Charlie Shrem’s messages in the Whalepoolbtc Telegram chat states that there was “big news” coming from the Consensus conference, and that members should “Buy BTC .”
http://fiatleak.com Is showing, who is buying: Mostly very small traders, mostly buying 0,0XZY bitcoins . Todays total market cap of BTC is 44 billion US-Dollar. 86% of all trades are a "buy". It's pure math wich make it unlikely that buy orders in a 25 US-Dollar size can keep a 44 billion market cap at todays highs.
Bitcoin rallied to a fresh record high of over $2,700 on Thursday.
One analyst said that the cryptocurrency is close to a key level of $2,800 which could signal a correction. The analyst told CNBC that the correction could see bitcoin fall as far as $1,470, marking a 46.5 percent decline.
Bitcoin hit a record $2,791.70 before erasing the day's gains.
At Thursday's record, bitcoin had gained more than 45 percent in a week and more than 180 percent this year.
For me looks like we hat a retest of the former highs and maybe the downmove might start after this retest might be confirmed as "failed". BTC trading is much more challeging than stockmarket trading. There is no quite time, no off time.
I will continue trading with a very small position only and maybe ad or minus more intraday but will not report or comment on it.
Short BTC now 700 USD each BTC.
Ethereum leaped several thousand percent this year to a record in June.
Prices have been falling steadily since then.
Bitcoin prices also fell Sunday amid concerns about a potential split in a few weeks.
"BTCChina, one of China's largest bitcoin trading platforms, announced that it would cease offering trading services on September 30, citing statements issued earlier this month by the People's Bank of China and other regulatory bodies in the country.
BTCChina will stop registration of new users from Thursday, it said on its official microblog.
"We will stop all trades on the digital trading platform starting Sept. 30," it said. Its co-founder, Bobby Lee, told Reuters the move would not affect trading on the BTCC international exchange, however.
The sharp sell-off in Bitcoin follows growing fears of blanket ban on bitcoin exchanges across China after a statement from The National Internet Finance Association of China (NIFA) Wednesday claimed that “financial and social risks cannot be ignored.”
The National Internet Finance Association of China, a self-regulatory agency, established by the People’s Bank of China, said that Bitcoin “is becoming a tool for money laundering” and warned that virtual currency trading platforms in China are not legally established.
Chinese regulators, however, are yet to confirmed any plan to shut down local exchanges but the statement from NIFA supports recent media reports warning that the decision had already been made."