Bitcoin price in the year 2014
Bitcoin is the most popular cryptocurrency right now and it will remain the most popular and most traded cryptocurrency for at least a few more years or until someone comes up with a better alternative.
The price of Bitcoin has been quite volatile throughout the year 2014. It has touched the $1000 mark and dropped back to $300. In December 2013 we witnessed Bitcoin find resistance in the $1200 USD mark – the highest price for Bitcoin yet. This was mainly due to extreme media coverage that Bitcoin received in the second half of 2013. Literally every news agency in the world published controversial articles about Bitcoin back then and investors went crazy about it. I can’t be a hundred percent sure, but I believe that this was done intentionally to manipulate the price. In theory it shouldn’t be that difficult in the Internet era.
When I look at the Bitcoin price I always consider the possibility that there are still price manipulators out there who control the market thus making it incredibly risky to invest in Bitcoin long term. Basically any one person or organization that holds more than half of the Bitcoins at any given time can easily manipulate the price by for example dumping most of their coins all over the market in a short period of time. Who owns the biggest Bitcoin wallet you may ask? The FBI does ;)
When you look at the charts you’ll notice that since June 2014 there has been massive selling of Bitcoin about twice a month resulting in an overall price drop, followed by a weak bullish run and an even greater selling frenzy shortly after that. This has been going on for the last couple of months now and has brought the price down to just $300 USD per coin. For now we have found support around this area, but how long will it hold? 300 is a nice round number and a great psychological support level, but we have already tested $280 once!
I predict that a small bullish run to $400, maybe $450 is likely to happen in the coming weeks followed by another drop to $300. Looking at the overall trend it’s obvious the price should penetrate this support level, but I wouldn’t be surprised when in about a month Bitcoin will receive more media coverage and everyone would be saying that it’s the perfect time to buy more coins due to the relatively cheap price compared to what it was 6 months ago. This of course could skyrocket the price back to at least $600 area where it was in the beginning of summer 2014. That being said, my current setup is literally screaming BUY now.
I’ve always known media was a powerful weapon, but I never realized how powerful it really was. To prove my theory of how media influences people to buy or sell their coins I decided to check my local news portal for clues. First I looked at the 6 month price graph for Bitcoin and then I searched for news articles about Bitcoin that were published in the past 6 months. And guess what? I found that every time media says something big about Bitcoin the prices will fluctuate a lot! Whenever there’s news that some big corporation started accepting Bitcoin you should be prepared for a rally. Remember when FBI put a lot of coins on auction? The prices came down like autumn rain. Of course this was expected because there were actual coins being dumped on the market, but when a corporation like Dell starts accepting Bitcoin out of the blue the price rally can only be temporary because there are no actual coins involved.
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