Watch how bitcoin behaves in these key levels to understand the alts market
The total crypto market cap is slowly rising following bitcoin’s 6% price increase. After climbing the first step of breaking the symbolic £7.2k ($10k) level on Monday, BTC was looking good — but then it failed to completely overcome the £7.8k ($10.8k) resistance after a short-lived period of trading above £7.9k ($11k).
This movement meant the top 100 projects appreciated 3% on average in dollar terms, but lost 3% of their value against BTC. The major projects which escaped the BTC value drop were DigixDAO, OmiseGo, EOS and IOTA — an Internet-of-Things focused token that seems to be resisting growing concerns.
If bitcoin continues to follow its bullish path, it still has to confront its ‘final boss’ — the December downtrend log line confluence with two other historical resistance levels. Before we get there, however, watch out for the £8.1k ($11.2k) area and move slowly, as some are still considering a ‘2014 era bear market cycle’!
Yesterday, Bill Gates hosted his sixth ‘Ask Me Anything’ session on Reddit. People naturally asked for his views on this sphere and, unfortunately, Microsoft’s founder provided a poor answer, stating that “the main feature of cryptocurrencies is their anonymity” before going on to blame overdose-related deaths directly on this “rare technology”.
While it’s fine to say that the alts market can be considered a ‘wild west’ — mainly due to its overall lack of regulation and notorious pump and dump schemes — major cryptocurrencies don’t deserve such characterization. Bill Gates fairly pointed out the speculative problems around ICOs, but by mixing them with legitimate projects he perpetuates the myth that cryptocurrencies are an index for money laundering.
Bitcoin’s community and software has evolved from the time they were called that — such as in the historical Bitcoin Hearings of January 2014, featured in the popular ‘Banking on Bitcoin’ documentary — and now everyone knows bitcoin is not anonymous. Remember that it’s still early in crypto and “we are learning to build the boat”.
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