Bitcoin Falls for 2nd Session in a Row

Bitcoin prices are trading lower Friday, on track for back-to-back losing sessions for the first time since late October.

The world’s largest digital currency is creeping towards its lowest level of the week trading at $6,379.96, down 0.9% since Thursday at 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the Kraken exchange. A move below $6,330 for bitcoin BTCUSD, -1.34% would mark a new low for the week.



For Charles Hayter, co-founder of CryptoCompare it’s business as usual for crypto participants. “The $6k mark remains fairly solid, volumes are on the lighter side but we are still seeing some positive steps, albeit slowly,” he said, citing Fidelity’s decision to open a cryptocurrency trading business for institutional investors.

Hayter added that after the hype cycle of 2017, the market is slowly working its way out of the 2018 negative cycle.

via MarketWatch

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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