As traditional players such as Governments, banks, professional services firms, and healthcare providers enter the blockchain space, it is important to ask what the intentions of these groups are. Have incumbent institutions thought deeply through the implications of funding and spearheading advancement of cryptographically sound, distributed Internet protocols that can prove owners to prove digital ownership, enforce contract law, and facilitate trade between disparate parties? Recent hype and fear driven interest in blockchain technology signals that the aforementioned traditional institutions are, quite simply, taking the Blue Pill.
Bitcoin is approaching the 3135 low and has broken its long-term trend channel. Whether it holds the low or not will shape our view going forward. Our main chart shows what should happen if a new low is made i.e. a large bounce to re-test the channel around 10350 before a large decline. If it can hold the low then we can still look for new highs and the NDX fractal will remain in play.