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Strong Quake Hits Near Iran Nuclear Plant

April 19, 2018 |

An earthquake hit Iran early Thursday just 60 miles away from the country’s only operating nuclear power plant. According to the USGS , the 5.5-magnitude quake struck 6.2 miles below the surface, strong and shallow enough to cause widespread damage, though Iran has not reported damage at the Bushehr…

Black Student’s Arrest Near Harvard Sparks Outcry

April 17, 2018 |

Cambridge police are under fire after video surfaced showing officers tackling an unarmed black Harvard student, then punching him multiple times as he was pinned to the ground. Selorm Ohene, a 21-year-old math student, was standing naked on a median in the middle of Massachusetts Ave. around 9pm Friday night;…

Near Site Where Hart Family Perished, a Body Is Found

April 8, 2018 |

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office has pulled the body of an unidentified female from the ocean near the site where an SUV ran off a cliff in an apparently intentional crash that wiped out a family, reports CNN . The crash late last month left at least five members of the…

Markets Update: Bears Pull Crypto-Prices Near Last Bottom

March 18, 2018 |

Markets Update: Bears Pull Crypto-Prices Near Last Bottom

Cryptocurrency markets are still following a bearish pattern, leaving many digital asset traders uncertain. BTC/USD values have plummeted to levels not seen since the first week of February as the price per coin had touched a low of $ 7,325 on March 18. Moreover, the whole digital asset economy is suffering from losses as the entire cryptocurrency market capitalization has dropped to a low of $ 285Bn.

Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies

How Low Can You Go?

Digital assets are touching some lows again as market values this week have dropped 50-60 percent for nearly every single cryptocurrency in existence. Values are down anywhere between 4-25 percent looking at the top 100 coins on Coinmarketcap, and only the controversial ‘stable coin’ tether remains unaffected. BTC trade volume is decent this weekend as volume picked up when the price touched $ 8,600 on March 16. Trading volume for BTC markets has been roughly around $ 4-7Bn every day for the past four days. Volumes surely look lower than this December, but analysts should also take into account the price per coin has halved.

Markets Update: Bears Pull Crypto-Prices Near Last Bottom

The top five exchanges swapping the most BTC today includes Bitfinex, Binance, Okex, Bitflyer, and Huobi. Bitfinex trade volumes lead the pack with close to $ 500Mn over the past 24-hours. The Japanese yen is still dominating the BTC volume by currency as it captures 52 percent of trades today. This is followed by the USD (24%), tether (USDT 13.4%), the euro (3.5%), and the South Korean won (3.3%). The most popular trade on Shapeshift today is ethereum (ETH) for BTC.

Markets Update: Bears Pull Crypto-Prices Near Last Bottom
At the time of writing 11:30 am EDT – BTC/USD average is $ 7,380.

Technical Indicators

Looking at the weekly, daily and 4-hour charting signs still look uncertain and bearish for BTC/USD markets. The short-term 100 Simple Moving Average (SMA) is above the longer term 200 SMA, indicating continued bearish sentiment. For the first time in nine months, BTC/USD’s 50-day moving average has dipped super close to the 200-day moving average as well. The MACd is coasting along around -333 and both RSI and Stochastic oscillators are heading southbound, and the price will likely follow suit. Most traders think we may see a “double bottom” which means the cost per BTC could touch $ 5,900 again before a reversal. Others believe the price will only drop to the $ 7,200 level (the 78.6 Fibonacci retrace), and markets may change sentiment from there.

Markets Update: Bears Pull Crypto-Prices Near Last Bottom
BTC/USD morning (EDT) trading sessions saw a low of $ 7,325.

Order books show some strong support up until the $ 7,150 range, and if BTC values break below that price region, a double bottom ($ 6K or lower) could very well be in the cards. On the flip side the sell walls up to $ 8K and higher are not too bad and could easily be broken, but the bullish volume is not there. If bulls can muster up some strength when the bears become exhausted, there will be pitstops at $ 8,100 and $ 8,600.

The Top Digital Assets Are Suffering from Price Declines

The top cryptocurrencies today are hurting and suffering from deep price wounds. The second largest market capitalization ethereum (ETH) has lost 18 percent today. The price per ETH is roughly $ 479 at the time of publication. Ripple (XRP) markets are down 11 percent, and one XRP is 0.58 cents per token. The fourth highest market valuation held by bitcoin cash (BCH) is down 9 percent as one BCH is around $ 881. Lastly, the fifth biggest market cap litecoin (LTC) is down 9 percent with one LTC trading at $ 142. BTC dominance is up to 45 percent amongst the all 1,564 markets today according to Coinmarketcap.

Markets Update: Bears Pull Crypto-Prices Near Last Bottom
The top ten cryptocurrency market capitalizations.

 The Verdict: The Bottom May be Near, But Most Traders Are Uncertain of its Exact Location

So many traders are calling out wild predictions all the way to lows around $ 2K per BTC. Many believe we are stuck in a descending bear channel that will stick around as long as 2014’s bear run did. The problem is many traders are uncertain as bullish signals are not appearing and bear flags are prominent. These speculators are looking at global regulations and the upcoming G20 meeting. Others believe the reversal will take place shortly, and we will go no lower than the $ 6K February dip or around the 78.6 Fibonacci retrace region.

Where do you see the price of BTC and other digital assets heading from here? Do you think cryptocurrencies will see more gains? Let us know in the comments below.

Disclaimer: Price articles and markets updates are intended for informational purposes only and should not to be considered as trading advice. Neither nor the author is responsible for any losses or gains, as the ultimate decision to conduct a trade is made by the reader. Always remember that only those in possession of the private keys are in control of the “money.”

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Decapitated body found near remote ammo-filled survivalist bunker in Washington, police say

March 8, 2018 |

A Washington state sheriff says the body of a woman found near a gun- and ammo-filled bunker last weekend had been decapitated, and a man sought in the case is on the loose and possibly headed for California.
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LAX ranks near the bottom among U.S. airports when it comes to getting to the terminal

March 4, 2018 |

Los Angeles International Airport is not the worst airport in the nation when it comes to transit options, drive time and the cost to get to the terminal — but it is near the bottom of the list, ahead of only Newark Liberty International, Dulles International and JFK International Airport.


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Body of Missing Woman Found Near Her Home

March 1, 2018 |

The body of a Virginia woman reported missing Tuesday after her young children were found home alone was discovered Thursday morning about a mile from her house, WTVR reports. According to WVEC , the 23-year-old acquaintance who led authorities to the leaf-covered body of 23-year-old TerriLynn St. John has been arrested…

Explosion rocks Kabul, near US Embassy and NATO headquarters

February 24, 2018 |

At least two people were killed and seven wounded Saturday in an attack in Afghanistan’s capital for which the Islamic State group claimed responsibility.
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McMaster’s White House Exit May Be Near: Report

February 22, 2018 |

Could HR McMaster be the next figure to leave the White House? It’s possible, according to CNN , reporting on “months of personal tension” between the national security adviser and President Trump. Six defense and administration officials tell the network the strained relationship is enough that the Pentagon is looking at…


Johnny Manziel Says He ‘Felt Like the End of the World Was Near’

February 18, 2018 |

Johnny Manziel says his bipolar disorder and depression got so bad at one point, he legitimately thought the world was coming to an end. But, Johnny tells TMZ Sports he was able to pull his life back together … and he wants people struggling…