Iran attacks the US troops stationed at two military bases in Iraq this morning with more than a dozen missiles. The complete causalities and the injury reports from the Iraq and the US Officials is still pending.
The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), an elite wing of the Iranian military calls the attack a revenge for the death of their military general, Qassim Soleimani, earlier this week.
The price of Gold and oil shot up with long wicks on daily charts; Gold recorded a high of $1611.
Bitcoin [BTC] price broke above $8450 as escalating global tension seems to be having a positive effect it’s demand as well. It is trading 7.8% since yesterday; the price of Bitcoin [BTC] at 2: 30 hours UTC is $8356.
Derivatives and crypto trader, Josh Rager tweeted,
$ looking strong after the U.S. base attack news
Could continue to rip up though prior targets to short
I canceled all shorts in the $8400s and will continue to keep an eye on the news and charts Hope everyone overseas stays safe
If the US further escalates the issue with an aggressive response, the condition will worsen in the affected areas. The adversities will affect the world citizens as large as well, as the tax payers would eventually pay for the war expenses.
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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)coingape.com