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Bitcoin Price Surpassed $9,000 Overcoming The Sideways

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Bitcoin Price Surpassed $9,000 Overcoming The Sideways


Bitcoin’s price crossed the $9,000 line for the first time in 2019 at 10:30 GMT+4 on Sunday. It pushed ahead to record its all-time high price in 2019 at $9200 according to CoinMarketCap data. 

However, at the time of going to press at 13:30 GMT+4, it was selling at $9,100.05. As early On Saturday, bitcoin price added $400 to its value to trade around $8,800.

By early Sunday morning, it was apparent the first market mover was going to cross into the $9,000 zone as it was trading at somewhere $8,988.

For more than a week now it has been resisting the march to the $9,000 price as it kept trading sideways. It crossed into the $8000 zone twice in June alone and four times in 2019.

Unfortunately, it was not sustained, and most of last week saw the price in the $7000 region.

$8000 Price Snapshot

On May 19, the price rose to $8,197.69 for the first time in 2019. It was refreshing development for the global community, as many took it as a signal of the end to the long Crypto Winter that has prevailed since January 2018.

  A week later it went up to $8,673.22, with more expectation of $9000 coming soon, but it faltered and went down to the $7900 level. On June 2, it went on to record an all-time high of $8742.96 for the year. Once again, the expectation was $9000, only to tumble down to $7688.08 a week later.

The $8000 price resistance has, therefore, become a feature of the ongoing bull run. The composition of the market has evolved in recent times such that even rumours of India banning Crypto and various scandals have not been able to bring the price down significantly.

Sustaining $9000 Price

Naturally, market players are hoping that the momentum would be maintained this time and keep the gains. Last week when the price went down to $7,500, some market experts thought that it would go down to $6,000 before it could climb back again.

In spite of some negative opinion, Bitcoin defiled that prediction and jumped once again. If there is going to be a retrace, then probably it is not yet here.

Once it has finally hit $9000, it is a morale booster for the industry. Those who have been in this space for some time will tell you that only fools can say they know what will happen since wonders never end in Cryptosphere.


Frisco d'Anconia

Frisco d'Anconia is a journalist by profession and a Free Market Policy analyst. Through Africa Youth Peace Call which he founded in 1997, more than 2000 African youth were educated in Free Markets Economics and entrepreneurship. Many of these people have moved on to start businesses and institutions to advocate for market reforms in Africa. In 2007, he won the 1st Prize of the Mont Pelerin Society Essay Competition for Africans under 30 with an essay on Ghana's Telecommunication Liberalization. This man single-handedly brought Bitcoin/Cryptocurrency and Libertarianism to his native Ghana. Since 2011, he has been spreading Blockchain technologies in Ghana through his Liberty and Entrepreneurship Camps. He has written for the Cointelegraph, CryptoCoinsNews, Core Media, Bitcoinchaser and others with the pen name Frisco d'Anconia. From 2016, he is travelling through Africa promoting and writing about Blockchain technologies and its communities for the Crypto journals. So far the Cryptotraveler/Cryptovagabond as he's popularly known has been to 22 African Countries attending conferences, organising Meet-ups and promoting Blockchain Projects. He lives on, and solely earns Crypto and has no bank account. He ardently holds that Blockchain technologies are the answer to Africa's copious malaise. Currently, Mauritius is his base where he runs Qubitica LTD, a Blockchain Company as CEO, and as the Managing Editor of QBITtimes. His interests are Economic Freedom in the world, Fintech, writing, teaching, travelling and children, and has two beautiful daughters.

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