CryptoWatch: Bitcoin could make a run at $15,000, says one analyst

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Digital currencies begin Monday relatively unchanged as investors eye important levels ahead for the No. 1 digital currency.

After rising by as much as $3,000 in April, bitcoin












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 is looking to push higher through psychological and technical resistance levels, which if breached, could result in a sharp move higher, according to one analyst.

“From a technical standpoint, there is some resistance that will put the asset [bitcoin] to the test,” wrote Naeem Aslam, chief market analyst at Think Markets U.K. “But a move above $10K could be very explosive and that would open the floor towards the $15K mark.”



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A single bitcoin last changed hands at $9,327.65, up 0.4%, since Sunday’s levels at 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the Kraken exchange.

Buffett remains skeptical on bitcoin

In an interview Saturday, Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway












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 reiterated his stance on digital currencies, saying it isn’t really investing because they offer no tangible return.

“If you buy something like bitcoin or some cryptocurrency, you don’t have anything that’s produced anything. You’re just hoping the next guy pays more,” said Buffett. “You aren’t investing when you do that. You’re speculating.”

Buffett’s comments follow his Jan. 10 remarks where he said he is almost certain investing in bitcoin will come to a bad ending.

Read: Warren Buffett explains what’s wrong with the economic system that made him billions

What are altcoins and futures doing?

It’s a mixed performance for altcoins. Ether












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 is up 0.2% at $681.00, Bitcoin Cash












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has lost 2%, last trading at $1,394.80, Litecoin












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 is unchanged at $151.09 and Ripple












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 is at 85 cents, down 0.7%.

Futures finished higher Monday. The Cboe’s May contract












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 closed up 2.4% at $9,360 and the CME Group Inc. May contract












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finished the day up 3.1% at $9,365.

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