Bitcoin drops below $ 23,000 and seeks a rebound point

Bitcoin is moving just above the minor support at $ 22,300.

Technical indicators have yet to show signs of a bullish reversal.

BTC could be in sub-wave 5 of its third wave, or it has already started its fourth wave.

Bitcoin’s (BTC) price declined significantly on December 21, momentarily dropping to a daily low of $ 21,815.

That said, the bullish structure remains intact, and Bitcoin’s price is expected to rise, unless it goes below the invalidation levels described below.

Bitcoin’s ongoing decline

On December 21, the price of BTC dropped significantly from $ 24,102 to $ 21,815. The BTC candlestick has long wicks at each end, a sign of indecision due to both buying and selling pressure.

The movements of the associated technical indicators are also ambiguous. The RSI has just passed below 70 (red arrow below), a sign of a possible trend reversal.

However, the MACD has yet to hit a lower momentum bar and the Stochastic Oscillator is forming a bullish cross.

The six-hour chart shows that despite falling temporarily below this, BTC has managed to maintain above the minor support area of ​​$ 22,300. This is also the 0.382 fibonacci retracement level of the last rise.

BTC created a long wick below this level, almost touching the 0.5 fibonacci retracement at $ 21,686. That said, he managed to close above that level.

The MACD has lost strength and the RSI is declining, but the latter is still above 50 and the MACD is above 0.

The two-hour chart also gives a relatively neutral outlook

The RSI has fallen below 50 and has not generated a bullish divergence, while the MACD maintains its decline.

The most plausible count suggests that BTC is in sub-wave 5 (black) of wave 3 (orange), and is expected to end between $ 25,871 and $ 26,006.

Considering this scenario, the Dec.21 decline looks a lot like a fourth wave pullback , after which an upward movement is expected to complete sub-wave 5.

A drop below the December 21 low, at $ 21,864, would likely cause a passage below the parallel channel and invalidate this scenario.

Bitcoin (BTC) sube de nuevo a 19.400 dólares, ¿falsificación o fuga? Esto es lo que los analistas están viendo

Bitcoin se cotiza en 19.174 dólares, con un aumento del 2% en el día, estableciendo máximos de 19.421 dólares.

La primera y más grande criptodivisa por capitalización de mercado, Bitcoin (BTC) extendió su movimiento alcista más allá de los 19.400 dólares el 13 de diciembre. Los toros de Bitcoin estuvieron a la altura de las circunstancias tras una caída a los mínimos de 17.580 dólares el viernes.

El nuevo rally de Bitcoin está provocando preguntas: ¿falsificación o fuga? ¿Llevará este nuevo rally de Bitcoin al máximo de todos los tiempos? ¿Rendirá Bitcoin homenaje a la historia esta vez?

Guy Hirsch, de la bolsa de eToro, declaró recientemente que, históricamente, Bitcoin siempre ha tenido un buen rendimiento en diciembre, por lo que espera que los compradores acumulen BTC durante las grandes caídas. Cuando Bitcoin se enfrentó a una inmensa presión de venta la semana anterior, Denis Vinokurov de BeQuant declaró que la caída del BTC es limitada a corto plazo, esperando que la estabilidad se recupere mientras que las perspectivas para diciembre siguen siendo brillantes.

Algunos participantes del mercado creen que ahora hay una presión de venta reducida a corto plazo después de la venta masiva de Mineros y Ballenas en la semana anterior. En esta coyuntura, la principal clave para que Bitcoin alcance un nuevo máximo histórico para posteriormente entrar en un descubrimiento de precios es la falta o menor presión de venta.

Gráfico diario de BTC/USD

Bitcoin se cotiza actualmente a 19.174 dólares, con un aumento del 2% en el día, estableciendo máximos de 19.421 dólares.

Un comerciante con el apodo de „Beastlorion“ indicó que la ausencia de presión de venta puede desencadenar un gran repunte a corto plazo, afirmando:

„La acción del precio en $BTC en este momento es otra cosa. Hay como 0 presión de venta. Se siente como que el precio se está subiendo en este punto en lugar de empujar hacia arriba. Sólo mira esas barras de volumen. La gran bomba que viene de la OMI“.

Esto es lo que los analistas están viendo

En primer lugar, algunos analistas creen que Bitcoin tocó fondo a corto plazo en 17.600 dólares tras un aumento significativo de la demanda de los compradores a este nivel. Esto fue corroborado por los analistas de la cadena que vieron grandes pedidos de compra en Bitfinex y Coinbase. Otros analistas técnicos creen que 17.000 dólares puede ser el fondo lógico de Bitcoin, ya que marcó la parte superior de una vela semanal en enero de 2018, y también es un área de soporte importante en los gráficos de plazos más bajos.

En segundo lugar, también se observó que el precio de Bitcoin comenzó a subir después de superar los 18.800 dólares, lo que se identificó como una zona de agrupación de ballenas potencial y un nivel de resistencia clave.

Se observaron además dos tendencias: Cuando Bitcoin rebotó de 17.600 dólares, imprimió un patrón bajo más alto en su gráfico de 4 horas. Esto implica que el fondo de la reciente corrección es más alto que el fondo anterior. Un analista señaló que esta tendencia se observa a menudo durante los repuntes. En base a esto, algunos operadores anticipan una ruptura.

Michael van de Poppe, de la bolsa de Ámsterdam, señaló que durante los grandes movimientos de Bitcoin, a menudo se construye un rango, ya que los mercados necesitan reunir fuerza para impulsar tales movimientos. También hay retests de niveles de resistencia anteriores en este tipo de escenario.

Señaló que se formó una cuña ascendente con una falsa ruptura por encima de su reciente máximo en cada una de las construcciones de rango anteriores. Afirmó además que las probabilidades de una falsa ruptura de nuevo están aumentando, basándose en la premisa de que esta reciente recuperación fue respaldada con un volumen relativamente bajo como ocurrió en un fin de semana. Si no hay un giro de resistencia, este nuevo rally puede terminar siendo una falsificación.

Según él, Bitcoin puede ver cualquiera de estos dos escenarios a corto plazo: un movimiento alcista hacia los 21.000 dólares si el área de resistencia de 19.500 dólares se voltea hacia el soporte. En segundo lugar, Bitcoin puede volver a caer en el rango. También hay dos brechas abiertas de CME por la reciente acción del precio. El primero a 17.015 dólares y el segundo a 18.115 dólares se creará después de esta reciente subida de la BTC.

COVID-19 phishing scams explode on the Dark Web

Security firms have warned of an increase in scams linked to the COVID-19 vaccine.

Phishing and dark web sales requiring cryptocurrency have become a big problem.

Users must be vigilant so as not to find themselves victims of fraud

Two security companies, Check Point and KnowBe4, have alerted the world to a growth in phishing campaigns that use the pretext of a Covid-19 vaccine as bait.

It finally happened: Hackers are using Covid-19 vaccine promises to steal your information. According to a study published by Check Point and KnowBe4 , there has been a noticeable increase in suspected vaccine advertisements on the Dark Web in the past few days.

A particular example of phishing is an email promising access to COVID-19 vaccines which, in effect, grants access to the Agent Tesla (RAT) spyware trojan.

Phishing typically comes in the form of an authentic looking website that then steals information from a user when they log in. Other scams are as simple as asking a user to buy products through WhatsApp or Telegram, promising prescription pills in addition to COVID-19 vaccines.

A more sophisticated hack scam exploits stolen Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine data to scare users into giving up their credentials.

Eric Howes of KnowBe4 said fear tactics were a big part of these new scams. He said the crooks were preying on user insecurity by asking these questions:

Protecting yourself from COVID-19 scammers

Users should be wary of any vaccine, warns Check Point’s Oded Vanunu. He explained that people naturally search the internet for vaccines and information, but that such research could lead to criminals on the dark web.

Ways to avoid being scammed include checking email addresses before clicking on any links and knowing any hyperlinks that contain domain names or misspelled words. Anything that had highly manipulative and emotional / alarmist language was also a warning sign.

Rather than clicking on links, users can search for businesses on Google to make sure they’re using legitimate URLs. In general, it’s a good idea to never give out login information in response to an email.

Vanunu also suggested that users use two-factor authentication and regularly check their financial accounts.

Vaccines for sale!

The „sellers“ also claim to sell vaccines on the dark web. A con artist appears to be selling Pfizer / BioNTech vaccines for $ 250 a one. Since these vaccines need to be cooler than the Arctic to remain viable, the chances of the ads being genuine will likely be nil.

Some researchers have surveyed crooks to prepare for a bogus sale. With a supposed supplier, the vaccines were offered for 0.01 BTC / piece. These vaccines were not specified by brand and required 14 doses to work. The same vendor also had the allegedly ineffective hydroxychloroquine for sale .

É provável que o roubo de bitcoins cresça na escassa economia pós-COVID: Relatório

Os cibercriminosos podem preferir uma criptomoeda diferente nos próximos meses.

A fraude e o roubo relacionados à criptomoeda provavelmente crescerão no mundo pós-COVID-19, de acordo com um novo relatório do provedor de segurança cibernética e antivírus Kaspersky Lab

Securelist, braço de pesquisa de ameaças cibernéticas da Kaspersky, publicou um relatório sobre ameaças cibernéticas a organizações financeiras, prevendo alguns tipos específicos de ataques financeiros que provavelmente ocorrerão em 2021.

A Securelist previu que uma onda de pobreza alimentada pela pandemia COVID-19 levará inevitavelmente a „mais pessoas recorrerem ao crime, incluindo o cibercrime“. Isso também pode significar um aumento nos crimes relacionados ao Bitcoin ( BTC ).

De acordo com o braço de pesquisa da Kaspersky, o Bitcoin provavelmente será o ativo mais atraente para o crime cibernético porque é o ativo digital mais popular. O relatório diz:

“Podemos ver algumas economias quebrando e moedas locais despencando, o que tornaria o roubo de Bitcoins muito mais atraente. Devemos esperar mais fraudes, visando principalmente o BTC, devido a esta criptomoeda ser a mais popular. ”

Os pesquisadores da Securelist também sugeriram que os perpetradores online poderiam mudar para ativos digitais mais voltados para a privacidade, como Monero ( XMR ). De acordo com a empresa, essa mudança ocorreria devido à crescente “capacidade técnica de monitoramento, deseanonimização e apreensão de BTC”. O relatório da Securelist diz:

“Devemos esperar que os cibercriminosos mudem para criptomoedas de trânsito para cobrar das vítimas. Há uma razão para acreditar que eles podem mudar para outras moedas com privacidade reforçada, como Monero, para usá-las primeiro como uma moeda de transição e depois converter os fundos para qualquer outra criptomoeda de sua escolha, incluindo BTC. ”

Conforme relatado anteriormente pela Cointelegraph, crimes relacionados à criptografia diminuíram significativamente em 2020, embora alguns setores de criptografia, como finanças descentralizadas, tenham se tornado novos focos de atividades criminosas. De acordo com um relatório da empresa de rede privada virtual Atlas VPN, os hacks relacionados à criptografia e ao blockchain provavelmente continuarão diminuindo em 2021.

A breakout above $80 will increase AAVE/USD, with a possible high to $100 in the coming weeks

After a weekend recovery, the AAVE technical staff suggests that the bulls are in control. The short-term outlook for the token includes a planned breakout for $100 if pressure sends the AAVE/USD pair above $80.

However, if the wider altcoin market fails to sustain the bullish trend, the bears are likely still in play. The scenario will probably see the AAVE/USD pair consolidate just above $70 or drop to previous lows near $56, with the worst case scenario taking it to $38 in the short term.

AAVE/USD
As long as the bulls stay above $70, the technical outlook for the Aave’s price suggests a recovery to the high seen for the last time in August.

The Aave price has crossed the upper limit of a parallel channel downhill. The daily chart shows that the bulls are currently looking to consolidate above the upper limit of the channel ($71).

If bulls can hold prices above $71, the chart shows Bitcoin Revolution that the Fibonacci level of 0.786 provides the immediate resistance at $76 (yellow line) with the red line ($90) providing the next major hurdle. Above this level, AAVE bulls would target $100.

Daily AAVE/USD Chart. Source: TradingView

As shown in the daily chart, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) indicator is tending northwards to support the short-term bullish outlook.

If bulls fail to hold prices above the $70 level, the AAVE/USD currency pair could return to the S/R levels marked by the 0.618 and 0.5 Fibonacci levels ($65 and $57), respectively. SMA-100 ($55), SMA-50 (51) and SMA-200 ($38) provide additional support areas.

Graph AAVE/USD of 4 hours. Source: TradingView

On the 4-hour chart, MACD suggests that the bulls remain in control, with the formation of a bullish divergence indicating a strengthening of the positive outlook. The Relative Strength Index is also tending towards the overbought region.

However, a slight drop in the indicator coincided with a downward pressure influx that saw the price of Aave drop from highs above $76 to lows of $71 on the day. This suggests that despite holding the advantage, the bulls are still not entirely out of danger.

Therefore, if buyers fail to hold prices above $71 in the next few sessions, the AAVE/USD currency pair will likely fall to the support level near $68 (100-SMA). Another buffer zone on the downside, as highlighted on the 4-hour chart, is at 50-SMA ($65).