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Bitcoin Bouncing From Bull Market Support Points To 2021 As The Year Of Crypto

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Bitcoin price recently plunged from over $12,000 at the 2020 high to back under $10,000. But after seven straight days of retesting resistance turned support, the crypto asset is already back at $11,000 and climbing.

The bounce on weekly timeframes, just so happened to take place at a specific reading on the Relative Strength Index that throughout Bitcoin’s history has acted as bull market support. If the key level continues to hold, 2021 will be the year of the return of crypto.

Bitcoin Bear Market Could Be Over With This One Line Holding On Weekly Timeframes

Crypto analyst are torn on if Bitcoin’s bull market is here or not. Believers in the stock-to-flow model are certain that now that the halving is in the past, its off to the races and its only a matter of time before prices increase.

Others subscribe to a lengthening cycle theory, that says Bitcoin has a lot more consolidating to do, and could potentially even set new lows from here. Such a scenario would crush any renaming hope in the stock-to-flow model and could prompt an extreme selloff.

Related Reading | These Key Levels And Dates Could Invalidate Bitcoin’s Stock-To-Flow Model

But more and more signals are supporting the idea that a new bull market is beginning. This theory is also being backed up by weekly RSI support on BTCUSD price charts holding up over a reading of 55, just like the asset did during past bull runs.

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BTCUSD Weekly Relative Strength Index 55 Support Holding | Source: TradingView

Relative Strength Index Measures Trend Strength, Momentum, Overbought and Oversold Conditions

The Relative Strength Index is a trend-strength and momentum measuring tool. When the tool reaches over 70 or under 30, it signals that an asset is overbought or oversold respectively.

But those aren’t the only meaningful numbers on the RSI. On weekly timeframes in BTCUSD price charts, a reading of 55 on the RSI has had significance throughout all of Bitcoin’s lifecycle.

The line acts as the differentiator between bear and bull markets, and when the top crypto asset holds above that line, it usually means a bull run is on.

Related Reading | Bitcoin Reaches 144 Weeks From All-Time High: Why This Number Matters

Bitcoin price just rebounded hard, directly from that important level on the RSI, and it could mean that the crypto asset has officially confirmed a new bull market.

If history repeats, that line should hold from here on out, no matter how nasty the correction gets. If the line gets lost, however, it could be back to the troughs of the bear market for Bitcoin and the rest of crypto.

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CBDC is a tool to combat Bitcoin, says Bank of Indonesia exec

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Central bank digital currencies (CBDC), digital versions of national currencies introduced in response to growing cryptocurrency adoption, would be an essential tool for combating crypto, according to the Bank of Indonesia.

The central bank of Indonesia is considering launching a digital rupiah to “fight” against cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC), Bank of Indonesia’s assistant governor Juda Agung said at a recent parliamentary meeting.

“A CBDC would be one of the tools to fight crypto. We assume that people would find CBDC more credible than crypto. CBDC would be part of an effort to address the use of crypto in financial transactions,” Agung stated, according to a Nov. 30 Bloomberg report.

The official noted that cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are currently traded alongside commodity futures and regulated by the trade ministry despite severe impacts on the financial system.

The news comes shortly after the National Ulema Council (MUI), Indonesia’s top Islamic scholarly body, reportedly found cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin to be haram, or forbidden, by the tenets of Islam. The East Java branch of one of MUI previously issued a statement deeming the use of the cryptocurrency haram in late October.

As previously reported, the Indonesian government has taken a mixed stance on crypto regulation. Despite banning cryptocurrency payments back in 2017, local authorities have opted to keep cryptocurrency trading legal. In April 2021, Indonesia’s Commodity Futures Trading Regulatory Agency (Bappebti) of the Ministry of Trading reportedly announced plans to launch a government-backed crypto exchange in the second half of 2021.

While maintaining a mixed stance on crypto, Indonesian regulators have been increasingly looking at a potential CBDC. In May, the Bank of Indonesia Governor Perry Warjiyo announced plans to launch a digital rupiah as a legal payment instrument in Indonesia.

Related: Retail-focused Singaporean CBDC to hedge against privately issued stablecoins

CBDCs like the Chinese digital yuan are apparently designed to curb cryptocurrency adoption as one of their key features. Indonesia is not alone in thinking that CBDCs can help governments combat crypto. In mid-November, Bank of Russia’s governor Elvira Nabiullina said that CBDCs should serve as a good option for governments to replace decentralized cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.


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Source: https://cointelegraph.com/news/cbdc-is-a-tool-to-combat-bitcoin-says-bank-of-indonesia-exec

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CBDC is a tool to combat Bitcoin, says Bank of Indonesia exec

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Central bank digital currencies (CBDC), digital versions of national currencies introduced in response to growing cryptocurrency adoption, would be an essential tool for combating crypto, according to the Bank of Indonesia.

The central bank of Indonesia is considering launching a digital rupiah to “fight” against cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC), Bank of Indonesia’s assistant governor Juda Agung said at a recent parliamentary meeting.

“A CBDC would be one of the tools to fight crypto. We assume that people would find CBDC more credible than crypto. CBDC would be part of an effort to address the use of crypto in financial transactions,” Agung stated, according to a Nov. 30 Bloomberg report.

The official noted that cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are currently traded alongside commodity futures and regulated by the trade ministry despite severe impacts on the financial system.

The news comes shortly after the National Ulema Council (MUI), Indonesia’s top Islamic scholarly body, reportedly found cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin to be haram, or forbidden, by the tenets of Islam. The East Java branch of one of MUI previously issued a statement deeming the use of the cryptocurrency haram in late October.

As previously reported, the Indonesian government has taken a mixed stance on crypto regulation. Despite banning cryptocurrency payments back in 2017, local authorities have opted to keep cryptocurrency trading legal. In April 2021, Indonesia’s Commodity Futures Trading Regulatory Agency (Bappebti) of the Ministry of Trading reportedly announced plans to launch a government-backed crypto exchange in the second half of 2021.

While maintaining a mixed stance on crypto, Indonesian regulators have been increasingly looking at a potential CBDC. In May, the Bank of Indonesia Governor Perry Warjiyo announced plans to launch a digital rupiah as a legal payment instrument in Indonesia.

Related: Retail-focused Singaporean CBDC to hedge against privately issued stablecoins

CBDCs like the Chinese digital yuan are apparently designed to curb cryptocurrency adoption as one of their key features. Indonesia is not alone in thinking that CBDCs can help governments combat crypto. In mid-November, Bank of Russia’s governor Elvira Nabiullina said that CBDCs should serve as a good option for governments to replace decentralized cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.


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Source: https://cointelegraph.com/news/cbdc-is-a-tool-to-combat-bitcoin-says-bank-of-indonesia-exec

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Binance CEO reveals one key factor for token listings

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The CEO of Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, has disclosed some information on how to get listed on the trading platform.

The most important criteria for listing a cryptocurrency on Binance is the number of users, CEO Changpeng Zhao, also known as “CZ,” said in a Forbes interview on Monday.

CZ went on to say that there are many other factors like the number of active addresses on blockchain, social media audience and code commits. However, the number of users is “the key metric,” he said, adding:

“If a coin has a large number of users, then we will list it. That’s the overwhelming significant attribute. Consider for example meme tokens, even though I personally don’t get it, if it’s used by a large number of users we list it. We go by the community, my opinion doesn’t matter.”

According to Binance’s listing tips from its CEO, the number of users is just one of many factors for listing a token on the crypto exchange. “If you have a large number of users, your product has value. That’s the easiest to measure. Do include the user statistics in the application form. It will help significantly,” the CEO’s statement on Binance listings reads.

According to Sergei Khitrov, founder of crypto listing-focused platform Listing.Help, major crypto exchanges like Binance don’t need to list minor tokens, as they earn mainly from trading volumes rather than listings.

“This is one of the main problems that many projects do not understand. They should start with building a community. And that means not 500 or 10,000 people in a Telegram channel, but a much larger audience,” Khitrov told Cointelegraph. He added that token creators are recommended to start from smaller exchanges.

At the time of writing, Binance supports a total of 346 cryptocurrencies, including major cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH), as well as popular meme tokens such as Dogecoin (DOGE) and Shiba Inu (SHIB), according to data from CoinGecko. Binance’s daily trading volume is estimated at $28 billion.

In comparison, OKEx, the second-largest crypto exchange by trading volumes, has listed 312 coins and has a trading volume of roughly $7 billion. United States-based crypto exchange Coinbase supports just 123 tokens with a daily trading volume of about $6 billion.

Some major centralized exchanges (CEX) have more tokens listed than Binance does, with Bittrex listing over 450 cryptocurrencies at the time of writing.

Related: Kraken exchange defies competitors’ regulatory concerns with SHIB listing

As opposed to a CEX, decentralized exchanges (DEX) are the world’s biggest platforms in terms of the number of listed cryptocurrencies, as DEXs like PancakeSwap do not require contacting an exchange or asking permission. As such, PancakeSwap, a DEX running on the Binance Smart Chain, has over 3,200 listed tokens, while Uniswap lists over 1,800 cryptocurrencies.

Last month, PancakeSwap listed the Squid Game (SQUID) token, a cryptocurrency scam inspired by the eponymous Netflix show, which posted over 45,000% growth in a few days after launch. The token is listed on Binance-owned crypto website CoinMarketCap, while competitors such as CoinGecko retracted from listing SQUID due to being “most likely a scam.”


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Source: https://cointelegraph.com/news/binance-ceo-reveals-one-key-factor-for-token-listings

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