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Cryptocurrency: Will BTC See Further Momentum?

Cryptocurrency: Will BTC See Further Momentum?

Over the past week or so, cryptocurrency has boomed. For some, this came as a shock surge but for others, it was a well overdue growth that was market needed/needs. The valuation of the crypto market has increased from $252 billion to $288 billion by more than $36 billion as the price of Bitcoin climbed towards the $9,400 on some of the biggest exchanges out there such as Coinbase and Bitstamp.

According to traders, Bitcoin has been “extremely bullish” over the past few weeks and based on technical indicators, it is set to see resistance at around nine and a half grand in the short term.

Can the Momentum keep going?

The general consensus on Bitcoin and crypto was pretty grim in the near to medium term of December last year. The performance for most coins was dull and the Bitcoin Cash hard fork seemed to pile onto the market's worries. Some investors feared the worst in that the bear market would last all throughout 2019 as well as the majority of 2018. In fact, a lot of startups were preparing for the worst or at best, months of downward price action. But now, it seems that the sky is the limit.

After the flagship cryptocurrency dropped to the $3,100 range, its price quickly started to recover as the uncertainty in the international economy slightly subsided and the equities market of the US started to rebound.

Despite what many people will believe, some strategists have said that Bitcoin was affected by the panic sell-off of assets in late-2019 that was fueled by the trade war between the United States and China.

As the global economy began to demonstrate some signs of recovery, Bitcoin started to recover to the levels of 2018.

Speaking on the matter, the CEO and founder of ARK Invest, Cathie Wood has said:

“Yes, and crypto hedge funds facing redemptions in the fourth quarter were forced to sell their most liquid cryptoasset, BTC, causing the drop from $6000 to $3000. The bounce back to $6000 in the first quarter was not surprising, the follow-through to $9000 impressive.”

Across 2018 and the first half of this year, the crypto sector has experienced a very noticeable increase in the influx of finance coming in from institutional investors who are showing a keen interest in the crypto space.

The global markets analyst, Alex Krüger has said:

“JP Morgan analyst acknowledges what has been relatively obvious for about two months already: it is mostly institutions behind the bitcoin bull-run, rather than retail investors, as it was during the 2017 mania.”

It still isn’t any clearer as to how severely the market was impacted by the introduction of big financial institutions, capital brought in by institutional investors usually remain in the market for extended periods of time rather than capital from retail investors.

With this, Bitcoin might not have seen a spike as an inflow of capital over recent weeks but the capital from institutional investors that have repeatedly come flooding into the market over the past 12-18 months which is said to have kept the momentum going.

The crypto trader and technical analyst, Josh Rager:

“Bitcoin has been extremely bullish and foresee a test of the major resistance between $9500 to $9600 the 0.382 fib (is a typical ‘take profit’ area is at $9532) But last time everyone expected a major pullback in the $6ks it busted right through to $7k+.”

Speaking in a recent interview with CBS Sunday morning, the notorious Winklevoss twins stated that they believed Bitcoins would have an impact on gold when it purchased one percent of the dominant crypto asset’s supply.

Known for their work with Facebook and the original Bitcoin billionaires, the Winklevoss twins are household names when it comes to the crypto community.

The Winklevoss twins have said:

“Our thesis at the time was bitcoin’s going to disrupt gold. And gold has a market cap of $7 trillion today. So if bitcoin’s going to be worth $7 trillion or more, this seems like a cheap asset. It was a complete Wild West.”

At the start of the week, Bitcoin was priced around the $9,280 price range but as the market grows and keeps on gaining momentum, investors are more than likely to get more confidence in the world of crypto. This will hopefully push the price of BTC above the $10k mark and beyond.

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How Ethereum 2.0 good see strong recovery for ETH

How Ethereum 2.0 good see strong recovery for ETH

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  • As we come to the end of the year, there are numerous things occurring in the crypto space that no one could have predicted. 
  • With bitcoin jumping in value over the past few weeks/month, the alternative crypto market is quietly making gains simultaneously.

As we come to the end of the year, there are numerous things occurring in the crypto space that no one could have predicted. With bitcoin jumping in value over the past few weeks/month, the alternative crypto market is quietly making gains simultaneously.

Joseph Young, an analyst on Twitter has said that the second biggest cryptocurrency in the space, Ethereum has been performing extremely well over the past two months.

The upcoming Ethereum 2.0 deposit contract announced that the network upgrade would go live on the 1st of December. This has more than likely had a big impact on that open and how it has flourished in value over the past few months.

With the release of Ethereum 2.0, it would remove minors as the proof of work model is substituted for the proof of stake protocol. From here, users will be able to collectively verify transactions on the network without any need for a third-party to get involved.

You can see the tweet here from Joseph below:

Experience for users on the platform is more than likely going to change following the increase of the transaction capacity across the overall network.

The co-founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin has confirmed that what was once a 15 transaction per second on chain processing speed could be increased to somewhere up to 5000 transactions per second on the blockchain upgrade.

The stagnation for Ethereum has technically allowed for the network to consolidate above significant moving averages and will be good for the future of the project.

For more news on this and other crypto updates, keep it with CryptoDaily!

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ETH/USD Profit-Taking Sees Massive Drop: Sally Ho's Technical Analysis 26 November 2020 ETH

ETH/USD Profit-Taking Sees Massive Drop:  Sally Ho's Technical Analysis 26 November 2020 ETH

Ethereum (ETH/USD) gained back some lost ground early in today’s North American session as the pair appreciated to the 526.39 area after trading as low as the 480.08 area in the European session, a test of the 479.03 area that represents the 78.6% retracement of the appreciating range from 439.77 to 623.22.  After trading at a fresh multi-year high of 623.22, ETH/USD came off and Stops were elected below a series of retracement levels including 579.73, 563.58, 553.14, 531.50, 526.88, 509.85, 496.86, and 483.06. Larger Stops were elected below the 550.01 and 504.72 areas, retracement levels related to the wider appreciating range from 313.00 to 623.22.  The next downside retracement levels in this wider historical range include 468.11, 431.50, and 386.21Stops were recently elected above the 615.19 area during the climb higher, an upside price objective related to buying activity that originated around the 142.10 level earlier this year.  The pair’s next upside price objectives include the 637.79, 668.87, 679.78, and 698.88 levels.   Traders are also paying close attention to technical resistance around the 627.83, 638.28, and 652.36 areas. 

Stops were recently elected above the 583.59 and 592.24 areas during the ascent, retracement levels related to selling pressure that commenced around the 894.50 and 1419.96 levelsStops were also recently elected above the 519.16, 521.13, 524.97, and 540.64 areas during the ascent higher, preceded by Stops triggered above the 503.54, 508.69, and 510.22 levels.  During pullbacks lower, traders are paying close attention to the pair’s trading activity around the 461.31 area, an upside price objective related to buying pressure that emerged months ago around the 125.52 area.   Some additional downside retracement levels include 432.71, 431.36, 427.78, 424.14, 422.81, 419.74, 415.20, 411.91, and 408.12. Additional areas of potential downside support include the 400.56, 395.87, 387.62, 380.03, 377.17, 367.24, 366.72, 354.44, and 353.78 areas.  Traders are observing that the 50-bar MA (4-hourly) is bullishly indicating above the 100-bar MA (4-hourly) and above the 200-bar MA (4-hourly).  Also, the 50-bar MA (hourly) is bearishly indicating below the 100-bar MA (hourly) and above the 200-bar MA (hourly).

Price activity is nearest the 100-bar MA (4-hourly) at 501.91 and the 200-bar MA (Hourly) at 540.21.

Technical Support is expected around 417.60/ 388.49/ 366.72 with Stops expected below.

Technical Resistance is expected around 627.83/ 637.79/ 668.87 with Stops expected above.

On 4-Hourly chart, SlowK is Bullishly above SlowD while MACD is Bearishly below MACDAverage.

On 60-minute chart, SlowK is Bullishly above SlowD while MACD is Bearishly below MACDAverage.

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ETH 2.0 Confirmed, Is ETH Prepared To Hit ATH?

ETH 2.0 Confirmed, Is ETH Prepared To Hit ATH?

ETH 2.0's beacon genesis is scheduled to launch on Dec.1, after the ETH 2.0 deposit contracts performing a parabolic gain in the past few days. 

The ETH 2.0 accepted deposit on Nov. 4, but to the worry of many investors, only 106,240 ETH had been deposited by November 20, while the launch of ETH 2.0 required 524,288 ETH. 

As the cut-off date drew close, the deposits spiked and hit the target 9 hours before the deadline. To date, 16,384 validators have made deposits and 583,552 ETH have been staked. Following the breakout, ETH gained over 10% in the past day and rose to as high as $622, its new year-to-date high, while Bitcoin remained stuck in $18K. ETH started off the year with $135, now it has gained nearly 350%.

What Is ETH 2.0?

Ethereum 2.0 is an upgrade aiming to enhance the network's scalability, programmability and security. After its completion, the Ethereum blockchain will fully adopt proof-of-stake(PoS) to secure its network, while ETH 1.0 employs a consensus mechanism known as proof of work (PoW). The whole process is divided into 4 phases and is expected to last for at least 2 years.

As the second largest cryptocurrency by market cap, ETH is infamous for its high transaction fee and constant congestion. This is because ETH 1.0 could only handle around 30 transactions per second. But with the launch of ETH 2.0, up to 100,000 transactions could be processed each second thanks to the shard chain. 

Consider driving a car to the other part of the city and the only way to do so is through a bridge. During rush hours, everyone would need to queue to cross the bridge and you are getting more and more annoyed. You don't know it would be minutes or hours before you arrive home. Suddenly, the bridge splits and extends, and you soon find the long queue before you disappear. The journey that used to take you a few hours now could be made in a dozen minutes.Shard chain works similarly to this way. Sharding is the process of distributing data to reduce the network congestion by creating new chains, AKA shards. 

ETH 2.0 is also more sustainable and could transform the whole ecosystem. The network of ETH 1.0 is highly energy-intensive because it requires all miners to solve complex mathematical puzzles and verify new transactions, and the first miner to solve the block problem will be rewarded with crypto. Instead of working together and winner-takes-all, the PoS system chooses the creator of a new block based on the stake and other validators who attest the block will get the transaction fees proportionately. Therefore, PoS requires less computing power and is more of a fair play.

Another advantage of PoS is that it makes a 51% attack almost impossible, or not sensible to the bad actor. That is because in order to launch a 51% attack, a person must stake at least 51% of the total amount of ETH in circulation. Buying such a significant amount of crypto would no doubt attract the attention of the market, not to mention the extremely high cost. 

What would happen to ETH's price?

The final phase of ETH 2.0 is expected to launch in 2021 and it is not the end for Ethereum blockchain. With the release of ETH 2.0, users could utilize ethereum in a much cheaper and efficient way, while getting more security. The increase of usage comes with greater demand that could send ETH's price to new heights.

“By the time ETH 2.0 and rollups work together there will be 100,000 transactions per second capacity. That’ll mean a completely seamless experience for the next billion people,”said Jamie Anson, founder of Nifty Orchard and organizer of Ethereum London.

ETH is holding nicely at the $600 and it is currently consolidating gains. The new main support area is $600-$605. The new resistance is $625 and this is a level that could attract take-profit. ETH could face some minor corrections but the long-term trend remains bullish.

Despite the black swan of COVID-19 at the beginning of the year, the end of 2020 is a springboard for cryptocurrency to go higher. With vaccines on the way, a clear election result and the sliding dolla, the next question for ETH is: how high can ETH go?

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ETH/USD Tests 579.33 Technical Support: Sally Ho's Technical Analysis 25 November 2020 ETH

ETH/USD Tests 579.33 Technical Support:  Sally Ho's Technical Analysis 25 November 2020 ETH

Ethereum (ETH/USD) faded lower early in today’s North American session as the pair depreciated to the 594.79 area after trading as high as the 606.61 area in the Asian session.  The pair retreated to the 579.35 area during the European session after Stops were elected below the 580.41 area, representing the 38.2% retracement of the appreciating range from 511.16 to 623.22.  Notably, the intraday low represented a test of the 23.6% retracement of the appreciating range from 439.77 to 623.22.  The next downside retracement levels in this recent appreciating range include 567.19, 553.97, 537.61, and 535.14.  Traders are monitoring the intraday depreciating range from 623.22 to 579.35 where some relevant retracement levels include 589.70, 596.11, 601.29, 606.46, and 612.87Stops were recently elected above the 615.19 area during the climb higher, an upside price objective related to buying activity that originated around the 142.10 level earlier this year.  The pair’s next upside price objectives include the 637.79, 668.87, 679.78, and 698.88 levels.   Traders are also paying close attention to technical resistance around the 627.83, 638.28, and 652.36 areas. 

Stops were recently elected above the 583.59 and 592.24 areas during the ascent, retracement levels related to selling pressure that commenced around the 894.50 and 1419.96 levelsStops were also recently elected above the 519.16, 521.13, 524.97, and 540.64 areas during the ascent higher, preceded by Stops triggered above the 503.54, 508.69, and 510.22 levels.  During pullbacks lower, traders are paying close attention to the pair’s trading activity around the 461.31 area, an upside price objective related to buying pressure that emerged months ago around the 125.52 area.   Some additional downside retracement levels include 432.71, 431.36, 427.78, 424.14, 422.81, 419.74, 415.20, 411.91, and 408.12. Additional areas of potential downside support include the 400.56, 395.87, 387.62, 380.03, 377.17, 367.24, 366.72, 354.44, and 353.78 areas.  Traders are observing that the 50-bar MA (4-hourly) is bullishly indicating above the 100-bar MA (4-hourly) and above the 200-bar MA (4-hourly).  Also, the 50-bar MA (hourly) is bullishly indicating above the 100-bar MA (hourly) and above the 200-bar MA (hourly).

Price activity is nearest the 50-bar MA (4-hourly) at 534.55 and the 50-bar MA (Hourly) at 602.91.

Technical Support is expected around 417.60/ 388.49/ 366.72 with Stops expected below.

Technical Resistance is expected around 627.83/ 637.79/ 668.87 with Stops expected above.

On 4-Hourly chart, SlowK is Bearishly below SlowD while MACD is Bearishly below MACDAverage.

On 60-minute chart, SlowK is Bullishly above SlowD while MACD is Bullishly above MACDAverage.

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