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Altcoin Season!

Take Advantage Of Altcoin Price Trends Of 2021

The evidence is abundant that 2021 is the year that will bring a jaw-dropping Altcoin Season. Just as the sun rises in the East and sets in the West, Bitcoin is the first cryptocurrency to rise in price, and the Altcoins eventually follow.

Bitcoin Leads, The Altcoins Follow

There’s no questioning that Bitcoin is the definitive OG of the cryptoshere, as is most likely best highlighted by the point that the flagship digital asset has been in a position to pique the interest of many prominent legacy financial institutions – like Microstrategy, BlackRock, Grayscale – during the last year or thereabouts.

Not just that, in recent months, a selection of banks and venture capital funds as JP Morgan, Raiffeisen, Pantera Capital have projected BTC to scale past beyond the $100k mark with great ease (not to mention our own Bitcoin prediction exceeding $379,000 in 2021), indirectly indicating their growing confidence in this yet incipient asset class.

Even with all the sell offs and volatility which was witnessed during the last week, data available on the web definitely shows that the number of addresses with 1,000 or over Bitcoin (referred to as “whales” in the crypto world) has continued to increase. As is ALWAYS so with professional institutional money, the “buy-the-dip” strategy is employed with full force.

It’s called “talking your book” om Wall Street jargon.

While big institutional players plant news stories and give interviews that create fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) – thus driving the price down as nervous traders sell – at the same time they are accumulating for themselves at lower prices.

Like it or not, that’s standard operating procedure for traditional markets, and especially crypto.

Bottom line: whales continue to buy Bitcoin.

And where Bitcoin leads, the altcoins will follow.

Forecasting Altcoin Market Activity for the Coming Year

We’ve been pounding the table that 2021 is going to be another moonshot type of year due to the 4-year cycle. 2013 was the year of the first 4-year cycle top. 2017 was the second instance of a tremendous crypto bull run into the second top of the 4-year cycle.

2021 will be the year of the third top of the 4-year cycle.

In order to gain a better understanding of how the 4 year cycle top will play out, we’ll go back and examine the previous iteration of the cycle.

Looking At The Altcoin Season Of 2017

It’s been said that “History doesn’t repeat, but it sure does rhyme.” If you go back and look at historical prices of Bitcoin from previous years, it’s very obvious that Bitcoin isn’t following the 4-year cycle precisely 100% on a daily basis, but the correlation is over 90%.

In other words, Bitcoin price action rhymes with previous Bitcoin price action.

Let’s look closely at Bitcoin’s price action in 2017 as well as the leader of the altcoins, Ethereum.

Bitcoin Price Action In 2017

Bitcoin was priced at $1,003 on January 1, 2017.

It took 138 days for Bitcoin to double in price. (May 18)

It took 216 days for Bitcoin to triple in price. (August 4)

It took 226 days for Bitcoin to quadruple in price. (August 14)

It took 284 days for Bitcoin to quintuple in price. (October 11)

Ultimately, Bitcoin went up more than 19-fold into the 4-year cycle high on December 17, 2017.

Ethereum Price Action In 2017

Ethereum was priced at $8.20 on January 1, 2017.

It took 60 days for Ethereum to double in price. (March 1)

It took 72 days for Ethereum to triple in price. (March 13)

It took 74 days for Ethereum to quadruple in price. (March 15)

It took 75 days for Ethereum to quintuple in price. (March 16)

By the first day of summer, June 21, Ethereum had increased in price by a factor of 41 times over.

Ultimately, Ethereum went up more than 170-fold into the 4-year cycle high on January 10, 2018.

Altcoin Season Lessons

Looking at the above prices of both Bitcoin and Ethereum, we can gain insights into how the altcoin season of 2021 will unfold.

Here are some key takeaways:

  1. Once altcoin season starts to gain momentum, prices of meritable altcoins will rise faster than Bitcoin.
  2. March is likely to be a very good month for the leading altcoins.
  3. By the summer of 2021, a handful of the best altcoins should be as much as 40 times higher in price compared to where they started the year.
  4. The top altcoins could go up in price more than 150 times their value at the start of the year.
  5. Bitcoin will reach its 4-year cycle peak 3 to 4 weeks before the altcoins do, and will start its new bear market.
  6. The entire altcoin market will follow Bitcoin into its next bear market.

Specific Price Targets

There’s no question in our minds that 2021 is going to be a very, very exciting year for cryptocurrency investors.

You should, however, remember that prices don’t move in a straight line higher. Bitcoin Experienced several LARGE drops in 2017, even though the the overall trend was wildly bullish.

The same is likely to be the case this year.

If you’d like to see some of our specific 2021 price predictions for specific coins, simply head on over to this page.

Altcoin Season Basics

An altcoin season is also a term used for a season in which an altcoin is outperforming the price of the original: Bitcoin. There are three stages to an altcoin season. The first stage is when there is a profiting trend on an altcoin that is very new, or a trend that is new to a particular altcoin. The second stage is when the profiting trend dies down, and there is no longer any substantial profit potential from the altcoin in question.

In the third phase, after the profiting trend has died down, the altcoin season starts to see a new influx of traders who are looking to make a long position in the market. By this stage, the profitability potential in trading on any altcoin is significantly reduced. During the second phase, the price movement of all-time high prices of bitcoin continues on its upward trek.

One of the factors that makes the altcoin season so interesting to follow is the fact that there is considerable amount of volatility in the market. The large increase in volatility is what allows an investor to profit from the trading of ether and another high valued alternative currency. Volatility is usually considered a good thing for experienced traders because it increases the opportunities to profit from price movement – both UP and DOWN.

For investors and holders, however, the volatility can be nerve wracking.

lastly, it’s important to remember that the altcoin season doesn’t last forever. In fact, most (statistically it’s over 90%!) investors lose money during the bearish period. However, if you find several profitable altcoins during this time, it can be literally, life-changing.

Come the end of 2021, just remember one fact: trees don’t grow to the sky.

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Bitcoin Easily Soars Past $31,000

The New Year’s Gift That Keeps On Giving?

Update 2: As of 1:56 p.m. EST, Bitcoin has topped $33K

Update: As of 11:09 a.m. EST, Bitcoin has topped $32K

The price of bitcoin has crossed a new all-time high on Saturday morning (EST), spiking over $31k per coin. At around 8:43 a.m., bitcoin’s value climbed to $31,520.20 per unit with roughly $12 billion in global trading volume.

Bitcoin (BTC) has surpassed the $31k price zone, and has jumped very close to the $32k range. At around 8:45 a.m. (EST), the crypto asset spiked to $31,520.20 per bitcoin reaching another all-time price high.

BTC is up 5% during the last 24 hours, 15% for the week, 58% during the last month, and 187% for the 90-day span. Over the course of the last 12 months against the U.S. dollar, bitcoin (BTC) has gained 315%.

The crypto asset’s hashrate on Saturday morning is hovering around 135 exahash per second with 18 mining pools dedicating hash at the Bitcoin blockchain. The mining operation F2pool captures 18% of the hashrate or 26.31 exahash per second.

Lots of crypto supporters celebrated bitcoin’s new price rise. After the $30k crossing, Holger Zschaepitz said: “Bitcoin tops 30k for the first time ever only 17 days after the cryptocurrency crossed 20k.”

Another individual wrote: “Well, bitcoin breaking $30k is [definitely] a solid way to start the year.”

A number of bitcoiners wholeheartedly believe the price of BTC will climb much higher than the $30k handle. “Don’t sell your sats to mega institutional investors at $30k,” tweeted Phil Geiger. “They have far more resources than you and they will happily pay you $200k for a bitcoin.”

The onchain researcher, Willy Woo, has said people shouldn’t stress investing in bitcoin at this price when the price could very well reach $300k. “If you’re looking for an entry to HODL Bitcoin long term, don’t nickel and dime an entry,” Woo tweeted. “You’re not going to sweat a few thousand dollars of non-perfect entry when it’s $100k, $200k, $300k in a year.” Woo added: The main bull phase is here. Capital inflows [have] gone nuts.

Our own analysis indicates a Bitcoin price prediction in the range of between $379,825 and $1,329,389 by the end of 2021.

Bitcoin Tops $32,000
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The Price History Of Bitcoin On Christmas Day

It’s has been a tradition of ours every Christmas day to look at the current price of Bitcoin and compare it to its price on previous Christmases.

Here is Bitcoin’s Christmas day price history:
2010: $0.27
2011: $4
2012: $13 <halvening>
2013: $701
2014: $321
2015: $454
2016: $890 <halvening>
2017: $13,709
2018: $4,028
2019: $7,324
2020: $24,664 <halvening>
2021: see below!

If you pay close attention the the historical price patterns of Bitcoin, you’ll notice some trends that really stand out. First, there is clearly a 4-year cycle at work. At the end of the 4th year Bitcoin reached its first price peak, reaching $701 on Christmas day of 2013.

4 years later, it reached its second peak, attaining $13,709 on Christmas day of 2017.

Notice that each of these peaks were exactly 4 years apart. Notice the the peak came a year after the Bitcoin halvening, when the mining rewards get cut in half.

What Will The Bitcoin Price Be On Christmas Day 2021?

Taking into account another crypto bull run in 2021 – due around next Christmas – we can make some projections based upon the past.

Obviously, with the ole standard disclaimer of past performance doesn’t guarantee future results, these are just projections. Bitcoin doesn’t have to follow the same price patterns that it has been following for the past 8 years.

So, looking purely at the past two cycles and using the prices on previous Christmas days, we can extrapolate where the Bitcoin price will be on December 25, 2021.

On Christmas day of 2012, Bitcoin was worth $13. The following Christmas, it had climbed to $701, a gain of 53.9 times its price the previous year.

On Christmas day of 2016, Bitcoin was worth $890. The following Christmas, it had climbed to $13,709, a gain of 15.4 times its price the previous year.

If Bitcoin continues to follow its 4-year cycle – which we believe it will – then on Christmas day of 2021 the price of Bitcoin will be between 15.4 and 53.9 times its price yesterday. Or, specifically, between $379,825 (15.4 times) and $1,329,389 (53.9 times).

While these numbers might seem outrageous, we are simply using Bitcoin’s trend and continuing it into the future. THIS IS WHAT BITCOIN HAS BEEN DOING SINCE IT WAS CREATED. Why assume that it will suddenly stop doing what it’s been doing since its’ beginning?

Please do consider that there is a monetary crisis developing. Please do remember that central banks are printing fiat like crazy “in response to economic conditions due to Covid-19”. Please do remember what happens to the price of Bitcoin the year after the Bitcoin halvening (see above), and that this year (2020) was the most recent halvening year.

It is not unreasonable to think Bitcoin will be on the high side of this range next year, and not towards the lower end.

We strongly believe Bitcoin will be creating many new millionaires in 2021.

Merry Christmas and a very Blessed 2021!