past 5 months and the news that accompanied each milestone. A series of key events contributed to the turnaround in the price that we see today.

For every price level, we also highlight it with art created for that specific Bitcoin milestone by Luis Buenaventura, the artist behind “CryptoPop!” and also the Co-founder of BloomX, a licensed virtual asset service provider in the country. Luis’ pieces can be found on MakersPlace.

May 2020, Bitcoin at $8,000

In May 2020, Bitcoin underwent an event called the “Bitcoin halving,” when the issuance of Bitcoin rewards got cut down in half. From 12.5 bitcoins that miners receive after confirming a block, it was cut to 6.25. Also in May, Paul Tudor Jones, the legendary investor publicly announced that he put a portion of his portfolio into Bitcoin. At that time, Jones said he saw Bitcoin’s movement akin to gold’s in the 1970s. “The best profit-maximizing strategy is to own the fastest horse,” Jones told Bloomberg. “If I am forced to forecast, my bet is it will be Bitcoin.”

August 2020, Bitcoin at $9,000

On August 11, 2020, Microstrategy, the largest independent publicly traded company in the U.S. announced acquisition of 21,454 bitcoins as its primary reserve asset. CEO Michael Saylor said their decision is a “capital allocation strategy” driven by the depreciating long term value of fiat currencies. “Bitcoin is digital gold – harder, stronger, faster, and smarter than any money that has preceded it,” Microstrategy said in a statement.

October 2020. Bitcoin at $10,724

Square, a fintech company whose CEO is Bitcoin advocate and Twitter Co-founder Jack Dorsey, announced it bought 4,709 bitcoins, worth $50 million at that time, as part of its larger investment to the cryptocurrency ecosystem. This amount is 1% of Square’s total assets. Square, in a statement, said that as Bitcoin grows in adoption, it plans to learn and participate in the ecosystem in a disciplined way. “For a company that is building products based on a more inclusive future, this investment is a step on that journey.”

On October 21, 2020, PayPal Holdings announced it would soon allow its 246 million users to buy, sell and hold cryptocurrency within its PayPal and Venmo apps. Initially only available to U.S. customers, it would be rolled out to more countries by 2021.

Bitcoin is not without its share of negative news. OKEx, one the major global cryptocurrency exchanges announced suspension of withdrawals after one of its key executives, which holds one of the “keys” needed to execute withdrawals, was arrested by Chinese authorities. At the time this article is written, OKEx customers still cannot withdraw on the platform.Also last October, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission charged BitMEX, one of the largest Bitcoin derivatives exchanges, of failing to impose adequate Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know-Your-Customer (KYC) procedures. The U.S. Department of Justice also charged BitMEX key executives for violating the country’s Bank Secrecy Act.

December 2020, Bitcoin at $20,000

After breaking past $20,000, the three-year psychological resistance, a massive inflow of institutional investors have revealed they own Bitcoin or put a portion of their portfolio into Bitcoin. Guggenheim Investments’ Chief Investment Officer Scott Minerd, in an interview that shocked Bloomberg TV hosts said his firm is valuing Bitcoin at $400,000.

January 2021, Bitcoin at $30,000

Bitcoin briefly went past $40,000 but was unable to sustain that in January. What instead happened were massive price $8k – $10k price swings that would normally give a heart attack to anyone new to crypto. Reports surfaced that institutional investors were taking advantage of the “dips” to add more Bitcoin into their holdings. 

But while Guggenheim continued fomo-ing the market by advising retail traders to sell to take profit, one key personality, Elon Musk, the world’s richest man, edited his Twitter bio to simply say “#Bitcoin”, and then tweeted: 

February 2021, Bitcoin at $40,000

Weeks later, it was revealed that Musk’s company – Tesla, has invested $1.5 billion into Bitcoin. Just like that, and the price never went below $40,000.

At $50,000, What Now

Eventually, if we subscribe to Guggenheim’s idea of a six-digit Bitcoin price, one would say that the current price point is still very early. However, Bitcoin and its wild price swings are never friendly to retail investors. It’s one reason why regulators have been keen to regulate crypto companies, ensuring that retail investors participating in the cryptocurrency economy are well informed of the risks involved when  purchasing crypto.

Bitcoin, the dominant cryptocurrency outside a thousand others, is classified as a “virtual asset” in the Philippines by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. While the central bank acknowledges crypto’s “potential to transform the provision of financial services,” it is also aware of the risks it posed to the financial system and the consumers who may be less informed about how crypto works. Recognizing that the crypto space are not just trading platforms and to better align with the standards set by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global policy-setting body on anti-money laundering, the BSP released its “updated guidelines for virtual asset providers,” while at the same time, encouraging Filipinos to deal only with licensed VASPs.

“The BSP has issued public advisories to encourage the public to deal only with BSP-registered VCEs, and to be mindful of the risks of using virtual currencies,” – BSP

What’s Next For Bitcoin?

In an interview on ANC, Miguel Cuneta, Co-founder of Bitcoin company Satoshi Citadel Industries Ventures said $50,000 is the price level where people will start paying attention to Bitcoin. “I emphasized on START,” Miguel told me in a Telegram interview. “We are almost at $1 trillion market cap for BTC, and after $1T, $2T, and so on. There’s no foreseeable top because of the trillions of fiat flooding the market. The macroeconomic environment is a perfect storm for this,” he added.

With Tesla investing in Bitcoin, he believes other large companies will follow in allocating a small single digit % of their free cash flows, cash that is losing purchasing power, said Miguel. “There’s nothing much out there in terms of an alternative asset, a hedge, much like gold. Bitcoin has WAY more upside than gold in the networked age, and is better in every property that makes gold a good monetary asset,” he added, citing that Bitcoin’s volatility might mean more big swings but these companies are not day trading but rather “hodling” for the long term. 

Advice to New Entrants

At this price level, many new investors might be more interested in buying Bitcoin, but Miguel advised new entrants to learn more about Bitcoin first. “Learn as much as you can about Bitcoin and what it means from a technological, monetary, and network standpoint. Bitcoin is still very new.”

“Get a feel for it, how to use it, how to store it, etc. It isn’t for everyone, not everyone will want or need it, so find out it if it is for you. But it is there, it exists, it is open to everyone, it’s all voluntary.”

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Charles Hoskinson Warns On Dogecoin’s Ongoing Market Rally

The founder of Cardano, Charles Hoskinson warns that Dogecoin’s recent market rally could have a negative outcome for the overall crypto market industry.

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The founder of Cardano, Charles Hoskinson warns that Dogecoin’s recent market rally could have a negative outcome for the overall crypto market industry. Regulators could turn their attention to the digital asset market if the DOGE bubble goes on to burst.

Charles Hoskinson Warns on DOGE’s Market Rally

In a YouTube Livestream titled Doge Bubble Edition, the founder of Cardano blockchain and CEO of IOHK, Charles Hoskinson has warned on Dogecoin’s continual market rally.

He noted that the price of the meme-based cryptocurrency has largely been driven by Elon Musk’s continual endorsement on Twitter, adding its growth has also been driven by “market manipulation by clever whales.”

The growth of Dogecoin is not sustainable, according to Hoskinson. The cryptocurrency does not even have active developers. Given if a security issue arises, the cryptocurrency will not be able to deal with it, Hoskinson points out.

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He even encouraged investors to sell their DOGE holdings:

“If you’ve made money, great, but get the hell out of it! It’s a bubble, it’s not real, there’s nothing sustainable there.”

Dogecoin Bubble Could Cost the Crypto Industry

Hoskinson even went far ahead to suggest that the Dogecoin bubble could mean long-term fallout for the cryptocurrency industry. Once the Dogecoin bubble bursts, regulatory bodies will put all the blame on the overall cryptocurrency market, says Hoskinson:

“There will be all kinds of regulators running around saying this is proof that crypto can’t control itself.”

The founder of Cardano even suggested that if the Dogecoin hype continues, the cryptocurrency industry over the long term will be subjected to sterner regulations:

“If this is the gateway for retail investors to enter our ecosystem at some point it’s going to hurt each and every one of us.”

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Over the past 24 hours, Dogecoin has seen its price gained by 124%. The cryptocurrency’s return on investment (ROI) vs the U.S. dollar for the past 7-day, 14-day, 30-day, and 1-year periods are 540.9%, 541.8%, 573.7%, and 20,216.4% respectively.

#Charles Hoskinson #DOGE #Dogecoin

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Binance Coin, Aave, Decred Price Analysis: 17 April

Binance Coin reclaimed the $520-$530 region as one of demand and flipped $533 to support. Aave formed a triangle pattern and awaited breakout confirmation, while Decred saw a pullback after a strong m

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Binance Coin reclaimed the $520-$530 region as one of demand and flipped $533 to support. Aave formed a triangle pattern and awaited breakout confirmation, while Decred saw a pullback after a strong move north.

Binance Coin [BNB]

Binance Coin, Aave, Decred Price Analysis: 17 April

Source: BNB/USDT on TradingView

On the hourly chart, BNB appears to have initiated its next leg upward. The price climbed back above the highlighted region in the vicinity of $520 and seemed to flip it to demand. The RSI climbed back above neutral 50 and alongside the price, appears to have broken the downtrend it had previously been in.

On longer timeframes (up to 6-hour), Binance Coin’s momentum briefly flipped to slightly bearish before recovery once more. News of the quarterly BNB burn came more like a “sell the news” event, with BNB dropping from $530 to $490 in the hours following the announcement.

Aave [AAVE]

Binance Coin, Aave, Decred Price Analysis: 17 April

Source: AAVE/USDT on TradingView

The $440 level was flipped to support in recent hours after the recent drop saw AAVE rejected at $480 and slide swiftly to $420. The Chaikin Money Flow remained above the +0.05 value to show that net capital flow was into the market, a sign of demand.

The price also formed a symmetrical triangle pattern on dropping trading volume, a continuation pattern sees the prices follow the previous trend. A session close beneath $440 might not be more than a liquidity hunt, however, dropping below $426-$428 would be a sign of short-term bearish pressure that could see AAVE retest $416.

Decred [DCR]

Binance Coin, Aave, Decred Price Analysis: 17 April

Source: DCR/USDT on TradingView

DCR broke out to the upside of a rising channel as demand drove prices to $200. At the time of writing, DCR saw a pullback as recent momentum was halted at the psychological $250 mark.

The A/D line was in an uptrend alongside price to show this move was driven by demand from buyers. The MACD also showed strong bullish momentum, and the distance between the MACD and signal lines hint at overbought conditions. The Stochastic RSI was also correcting from overbought territory. A retracement level lies at $224 and could act as support.


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After a remarkable run, social media sentiment sours on DOGE

Americans carried the digital currency higher, but their enthusiasm may be waning.

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It was a Shiba Inu shooting across the sky: Dogecoin’s run over the past week will be one for the history books. However, for all the fireworks social media data is indicating that the meme’s run may have met its end. 

The digital currency, which originally launched in 2013 and has been at the center of a number of absurd headlines and scams over the years, notched another chapter in its often puzzling history over the past few days. On Friday, DOGE managed to eclipse Ethereum in total exchange volume (doubling, in fact), the capstone to a remarkable run that saw it double in price in a day, capping over 5000% gains on the year.

However, at its core DOGE is a meme, and memes are propagated by and fundamentally rely on social media. When the meme can’t spread, the price will crash.

At the time of publication, DOGE is down 35% on the day to $.26, retreating from $.40 highs — and social media sentiment data provided by The TIE and Cointelegraph Markets Pro indicates that there’s more pain on the horizon.

Volume verses sentiment 

On Friday, Google Trends posted a Tweet highlighting the worldwide search habits of Bitcoin and DOGE traders. They found that while most of the world remained focused on BTC, American traders only had eyes for Dogecoin. 

This heatmap concurs with data provided by The TIE. Total Tweet volume referencing DOGE ebbs as the US sleeps and perks up during American daytime hours, often peaking at noon EST, with volume especially robust while DOGE is rallying: 

However, simple search and Twitter volume doesn’t always point to a price rally. As Google Trends’ infographic pointed out, sentiment on a volume surge can be mixed: many of the top search terms centered on traders trying to augur how much gas the DOGE rally has left in the tank. 

The uncertainty has spread to Twitter as well. While sentiment for the currency was strongest during its run to $.16 on April 14th, the “waves” of sentiment matching volume have been decreasing on the run up — while the total Twitter volume peaked with DOGE’s price at $.40, it has been slumping for days now:

Ultimately, while volume and sentiment are what pushed DOGE to its lofty heights, a rapid price retreat now appear to be pulling Dogecoin back to earth. 

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