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Looter Stole a Bitcoin ATM and Physically Tried to Take Coins Out

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A thief or looter stole a Bitcoin ATM earlier today and tried to physically extract the cryptocurrency coins out of it. Unfortunately, this is not a prank or April fool, it really happened, according to a reddit post. A photo of the individual attempting to break into the ATM has gone viral online.

The alleged thief will definitely not get any Bitcoin out. However, if the particular stolen automated teller machine (ATM) accepts cash as payment for cryptocurrecies, the perpetrator may end up with a windfall.

Will the stolen Bitcoin ATM looter face any consequences?

Conversely, should the ATM only have a few dollars in fiat currencies, the looter would have gone through all this trouble for almost nothing.

If caught, he will definitely faced jail time and potentially pay restitution. It all depends under which state jurisdiction the theft occurred.

Bitcoin ATM Thief
Source: Reddit

A Reddit user with the handle SteakAndEggs2k wrote “The real looters are the criminals in Congress, the Treasury and the Fed who print infinite amounts of money to give to their banker friends and CEOs.”

The statement shifted the conversation from stolen bitcoin ATM to government officials and business leaders. Those in Washington, congress, the Federal Reserve and fortune 500 companies; including the $3.5+ billion stimulus package.

Is lacked of crypto education responsible?

One very important topic not discussed on the Reddit post is… what made the alleged thief believe he could extract physical coins from the stolen Bitcoin ATM?

There are tons of cryptocurrency/bitcoin educational materials online. However, content organization is very poor. Formatted and arranged in chaotic ways that don’t entices or excite people.

The decentralized nature of cryptocurrency creates unintended consequences as well. Crypto education is the primary victim of it.

Education is key, in order for cryptocurrency to become mainstream. The current state of the crypto information super-highway makes attracting newbies to learn about the space difficult.

CryptoZink.io is one of the few platform aims to solve that problem. The founder, Mathieu Louis, has published an e-book titled “Bitcoin: A Guide for Beginners.The 100% free e-book focuses only on topics and languages bitcoin enthusiasts and newcomers can comprehend. It is truly a guide for dummies.

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Source: https://www.cryptozink.io/looter-stole-a-bitcoin-atm-and-physically-tried-to-take-coins-out/

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PayPal Reportedly In Talks to Buy BitGo, Other Crypto Firms | 98% of Unspent Bitcoin Transaction Outputs Currently in a State of Profit | Paxful Repelled 220,000 Bot Attacks in Two Months

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98% of Bitcoin’s unspent transaction outputs (UTXOs) are currently in a state of profit, a level that hasn’t been seen since December 2017, when the price of bitcoin hit its all-time high close to $20,000.

Data shows high levels of bitcoin unspent transaction outputs in a state of profit were typical in previous BTC bull markets, which could indicate a local top is near. The last time BTC’s UTXOs were above 90% was in July 2019, when the price of BTC hit a $13,900 top before a sell-off saw it drop to $7,500 by October of that year.

An unspent transaction output, it’s worth noting, refers to bitcoin remaining after a cryptocurrency transaction was executed, similar to the change received after conducting a cash transaction at a store.

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Bitcoin Increases But Struggles to Sustain Prices Above $13,000

On Oct 23, Bitcoin (BTC) continued the upward move which had accelerated on Oct 19. While the long-term trend is likely bullish, a short-term drop could occur before the price resumes its upward movement. Bitcoin Continues Ascent On Oct 23, Bitcoin continued its upward movement by creating another bullish candlestick that was slightly smaller than […]

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On Oct 23, Bitcoin (BTC) continued the upward move which had accelerated on Oct 19.

While the long-term trend is likely bullish, a short-term drop could occur before the price resumes its upward movement.

Bitcoin Continues Ascent

On Oct 23, Bitcoin continued its upward movement by creating another bullish candlestick that was slightly smaller than the candle that preceding it. Furthermore, yesterday’s wick-high of $13,208 was lower than that of Oct 22, which reached $13,235.

Despite this development, there is no visible weakness in the daily time-frame. The MACD, RSI, and Stochastic oscillator are increasing and there is no bearish divergence present.

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BTC Chart By TradingView

Short-Term Double-Top

The short-term chart for BTC does show some signs of weakness, however. On Oct 21, BTC created a shooting star candlestick (blue arrow in the image below), which was the first bearish sign during the upward move.

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Yesterday, the increase that failed to reach the previous high was combined with significant bearish divergence in both the RSI and the MACD, the latter of which has almost crossed into negative.

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Possible Retracement

The Oct 21 high might have marked the top of the third sub-wave (shown in blue below), which is a part of a larger third wave (orange).

Considering the short-term bearish implications from the previous section, a retracement is expected. Even though there are no clear support levels below the current price, we can use Fib retracement levels to determine where the retracement will most likely end.

The price could drop to the 0.382 Fib level of sub-wave 3 at $12,125. The reason for this shallow retracement is a counter to the deep retracement of sub-wave 2, which went all the way down below the 0.618 Fib level. Because of the concept of alternation, we would expect to see the opposite in sub-wave 4.

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To conclude, while it is likely that BTC is bullish in the longer-term and will move higher, a short-term retracement is expected before the price resumes its upward movement.

For BeInCrypto’s previous Bitcoin analysis, click here!

Disclaimer: Cryptocurrency trading carries a high level of risk and may not be suitable for all investors. The views expressed in this article do not reflect those of BeInCrypto.

Source: https://beincrypto.com/bitcoin-increases-but-struggles-to-sustain-prices-above-13000/

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The Best Place to Short Bitcoin is Above $14K, Analyst Explains Why

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Bitcoin bulls will enjoy domination over the market until its price breaches the $14,000-mark, according to Eugene Loza of EXCAVO.

The independent market analyst wrote in his note to investors that he expects to see traders with more exposure in Long trades than the Short ones. He signified his prediction with a technical structure. It envisioned BTC/USD inside an Ascending Channel pattern, inching upward as it awaits to test a sequence of Fibonacci resistance and support levels.

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Bitcoin trade setup, as presented by Eugene Loza. Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com

The smaller Fibonacci retracement graph in the chart above expired at $12,283 after Bitcoin breached the level on Wednesday. Simultaneously, the cryptocurrency closed in towards the 61.8% level – at $13,037 – of the bigger Fib setup, awaiting a breakout move to the upside.

An $11K Bitcoin Possible

Mr. Loza supported the outlook of an extended bullish move, noting that $13,037 is “not the best place for a short [position].” He added that those who are still trading against Bitcoin’s upside outlook would risk getting liquidated at around $13,350 at a loss.

That would leave Bitcoin with the possibilities of moving further higher towards the 78.6% level of the big Fib. That is around $15,728.

Mr. Loza said that opening a short position anywhere between $14,000 and $15,728 is a “better” call. The range also lies near the upper trendline of the Ascending Channel pattern.

“Once we take the target, there is a possibility of correction to the middle line of the ascending channel,” Mr. Loza added.

The mid-level is below $11,000.

More Downside Outlooks

Mr. Loza’s statements came amid a period of strong buying enthusiasm for Bitcoin. The cryptocurrency this week gained global recognition after PayPal, the world’s leading payments service company, announced to integrate it in its existing line of products.

Before PayPal, its top rival Square, a firm headed by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, had shown $50 million worth of BTC in its balance sheets. Another recognized corporation, MicroStrategy, also reallocated $425 million of its cash reserve to Bitcoin, citing its fears of US dollar devaluation amid rising M2 and ultralow interest rates.

Traders assessed the sequence of events as validation of Bitcoin’s growth among prominent firms, both as a service and a financial asset. As a result, the Long positions on BTC/USD jumped dramatically higher than the Short ones, validating that the majority believes Bitcoin is underpriced at current rates.

Michaël van de Poppe, another independent market analyst, showed caution towards overly bullish statements. He said Bitcoin should hold the $12,750-12,800 range to sustain its upside bias. Otherwise, the cryptocurrency risks plunging “towards $12,200 and potentially $11,900.”

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Bitcoin trade setup, as presented by Michaël van de Poppe. Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com

Mr. Poppe’s medium-term outlook, at the same time, projected an upside continuation towards $14,000. He nevertheless reiterated that “the area between $11,200-11,700” would serve as support.

“In the worst-case scenario around $10,000, but everything is clear and good here,” he added. “Breaking $13,600 area and I think $16,000 is next.”

That somewhat rhymed with Mr. Loza’s prediction of the cryptocurrency.

Source: https://bitcoinist.com/the-best-place-to-short-bitcoin-is-above-14k-analyst-explains-why/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-best-place-to-short-bitcoin-is-above-14k-analyst-explains-why

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