Author: Greg Michalowski
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Buyers taking more control in the digital currency

The price of bitcoin has continued the run higher that started on April 12th .  Since then, the price has moved from $6767 to a high today of $9401.   That is a 38.9% jump from that low. 
 

The move today has the price trading up $361 to $9286 currently.  The move higher has taken the price above the 100 day MA for the first time since the end of January. That MA comes in at $9175.34. If the price can stay above that MA, it is another feather in the hat of the buyers.  

The 200 day MA at $9843.24 today is another target on the topside that would give the buyers more confidence if broken.

Drilling to the hourly chart below, the consolidation over the prior 3 trading days, saw the price sideways its way to a trend line. It also allowed the 100 hour MA (blue line currently at  8882.21) to catch up to the price. Today, with the 100 hour MA getting closer, buyers came in and pushed the price higher. 

That 100 hour MA - if this is another big shift to the buy side for the cryptocurrency - will be eyed as a barometer for the bulls by traders. Stay above is more bullish.  The 200 hour MA (green line) lags well behind at 8498.26.

Bulls are back in bitcoin. Expect more chatter in the news that could pour more gas on the bullish fire.  But like always, watch the technicals. They tell the story in this volatile instrument. 


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Author: Justin Low

ECB's Villeroy: There is a need for internationally-harmonised answers on cryptocurrencies

Comments on cryptocurrencies by ECB's Villeroy Well, if they're not able to come up with anything at the recent G20 meeting - which in itself isn't a surprise - it's not likely that there will be any form of unified efforts globally to regulate cryptocurrencies.

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ECB's Villeroy: There is a need for internationally-harmonised answers on cryptocurrencies


Author: Justin Low
Category: Cryptocurrency
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Comments on cryptocurrencies by ECB's Villeroy Well, if they're not able to come up with anything at the recent G20 meeting - which in itself isn't a surprise - it's not likely that there will be any form of unified efforts globally to regulate cryptocurrencies.

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Author: Greg Michalowski
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John Pfeffer at Sohn: Bitcoin could reach $90K (or significantly higher)

John Pfeffer - Partner Pfeffer Capital Someone had to do it... John Pfeffer from Pfeffer Capital is out with his Sohn Conference pick and its......Bitcoin. He says:

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John Pfeffer at Sohn: Bitcoin could reach $90K (or significantly higher)


Author: Greg Michalowski
Category: Cryptocurrency
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John Pfeffer - Partner Pfeffer Capital Someone had to do it... John Pfeffer from Pfeffer Capital is out with his Sohn Conference pick and its......Bitcoin. He says:

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Author: Adam Button

Kraken says it will not cooperate with NY Attorney General request for info

CEO says it will take too many resources The New York Attorney General sent 13 major cryptocurrency exchanges a list of 34 question this week (). The AG wanted details on ownership, policies, fees, internal controls, procedures and customer protection among other things with a May 1 deadline.

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Kraken says it will not cooperate with NY Attorney General request for info


Author: Adam Button
Category: Cryptocurrency
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CEO says it will take too many resources The New York Attorney General sent 13 major cryptocurrency exchanges a list of 34 question this week (). The AG wanted details on ownership, policies, fees, internal controls, procedures and customer protection among other things with a May 1 deadline.

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Author: Adam Button

Expect scale and consolidation in the Bitcoin mining industry next

Some miners unprofitable below $8000 Bitcoin mining is slowly becoming like real mining. Gone are the small-scale miners as they're replaced by massive operations with scale and cost-controls.

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Author: Adam Button
Category: Cryptocurrency
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Some miners unprofitable below $8000 Bitcoin mining is slowly becoming like real mining. Gone are the small-scale miners as they're replaced by massive operations with scale and cost-controls.

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Bitcoin takes a quick spill

Bitcoin falls to $7870 from $8100 In the past 20 minutes, Bitcoin has dropped more than $200. There isn't a clear catalyst for the news. Earlier, we that the New York Attorney General asked 13 crypto exchange for information.

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Author: Adam Button
Category: Cryptocurrency
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Bitcoin falls to $7870 from $8100 In the past 20 minutes, Bitcoin has dropped more than $200. There isn't a clear catalyst for the news. Earlier, we that the New York Attorney General asked 13 crypto exchange for information.

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New York Attorney General asks 13 crypto exchange for information

WSJ report New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent letters to 13 cryptocurrency exchanges with a long questionnaire () that wants details on ownership, policies, fees, internal controls, procedures and customer protection.

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New York Attorney General asks 13 crypto exchange for information


Author: Adam Button
Category: Cryptocurrency
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WSJ report New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent letters to 13 cryptocurrency exchanges with a long questionnaire () that wants details on ownership, policies, fees, internal controls, procedures and customer protection.

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Author: Adam Button
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Billionaire Ripple investor dies in Mexican rehab center

Matthew Mellon dead at 54 Making a billion dollars won't necessarily make you happy or healthy. Matthew Mellon died yesterday at a rehab facility in Cancun, Mexico. He reportedly turned a $2 million cryptocurrency investment into Ripple into $1 billion but also had a long term addiction to painkillers.

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Billionaire Ripple investor dies in Mexican rehab center


Author: Adam Button
Category: Cryptocurrency
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Matthew Mellon dead at 54 Making a billion dollars won't necessarily make you happy or healthy. Matthew Mellon died yesterday at a rehab facility in Cancun, Mexico. He reportedly turned a $2 million cryptocurrency investment into Ripple into $1 billion but also had a long term addiction to painkillers.

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Author: Greg Michalowski

Bitcoin is back below the 100 hour MA (and $8000) level

100 hour MA at $8037.89 The price of bitcoin rallied on Saturday and Sunday and in the process moved to a swing high at $8398.98 today. That was the highest level since March 26th.  Last week (Thursday), the digital currency took off to the upside. The momentum did slow but did step higher into today.

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Bitcoin is back below the 100 hour MA (and $8000) level


Author: Greg Michalowski
Category: Cryptocurrency
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100 hour MA at $8037.89 The price of bitcoin rallied on Saturday and Sunday and in the process moved to a swing high at $8398.98 today. That was the highest level since March 26th.  Last week (Thursday), the digital currency took off to the upside. The momentum did slow but did step higher into today.

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Author: Adam Button
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Tim Draper continues to bet on the crypto future (and sing to it)

The venture capitalist is all about Bitcoin I wrote about Tim Draper predicting Bitcoin would hit $250,000 on Friday but it turns out he didn't just make the prediction, he made it along with a freestyle rap.

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Tim Draper continues to bet on the crypto future (and sing to it)


Author: Adam Button
Category: Cryptocurrency
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The venture capitalist is all about Bitcoin I wrote about Tim Draper predicting Bitcoin would hit $250,000 on Friday but it turns out he didn't just make the prediction, he made it along with a freestyle rap.

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Author: Eamonn Sheridan
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Look who likes the weekend news and the new week

Gains for the cryptocurrency bloc over the weekend, BTC is consolidating its price move from late last week: I posted earlier on the missile strikes into Syria and their FX impact (just repeating myself, but ICYMI):

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Author: Eamonn Sheridan
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Gains for the cryptocurrency bloc over the weekend, BTC is consolidating its price move from late last week: I posted earlier on the missile strikes into Syria and their FX impact (just repeating myself, but ICYMI):

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No doubts from Tim Draper. Says Bitcoin going to $250,000

At the pace of the past couple  days, it won't take long Bitcoin gained 10% yesterday and followed up with a 5% gain today in a nice rebound to $8130 after falling as low as $6590 last week.

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At the pace of the past couple  days, it won't take long Bitcoin gained 10% yesterday and followed up with a 5% gain today in a nice rebound to $8130 after falling as low as $6590 last week.

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Australia sets May 14 deadline for crypto exchanges to register for regulation

There are almost 100 exchanges in Australia The days of the wild west in crypto are slowly ending. The Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre is demanding that all crypto exchanges register by May 14 for monitoring via anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism monitoring.

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Australia sets May 14 deadline for crypto exchanges to register for regulation


Author: Adam Button
Category: Cryptocurrency
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There are almost 100 exchanges in Australia The days of the wild west in crypto are slowly ending. The Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre is demanding that all crypto exchanges register by May 14 for monitoring via anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism monitoring.

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Bitcoin finds a buyer(s). Cracks $8000 for a moment. What next?

Up about $800 on the day The price of bitcoin has been treading water in narrow trading ranges over the last few days ().  As mentioned in the post yesteeday "At some point the non-trend should trend."  Well it trended.  

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Bitcoin finds a buyer(s). Cracks $8000 for a moment. What next?


Author: Greg Michalowski
Category: Cryptocurrency
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Up about $800 on the day The price of bitcoin has been treading water in narrow trading ranges over the last few days ().  As mentioned in the post yesteeday "At some point the non-trend should trend."  Well it trended.  

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Author: Justin Low
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Altcoins face strong pullback on the day

Among those, Ripple sees its more than 10% gains evaporate Ripple moved up from just under $0.50 to start the day to above $0.55 but thereafter, it faced a violent pullback in price as it trades at $0.51 levels currently.

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Altcoins face strong pullback on the day


Author: Justin Low
Category: Cryptocurrency
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Among those, Ripple sees its more than 10% gains evaporate Ripple moved up from just under $0.50 to start the day to above $0.55 but thereafter, it faced a violent pullback in price as it trades at $0.51 levels currently.

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Author: Eamonn Sheridan
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JPMorgan sued over fees for cryptocurrency purchases

Reuters with the report that JPMorgan has been accused charging surprise fees when it stopped letting customers buy cryptocurrency with credit cards - The bank did this in in late January JPM spokewoman said

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JPMorgan sued over fees for cryptocurrency purchases


Author: Eamonn Sheridan
Category: Cryptocurrency
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Reuters with the report that JPMorgan has been accused charging surprise fees when it stopped letting customers buy cryptocurrency with credit cards - The bank did this in in late January JPM spokewoman said

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Author: Adam Button

Barclays has an analogy for the three kids of cryptocurrency buyers

An interesting way to look at it Cryptocurrencies aren't a craze, they're a viral phenomenon. That's how Barclays looks at them and notes that they've spread like a virus, but might fade like one too. The team of analysts there led by Joseph Abate says viruses make for three types of people:

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Author: Adam Button
Category: Cryptocurrency
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An interesting way to look at it Cryptocurrencies aren't a craze, they're a viral phenomenon. That's how Barclays looks at them and notes that they've spread like a virus, but might fade like one too. The team of analysts there led by Joseph Abate says viruses make for three types of people:

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'Bitcoin Jesus' says that he still owns some Bitcoin

Bitcoin.com CEO, Roger Ver, speaks to Bloomberg TV Ver is also known as "Bitcoin Jesus" and is an avid backer of Bitcoin's fork - Bitcoin Cash. But he still claims that he is still holding on to some proportion of "Bitcoin core" - as he puts it.

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Bitcoin.com CEO, Roger Ver, speaks to Bloomberg TV Ver is also known as "Bitcoin Jesus" and is an avid backer of Bitcoin's fork - Bitcoin Cash. But he still claims that he is still holding on to some proportion of "Bitcoin core" - as he puts it.

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RBA's Lowe: Bitcoin is a terrible means of payment

RBA governor Philip Lowe as he touches on cryptocurrencies in a Q&A session following his speech in Perth That's the last of Lowe's comments in his Q&A session. No surprises that another central banker is quite opposed to the use of digital currencies.

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RBA's Lowe: Bitcoin is a terrible means of payment


Author: Justin Low
Category: Cryptocurrency
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RBA governor Philip Lowe as he touches on cryptocurrencies in a Q&A session following his speech in Perth That's the last of Lowe's comments in his Q&A session. No surprises that another central banker is quite opposed to the use of digital currencies.

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Author: Eamonn Sheridan

PBOC Gov Yi says bitcoin plays little role in serving the real economy

And that China is at the forefront of digital currency research  Earlier from the new governor: - Yi Gang is speaking at the Boao Forum today This is not him

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PBOC Gov Yi says bitcoin plays little role in serving the real economy


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Category: Cryptocurrency
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And that China is at the forefront of digital currency research  Earlier from the new governor: - Yi Gang is speaking at the Boao Forum today This is not him

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Easy come, easy go for crypto currency fund that had massive gain last year

Fund down nearly 50% in March A cryptocurrency fund that posted a whopping 25,000% gain over its lifetime took a massive hit in March. The crypto based digital fund from Pantera Capital lost 45.7% in one month.

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Easy come, easy go for crypto currency fund that had massive gain last year


Author: Adam Button
Category: Cryptocurrency
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Fund down nearly 50% in March A cryptocurrency fund that posted a whopping 25,000% gain over its lifetime took a massive hit in March. The crypto based digital fund from Pantera Capital lost 45.7% in one month.

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Author: Greg Michalowski
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Bitcoin extends narrow range but runs into MAs

$189 range for the day Bitcoin has extended to a new session high. That is the good/bullish news. The not so good news for the digital currency is the trading range is at a very low $189 range. That is very narrow relatively to recent history. The market is simply not trading.

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Category: Cryptocurrency
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$189 range for the day Bitcoin has extended to a new session high. That is the good/bullish news. The not so good news for the digital currency is the trading range is at a very low $189 range. That is very narrow relatively to recent history. The market is simply not trading.

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South Korea's largest cryptocurrency exchange sees a 171-times spike in revenue for 2017

South Korea's Bithumb reportedly sees its revenue increase by 171-fold in 2017 compared to that of 2016 If you're wondering why equity investors tend to get caught up in the when a company is linked with cryptocurrencies/exchanges, this is a prime example.

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South Korea's largest cryptocurrency exchange sees a 171-times spike in revenue for 2017


Author: Justin Low
Category: Cryptocurrency
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South Korea's Bithumb reportedly sees its revenue increase by 171-fold in 2017 compared to that of 2016 If you're wondering why equity investors tend to get caught up in the when a company is linked with cryptocurrencies/exchanges, this is a prime example.

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Bitcoin back below MAs after weekend rally fizzles

Down $221 on the day The price of Bitcoin had a weekend rally (lack of liquidity perhaps), that saw the price push above the 100 and 200 hour MAs (blue and green lines in the chart below). 

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Bitcoin back below MAs after weekend rally fizzles


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Floyd Mayweather may come to regret foray into crypto as regulators close in

Regulators are looking at celebrity endorsements of fraudulent ICOs Floyd Mayweather gave himself the nickname 'money' but that doesn't mean he knows the difference between real money, cryptocurrencies and securities offerings.

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