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Bitcoin Needs A ‘Blessing From SEC To Rally’ According To Analyst

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A new analyst named Naeem Aslam is in the latest Bitcoin news – this time for stating that Bitcoin needs a blessing from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in order to revitalize and experience a recovery in its price.

According to Aslam, the approval of the first Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) would allow accredited investors and individual traders in US markets to invest in cryptocurrencies – but could also be a major step in revitalizing the cryptocurrency market.

As Aslam noted:

“Bitcoin needs some sort of a blessing and only that can revitalize the rally for the currency. I think that the SEC [Securities and Exchange Commission] seeking a public opinion about the Bitcoin ETF [exchange-traded fund] is a positive sign, the department perhaps wants to respect the public opinion and most importantly wants to see the accurate landscape.”

The dominant cryptocurrency, according to the analyst, will need a strong catalyst in order to initiate a promising upwards rally in the weeks and months to come.

Aslam also explained that SEC will be unlikely to reject a Bitcoin ETF that fulfills the requirements that are laid out by the SEC if the demand from the public is strong to justify the approval of an ETF around an emerging asset class.

As he stated:

“If the public interest shows that the support is in favor of ETF it is highly unlikely that the department would reject an actual application which satisfies their criteria.”

Right now, the catalyst of the next Bitcoin price surge could be the approval of the first BTC ETF or an influx of institutional investors in the market. It is obvious that the market currently needs a strong motivation to bounce back to its previous levels.

 

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Stefan has been a Bitcoin Specialist for over 5 years. Providing daily news and updates for DC Forecasts.

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As of today, Saturday, March 16, most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting noteworthy gains. In our latest altcoin news, the crypto market analysis shows that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are in for a good weekend. Bitcoin (BTC) has gone past the $4,000 price point according to the data from CoinMarketCap. Currently, Bitcoin is up by two percent during the day and is trading at $4,022 at press time. By looking in the weekly chart, the current price is two percent higher than where the price was at the start of the week which is at $3,958. The data gathered from CoinMarketCap also shows that Bitcoin’s trading volume from yesterday, surpassed $11 billion which means that it has reached its highest value since April 25, 2018, when the price of the number one cryptocurrency was at $8,845. Ethereum, on the other hand, is still the largest altcoin by market cap which reached about $14.9 billion. Ripple, on the contrary, has a market cap of about $13 billion at the time of writing. Ethereum (ETH) is up by four percent over the past day and is currently trading around $141 after starting the day at a lower position at $135. On the weekly chart, the value of ETH seems to have increased by more than two percent from 138 which was the price at the start of the week. Ripple (XRP), as the second-largest altcoin gained more than 1.2 percent over the past 24 hours and is currently trading at $0.318. By looking at the altcoin’s weekly chart analysis, you can see that the current price is up by more than a percent which is higher than $0.314, the price at the beginning of the week. Among the top 20 cryptocurrency performers, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is experiencing some notable growth by increasing in value over 10 percent on the day of writing. The total market cap of all cryptocurrencies combined is now reaching $140 billion which means there has also been some increase of approximately 3.7 percent higher than the value the market was at the start of the week which was $134.8 billion.
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Bitcoin (BTC) Could Be Heading For Another Downward Run: Bloomberg Report

A new Bloomberg report is in the news on our DC Forecasts Bitcoin news site - in which the key price movement indicators show that the most dominant cryptocurrency, Bitcoin (BTC), could be heading for another move downward. The report states that “technical gauges signaling long-term buying demand for Bitcoin are deteriorating” and in that manner, the buying pressure could soon increase. Bloomberg also noted that seminal crypto's Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) indicator has been mowing in the low levels since mid-February. For ones of you who don't know, the MACD is a trend-following indicator of momentum which presents the direct relationship between the two moving averages of the price of a security. Meanwhile, Bitcoin has tested the $4,000 mark many times over the past weeks. However, the most dominant cryptocurrency has not been able to break above it for a meaningful period of time. As Bloomberg states, until Bitcoin breaks through this level, it is very likely to face selling pressure. The featured analyst in the post, Mike McGlone, said:
“The entire industry is ripe to resume a path to lower prices. Conditions are akin to November [2018], just prior to the collapse. Prices are consolidating within narrowing ranges, with a few sharp bear-market rallies that appear fleeting.”
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He also noted the following:
“It’s just that investors are seeing more potential in some of the smaller tokens at the moment. As we approach the culmination of the crypto winter, we’re actually seeing some of the altcoins delivering spectacular gains in the last few weeks. We are now in what industry insiders like to call alt-season.”
Right now, data shows that the Bitcoin MACD is right now at 44.3, pointing to a new "sell" recommendation while the coin is trading below $3,900 and is stable on the day.
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