According to the trading portal Coinmarketcap.com, Bitcoin (BTC) added 1% within the last 24 hours. The price at the time of writing is $6654 per coin.
Cryptocurrencies in the rating are mainly growing: Ripple added 0.45% and costs $0.47, EOS increased by 1.2% and is $8.6 in price, Monero grew by 0.4% and its value is $133 per coin, Dash added 1.9% – it’s currently worth $241.
The price of Bitcoin Cash did not change significantly over the past day and costs $723.
Ethereum fell in price by 1.3% during the last day. Its cost is $471 per coin.
The total market capitalization is $268 billion. Bitcoin accounts for 42.5% of the total volume. It is $114 billion in monetary terms. Subscribe to The Coin Shark news in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coinshark/
Another week has passed, yet Bitcoin still shows quite plain dynamics on the graphics. In fact, its price has not changed significantly since January 10th. Bitcoin price is $3459 at the time of writing.
Since Bitcoin’s price has recently stabilized, many institutional players began changing their attitudes towards cryptocurrency, let us see what the representatives of global companies think.
The Global Market Strategist at JPMorgan, Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou, reckons that due to Bitcoin’s stagnation many big players will return to the industry. The volatility has “calmed down” and it means that investors can give Bitcoin second chance. He also said:
“The stability that we are seeing right now in the cryptocurrency market is setting the stage for more participation by institutional investors in the future. The cryptocurrency market was a new market. It went through a bubble phase [and] the burst.”
In his interview to CNBC, he stated that the cryptocurrency could not grow, because it was not regulated, but now the situation can differ.
Wall Street research firm, Fundstrat Global Advisors, is sure that the cryptocurrency may see new lows soon.
“The price structure for most cryptocurrencies remains weak and appears vulnerable to a pending breakdown to lower lows,” Robert Sluymer, the spokesman of Fundstrat, said.
In addition, Sluymer stated that the price can vary from $4200 to $3100 or ever lower. If it suddenly hits more than $4000, it would mark a 25% increase over today’s prevailing prices. However, Robert emphasized that the technical fundamentals of Bitcoin remain weak, so the price can have downward tendency to the price mark of $3100 or even lower – $2700. The representatives of Fundstrat have also suggested that 250 small-cap coins are at risk, as they all are vulnerable to market jumps.
There are some reasons why Bitcoin price may fall down:
Lunar New Year. During this period, Asian traders have relatively weak activity which may bring consequences to Bitcoin’s rate. The unofficial holidays will last till February 19.
Uncertainty with the US budget. The Congress and the President of the US cannot reach an agreement, this will have influence on financial markets.