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Is this Bitcoin Rally Just a False Flag?

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The world was taken by surprise this past week when BTC surged above $8000 for the first time in weeks. On 4/12/18, BTC shot up an incredible $1000 in only 30 minutes, one of the fastest price increases ever recorded in such a timeframe. Currently, the price hovers just under 8k, and the crypto space is on fire with speculation that the long bear market is finally over.

But are we really out of the woods? Let’s examine what may have caused this recent spike, and determine whether it’s time to pop the champagne and celebrate, or if this all just a mirage before yet another drop.

First, what happened on 4/12?

There are a couple different theories about what triggered this. In no particular order, they include:
Institutional money getting in on the game: world renowned firms like Soros Fund Management have announced this past week that it will begin trading cryptocurrencies,in spite of Soros himself dismissing cryptocurrencies are recently as January. Venrock (the venture capital fund own…