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Bitcoin price drops 6%, trader says. As the culmination of a week-long sideways action, Bitcoin ( BTC), fell quickly on Aug. 19, disappointing bulls. BTC/USD 1-hour candle charts (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView New lows are “just a matter” Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro, TradingView showed that BTC/USD dropped 6.2% in an hourly candle. Reacting, traders believed that a rebound would allow consolidation higher than the current spot price levels (which were below $22,000 at the time this article was written). “Well, I hope that it was liquidity seeking, otherwise, it’s over,” a sad Crypto Chase said to followers. Crypto account Il Capo, a fellow account, had long predicted a return at lower levels. He was now content with new lows being “just an issue of time.” He warned that consolidating below $22,500 would be “very bearish” in his most recent update.
$BTC Second option is available. A test of 23500 resistance is a great selling opportunity. A consolidation below 22500 (clean break + using the level of resistance) would be extremely bearish = 21k and lower It is only a matter time before we see new lows. https://t.co/MzxrDCZuiZ pic.twitter.com/I5PatYduNW — il Capo Of Crypto (@CryptoCapo_) August 19, 2022
Venturefounder , an analyst, stated that any price below $23,000 would make Bitcoin a reasonable price to purchase in the long-term. He also said that it was unlikely that Bitcoin has exited its bear markets so far. He argued that the relative strength index (RSI), which is still at all-time lows, showed how much BTC/USD was being oversold. However, there were signs of buying emerging below key Bear Market support levels such as the 200 week moving average or key whale entry level. BTC/USD 1-week candle chart (Bitstamp) with 200-week moving average. Source: TradingView CryptoQuant data shows that exchange outflows in the first hours of August 19 reached 21,500 BTC. Bitcoin exchange outflows chart. Source: CryptoQuant Ether retraces August gains Altcoins felt the impact of Bitcoin’s three-week lows. Similar: Options data indicates that Bitcoin’s short-term uptrend could be at risk if it falls below $23K The largest altcoin market cap was Ether ( ETH), which traded at $1,750. ETH/USD 1-day candle chart (Binance). Source: TradingView Other major tokens also lost more than 11%. Dogecoin ( DOGE) was the worst performer of the top ten, dropping 13.6%. “Bear bias now, unless $1790 reclaimed/flipped for support,” Crypto Chase added to ETH in a separate tweet. These views and opinions are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect those of Cointelegraph.com. You should do your research before making any investment or trading decision.

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The Musk-Saylor Inflation Debate: Crypto vs. Physical Rising inflation is threatening to further eat up the purchasing power the global fiat ecosystem. This makes it imperative that we find the right hedge against a declining economy, especially for the general population around the globe. Elon Musk , Tesla CEO, asked about the likely inflation rate in the next few years to gauge global investors’ perceptions. American billionaire and MicroStrategy CEO Michael J. Saylor shared his views on the subject. He stated that with rising inflation, the capital cash flow would shift away from traditional fiat to more scarce assets like Bitcoin ( TTC).
The rate of asset inflation and USD consumer inflation will be double that of the previous year. Weaker currencies are likely to collapse and capital will flow from cash, debt, and value stocks to rare property like #bitcoin. Michael Saylor (@saylor). March 14, 2022
The last six months have seen unprecedented inflationary pressure in major economies, including the United Kingdom and Turkey, Russia, and the United States. This is due to global uncertainties and disruptions caused by cross-border conflicts as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. Musk responded to Saylor’s suggestion for investing in rare assets to combat rising inflation of the United States dollar. The discussion was open to the public, who dismissed Saylor’s suggestion that BTC be used as an inflation hedge due to personal investments. Musk however acknowledged that investors can maintain their purchasing power by investing in physical property and company stock, which are both scarce assets.
For those seeking advice, this thread will generally advise that it is better to have physical items such as a home or stocks in companies that make quality products than to invest your dollars when inflation is high. I don’t intend to sell my Bitcoin, Ethereum, or Doge fwiw. Elon Musk (@elonmusk). March 14, 2022
Musk also shared his intention to keep hodling Ether ( EETH) and BTC ( DOGE), amid rising inflation, “for what it’s value.”
Tesla will sell some merchandise with Doge. We’ll see how it goes. Elon Musk (@elonmusk). December 14, 2021
Musk announced in December 2021 that Tesla would accept DOGE as merchandise. This sparked the price of the meme token by 25%. Doge/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bittrex), December 2021. Source: TradingView Musk’s recent tweet supporting cryptocurrencies has not had any positive effect on the declining prices. Related: Dogecoin Foundation trademarks logos and name within the EU Dogecoin Foundation registered the trademarks “Doge,” Dogecoin, and the associated logos in order to increase the legitimacy of the ecosystem.
We were forced to register the logos created by Christine Ricks for Dogecoin because of the increasing number of attempts made in bad faith to register trademarks for “Doge”, Dogecoin, and other names. This was to ensure that all good shibs are protected within the @Dogecoin community. 2/2 Dogecoin Foundation (@DogecoinFdn). March 2, 2022
Cointelegraph reported that Jens Wiechers, a member of the Dogecoin executive committee, stated that the move was to stop unaffiliated individuals attempting to register the names and to use trademarks to commit extortion.

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