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The Bitcoin Price Is on Track for ‘Green Month’


beincrypto.com 31 August 2020 17:00, UTC
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By the looks of it, the bitcoin price is poised to finish the month of August in positive territory. Based on the current price, BTC is on track to deliver returns of approximately 3% this month, which based on historical precedent could be a bullish sign of things to come.

Danny Scott, CEO of UK bitcoin exchange CoinCorner, pointed out in a tweet the significance of this month’s gains (so far), reminding the crypto community that the last two times in which August proved to be a “green month” for bitcoin — 2017 and 2013 — big things happened.

That Was Then, This Is Now

The 2017 bull-run is not too far in the rear-view mirror for crypto investors, during which time the BTC price gripped the attention of pretty much everybody when it shot up from less than $1,000 to nearly $20,000. In 2013, for those who may have joined the party a little later, the BTC price skyrocketed some 700% from roughly $150 to beyond $1,000. That was during the days of the now defunct Mt. Gox, which some attribute to the rise and fall of the bitcoin price in that era.

CoinCorner’s Scott points out yet another trend that lends more support to the bullish momentum in the bitcoin price. Even though bitcoin’s peak is close to $20,000, the leading cryptocurrency’s longest stretch trading higher than $10,000 was 61 days, starting on Dec. 1, 2017. The second-longest period in which the BTC price hovered above $10,000 is now, and it is more than halfway there to overtake the previous stretch.

In recent days, Vinny Lingham, founder of blockchain-fueled identity startup Civic,  offered his rare assessment of where the bitcoin price is headed, expressing doubt that the “sub-$12K price holds for much longer.” If true, this means that bitcoin could be well on its way to overtaking 2017’s above-$10K trend.

Stablecoin Effect

While the stars appear to be aligning for a bullish run in the BTC price — whether it’s the involvement of sophisticated investors like Paul Tudor Jones entering the space or looming inflation that will drive investors to safe-haven assets — there is also the possibility that the market plays out differently this time around.

Twitter user kain.eth pointed out that the rise of stablecoins threatens to disrupt bitcoin’s dominance in the bull market cycle. No longer do investors need to rely on BTC as an “on-ramp to crypto,” thanks to a plethora of stablecoins like Tether, Circle’s USDC and Gemini dollar (GUSD).

Twitter user “theonevortex” responded to the thread, saying –

Someone tell Kain that stablecoins are nothing but dry powder and make purchasing bitcoin even easier for HNIs like the CFOs at MicroStrategy.

Another Twitter user, @MarkOSullivan94, points out that when it comes to Google trends, bitcoin is still king.

Source: Twitter

Bitcoin’s dominance rate currently hovers at 58%, and it appears to be the digital asset of choice for institutional investors who are beginning to come off the sidelines.


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