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Market Update – Bitcoin Halving

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Back to the world of crypto:

Bitcoin recently overtook gold to become the best performing asset class of 2020. As this article points out, other cryptocurrencies, including ether (ethereum) have performed even better than bitcoin. Ether has had price gains of more than 60 percent since the start of the year.​

Bitcoin’s recent rally off its 12 month low of $3900 to about $9100 is a truly stunning reversal and has created increased bullish sentiment leading up to the next Bitcoin halving event now approximately four days away.

What is a Bitcoin Halving?

Bitcoin’s circulation is programmatically capped to never surpass 21 million.   Every four years, or every 210,000 blocks, Bitcoin cuts its new supply, generated with each new block, in half.  This process is called a “halving.” This new supply is what miners win every few minutes when they generate a new block onto the Bitcoin blockchain. By cutting the block reward in half every few years we’re guaranteed that Bitcoin’s total circulation will never surpass a fixed amount, in this case 21 million.

Many people consider the Bitcoin halving a bullish event due to the increased scarcity inherent in each subsequent halving.

Is Now a Good Time to Buy Bitcoin?

 

As many of our trading friends like to point out, Bitcoin appears to be consolidating at the end of a long term, multi year, descending triangle.  Further consolidation within this triangle below 9500 represents an excellent long term buying opportunity. I believe we will see a large move outside of this triangle within a few weeks of the Bitcoin halving event.

Waiting to buy Bitcoin at a lower price has never, statistically speaking, been a good strategy. During the ten years of Bitcoin’s existence most retail investors were better off just buying and holding for the long term. If you’re not a savvy trader or don’t have access to sophisticated hedge funds you’re way more likely to win in the long term Bitcoin game by simply buying and holding. By the way, this is also true for stocks, including most major stock tracking indexes.

 

Tricks of the trade:

Did you know that you can deposit (and withdraw) over 100 cryptocurrencies directly into your Abra wallet?  This includes all the popular stablecoins such as Tether, DAI, PAX and USDC.  If you already have crypto and want to get started with Abra right away, we make it incredibly easy.  Just paste the Abra wallet address of the cryptocurrency you want to deposit into the withdrawal address at your favorite exchange and voila… you’re good to go!

 

Peace and Love,
Bill B.

 

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