When Elon Musk was ranting openly about how bad Bitcoin is for the environment t — even though the billionaire investor had his company Tesla pour $1.5 billion into the flagship cryptocurrency — one of his arguments concerned its public ledger’s centralization.
BTC/USD finally showed strengthening signs of becoming an independent asset. The cryptocurrency’s lack of responsiveness to Mr. Mnuchin’s anti-economy proved its resilience.
At one point on Monday, Bitcoin was down 4.30 percent from its opening rate at $15,482.
The first time Bitcoin witnessed a US election was when it was only three years old. The cryptocurrency was about to celebrate its second anniversary as a tradable financial asset on now-defunct Mt. Gox exchange – even as half of the world assumed it was a scam, a Ponzi scheme, a terrorist financing/money laundering tool, and whatnot.
With a history of firing nasty comments at Bitcoin, the Wall Street mammoth, ranging anywhere from “bubble” to “financial scam,” appeared with candies in its hands this time.
The dilemma was the same at the beginning of July 2020: could or could not Wall Street earnings influence the Bitcoin price trend? Entering October 2020, the market has some clues about it.
A battered final month of the third quarter signaled more pain for Bitcoin, a decentralized cryptocurrency known for hedging global market risks and enabling cheaper and quicker cross-border payments.
The US Treasury Secretary, known for having an ill-opinion about the cryptocurrency, sat alongside his knee-shaking buddy, the Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, before the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday. He testified about the coronavirus’s impact on the US economy and how his office is planning to handle the situation by vouching for more stimulus.
For months, the Bitcoin price rose this year – regardless of a fast-spreading pandemic, the resulting economic turmoil, and poor evaluations by the mainstream media houses. Then, in September, the cryptocurrency came crashing down. It was March 2020 all over again, minus severity. Bitcoin established a year-to-date high near $12,500, started correcting lower on profit-securing…
On Sunday, Bitcoin experienced a brief pump-and-dump. The BTC/USD exchange rate was able to break above $10,400, a resistance that capped the pair’s upside outlook for almost two weeks. Bitcoin eventually formed a session top above $10,500 only to find later that the area was full of profit-taking traders. A pullback ensued and the cryptocurrency…