Bitcoin is ready to resume after whalers build a $17,200 ’shopping wall

The data shows that Bitcoin whales placed large purchase orders in the $17,000 to $17,200 zone to protect the current BTC rally.

According to the analysis of Edward Morra, a popular Bitcoin trader, the Coinbase and Bitfinex exchanges received large purchase orders over US$ 17,200.

The emergence of large buying walls is important because on November 18th, BTC fell to around US$ 17,222. This shows that the whales are using large buying orders to defend the US$ 17,200 support area with strength.

Mike McGlone of Bloomberg believes BTC could reach $ 170,000 in the next two years.

Bitcoin purchase wall at Bitfinex. Source: Edward Morra, TradingLite
What is the strength of the US$ 17,000 support?

Both the whale groups and the exchange order books show that the $17,000 level is becoming an important support area.

Above $18,500, there is little resistance up to a maximum of $20,000. This means that if Bitcoin Revolution remains stable above $17,000, the chances of exploding above $18,500 increase significantly.

Based on whale activity and exchange order books, it has become more unlikely that the price will fall below $17,200. For such a large downward movement to occur, a massive sale order would have to trigger cascading settlements.

Before Bitcoin’s intraday recovery from $17,340 to $18,000, the whales at Bitfinex were placing sales orders. Recently, Morra said that Bitfinex registered more purchase orders in support of US$ 17,000. He wrote:

„In the event of a fall, Coinbase placed many bids (purchase orders) below the current range. Surprisingly, Bitfinex, which previously was registering sales walls, now has a very large purchase wall below. ”

Whalemap analysts track whale activity in Bitcoin by identifying clusters and said US$17,783 and US$17,651 have formed as clusters.

These ‚clusters of whales‘ arise when large Bitcoin holders buy BTC at a certain price and do not move these funds elsewhere. Therefore, if the whale clusters formed for $17,783 and $17,651, this shows that the whales bought at these levels and are keeping their investments.

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Bitcoin near-term whale clusters.

Bitcoin’s long term configuration is strong

Throughout November, many analysts pointed to the long-term charts to describe a short to medium term optimistic outlook.

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Kevin Kelly, co-founder and head of Delphi Digital’s global macro, emphasized that Bitcoin is on its way to marking the first monthly candle close to $14,000. Kelly said:

„And if the $BTC closes November anywhere near current levels, it will mark a new monthly closing high, surpassing its December 2017 close, just over $14,000.

Even during the run-up to the record high in 2017, Bitcoin struggled to keep the price action in the high time period stable. Based on the trend and many other factors, Kelly noted that Bitcoin is maturing. He said:

„It is important to remember that the path to the top is never linear; significant reductions are inevitable. But make no mistake, this market is maturing. #Bitcoin is attracting the attention of the world’s largest investors. It is permeating the inner circles of the world’s greatest thinkers“.

At the main exchanges of Bitcoin (BTC), great buying walls are beginning to emerge. Considering that BTC’s price has recovered beyond $18,000, this trend is optimistic.

Bitcoin Cash Analysis : Risque de rupture à la baisse en dessous de 250 dollars

  • Le prix au comptant des bitcoins se maintient au-dessus de la zone de soutien clé de 242 dollars par rapport au dollar américain.
  • Le prix se négocie maintenant au-dessus du support de 252 $ et de la moyenne mobile simple de 55 (4 heures).
  • Il y a un important canal de baisse qui se forme avec une résistance proche de 258 $ sur le graphique de 4 heures de la paire BCH/USD (données provenant de Coinbase).
  • La paire pourrait se redresser de manière significative si elle franchit les niveaux de résistance de 258 et 260 dollars.

Le prix du bitcoin au comptant augmente régulièrement au-dessus de 250 $, tout comme le bitcoin au-dessus de 18 000 $ par rapport au dollar américain. La paire BCH/USD est susceptible de casser à la hausse tant qu’elle se situe au-dessus de 242 $.

Analyse du prix au comptant du bitcoin

Cette semaine, le prix du bitcoin au comptant a réduit ses gains et s’est négocié en dessous des niveaux de 260 et 255 dollars par rapport au dollar américain. Le prix de la BCH a même dépassé le niveau de 250 dollars et la moyenne mobile simple de 55 (4 heures).

Cependant, les taureaux sont restés actifs près des niveaux de 240 et 242 dollars. Il semble qu’il y ait une base de soutien solide qui se forme près du niveau de 242 $. Le récent creux s’est formé près de 241 $ et le prix est actuellement en hausse.

Il s’échange au-dessus du niveau de résistance de 250 $. Il y a eu une cassure au-dessus du niveau de retracement de 23,6% de la Fib du mouvement à la baisse de 278$ à 241$. Le prix se négocie maintenant au-dessus du support de 252 $ et de la moyenne mobile simple de 55 (4 heures).

Du côté des hausses, il existe de nombreux obstacles importants à proximité de 258 $ et 260 $. Il y a également un canal de baisse important qui se forme avec une résistance proche de 258 $ sur le graphique en 4 heures de la paire BCH/USD.

Le niveau de retracement de 50% de la fibre du mouvement de baisse de 278$ à 241$ est également proche de la résistance du canal à 260$. Par conséquent, le prix pourrait commencer un fort rallye s’il y a une cassure nette au-dessus des niveaux de résistance de 258$ et 260$.

Inversement, le prix pourrait ne pas franchir la barrière des 260 $. Un support initial à la baisse est proche de 252 $. Le support principal est proche du niveau de 242 $, en dessous duquel le prix plonge vers le niveau de 232 $.

En regardant le graphique, le prix du bitcoin au comptant s’efface face à une forte résistance proche de 258 et 260 dollars. Dans l’ensemble, le prix pourrait remonter de manière significative s’il franchit les niveaux de résistance de 258 et 260 dollars.

Indicateurs techniques

4 heures MACD – Le MACD pour BCH/USD gagne lentement du terrain dans la zone haussière.

4 heures RSI (Relative Strength Index) – Le RSI pour BCH/USD est actuellement bien au-dessus du niveau 50.

Principaux niveaux de soutien – 252 $ et 242 $.

Niveaux de résistance clés – 260 $ et 275 $.

La Russie facilite l’emprisonnement des utilisateurs de bitcoin grâce à une proposition de loi fiscale

Un projet de loi mis à jour est moins strict, mais stipule toujours que les Russes pourraient aller en prison pendant trois ans s’ils ne déclarent pas leurs possessions de crypto.

La Russie a mis à jour ses lois sur la cryptoconnaissance, qui devraient entrer en vigueur en janvier.
La loi n’est pas aussi stricte que les versions précédentes, mais les citoyens peuvent toujours se retrouver en prison pour ne pas avoir déclaré leurs avoirs en cryptographie.

La Russie a longtemps été stricte sur ceux qui traitent des cryptocurrences.
La Russie peut assouplir ses lois strictes sur la cryptographie, mais les citoyens russes pourraient toujours aller en prison pour ne pas avoir respecté les règles, selon des rapports locaux.

Les citoyens pourraient bientôt être emprisonnés jusqu’à trois ans s’ils ne déclarent pas aux autorités fiscales leurs avoirs en cryptographie de 45 millions de roubles (583 650 $) ou plus, a rapporté aujourd’hui le groupe de presse russe RBC.

Un précédent projet de loi prévoyait initialement un montant bien inférieur – 100 000 roubles (environ 1 300 dollars) – pour une sérieuse peine de prison potentielle, selon des rapports précédents.

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Mais la proposition de loi actualisée reste stricte : Les résidents russes pourraient être confrontés à de gros problèmes, dont six mois de prison, s’ils ne déclarent pas les fonds de cryptographie d’une valeur de 15 millions de roubles (195 000 dollars), selon le rapport.

Le travail forcé est également une punition potentielle pour ceux qui ne s’y conforment pas, a ajouté le RBC Group, et de grosses amendes seront infligées à ceux qui ne déclarent pas les petites quantités de cryptographie qu’ils détiennent.

Le ministère des finances russe a annoncé hier que le projet de loi actualisé a été rédigé dans le but de lutter contre le blanchiment d’argent. „Le respect de ces recommandations permettra de réduire le nombre de transactions liées au blanchiment d’argent“, selon le projet de loi.

La nouvelle loi entrera en vigueur en janvier 2021.

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La Russie a longtemps donné du fil à retordre aux cryptocurrences décentralisées telles que Bitcoin et Ethereum. Un projet de loi adopté au début de l’année a enfin déclaré que les citoyens pouvaient légalement détenir des cryptogrammes, mais ne pouvaient légalement les dépenser pour quoi que ce soit.

Il y a deux semaines, le directeur de la banque centrale russe a déclaré qu’une version pilote d’un rouble numérique pourrait être prête d’ici l’année prochaine.

Europe’s largest payment provider brings Bitcoin to the tills

At the end of last year, Wordline announced that it would work with the financial services provider Bitcoin Trader to increase the acceptance of cryptocurrencies in retail and e-commerce. The pilot project has been running successfully so far; the final rollout is now set to follow in the next six months.

Exactly a year ago, the French payment service provider Worldlineand the Swiss crypto broker Bitcoin Suisse signed a letter of intent to jointly bring cryptocurrencies to the till

Both companies are initially pursuing the goal of offering Swiss retailers and consumers services for paying with cryptocurrencies in shops and online shops. Wordline is the largest payment service provider in Europe and the fourth largest provider worldwide.

The French company launched a pilot with selected dealers in Switzerland this July. These include mostly hotels and restaurants, but also jewelry dealers and electronics shops in different parts of Switzerland. Since then, they have been accepting Bitcoin and Ether via the company’s solution, but they are still paid out in Swiss francs. According to Dr. Andreas Rehrauer , responsible for the payment product portfolio and innovations at Worldline, should not bear any currency risk for merchants. In addition, there is no additional complexity in billing, as the transactions are integrated into the merchant billing like other card payments.

Dr. Rehrauer towards BTC-ECHO as follows:

Since the start of the crypto initiative about a year ago, we have come a big step further and now have a successful pilot in the market. Since the end of July, three-digit transactions have been settled using crypto currencies – the trend is increasing despite Corona. About three quarters of that was in Bitcoin and a quarter in Ether. However, the solution is designed in such a way that cryptocurrencies can be flexibly expanded or removed, depending on the payment preferences of consumers.

Dr. According to Rehrauer, the feedback from dealers is positive. So they „even partially actively advertised it themselves on their channels“.

How the crypto payment works

From the customer’s point of view, the transaction works in a similar way to the online payment app TWINT, in which Worldline is involved: A QR code is displayed at the point of sale that is scanned with a crypto wallet app. Then it is shown how much the purchased goods cost in the desired cryptocurrency. As soon as the user has approved the payment in the app, it is triggered, processed and confirmed. According to Dr. Rehrauer, the crypto alliance benefits from the fact that more and more people are paying with their mobile phones:

More and more people are used to paying based on QR codes. The best example is TWINT in Switzerland, but also, for example, in an international context, Alipay or WeChat Pay. And buyers who are already used to paying with their mobile phone and with a QR code, the step to Bitcoin is no longer so big for them.

DOJ Filing Sheds Light på $ 1.000.000.000 Bitcoin-transaktion kopplad till Silk Road

US Justice Department belyser en enorm Bitcoin (BTC) -transaktion som flyttade nästan 1 miljard dollar i BTC från en plånbok kopplad till den kriminella marknadsplatsen Silk Road, som stängdes 2013.

En dag efter det att BTC flyttades tillkännagav US Justice Department (DOJ) att de beslagte BTC: s värde av 1 miljard dollar i dess största kryptovalutabeslag hittills

DOJ hävdar nu att den stora summan av BTC stal från Silk Road 2013 och påstår sig ha identifierat individen som är inblandad i stölden som byrån kallar ‚Individual X‘ i sin information.

”Enligt en undersökning utförd av Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service och US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California var Individual X den person som flyttade kryptovalutan från Silk Road.

Enligt utredningen kunde Individual X hacka sig in på Silk Road och få obehörig och olaglig tillgång till Silk Road och därigenom stjäla den olagliga kryptovalutan från Silk Road och flytta den till plånböcker som Individual X kontrollerade. ”

Enligt DOJ blev Silk Road-skaparen och den dömda brottslingen Ross Ulbricht medveten om stölden 2013 och hotade Individual X för återlämnande av den stulna BTC

Individual X returnerade inte pengarna till Ulbricht, men tappade på tisdagen innehållet i plånboken till DOJ.

IRS säger att det har kunnat spåra enheten i fråga genom att använda ett tredjepartsanalysföretag för att tolka transaktioner med Silk Road.

PayPal’s small steps in crypto are not dampening the hype for adoption

While crypto companies try to create the decentralized equivalent of PayPal, the company itself will soon enter the industry

For some time now the crypto sector has been in turmoil, and for good reason. Currently, Bitcoin (BTC) is around the $14,000 level, while Ether (ETH) has almost exceeded the $400 threshold despite the KuCoin exchange hack and the unfortunate legal events that have recently affected BitMEX. That said, this latest rise can largely be attributed to the decision taken by online payment company PayPal to finally enter the crypto arena.

Starting in 2021, PayPal will allow its customers to use a range of popular digital currencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Litecoin (LTC) to shop through its giant network of affiliated merchants. Although transactions can be initiated in crypto, payments will be settled in fiat, so merchants will only receive funds in their local currency.

To make this possible, PayPal has entered into a partnership with Paxos for its custody and liquidity needs. In addition, PayPal has managed to obtain a conditional license from the NYDFS through the Paxos Trust charter. Charles Cascarilla, CEO of Paxos, explained to Cointelegraph that working with PayPal to provide customers around the world with simplified access to cryptocurrency will undoubtedly have huge implications for the crypto industry in general. He also said in a post that based solely on PayPal’s reputation in the marketplace, the crypto industry is likely to see unprecedented growth in terms of mainstream awareness.

Along the same lines, Luke Stokes, CEO of the Foundation for Interwallet Operability and Interim Executive Director for the EOS Foundation, told Cointelegraph that PayPal not only legitimized the cryptocurrency industry for retail user adoption, but also highlighted the importance of its timing:

„The time has come and PayPal is trying to come before everyone else with its personalised approach to digital finance. Other financial products and services have the opportunity to cross the boundaries of the walled garden in which PayPal will be imprisoned through integration with open finance’s decentralised usability solutions“.

The arrival of PayPal could be a turning point

Only one day after PayPal announced its decision to enter the crypto world, news spread that the payments giant was exploring various ways to potentially acquire BitGo, a company offering custody services for Crypto Revolt and its future rival. BitGo was the first crypto service provider in the United States to gain broker-dealer approval, register as a transfer agent and be recognized as a trust company.

The move may be relevant to PayPal, as its new crypto trading platform will effectively turn the company into a digital asset custodian, explaining its interest in BitGo. Not only that, the agreement could potentially mark the beginning of a new era for the mainstream legitimacy of cryptos, as both PayPal and BitGo have made compliance a priority from the outset and have managed to obtain all the necessary licenses to facilitate the various crypto-related activities in the United States.

Over the past two years, some critics have pointed out that companies like Square and Revolut are already doing more in terms of providing crypto functionality to their users than PayPal plans to implement. However, the fact remains that there is currently no other digital financial platform with the same kind of influence on the mainstream market as PayPal.

In this regard, Douglas Borthwick, chief marketing officer at the INX Limited crypto currency exchange, explained to Cointelegraph that although PayPal’s initial limitations may be perceived as overly restrictive for many purists in the industry, the platform will allow users to discover and interact with crypto currencies, as well as being involved in crypto outside PayPal:

„We can imagine PayPal’s environment as a protected space with wheels for those who want to learn about cryptos, before escaping to the real world, where they can discover cryptos without limitations“.

Centralisation still remains a key issue

In recent months, several major banking institutions have begun to dabble in crypto technology, while several countries are experimenting with CBDC. This suggests that it was only a matter of time before a financial giant like PayPal entered the crypto world. João Gomes, head of growth and marketing at Utrust, a crypto payments company, explained to Cointelegraph:

„Adoption is gaining momentum around the world. We have always believed it was a question of ‚when,‘ not ‚if,‘ and the arrival of PayPal is just another domino card. This is the money of the future.“

Moving on, Gomes expressed some scepticism about the centralised structure of PayPal’s upcoming digital currency system, as it would completely deprive users of features such as private keys and the ability to withdraw their digital assets. Furthermore, the fact that PayPal’s system is not on-chain makes it extremely limited in terms of its overall scope, especially for crypto veterans.

Another relevant criticism is that when they use the PayPal system, users will not actually be buying digital currencies, but derivatives, a process very similar to Revolut, since they will not have real ownership of the assets.

In addition, for each transaction the relevant crypto currency will be converted into fiat paying a heavy commission of 2.3% (on transactions below $100), since merchants can only receive payments in crypto. This begs the question, why choose to pay with cryptos and incur all these additional costs?

In short, it seems that PayPal is trying its hand at digital currencies superficially, without offering users the independence they should ideally be equipped with, according to Gomes:

„They actually own the currencies, they broker everything and even charge fees based on their payment structure which is far from clear. They have all the cards in their hands.“

PayPal will have to evolve

It’s reasonable to think that when much of the hype around PayPal runs out, people might start looking more closely at some of the company’s rivals in search of possible alternatives. For example, PayPal will charge a processing fee of 2% on crypto-fiat transactions (and vice versa) between $200 and $1,000. In comparison, Coinbase applies only 1.49% on transactions over $200. Square’s Cash App, on the other hand, offers users dynamic conversion fees.

Lior Lamesh, co-founder and CEO of GK8, an Israeli IT security company, explained to Cointelegraph that PayPal must avoid the „not your keys, not your Bitcoins“ trap that has already inflicted serious damage on many crypto exchanges in recent years:

„By relying on third-party providers for custody services, PayPal is exposing its customers‘ digital assets to a serious IT security risk. Therefore, I believe that when this initiative takes off and takes hold, PayPal will eventually move to a model of self-managed services, particularly self-service custody: when it comes to a network with over 340 million users, the stakes are simply too high“.

Finally, PayPal has always been considered a real centralised financial platform. Many hardcore crypto enthusiasts who pay close attention to transparency and financial freedom could therefore stay completely off the platform. However, it seems appropriate to say that even the reach of PayPal in the marketplace will do more good than harm for the mainstream reputation of the crypto industry in the long run.