Bitcoin’s price volatility has been the talk of the town with the world’s largest cryptocurrency crossing the $12,000 this week. The massive increase and the green lit 7-day moving average was also a positive sign for investors to jump on the bandwagon and watch for price plateaus that may occur soon.
At press time, Bitcoin was trading for $11,313 with a total market cap of $208.75 billion. This price hike has generated a lot of buzz in the cryptocurrency industry with several people claiming that the next bull run was upon us. Bitcoin’s 24-hour trading volume also enjoyed a bump, clocking in at $21.37 billion.
The $12,000 climb triggered rapid buy-ins into the Bitcoin market with new members joining the ecosystem. The price mark was also one of the highest in over a year which added to the joy in the Bitcoin market. Some people claim that the hike was a correction with the upside potential limited over the next week or two.
Craig Erlam, a senior market analyst at Oanda touched on the ramifications of the climb and how it would change the Bitcoin ecosystem for future trades. Mr. Erlam said:
“The volatility we’ve seen the last couple of weeks is just a reminder of what this asset class is capable of. It’s still a relatively immature instrument and flash moves shouldn’t surprise us. The important thing, however, is that it has broken above $10,000 and a weaker dollar could be aiding it. This could leave it open to further gains and surges in volatility in the months ahead.”
A technical analysis of Bitcoin reveals a volatile price action that may be beneficial to long time customers. The MACD indicator was on the upside with the signal line and the MACD lines moving parallel to each other. According to the charts, the MACD histogram was lit up green which meant that the bull could be here to stay for a couple more days.
Bitcoin’s Relative Strength Index had broken the overbought barrier and settled into the graph a few days later. The hold near the top of the graph showed a clear indication of more people buying into the Bitcoin ecosystem because of a sentiment change. If the RSI continues to stay this healthy, Bitcoin could enjoy a decent run all through August.