Why the Bitcoin price of TODAY is different than in 2017 – Should you buy BTC?


Bitcoin has been rising in prices steadily ever since its lowest price of USD 4,000 earlier in March 2020. The Covid-19 events affected many markets across continents, including the cryptocurrency market. Bitcoin, in particular, managed to recover and reach higher prices, making 375% gains over a span of 9 months. Why Bitcoin has a different story today?

Bitcoin 2020 is no Bitcoin 2017

When Bitcoin started to rise back in 2017, it was mainly due to market hype, with little to no fundamental news about adoption. It was rather the crypto enthusiasts meeting in groups, discussing the potential future of the crypto market, with the mainstream media fueling its potentials via throwing hype and FOMO to the masses.

When prices started to rise faster, it was the Bitcoin whales themselves along with big traders buying massive amounts of Bitcoins, not for their use or storage for the long term, rather to benefit from short-term gains. The proof? Everyone dumped Bitcoin as soon as they made a hefty profit, and Bitcoin prices showed signs of regression.

Today in 2020, many fundamentals come at play:

Bitcoin technicals in 2020 still show a healthy uptrend

Despite the latest rally in prices, Bitcoin entered into a consolidation year back in 2019. A lot of development in technology, awareness, and big tech adoption was happening behind the scenes, only to be followed by 2020, where the price also corrected in march 2020 with the Covid-19 markets crash.

If we compare 2017 to 2020, we can clearly see a simple price shot upward with no adjustments whatsoever.

BTC/USD 1-week chart contrasting between 2017 and 2020
Fig.1 BTC/USD 1-week chart contrasting between 2017 and 2020 – TradingView.com

We can also notice a clear consolidation being made currently above the USD 19,000 level. Back in 2017-2018, the price barely saw the price of USD 19,000 only to fall back well below that level.

In a previous article, we discussed why the current consolidation is a good sign, and traders should get ready and position themselves for either way.

Cryptocurrency Market Overview

In the past 24 hours, the cryptocurrency market was up for the day with the top 10 coins moves below :

1- Bitcoin (BTC) : + 1.2 %

2- Ether (ETH) : + 2.72 %

3- Ripple (XRP) : + 2.88%

4- Tether (USDT) : 0 %

5- Litecoin (LTC): + 6.28 %

6- Bitcoin Cash (BCH) : + 2.12 %

7- Chainlink (LINK) : + 4.46 % 

8- Cardano (ADA) : + 4.55 %

9- Polkadot (DOT) : + 3.55 %

10- Binance Coin (BNB): + 2.25 %

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