Was Bitcoin [BTC] Flash Pump Over $10,650 Influenced by Drop in Turkish Lira?

Bitcoin [BTC] jumped over $500 in a flash pump as it recorded price above $10,650. The weekly close on Bitcoin was around $10,150. However, it began with an unexpected pump at the break of the day. The selling soon resumed after the hourly bullish break, it was followed by a correction to $10,300 levels.

The price of Bitcoin at 4: 45 hours UTC on 26th August 2019 is $10,334. It is trading 2.25% higher on a daily scale.

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BTC/USD 4-Hour Chart on Bitstamp (TradingView)

Co-incidentally, late on Sunday, another global currency, the Turkish Lira exhibited an inverse movement. The price of Lira dropped about 15% in a matter of seconds w.r.t to the dollar. Nevertheless, it revived as soon as it dropped. At press time, Lira is trading at $0.17, it is trading 1.14% lower on a daily scale.

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LIRA/USD 4-Hour Chart on Forex (TradingView)

The percentage drop of such scales in a sovereign currency could have many ramifications. While no major macroeconomic movement seems to have influenced the rise, traders are suspecting a mistake or possibly a macro fund getting stopped out at a huge loss.

The timeline of the price movements, however, suggest that the speculation in Bitcoin [BTC] could have been influenced by the plummeting of Libra.

The break on Turkish Lira occurred at around 22 hours on 25th August 2019. Bitcoin’s massive rise was recorded in the following hours at the break of the next day.

Moreover, the inverse relation between the plummet and rise justifies the logic behind the move. Traders could have anticipated a rise in Bitcoin due to the sudden movement in Turkish Lira. Nevertheless, it goes without saying, correlation does not infer causation. Hence, the price movements could have been completely independent of each other as well.

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