A new article published by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) magazine is in the Bitcoin news today, suggesting that the correlation between Bitcoin and traditional assets markets has been high in recent days.
The article pulled data from the research firm Excalibur Pro Inc. in which the WSJ states that Bitcoin has traded at a 0.84 correlation to gold over the past five days where -1 indicates complete inversion and +1 indicates perfect correlation.
WSJ also shows why this kind of a pattern formed. The first reason for that is the reported influx of institutional money into the crypto and blockchain space, especially the Grayscale Investments’ over-the-counter exchange-traded fund (ETF) as a prime example. The article also shows that this trust saw $51 million in assets under management during its first year (2013) and by the end of last year, it surged to around $3.5 billion.
Another crucial factor is the venture capital (VC) investment which was around $96 million in 2013 and grew to $500 million in 2016 and to over $2 billion in all-time VC crypto investments by the end of 2017.
The WSJ report also noted that a major pull factor for traditional capital into crypto is the building of trading services and infrastructure with high regulatory compliance, the crypto futures trading market and the attempts to gain broad acceptance for crypto-based ETFs.
As reported, new major developments on the horizon could be the launch of the Bakkt Bitcoin futures exchange, the launch of investment giant Fidelity’s digital assets business and the influx of stalwart investors including the names of Yale, Harvard and Stanford Universities.
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Bitcoin Goes Below And Above $4,000 Again: What’s Causing This Fluctuation?
- Hourly MACD – The MACD is slowly moving in the bullish zone, with a positive bias.
- Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is currently correcting higher, but it is still well below the 50 level.
- Major Support Levels – $3,950 followed by $3,920.
- Major Resistance Levels – $4,000, $4,020 and $4,060
Bitcoin (BTC) Is Likely To Surge To $400k, According To Prominent Analyst
“$BTC Weekly Chart. Gandalf is holding $BTC below the mid $4,200 level. Bitcoin shall not pass the current resistance. So my target for the next drop has an aim at previous support near mid $3,500s,” he explained.https://twitter.com/Josh_Rager/status/1108205671659569152 Another chief market analyst at Think Markets UK named Naeem Aslam, also spoke about the key importance of the $4,000 level, noting that it will set a trend for which direction the markets could head next. As he said:
“Questions are being asked constantly when it comes to Bitcoin’s battle with the $4000 mark. The result of this battle sets the tone for a bullish or bearish trend. This price level has become a matter of death or life for crypto traders.”Aslam also believes that Bitcoin could eventually surge as high as $400k, even though the current price indicators don't show that. He explained:
“I personally believe that each Bitcoin can go up as much as $400K and if history repeats itself, this number is not a fool’s paradise. This is a simple math calculation: approximate percentage projection of the price which we experienced during the last bull run.”Another popular figure in the crypto industry named Ryan Selkis, spoke about the absurdity of purchasing a bottom in times when BTC has a massive potential. As he tweeted:
“I’d be extremely surprised if the bottom wasn’t in for this $BTC bear market. If you’ve been on the sidelines, what are you waiting for if not now? If you’re a long-term bull, the 5 year EV is 25-50x, and you’re going to wait to time an entry that’s 20% more attractive?”https://twitter.com/twobitidiot/status/1108520333039058944
Twitter’s CEO Wants To ‘’Give Back’’ To The Crypto Ecosystem By Hiring Crypto Engineers
‘’Last week I was considering my hack week project, and asked @brockm: “what is the most impactful thing we could do for the bitcoin community?” His answer was simple: “pay people to make the broader crypto ecosystem better.” This resonated with me immediately, so we’re doing it.’’The Twitter CEO stated that the newly employed engineers will be reporting directly to him so this has the community baffled and in questions about who will the developers serve-the crypto community or Dorsey himself. For example, if the growing bitcoin development poses a threat to the Square-related developers will they still are left alone to do their work. Dorsey’s power shows how influent he is in the bitcoin development community so users are not particularly happy with this decision. On this issue, Dorsey stated:
‘’These folks will focus entirely on what’s best for the crypto community and individual economic empowerment, not on Square’s commercial interests. All resulting work will be open and free.’’The CEO of Twitter is one of the most important bitcoin advocates. Last year on the Consensus event he said that he wants Bitcoin to be adopted and hopes for the number one cryptocurrency to become the native currency of the internet. He also stated previously that he wants to be involved in any action that will lead crypto into the mainstream and that is one of the reasons he launched the Square Cash app. Last year revenues for Square show consistent growth. In the first half of 2018, the revenues reached $71 million while profits reached $0.6 million. In the second half, Bitcoin revenues increased to $95 million and profits increased up to $1.047 million. Dorsey has also invested personally in Bitcoin as well as in many BTC startups after he participated in Lightning Labs’ funding round which raised $2.5 million.
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