-Bitcoin news, price, information & analysis Bitcoin is performing well in the market today as it tests the $9,000. The newfound bullish momentum is not a surprise for Fundstrat Global Advisors analyst Tom Lee, who said that tax filings were bringing the cryptocurrency market down and ‘Tax Day’ would eventually trigger an upside move for the bitcoin price.

The bitcoin price has been steadily rising since April 12 after being buoyed at the $6,500-$7,000 range. The number one cryptocurrency by market cap is up by nearly 40 percent from the April lows as it has already crossed the $9,000 line to print a high at $9,069, according to TradingView.

Tom Lee, head of research at Fundstrat Global Advisors, had previously explained that the tax liability of the massive capital gains obtained by cryptocurrency investors last year was behind the downward market pressure as holders of Bitcoin et al were cashing out to pay taxes. “The U.S. tax day is behind us (April 17th) and since then, the overall tone in the crypto market has improved.

We believe the ‘winter’ is ending for Bitcoin, as the crypto to fiat pressures from tax day subside, and as headline risks seem to be fading”, Tom Lee said in a note to investors. As cryptocurrencies constitute property, according to the IRS, these are subject to capital gains tax.

The 1,300% upward move in 2017 might have resulted in $25 billion in taxes in the United States. The head of research at Fundstrat Global Advisors argued that U.S. households captured 30% of the $590 billion capital gains in 2017 and the $92 billion taxable gains were subject to a 27% rate. Read more from newsbtc.com…

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