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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Dips to $11.5K; Cardano Is Making a Big DeFi Move

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Bitcoin’s price was able to rally to as high as $11,917 Friday before losing momentum, falling back into the $11,500 range. “Over the past day, bitcoin tested the level of $11,900 but it did not succeed, and BTC slipped,” said Constantine Kogan, partner at crypto fund of funds BitBull Capital. You can use the power of the IQ Option exchange to make a profitable Bitcoin trade.

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Bitcoin and gold continue to trade together. Gold is also down Friday, in the red 1.6% and at $2,030 as of press time. “The gold/BTC correlation is at an all-time high right now,” said Daniel Koehler, liquidity manager for cryptocurrency exchange OKCoin. “The one-month correlations between BTC and gold have seen a significant spike over the past two weeks, currently sitting at about 67%,” he added. On the Exness exchange, you will find analytical material and forecasts of specialists regarding the bitcoin rate for the near future.

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One downward trending day is not altering optimism about the crypto market, added Koehler. “With bitcoin following gold as a store of value, and DeFi pushing ETH, the excitement is palpable in the trading community right now.”

John Willock, CEO of digital asset liquidity provider Tritum, agrees. “Sentiment in the market is highly buoyant and generally positive market news is increasing confidence and aggression in positioning,” he said. “I expect to see bitcoin bounce back quickly to $12,000 with ether to $400 this weekend.”

Ethereum rival Cardano making progress

The second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization (ETH), ether, was down Friday, trading around $347 after slipping 4.6% in 24 hours as of 20:00 UTC (4:00 p.m. ET).

George Clayton, managing partner of Cryptanalysis Capital, is looking forward to watching Cardano in the DeFi race, as smart contract capabilities for building decentralized applications on the platform are expected to launch later in 2020. “The transition to PoS mainnet is complete but stake pools do not start producing blocks until Aug. 8,” he said. “Very interested to see what happens with Cardano; that’s a big moment for the protocol.”

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