Bitcoin rises after a terrible month, don’t call it a bottom yet

By Eric Lam

Bitcoin is headed for the biggest gain since July, providing some welcome relief to battered cryptocurrency investors — but it may be too soon to call a bottom.

Thats the assessment of Kenetic Capitals Jehan Chu after the largest digital token rallied on Wednesday, climbing 5.8 per cent to $3,987 at 11:23 a.m. London time. Gains in Ether and XRP helped propel the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index to a 6 per cent increase, paring this months rout to 37 per cent.

“What we are seeing is not yet a bottom, but a short-term buying opportunity,” said Chu, managing partner at Kenetic Capital, a blockchain investment and advisory company. “Until we have broader adoption of decentralised applications, it will be hard to find a firm floor.”

One technical indicator had suggested Bitcoin was due a short-term bounce. The cryptocurrencys relative strength index dropped to a record this month, according to Bitstamp prices that incorporate weekend trading, signaling it may have fallen too fast.

Bitcoin is on course for its largest advance since July 24, according to Bloomberg composite prices.

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