Dear colleagues and followers,
The Osiris team remains constantly improving predictive and trading algorithms to deliver the best results achievable. We are using the bearish trend of the recent days as a wonderful opportunity to stress-test our systems and to make them less susceptible to statistical outliers.
During the past three days, we saw a nasty decline below $4,000 in bitcoin price against the US Dollar. The BTC/USD pair even broke the $3,800 and $3,600 support levels to post a new multi month low. The price even spiked below the $3,500 level and settled well below the 100 hourly simple moving average. A low was formed at $3,449 and later the price started an upside correction. (Source: https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/11/26/bitcoin-price-watch-btc-usd-recovery-facing-crucial-hurdle/)
Since creating, Bitcoin has been catching profound interest of governments that have either taken a critical look at the digital coin and blockchain in general or supported it enthusiastically. Among the latter are the authirities of Ohio State, where Bitcoin is offered as a means to of paying state taxes starting from today. According to the Ohio Treasurer’s website, twenty three kinds of business taxes will be available for payment in crypto, including utility tax, sales tax, and employee withholdings. Businesses wanting to take part in the program simply need to go to OhioCrypto.com and register to pay all their corporate taxes in crypto. Companies operating in and paying taxes in Ohio are eligible — they don’t necessarily need to be headquartered in the state. (Source: https://www.coinspeaker.com/bitcoin-tax-payments/)
Between 600,000 and 800,000 bitcoin miners have shut down since mid-November amid declines in price and hashrate across the network, according to the third-largest mining pool. In an interview with CoinDesk, Mao Shixing, founder of F2pool, said his firm’s estimate takes into account the total network hashrate drop and the average hash power of older mining machines that are having a hard time generating profits. According to data from blockchain.info, the bitcoin network’s entire hashrate, which captures the aggregated computing power on the world’s first blockchain, has dropped from around 47 million tera hashes per second (TH/s) on Nov. 10 to 41 million on Nov. 24 – an almost 13 percent decline. (Source: https://www.coindesk.com/600k-bitcoin-miners-shut-down-in-last-2-weeks-f2pool-founder-estimates)
Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has stated that any entity wishing to issue cryptocurrency must defer to the country’s central bank, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM). The minister’s comments were reported by local English-language daily broadsheet the New Straits Times (NST) Nov. 26. The finance minister outlined his stance in response to a question from parliamentary member Dr Tan Yee Kew of the country’s ruling People's Justice Party (PKR). Dr. Tan reportedly inquired into which measures were being taken to assess the risks cryptocurrencies may pose for the financial system and local fiat currency. (Source: https://cointelegraph.com/news/malaysias-finance-minister-says-crypto-issuance-must-defer-to-central-bank)
The following is a scheduled notification from the Osiris team. Our models have been working hard and smart on forecasting the market, and here are the most up-to-date predictions for the next 3 hours:
As usual, red, green and blue rectangles demonstrate predicted values of low, high and close, respectively, with corresponding confidence intervals, and the black arrow illustrates our trades.
Due to the high volatility on the market and high uncertainty surrounding most of the coins, the Osiris Team does not recommend to trade with short-term investment horizons. As mentioned previously, the Osiris team is currently holding Bitcoin ABC (BAB on Bitfinex, BCH on Huobi and Kraken) guided primarily by fundamental analysis.
Thank you for staying in touch.
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