Dec 21, · Bitcoin dropped as much as 6% on Monday, with fears over a fast-spreading new coronavirus strain in Britain hitting assets across wider markets. The cryptocurrency was last down % at $22, after hitting a record $24, on Sunday. European shares fell 3%, the dollar strengthened and market volatility surged amid growing unease over the economic impact of the new strain of the . Bitcoin has blasted through a new milestone: $20, an all-time high. The cryptocurrency has been climbing this year, up over %, as more companies and institutions have disclosed acceptance of. When the social gaming giant Zynga announced it would start testing bitcoin payments on 4th January, the news added 10 percentage points to its stock price to a high of $ in intra-day trading.
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In addition, the probability of Bitcoin's transition to the consolidation stage is high. In this situation, however, we should be wary of triggers for Bitcoin from institutional rather than retail investors. Earlier large investments were the driving force that brought BTC to new highs.
In addition to technical and economic factors, the approaching holidays in much of the economically developed world is worth considering. As of December 24 approaches, trading volume and activity could generally decline. Investors who wanted to take profits mostly have done so. However, the holiday season is not a restraint to investing on the part of retail investors.
On the contrary, retail investors may explore ways to buy as well as for asset selection. Most likely, the biggest demand from retail investors will be for altcoins. There are several reasons for this, the main one being that their price levels are psychologically more comfortable for non-professional investors. By simple analysis , we can conclude that most of even the top altcoins are now trading far away from their historical highs, which will be a trigger for buying.
Besides, there is a clear pattern in the crypto market: after Bitcoin rises, demand shifts to alternative cryptocurrencies. Microsoft's gaming ecosystem, cloud services, and resilient productivity portfolio could all lift the stock to fresh highs next year. Brexit deal greeted with relief by European media.
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The sound of the wind passing through St. Peter's Square replaced the solemn sound of Carabinieri military police band's trumpets and the smiles of the limited number of people allowed to follow Francis' message from the Hall of Blessings inside the Vatican's Apostolic Palace were covered by protective masks. Since the outbreak began in February, Francis has often encouraged people to respect government regulations aimed at containing the virus.
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