Coronavirus Takes-Down Europe, ‘US is 10 Days Behind Italy Now’: Crypto Analyst

By Nivesh Rustgi
Published March 18, 2020 Updated March 18, 2020
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Coronavirus Takes-Down Europe, ‘US is 10 Days Behind Italy Now’: Crypto Analyst

By Nivesh Rustgi
Published March 18, 2020 Updated March 18, 2020

The world seems to be its’ losing it’s order as the deadly Coronavirus continues it’s exponential spread. The number of cases in China seems have reduced drastically with only 13 new cases reported yesterday. Moreover, South Korea seems to have done a remarkable job by adopting wide-scale testing across the country.

However, the total number of cases in Italy have surpassed 30,000 with a morality rate of 7.9%, the mortality rate in China was around 4%. It has already surpassed 2,500 deaths behind China’s 3237 casualties. China was quick in developing diagnostic and treatment facilities which helped in speedy recovery.

Moreover, apart from Italy, Spain, France and Germany too are under severe clutches of the virus. While the European countries are looking at severe lock-downs, quarantine and health crises, even the US has reached the tipping point.

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Coronavirus Cases in the US, Italy, and South Korea (Source

Reportedly, the United States is reaching threshold levels of a social outbreak stage from the inter-personal one’s. The discrepancy in the number of tests conducted suggests that the situation might be way worse.

Crypto Analyst, Dovey Wan, who drew comparison from the nature of growth in Italy and the US, tweeted,

The numbers are frightening, reportedly the US now reports 6,500 confirmed cases, rising by 1,800 yesterday alone. Hence, even by Dovey’s report, as of today, US is on path on the number of confirmed cases above 5883.

Earlier, Balaji S. Srinivasan, Angel Investor and Economist had predicted the out-break in the US far before the Government started taking precautions.

Stock Markets and Bitcoin

Currently, if the S&P 500 index is to taken as an indicator of sentiments, the traders seems to be in a lot of fear. Despite extreme monetary relief measures from the Government, the futures price barely budged. This is following the drop after the reduction in interest rates to zero.

While the stock markets were protected by circuit breakers, fail safes and QE measures from the Government, Bitcoin’s free market is looking to hold above $4,500.

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S&P 500 Futures and BTC Comparison

These are testing times of Bitcoin, the price showed signs of decoupling with the SPX index yesterday, breaking bullish. However, it failed to break-above the range high around $5600 which stays as resistance.

I would like to point out that, the leaders in the  crypto-space have been far early in predicting the crisis. While this is no reason to panic, we should all be aware and take the required measures. 


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Nivesh Rustgi
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Nivesh from Engineering Background is a full-time Crypto Analyst at Coingape. He is an atheist who believes in love and cultural diversity. He believes that Cryptocurrency is a necessity to deter corruption. He holds small amounts of cryptocurrencies. Faith and fear are two sides of the same coin. Follow him on Twitter at @nivishoes or mail him at nivesh(at)

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