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August 10, 2018 @ 15:16 +03:00
On August 8, the crypto market seemed to be improving, as Bitcoin rebounded to $6,600 and Bitcoin Cash hit $620. However, over the past several hours, the major cryptocurrencies have started to demonstrate a decline in their momentum, as Bitcoin fell to low $6,300 and Bitcoin Cash fell below the $600 mark.
Since July 29, the Bitcoin price has been on a free fall, dropping from $8,300 to $6,350 within a two-week period. Other major cryptocurrencies and tokens experienced a more steeper drop in the value, losing 30 to 40 percent of their price in merely 12 days. Throughout the past eight months, since January, the cryptocurrency market and its most dominant cryptocurrency Bitcoin have seen similar trends and price movements play out, in identical ranges.
On February 6, the price of BTC dropped to $6,000, but recovered to $11,000 within a month. In April, the price of BTC fell again to the $6,000 region, in a period of 30 days. In May, BTC peaked at around $11,000, only to drop back down to $6,000 a month later. The price of Bitcoin has been moving in between $6,000 and $10,000 since January, as if large-scale investors in a market outside of the public cryptocurrency exchange market have been manipulating the price of BTC. Based on the suspicious movement of BTC in that price range and the fact that the over-the-counter (OTC) market is two to three times larger than the cryptocurrency exchange market, it is difficult to dismiss the possibility of price manipulation. As Bitcoin continues to move in a downward trend, other major cryptocurrencies and tokens are expected to demonstrate a larger decline in their value. Some analysts have suggested that Coinbase may integrate Ripple (XRP) in the near future, but the market has seen similar rumors in the past, which never managed to materialize.
$5,800 Next? Bitcoin and Major Cryptos Recover But Downtrend is Strong, CCN, Aug 10