Markets Update: Stable Cryptocurrencies and Unstable Pegged Coins

Since our last markets update, cryptocurrencies have been steadily moving sideways as traders are patiently waiting for the next big move. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, bitcoin core has been hovering between $6,400-6,550, while bitcoin cash has been coasting along around $425-500 per coin. The market capitalization of all 2,000+ cryptocurrencies hasn’t budged much over the last two weeks and currently rests at $213.4 billion.

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Stablecoins Show More Action Than Most Cryptocurrencies This Week

Markets have been trading in a triangular and consolidated pattern since the last big spike on Sunday, Oct. 15. That day, bitcoin core (BTC) spiked to a high of $6,760 on a few exchanges like Bitstamp, and bitcoin cash touched $501. Additionally, exchanges that use the stablecoin tether (USDT) saw BTC and BCH prices rise even higher than most spot markets and BTC values saw highs above $7,000. This market behavior was due to USDT dropping below the value of USD, hitting a low of $0.86 per token.

Markets Update: Seemingly Stable Markets and Unstable Pegged Coins

Other stablecoins like TUSD, GUSD, and USDC saw significant volumes this week as lots of money poured into these specific markets. On Oct. 16, Circle’s stablecoin USDC grew 2,000 % in seven days on partner exchanges and that day’s USDC volume surpassed the week prior’s.

Markets Update: Seemingly Stable Markets and Unstable Pegged Coins

During that time, other stablecoins like GUSD and TUSD rose above their dollar pegs while USDT dipped below. Following the jump in value, BCH and BTC prices have dipped a hair and USDT values have regained momentum.

Markets Update: Seemingly Stable Markets and Unstable Pegged Coins

The Top Cryptocurrency Markets

Bitcoin core markets are down today around 1% and one BTC is trading for $6,534 according to Satoshi Pulse data. Ethereum (ETH) prices are down 1.4%, as each ETH trades at $207 this Wednesday. Following behind ETH is ripple (XRP), which is up 1.8% over the last 24 hours. XRP prices are hovering around $0.46 at the time of publication. Lastly, EOS is down 0.68% today and the digital asset is swapped for $5.39 per coin. Overall, the top contenders are down between one to 13% over the last seven days of trading sessions.

Markets Update: Seemingly Stable Markets and Unstable Pegged Coins
The top ten cryptocurrency markets on Oct. 17, 2018.

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Market Action

Bitcoin cash spot markets are seeing BCH trade for $451 per coin with the currency’s value down 1.7% over the last 24 hours. Percentages are down even lower for the week as seven-day statistics show BCH has dipped around 11.7% this past week. The top five exchanges swapping the most BCH this Wednesday are Lbank, Hitbtc, Binance, Okex and Huobi. BTC is the top trading pair exchanged with BCH, capturing 41.8% of all spot market trades. This is followed by the trading pairs USDT (27%), ETH (16%), USD (5.2%), and KRW (5.2%). Bitcoin cash has the sixth-largest trading volume, as $301 million worth of BCH trades have been processed in the last 24 hours.

Markets Update: Seemingly Stable Markets and Unstable Pegged Coins
BCH/USD seven-day.

BCH/USD Technical Indicators

Looking at the four-hour and daily Bitstamp and Bitfinex BCH/USD charts shows some serious sideways action since the last spike. Many other digital asset charts like BTC/USD are following similar patterns, as traders seem to be finding new positions over the last two days. Currently, the BCH four-hour relative strength index (RSI -40) oscillator is meandering in the midrange and not granting many clues. The two simple moving averages (100 & 200 SMA) indicate a change may be in the cards as the two look as though they will be crossing hairs soon.

Markets Update: Seemingly Stable Markets and Unstable Pegged Coins
Oct. 17, 2018, BCH/USD Bitfinex

Unless things change, the 100 SMA looks to be dropping below the 200 SMA trendline, showing the path toward the least resistance will be the downside. Order books show there are big hurdles for BCH bulls from now until $465 and another pitstop above the $500 region. If things change and the price heads south, BCH bears will be stopped at $415 and $390 respectively.

The Verdict: Uncertainty Is in the Air

The verdict this week depends on who you ask, but can be generalized with one word: uncertainty. Some traders believe a bearish-to-bullish change is imminent, while others think cryptocurrency prices may sink lower. BTC/USD and ETH/USD shorts are fairly high, but not as much as they were a few weeks ago. The consolidated tight pattern and lack of shorts this week show uncertainty in the minds of traders waiting for a breakout in either direction.

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Markets Update: Heavy Selling Across Leading Markets, ZRX Rallies

Markets Update: Heavy Selling Across Leading Markets, ZRX Rallies

The cryptocurrency markets appear to be consolidating following the significant sell-off that transpired on Thursday. The event saw BTC produce the largest percentage red daily candle posted since Sep. 5, driving losses across most major markets. ZRX was the most notable exception to the bearish price action that erupted through most cryptocurrencies, rallying significantly following the announcement that Coinbase Pro would be launching three ZRX pairings.

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BTC Consolidates Within Triangle as Inter-Exchange Spreads Extend

BTC experienced a sharp sell-off yesterday, shedding nearly 6% against the dollar in little over an hour as it fell from roughly $6,630 to $6,250 on Bitfinex, and 7.35% as the market fell from $6,530 to a low of $6,030 on Bitstamp.

BTC/USD – Bitfinex – 1H

Despite the bearish move, the range of price action for BTC continues to consolidate and tighten within a long-term triangle formation, with many traders anxiously awaiting a significant move to break the triangle and establish a short-term direction for price action.

As of this writing, there is a significant spread in the price of BTC across various exchanges, with BTC trading for $6,330 on Bitfinex, $6,223 on Bitstamp, and $6,278 on Binance.

BCH Drops by 16%

BCH lost approximately 16% of its value when measured against the dollar yesterday, falling from $516 to $434 on Bitfinex, and from $510 to $428 on Bitstamp.

BCH/USD – Bitstamp – 1H

As with BTC, BCH is trading for a roughly 1% premium on Bitfinex. However, the majority of leading BCH markets by volume appear to be in unison, with BCH for approximately $451 on Bitfinex, and $446 to $447 across most leading exchanges as of this writing.

When measuring against BTC, BCH fell by 11% yesterday, dropping from 0.08 BTC to 0.0692 on Bitfinex. As of this writing, BCH is trading for 0.07115 BTC.

BCH/BTC – Bitfinex – 1H

ETH Slips Below $200, XRP Bounces Strongly

ETH lost more than 15% against the dollar yesterday, slipping from $226 to approximately $190 on Bitfinex, and is now trading for around $195.

ETH/USD – Bitstamp – 1H

When measuring against BTC, ETH lost approximately 10% as it fell from 0.034 BTC to 0.03. As of this writing, ETH is trading for approximately 0.0315 BTC.

ETH/BTC – Bitfinex – 1H

XRP suffered a loss of roughly 18% as it fell from $0.466 to $0.0383 on Bitfinex yesterday, before posting one of the stronger bounces of the major crypto markets today. XRP is currently trading at roughly 0.435% – approximately 12% higher than yesterday’s closing price, after retracing from its intraday high of almost $0.45.

XRP/USD – Bitfinex – 1H

XRP/BTC fell by roughly 12% yesterday, slipping from 0.00007 BTC to 0.000061 BTC. Despite the significant drop, XRP/BTC produced a significant recovery today as it rallied back to 0.00007 BTC, before retracing to its current price of roughly 0.000068 BTC.

XRP/BTC – Bitfinex – 1H

ZRX Rallies On Coinbase Pro Listing

Whilst most market suffered heavy losses yesterday, ZRX closed 2.7% above yesterday’s opening price of $0.76 after rallying on the news of Coinbase Pro listing USD, EUR, and BTC pairings.

Initially, ZRX fell by 15% from $0.765 to $0.646 in two hours yesterday, before news of the Coinbase Pro listing broke. The markets quickly recovered to the day’s opening price, before rallying as high as $0.9 on Bitfinex – roughly 17.5% higher than yesterday’s opening price. As of this writing, ZRX is trading for $0.79.

ZRX/USD – Bitfinex – 1H

When measuring against BTC, ZRX opened yesterday’s trading at 0.000114 BTC, before falling 8.5% to set an intraday low of 0.000104. ZRX then rallied to post an intraday high of 0.000144 BTC 26% higher than the day’s opening price, before closing the day up 8% at 0.000123 BTC. As of this writing, ZRX is trading for 0.0001255 BTC.

ZRX/BTC – Bitfinex – 1H

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Markets Update: Crypto-Traders Patiently Wait for a Break Out

Markets Update: Crypto-Traders Patiently Wait for a Break Out

Cryptocurrency prices have remained in a consolidated pattern over the last two weeks with a few ups and downs, but have remained fairly stable in recent days. The overall market capitalization of all 1900+ cryptocurrencies is valued at $221 billion with close to $12 billion worth traded over the last 24-hours.

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Crypto-Markets Are Meandering Around as Traders Wait for a Break Out

Digital asset traders are patiently waiting for a break-out of some sort, in any direction, but it’s safe to say a lot of people are waiting for that bearish-to-bullish reversal. Today, just before the weekend, cryptocurrency trade volumes globally have ticked up and prices are meandering along with 2-3 percent swings at times. Bitcoin core (BTC) is hovering around $6,596 at the time of publication with a $114 billion total market valuation. BTC is the top traded coin by trade volume, as BTC markets are capturing $3.8 billion in daily trades. The second highest valued capitalization held by Ethereum (ETH) is around $22.9 billion with each ETH trading for $224 per coin. Ripple (XRP) is being swapped for $0.53 and the currency’s valuation is awfully close to Ethereum’s market cap at $21.3 billion. Eos (EOS) markets are up 3.5 percent today as one eos is being exchanged for $5.75 per coin.

Markets Update: Crypto-Traders Patiently Wait for a Break Out
Top ten cryptocurrencies October 4, 2018.

Bitcoin Cash Market Action

Bitcoin cash (BCH) markets are up only 0.9 percent today, and over the last seven days the currency has lost 8.3 percent. Today BCH is being traded for roughly $516 per coin and the overall market capitalization is $8.99 billion. With a 24-hour volume of around $452.9 million, bitcoin cash markets hold the sixth highest trading volume throughout the crypto-economy. The top five exchanges today swapping the most BCH include Lbank, Hitbtc, Binance, Okex, and Huobi. Tether (USDT) is the currency traded with BCH the most today as USDT captures 36.5 percent of the market. This is followed by BTC (34.1%), ETH (19.4%), USD (4.6%), and KRW (1.8%).

Markets Update: Crypto-Traders Patiently Wait for a Break Out
Bitcoin Cash (BCH) 10-4-18 3:20 pm EDT.

BCH/USD Technical Indicators

Looking at the daily and 4-hour BCH/USD charts on Bitfinex and Bitstamp show bears have managed to lower the price of BCH to get in on some cheaper coins. On the 4-hour charts, both the RSI (-36) and Stochastic oscillators show markets are remaining in oversold territories at press time. One thing that’s worth noting is the two Simple-Moving-Averages (SMA) are about to cross hairs and this could mean an upside trend reversal is in the cards.

Markets Update: Crypto-Traders Patiently Wait for a Break Out
BCH/USD Bitfinex daily 10-4-18.

The 200 SMA is still slightly above the 100 SMA trendline showing for now the path towards the least resistance is still the downside. The 4-hour MACd shows room for improvement and Bollinger bands are extra tight. Looking at order books we can see lots of opposition at the current vantage point up until $550 and then again at $580. On the backside, if bears try and claw the price down more then there are thick foundations at $480 all the way to $460.

Markets Update: Crypto-Traders Patiently Wait for a Break Out
BCH/USD Bitfinex 4-hour 10-4-18.

The Verdict: Traders Uncertain of a Bullish Reversal or Downside Break

Of course, there are a lot of analysts who believe crypto prices will grow bullish again this year and some think BTC can hit $20K again. However this week on CNBC the CEO of crypto investment firm Galaxy Digital, Michael Novogratz said he doesn’t think BTC will go above all-time highs in 2018 and continues, “I don’t think it breaks $9,000 this year.” During an interview this week the cryptocurrency analyst Nikola Lazić forecasted a downturn in prices.

“I am expecting a breakout from the downside because the horizontal support has already been broken today, the red triangle’s support has been broken in the past when the price found support on the symmetrical triangle’s uptrend line which was respected in the past,” explains Lazić.

The analyst continues:

If that last support gets broken then we are definitely seeing a lower low which would be below $5,767 (£4,458).

Overall markets, in general, have been consolidating and traders are simply waiting for the next spike or drop depending on which way they are betting. It’s safe to say enthusiasts and traders are still uncertain where markets will take them during the last quarter of the year.

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Markets Update: Digital Asset Consolidation and Accumulation Continues

Markets Update: Digital Asset Consolidation and Accumulation Continues

On Saturday September 29, cryptocurrency prices are meandering along after an interesting two weeks of ups and downs. Since last week’s crypto market dips, digital asset markets have been seemingly less volatile and many cryptocurrencies are following a tight wedge formation indicating a possible accumulation phase.

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The Cryptocurrency Economy Gains US$13 Billion This Week

The weekend is here and digital asset traders are trying to figure out what’s next in the land of crypto trading. There’s been some improvement since our last markets update four days ago as the entire crypto-economy at the time was valued at US$210 billion. Today, thanks to gains stemming from ethereum, ripple, and bitcoin cash, the overall market capitalization has gained over $13 billion as it currently rests at $223.7 billion. The top assets today with the most 24-hour trade volume include bitcoin core (BTC), tether (USDT), ethereum (ETH), ripple (XRP), eos (EOS), and bitcoin cash (BCH).

Markets Update: Digital Asset Consolidation and Accumulation Continues
Top ten digital asset markets on Saturday, September 29, 2018.

Bitcoin core (BTC) prices are hovering around $6,587 today, but markets are down 0.86 percent over the last 24-hours, and 1.5 percent for the week. BTC has an overall market valuation of around $113 billion and trade volume is meandering around $4.6 billion this weekend. Ethereum (ETH) is up 3.6 percent this Saturday and one ETH is trading for $232 per coin at press time. Ripple (XRP) markets have seen a 7.5 percent gain over the last 24-hours and 0.11 percent over the week. XRP is trading for $0.56 per coin and the market valuation for ripple today is $22.7 billion. Lastly, eos (EOS) has lost 0.96 percent today and 2.86 percent for the last seven days. One eos is swapping for $5.75 per token with a market capitalization of around $5.2 billion.

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Market Action

Bitcoin cash (BCH) markets are continuing to do well this week as prices have gained 13 percent over the last seven days. However, BCH markets over the past 24 hours are down 0.18 percent leading to a price of around $542 per BCH. Currently, the market capitalization for bitcoin cash hovers around $9.42 billion and trade volume is about $639 million at the time of publication. The top five BCH swapping exchanges this weekend are Lbank, Hitbtc, Okex, Binance, and Coinex. The top currency pairs traded with bitcoin cash this weekend include USDT (39.9%), BTC (32.9%), ETH (13%), USD (7.5%), and KRW (2.8%).

Markets Update: Digital Asset Consolidation and Accumulation Continues
BCH/USD seven-day Satoshi Pulse, 9-29-18.

BCH/USD Technical Indicators

Looking at the 4-hour trading view charts on both Bitfinex and Bitstamp shows BCH bulls may be showing a bit of exhaustion after the spike a few days ago. The Macd indicator (4-H) shows bulls have leveled some upper resistance as the price approached oversold territories yesterday. Both momentum oscillators on the 4-H BCH chart indicate some bullish charges continue as RSI (-58.4) and Stochastic (-22.4) show room for more improvement today.

Markets Update: Digital Asset Consolidation and Accumulation Continues
BCH/USD 4-hour Bitfinex, 9-29-18.

The two simple-moving-averages (SMA) trendlines look as though a crossover trend could take place over the next 24 hours. However, the SMA 200 is still above the 100 SMA indicating the path towards the least resistance is still the downside. Order books towards the upside show heavy opposition from now up until $575; from there on, books show smoother seas. On the backside, if bears manage to claw price down some more we can see strong foundational support from the current vantage point and until $488. There also appears to be a massive wall holding from $485 through $470.

Markets Update: Digital Asset Consolidation and Accumulation Continues
BCH/USD daily Bitfinex, 9-29-18.

The Verdict: While Traders Wait for Higher Highs in 2018, Some Envision Momentum Building in the Fourth Quarter

There’s been a lot going on in the cryptocurrency world but this week’s headlines were definitely far less negative than last week’s crypto news. In the US a federal judge on Sep 26 declared that all cryptocurrencies should be viewed as commodities which in turn provides the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) with the ability to charge digital currency projects with fraud. A few cryptocurrency analysts and industry executives are still positive we will see a bull run by the year’s end.

As 2018’s fourth quarter begins, Naeem Aslam, chief market analyst at Think Markets UK, says he sees momentum increasing again. “September is coming to an end and a very interesting quarter is about to start. Does it remind you of anything? Oh yes, it reminds me of last year’s bull rally,” wrote Aslam on Friday. The Think Markets researcher adds:

It appears to me that a similar momentum could be building up again — This must be music to those who are suffering from heavy losses in the crypto market.  

Speaking in an interview at the Consensus: Singapore 2018 event, Changpeng Zhao (CZ), CEO at Binance, also thinks the bull market will return and cautiously says cryptocurrency prices usually spike during fourth quarters. CZ emphasized during the interview:

I think that any minute the bull market will return, and historically, October to December are the good months — Before Christmas are usually the months when the markets go up very often, but I am not saying that it will this year, or that it will not.  

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Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Dip Again Forming Consolidated Support

Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Dip Again Forming Consolidated Support

Just when cryptocurrency prices were starting to look better, digital asset markets shaved around $19 billion USD off the entire crypto-economy. Today the cryptocurrency ecosystem’s 1,900+ coins have an overall market capitalization of about $210 billion and about $14 billion in global trade volume.

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The 2018 Dips

Markets are looking gloomy again as last week many markets had spiked between 5-30 percent in value over the last seven days. Of course, most of those gains were erased last night and during today’s cryptocurrency trading sessions. During our last markets update just two days ago, the entire crypto-cap was around $229 billion, but yesterday that all changed. Global digital asset trade volumes haven’t changed much as prices have begun to sink, when usually trade volumes pick up the pace during the dips.

Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Dip Again Forming Consolidated Support

This Tuesday bitcoin core (BTC) is valued around $6,435 as the cryptocurrency is down 2.4 percent over the last 24-hours. Still holding the top trade volume position BTC has about $4.4 billion in daily volume with a market valuation of around $111 billion. Ethereum (ETH) prices have dropped by 9.9 percent this Tuesday and one ETH is trading for $210 per coin at the time of publication. The third highest valued market capitalization held by ripple (XRP) saw seven-day gains of over 103 percent last week. This week is different for XRP as the currency is down 12 percent today ($0.45 per coin), but is still up 54 percent for the entire week. Bitcoin cash (BCH) values have dipped 6.4 percent today as one BCH is trading for $434 per coin today. 

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Market Action

Bitcoin cash markets are still up over 2 percent over the course of the last seven days. BCH holds the sixth largest trade volume today below eos and above litecoin. The decentralized cryptocurrency’s overall market valuation is hovering around $7.6 billion with $375 million in 24-hour trade volume. The top five exchanges swapping the most BCH today include EXX, Lbank, Hitbtc, Okex, and Huobi. Binance and Coinex also command 6-7 percent of the global BCH trades today each. The top currency pair traded with bitcoin cash this week is BTC as the digital asset captures 50.8 percent of worldwide exchanges. This is followed by USDT (30.9%), ETH (7.9%), USD (5.5%), QC (1.6%), and KRW (1.5%).

Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Dip Again Forming Consolidated Support

BCH/USD Technical Indicators

Looking at the 4-hour, and daily charts BCH/USD charts on Bitfinex show that bulls have failed to push past upper resistance two days ago. The Macd indicator (4-H) shows the bearish drop may be a touch overextended at the moment. Both the 4-H RSI (-34.8) and Stochastic (-28.4) momentum oscillators also show markets are entering oversold conditions. There’s a large gap between the two Simple Moving Averages (SMA) with the 200 SMA well above the 100 SMA trendline. This gap confirms the market trend won’t crossover just yet, as the path towards the least resistance is towards the downside. Looking at order books show some key support and resistance levels. On the upside, bulls will be held back from the current vantage point up until $460. A price of $500 per BCH and above shows more resistance levels for buyers to overcome. On the backside, bears will see a temporary stop at $410 and there will also be key foundational support around $380.

Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Dip Again Forming Consolidated Support

The Verdict: Skeptics Highlight Bets Against the Top Crypto-Markets and Consolidation

Of course, the verdict has changed for this particular markets update to a touch more skepticism. BTC/USD and ETH/USD short contracts are starting to rise again. Cryptocurrency prices are seeing some slight recovery today on September 25 after the initial drop the day before but not by much. Rob Sluymer the managing director and technical strategist at Fundstrat details that the recent dips put some cryptocurrencies in an uncertain position. Sluymer notes this week:

Last week’s decline leaves BTC in a fragile technical position as it attempts to stabilize/base at $6,100-$6,200 support. A break below $6,100 would signal a retest and possible break of $5,800 support with potential risk to $5,000.

Unless there’s a considerable trend reversal trader’s betting against crypto-markets, we could see another downside break to BCH lows of $350, BTC $5,700, and ETH $160. However others believe it is more likely digital assets will follow a consolidated pennant support, and prices will remain in these current ranges. A spike above BCH ($650), BTC ($7,200), and ETH ($290) would show a consistent bearish-to-bullish trend reversal signal.

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Markets Update: Despite Negative Headlines – Crypto-Prices Continue to Rise

A few days ago digital asset markets saw some good gains pushing the entire crypto-economy up past $229 billion. Both bitcoin cash (BCH) and bitcoin core (BTC) had nice percentage spikes with BCH up 13 percent, and BTC up 3.5 percent over the last week. However, the biggest gainer this week was ripple (XRP) jumping over 103 percent over the course of the past seven days.

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Cryptocurrency Markets Rebound and Consolidate

It was a weird week in cryptocurrency land, to say the least. During the last seven days, digital asset enthusiasts heard about the Securities Exchange Commission’s (SEC) deciding to hold off on the Vaneck/Cboe ETF decision until they get further commentary. Then a critical exploit that could have caused massive inflation was found in the Core reference client (and many other implementations) by a BCH developer. Lastly, the Japanese exchange Zaif revealed this week it lost close to 6000 BTC in a hack. Now one would think all of these things would affect cryptocurrency markets in a negative way. On the contrary, digital currency markets spiked in value as a great majority of coins saw seven-day gains.

The Top Crypto-Markets

Bitcoin core (BTC) markets over the last week are up 3.4 percent (US$6,723) and the cryptocurrency’s market valuation is around $116.2 billion today. Ethereum (ETH) markets shot up pretty good this week as one ETH ($244) has gained 12 percent. Of course, the cryptocurrency crowd witnessed the 103 percent increase ripple (XRP) markets experienced this week. One XRP is valued at $0.56 this Sunday and the coin’s market capitalization is about $22.5 billion. Bitcoin cash (BCH) markets are up 13 percent per BCH ($492) over the last seven days and the currency’s market valuation is about $8.5 billion this weekend. Lastly, EOS is priced at $5.45 and the EOS market performance over the last weeks is up 12.2 percent.

Markets Update: Despite Negative Headlines - Crypto-Prices Continue to Rise

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Market Action

Bitcoin cash market action today is showing the spot price hovering at $492 per coin but this Sunday BCH is up 3.12 percent over the past 24 hours. Over the last week, BCH dropped to a low of $411 on September 17 and went back to a high of $501 on the 21st. The top bitcoin cash swapping exchanges today are EXX, Lbank, Hitbtc, Okex, and Huobi. The top currency pairs traded for bitcoin cash this weekend include BTC (51.8%), USDT (30.8%), ETH (6.9%), USD (5.1%), and KRW (2.3%). Bitcoin cash markets hold the sixth highest trade volumes today below eos (EOS) and above litecoin (LTC) volumes.

Markets Update: Despite Negative Headlines - Crypto-Prices Continue to Rise

BCH/USD Technical Indicators

The BCH/USD daily and 4-hour charts on Bitfinex and Binance indicate bulls are showing some signs of tiring out. We saw a big spike by the BCH bulls but it hit large resistance as markets gathered near 200 MA and corrected. Today, looking at the BCH/USD 4-hour chart, the 200 Simple Moving Average is above the 100 SMA trendline showing the path towards the least resistance is towards the downside. The 4-H RSI (61.6) shows the bulls may be exhausted and we could see some more sell off before another attempted upper leg jump. Order books show there’s some heavy resistance from here until $570 and another pitstop around the $590-630 range. Looking behind us we can see some foundational support between now until the $425 range and bears will be stopped there for a good period of time.

BCH/USD daily chart 9/23/18.

The Verdict: Despite Some Setbacks, Market Confidence Seems to Be on the Rise

Overall market confidence seems to be on the rise despite the recent BTC inflation bug and the SEC’s recent announcement to push off the decision to approve or deny the Vaneck/Cboe ETF. BTC/USD shorts, however, are very high still with over 30,000 short positions but ETH/USD short contracts have dropped significantly lower after touching their ATH. ETH/USD shorts have been cut from 26,000 on September 17 to just over 12,000 today.

Charles Hayter, the co-founder and CEO of the cryptocurrency data website Cryptocompare, believes last week’s ETH drop shook up market sentiment. “The fall in ethereum has spooked the market,” Hayter details. However, on a more positive note, Hayter emphasizes “there are multiple incumbent financial institutions looking closely at the space.”

Digital asset trade volumes have increased as this weekend has seen trade volume between $13-15 billion USD over the last 48 hours. This weekend’s verdict is far more optimistic than last weekend but it’s likely we will see some heavy consolidation and some corrections before the next level up, unless bears regain their strength.

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Markets Update: Ethereum Leads Strong Altcoin Rally

Markets Update: Ethereum Leads Strong Altcoin Rally

Since yesterday’s update, the cryptocurrency markets have produced a strong bounce over the last 24 hours. Of the top ten cryptocurrencies by market cap, Ethereum, and Monero were the day’s top gainers – both of which have posted gains of over 15% in the last 24 hours.

Also Read: Markets Update: ETH Hits 14-Month Low Amid Heavy Altcoin Losses 

BTC Tests $6,500

In the last 24 hours, BTC has gained by roughly 3% – with current prices testing resistance at the $6,500 USD area as of this writing.

Markets Update: Ethereum Leads Strong Altcoin Rally
BTC/USD – Bitfinex – 4hr

Looking at the daily chart, the stochastic RSI appears poised to break above the 20 threshold – signaling that more bullish action may ensue should BTC be able to produce and hold a strong break above the $6,500 area.

Markets Update: Ethereum Leads Strong Altcoin Rally

Bitcoin Cash Gains 7% in 24 Hours

BCH produced gains of approximately 7% in the last 24 hours, bouncing off a new low for 2018 of $410 yesterday to now be trading for roughly $455.

Markets Update: Ethereum Leads Strong Altcoin Rally

The bullish move for BCH coincided with a roughly 5% gain over BTC – with BCH currently trading for around 0.07 BTC after bouncing off 0.066 BTC yesterday.

Markets Update: Ethereum Leads Strong Altcoin Rally

Ethereum Shorts and Longs Continue to Test Record Highs

Of the top ten cryptocurrencies by market capitalization, Ethereum has produced the strongest gains during the last 24 hours of price action. As of this writing, ETH is trading for $205 – up more than 18% from yesterday’s lows of roughly $170.

Markets Update: Ethereum Leads Strong Altcoin Rally

The number of open ETH/USD short positions is currently testing the all-time high area of 240,000 for the second time since the record was established just three days ago.

Markets Update: Ethereum Leads Strong Altcoin Rally

The number of ETH/USD longs appears to be retracing to test the area of September 5th’s prior all-time high of roughly 330,000, after yesterday establishing a new record of approximately 360,000.

Markets Update: Ethereum Leads Strong Altcoin Rally

ETH has gained roughly 15% over BTC in the last day, bouncing from 0.027 BTC to test resistance at 0.032 BTC.

Markets Update: Ethereum Leads Strong Altcoin Rally

For two consecutive days, ETH/USD has posted a larger trade volume than BTC/USD to comprise the most traded pairing on Bitfinex.

Monero Gains by 17.4% in 24 Hours

XMR was the second strongest performing of the top ten cryptocurrencies by market cap today – gaining approximately 17% over yesterday’s low of $96. XMR is trading for $114 as of this writing.

Markets Update: Ethereum Leads Strong Altcoin Rally

When measuring against BTC, XMR has rallied roughly 12.5% from yesterday’s low of 0.0155 BTC, with XMR trading for 0.0175 BTC as of this writing.

Markets Update: Ethereum Leads Strong Altcoin Rally

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Markets Update: Traders Uncertain of the Next Crypto Market Cycle

Markets Update: Traders Uncertain of the Next Crypto-Market Cycle

Cryptocurrency markets today are seeing a touch of recovery after digital asset prices suffered from some significant losses over the past few days. The entire virtual currency economy has consolidated just above the $200 billion mark, after dropping well below this threshold during Saturday evening’s trading sessions. Over the last seven days, each digital asset in the top ten (except for tether) has lost between 10-30 percent in value over the last seven days.

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Cryptocurrency Markets Lose up To 30 Percent in a Week

Last week wasn’t the greatest for cryptocurrency markets as a great majority of them have suffered deep losses. Today, on September 9, there’s a bit of recovery and consolidation taking place within a good portion of virtual currency markets. For instance, bitcoin core (BTC) prices dropped to a low of $6,094 last night, bitcoin cash (BCH) slid to $464, and ethereum (ETH) dropped to $187 per coin. But today is a different story as BTC has jumped back to $6,370, BCH $483, and ETH has risen to $202.

Markets Update: Traders Uncertain of the Next Crypto-Market Cycle
The top ten digital assets today on Sunday, September 9, 2018.

The top five cryptocurrency trade volumes today are BTC, USDT, ETH, EOS, and BCH. A large number of traders are focused on ethereum markets as they tumbled this week over 30 percent and ETH/USD shorts (bets against ETH) have reached an all-time high. The digital assets that took the least of the blows this week include BTC, XMR, and XML. Overall there really hasn’t been any horrible cryptocurrency news to justify the sliding prices but there also hasn’t been much positive news either to bring the opposite effect.

Markets Update: Traders Uncertain of the Next Crypto-Market Cycle
Ethereum (ETH/USD) Shorts on Bitfinex skyrocket to all-time highs.

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Market Action

Bitcoin cash (BCH) markets are down 3.9 percent over the last 24 hours and 23 percent over the last seven days. At the time of publication, one BCH is trading for $483 per coin with $325.6 million in daily trade volume. The top exchanges swapping the most bitcoin cash today include Lbank ($80.61M), Coinex ($47M), Okex ($40.16M), Huobi ($37.95M), and Bitforex ($32.61M). The biggest pair traded with bitcoin cash is tether (USDT), capturing 42.6 percent of today’s BCH trades. This is followed by BTC (27.6%), ETH (17.2%), USD (7%), and QC (2.5%). With the fifth highest trade volume today and the fourth largest market capitalization, bitcoin cash has a valuation of around $8.4 billion this Sunday.

Markets Update: Traders Uncertain of the Next Crypto-Market Cycle
Bitcoin cash (BCH) market action on Sunday, September 9, 2018. 1-Day chart via Satoshi Pulse.

Bitcoin Core (BTC) Market Action

Bitcoin core (BTC) market values have seen losses of around 1.46 percent today and 11.65 percent over the last week. Currently, BTC is being swapped for $6,383 per coin and holds a market valuation of about $110.5 billion. 24-hour trade volume for BTC is around $4 billion and BTC market dominance is around 55 percent at the time of writing. The top five exchanges trading the most BTC today are Bitflyer ($2.11B), Binance ($238.96M), Bitfinex ($148.64M), Bitmart ($139.35M), and Coinex ($80.79M). The top five pairs traded with BTC this Sunday are tether (USDT 56.2%), USD (22.1%), JPY (10.4%), EUR (3.7%), and KRW (3%).

Markets Update: Traders Uncertain of the Next Crypto-Market Cycle
Bitcoin core (BTC) market action on Sunday, September 9, 2018. 1-Day chart via Satoshi Pulse.

The Verdict: A Thick Veil of Uncertainty and Confusion

Overall, today is seemingly better than the past 72 hours of trading sessions and many cryptocurrency markets are showing some consolidation. 2018 has been rough for those who didn’t expect a bear market this year as there was a very long cycle of denial and several bear traps over the last nine months. The current verdict this week is a thick veil of uncertainty and confusion.

Markets Update: Traders Uncertain of the Next Crypto-Market Cycle
September 2018: cryptocurrency traders assume markets are either in Panic, Depression, or the Hope cycle.

Many are wondering if we are entering the capitulation market cycle which will then lead to despair or depression, a trend that could cut digital asset values in half from the current vantage point. However, typically after the long accumulation phase and the depression cycle markets should reverse. The problem is traders don’t know if we have already suffered through despair or if we can expect more pain in the near future.

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Markets Update: Shorts Continue to Rise as Bearish Sentiment Ensues

Markets Update: Shorts Continue to Rise as Bearish Sentiment Ensues

Cryptocurrency markets have lost considerable value since our last markets update three days ago. The entire digital currency economy of roughly 1900+ assets has lost $35 billion since then, and a great majority of cryptocurrencies over the last 24 hours are in the red seeing significant losses.

Also Read: New Information Heightens Satoshi Nakamoto Mystery

Crypto-Markets Drop Significantly

Just when cryptocurrency fans thought things were getting better and many digital assets started slowly moving back up, digital asset prices plunged during the early morning trading sessions on September 5. For example, bitcoin core (BTC) values slipped from the $7,400 range at 5 am EDT, to the $6,900 area until 5:30 pm. Then again BTC prices slid another leg down to a low of $6250 around 11 pm, but values have since increased back to the $6,400-6,500 area. Bitcoin cash (BCH) markets on September 5, from 12-to-5 am were seeing BCH prices coast along at $630 per coin, but dipped to $560 at 7 am. Following this, BCH dived even further as prices had dropped below the $500 zone and the price right now at the time of publication is $517 per BCH.

Markets Update: Shorts Continue to Rise as Bearish Sentiment Ensues

The top cryptocurrencies have followed a similar path and most digital assets are down between 8-14 percent in just one day. Some virtual currency markets are down as low as 20 percent over the last seven days. Ethereum (ETH) markets on Bitfinex had a serious flash sale as 60,000 ETH were dumped during yesterday morning’s early trading sessions. A half an hour later another 70,000 ETH were exchanged on the trading platform. This decline has pushed the price of ETH down 20 percent as it now hovers at around $225 per coin. No one is quite sure what happened yesterday, and some suspect an ethereum-based ICO might have cashed out. Then there are the curious losses BCH, BTC, and all the other coins that suffered too. Some skeptics blamed the Goldman Sachs decision to put off its cryptocurrency trading desk, which seemed a bit outlandish to most traders.

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Market Action

As we mentioned above, the price of bitcoin cash is trading at $517 per BCH, and markets are seeing some buying action after the oversold conditions set in. BCH markets are down 8.6 percent over the last 24-hours and 2.9 percent over the last week. The market valuation right now is $8.8 billion and trading markets have been swapping around $528 million over the last day. The top exchanges swapping the most BCH include Lbank, Okex, Coinex, Binance, and Bitforex. The biggest currency pair today traded for bitcoin cash is tether (USDT) with 43 percent of the BCH market share. This is followed by BTC (27.5%), USD (13.1%), ETH (9%), and QC (2.2%). Bitcoin cash is the fifth largest cryptocurrency by trade volume today above litecoin (LTC) and below eos.

Markets Update: Shorts Continue to Rise as Bearish Sentiment Ensues

Bitcoin Core (BTC) Market Action

Bitcoin Core (BTC) prices are hovering around $6,494 per coin at the time of publication with a market valuation of around $112.4 billion. 24-hour trade volume is about $6.24 billion on September 6, and digital asset volumes across the board have all seen an increase. Bitcoin core is the top cryptocurrency by volume over the last day, and BTC is down 7.4 percent over the last 24 hours. The top trading platforms with the most BTC volume include Bitflyer, Bitfinex, Binance, Bitmart, and Coinbase Pro. The dominant pair traded with BTC is tether (USDT) which captures 42 percent of trades. The following top four pairs with BTC include USD (33%), JPY (11.4%), EUR (5.3%), and KRW (2.8%).

Markets Update: Shorts Continue to Rise as Bearish Sentiment Ensues

The Verdict: Uncertainty Stings With All Eyes on Short Positions and the Silk Road Stash

Since our last report, we discussed the rise of BTC/USD shorts stacking up and coming close to the August high of 40,000 shorts. Well, since bullish signals never came to fruition, shorts have continued to rise exponentially and there are now BTC/USD 38,700+ short positions today. Ethereum shorts are reaching all-time highs as well, and even at a $225 price per ETH bears are betting heavily against the cryptocurrency.

Markets Update: Shorts Continue to Rise as Bearish Sentiment Ensues

The verdict today is of course far less positive than our last market’s update three days ago, and traders are much more skeptical. On social media, telegram channels, and Reddit forums most traders do not believe this dump had anything to do with some silly decision Goldman Sachs made. Further, many traders are wondering about the Silk Road coins that have been on the move and if they will be exchanged on the market like the last ETH flash sale.

Coincidentally, traditional currency markets, specifically the USD is showing a lot of strength against a wide variety of nation state-issued currencies. Moreover, most commodities like precious metals and oil markets have been incredibly bearish over the last 30-days. But over the last 24 hours, the USD strength has grown softer and spot gold and cryptocurrency markets could rebound in the short term.

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Markets Update: While Cryptocurrency Traders See Gains, Shorts Stack Up

Markets Update: While Cryptocurrency Traders See Gains, Shorts Stack Up

Cryptocurrency markets have shown some strength over the last seven days as many digital assets are up between 3 to 40 percent. At the time of publication, the entire digital currency market capitalization of all 1600+ cryptocurrencies is around $239B USD. The markets look far more optimistic than a few weeks ago but short contracts on Bitfinex order books for BTC/USD future markets in particular is nearing its all-time high once again.    

Also Read: New Information Heightens Satoshi Nakamoto Mystery

Cryptocurrency Markets See Some Gains This Week

Many people are wondering when the cryptocurrency bear market of 2018 will end. Some believe the tides are already changing while others believe it will continue to be a grueling year of dipping markets. There are still Wall Street bigwigs who think BTC will reach $20K by the year’s end and folks like Fundstrat’s Tom Lee remind us of these predictions every week. Meanwhile, this week a variety of digital assets have seen much larger gains than BTC’s 7.7 percent weekly rise, as some rose above 15 to 40 percent over the last seven days. For instance, bitcoin cash (BCH) spiked 17.8 percent during the last week, eos jumped 24 percent, and dash saw a 40 percent jump.

Markets Update: While Cryptocurrency Traders See Gains - Shorts Stack Up

Bitcoin Core (BTC) Market Action

Right now BTC is hovering around $7,274 in value and is up 0.15 percent over the last 24 hours. BTC’s market valuation today is about $125.3B and $3.9B in trades have been swapped over the last day. The top five exchanges trading the most BTC are Bitflyer (69%), Binance (5.7%), Bitfinex (3.9%), Bitmart (3.3%), and Coinbene (2.9%). Right now there is lots of tether (USDT) being swapped with BTC as BTC/USDT pairs are around 59 percent today. This is followed by USD (16.8%), JPY (12.2%), KRW (3.2%), and EUR (2.9%).

Markets Update: While Cryptocurrency Traders See Gains - Shorts Stack Up

BTC/USD Technical Indicators

At the time of writing, BTC/USD 4-hour charts show some interesting activity. The two Simple Moving Averages (SMA) have recently crossed hairs with the SMA 100 above the longer-term 200 SMA. This indicates the path towards the least resistance is the upside and prices may see some more upward pushes. However, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) is hovering around 64.3 showing some bullish exhaustion and overbought markets. Order books indicate that buyers need to surpass $7,500 and another pitstop at $7,850 to gain higher ground. On the backside, if bears gather more strength then there’s lots of foundational support between the current vantage point and $6,500.

Markets Update: While Cryptocurrency Traders See Gains - Shorts Stack Up

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Market Action

Currently, bitcoin cash prices are around $626 per coin and BCH has a market valuation of around $10.8B. Over the last 24 hours, BCH markets have seen around $399M in global trade volume. The top trading platforms swapping the most BCH include Lbank 16.47%, Coinex 13.65%, Okex 13.29%, Binance 10%, and Huobi 8.55%. The top currencies paired with BCH today include tether (USDT 46%), BTC (26.7%), ETH (12.4%), USD (8%), and QC (2.4%).      

Markets Update: While Cryptocurrency Traders See Gains - Shorts Stack Up

BCH/USD Technical Indicators

Looking at the 4-hour BCH/USD chart on Bitfinex and Bitstamp shows some differences between the BTC/USD chart. For instance, the two SMA trend lines show the longer-term 200 SMA is well above the 100 showing the least resistance is toward the downside. The RSI oscillator for BCH/USD charts is meandering around 62 which indicates some uncertainty after some expected pull back. Looking at order books towards the upside shows from now until $680 there is heavy resistance. Towards the downside, strong support can be seen between now and $610, and at $550.

Markets Update: While Cryptocurrency Traders See Gains - Shorts Stack Up

The Verdict: Enthusiasts Seem Positive, But Traders Are Betting Against BTC as Shorts Near Last August’s ATH

Cryptocurrency proponents seem optimistic the bearish trend will end soon, based on the sentiment to be observed on social media, Telegram trading chat groups, and forums. However looking at future markets on Bitfinex, Bitmex and others show people are betting heavily against BTC’s price going up. BTC/USD short contracts on Bitfinex are slowly approaching the all-time high (ATH) that took place on August 21.

Markets Update: While Cryptocurrency Traders See Gains - Shorts Stack Up

There was a small short squeeze that took place the following day but the squeeze was short-lived. Right now there are 33,408 shorts on the exchange and only 25,974 long positions. Again, either two things could happen: either the shorts bring the price down and bears get their way or lots of short positions will be squeezed which is what happened last April.

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Markets Update: BTC Tests Major Descending Trendline

Markets Update: BTC Tests Major Descending Trendline

The BTC markets are testing a key resistance area, with price action appearing to be making a third point of contact with a major descending trendline dating back to December 2017.

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BTC On Cusp of Testing Major Trendline

The BTC markets appear on the cusp of a significant move, with price action testing a major descending trendline for the third time at the roughly $6,750 area. The trendline dates back to the all-time highs of nearly $20,000 USD, and makes an additional point of contact with late July’s local highs of roughly $8,500.

Markets Update: BTC Tests Major Descending Trendline
BTC/USD – Bitfinex – 1D

Should the markets break above the trendline, the next notable resistance areas are at approximately $7,500 and $8,500. Should the markets fail to produce further bullish momentum, it is likely that the price of BTC will retrace to test a fourth point of contact with the long-term ascending trendline dating back to March 2017 that completes the large symmetrical triangle in which BTC’s price action appears to be consolidating. Should the symmetrical triangle fail to hold, many analysts predict the possibility of a major wash-out down to the $4,500 area.

Short Squeeze Still Possible

Looking at the number of BTC short positions on Bitfinex, one can identify a 9.8% retrace in selling pressure from last week’s test of the all-time high area of nearly 40,000. Whilst it is still possible that the markets will produce a short squeeze, selling pressure has held with far greater resilience than when it first tested the 40,000 area in April – which saw a 40% reduction in selling pressure within the same daily candle that also posted historic open short positions.

Markets Update: BTC Tests Major Descending Trendline
BTC/USD Shorts – Bitfinex – 1D

Looking at the stochastic RSI, the markets appear over-bought on the 1-day charts – with the stochastic RSI throttled above the 80 threshold, however, appear to be showing signs of strength after having being over-sold on the 3-day charts – with the stochastic RSI breaking above the 20 threshold for the first time since the end of June.

BCH Price Action Tightens

The BCH/USD markets have consolidated within an extremely tight range this past week. After setting a new low for 2018 of roughly $475 on the 14th of August, and rallying by more than 15% on the 17th of August, the markets have since retraced and tightened in range – with prices currently hovering at approximately $525.

Markets Update: BTC Tests Major Descending Trendline
BCH/USD – Bitfinex – 1D

Looking at the BCH/BTC charts, BCH appears to be breaking into a new low for 2018 – with the markets currently trading for 0.07816.

Markets Update: BTC Tests Major Descending Trendline
BTC/BTC – Bitfinex – 1D

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Markets Update: BTC Shorts Approach Record Highs This Week

Markets Update: BTC Shorts Approach Record Highs This Week

Cryptocurrency markets have been consolidating after a few volatile spikes and subsequent dumps over the last few weeks. Now a lot of crypto-traders are uncertain what will happen next, but quite a lot of people are showing pessimism by betting against cryptocurrencies like BTC with short positions. At the moment, BTC/USD short positions on Bitfinex are slowly approaching the all-time high that took place this past April.

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BTC/USD Shorts Stack Up

Last April, BTC/USD short positions on Bitfinex reached a high of over 40,000 and now market shorts are climbing awfully close to that all-time high this August. At press time, there are 39,039 shorts on Bitfinex which means one of two things will happen — Either the price will drop downwards following suit with the bear’s predictions, or the bulls are playing a trick and the price will spike upwards very quickly in a very fast short-squeeze. People who are shorting BTC/USD believe and are betting the price will go down in the near future.

Markets Update: BTC Shorts Approach Record Highs This Week
BTC/USD shorts on Bitfinex are awfully close to April’s all-time high.

Long positions on Bitfinex are less than shorts at the moment, but not too much lower as there are 25,895 longs today on August 21. Traders playing long positions hope the BTC/USD price will replicate the action that took place last April when the price spiked fast and many got squeezed.

Markets Update: BTC Shorts Approach Record Highs This Week
Traders are betting long this week as well with 25,895 longs today on August 21. 

Waning Spot Volumes and a Lot of Money in Tether

There are two things that are also weighing heavily on traders: the lack of trade volume these days, and the amount of money in tether right now. BTC/USD trade volume has dropped significantly over the last few months and is around $3.7B over the last 24 hours. The lack of volume makes people leery of betting on a major rally as some traders think there’s not enough push to prime another bull-run.

Markets Update: BTC Shorts Approach Record Highs This Week

However, the large amounts of funds in tether (USDT) right now gives people the reason to believe all that money will flow back into cryptocurrencies. Tether does have a lot of money as the currency now holds the 8th largest market capitalization amongst every coin on August 21. USDT has a market valuation of around $2.7B right now and optimistic traders believe a large portion of that money will be back soon.

Leveraged Betting Increases Exponentially as Traders Hope They Made the Right Choice  

Additionally, leverage trading on exchanges that allow traders to bet short or long has grown exponentially over the past two months. Exchanges that offer these trades, like Bitfinex and Bitmex, have seen significant trades volumes. Bitfinex is the third largest trading platform by volume today on August 21, with $280M USD worth of BTC swapped over the last 24 hours. Another example is the leverage trading platform Bitmex, which traded 1,041,748 BTC on July 24 shattering records by hitting a daily trade volume over $1B USD. Bitmex touched another volume high again by swapping 1,027,214 BTC on August 8.

This week markets have been a lot less volatile which is giving everyone the impression that something will change shortly, especially with all the shorts stacking up over the last seven days. BTC/USD prices are hovering above the support zone, the rough region where most traders believe is BTC’s bottom ($5,800). Either the bulls will get rejected and the support zone gets tested again or they surpass current resistance and move back towards the $8K range. One thing is for sure, traders are betting on this outcome feverishly and hoping they made the right choice.

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Markets Update: Crypto Prices Consolidate After Failing to Surpass Resistance

Markets Update: Crypto Prices Consolidate After Failing to Surpass Resistance

Cryptocurrency prices have seen some recovery after our last markets update four days ago when a large majority of digital assets lost quite a bit of value. Since then, and more so over the last 48 hours, the entire crypto-economy capitalization ($216B) has gained roughly $20B. The action yesterday was more bullish as most of the top digital assets were up between 6-20 percent but have since lost some of those gains during this weekend’s trading sessions.

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Up Moves, Down Moves, and Eight Months of Corrections

Last week was pretty bad for most of the top digital asset markets, except we mentioned during our last markets update that bitcoin core (BTC) spot market prices took the least of the blows downward. Then a little less than 48 hours ago and mostly yesterday cryptocurrency markets picked up again with BTC touching a high of $6,615 on Bitstamp. But on Friday, August 17 most digital asset markets besides BTC reaped a lot more gains as a good portion of the top markets saw 10-20 percent spikes.

Markets Update: Crypto Prices Consolidate After Failing to Surpass Resistance

The biggest gainers were ripple (XRP), monero (XMR), and stellar (XLM) as the values of each currency are up between 2-5 percent over the last seven days. Top digital currency trade volumes today are held by BTC, USDT, ETH, EOS, XRP, and BCH. There’s been about $14B USD worth of trade volume swapped among all 1600+ virtual currencies.  

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Market Action

Bitcoin cash (BCH) markets are down today 4.3 percent while the past seven days show BCH is also down 2.2 percent. At the time of writing, BCH/USD markets are valued at $560 per coin with an overall market valuation of around $9.68B today. The top five exchanges swapping the most BCH this weekend are Okex, Coinex, Binance, Hitbtc, and Bitfinex.

Markets Update: Crypto Prices Consolidate After Failing to Surpass Resistance

Market volume is fairly decent, but weaker with $420M USD worth of BCH traded over the last 24 hours. Right now the top currency paired with bitcoin cash on exchanges is tether (USDT) which captures 49.2 percent of all trades. This is followed by BTC (27.5%), USD (10.5%), ZB (3.44%), QC (3.16%), and the KRW (2.15%).

Bitcoin Core (BTC) Market Action

Bitcoin core (BTC) prices are up about 1 percent over the last seven days worth of trading sessions but are down 1.9 percent today. At press time the average price for BTC is around $6,430 per coin and BTC’s market capitalization is $110B. The top exchanges today trading the most BTC include Bitflyer, Binance, Coinbene, Bitfinex, and Okex.

Markets Update: Crypto Prices Consolidate After Failing to Surpass Resistance

As mentioned above, BTC captures the top volume position with around $4B in 24-hour trade volume which is much weaker than the $5.5B traded four days ago. The top pairs trading with BTC involve the following currencies tether (USDT 59.1%), USD (19.6%), JPY (11.5%), EUR (2.9%), KRW (2.3%) and bitcoin cash (BCH 1.7%).

The Verdict: Uncertain Predictions

At the moment, even with prices showing some upswing, and some traders believing cryptocurrencies will enter a bullish trend, most traders still seem pessimistic. It’s difficult to see digital assets rise with dwindling trade volumes. Furthermore, a lot of confidence has been shot over the last eight months of false bull flags and many psychological price levels degrading. Some believe there is a noticeable support zone and prices may still move sideways and test these zones again. Other, more optimistic traders think the path of least resistance is towards the upside and markets are entering a bearish-to-bullish trend. Much of these short-term theories will likely be confirmed within the next 48 hours.

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Markets Update: Bloody Crypto-Markets Suffer More Losses

Markets Update: Bloody Crypto-Markets Suffer More Losses

Leading up until this Tuesday a great majority of cryptocurrency markets have lost considerable value over the past few days. Since our last markets update this past Saturday, the overall cryptocurrency capitalization as a whole has dropped significantly by losing $20 billion USD. All eyes will surely be fixed on digital asset charts this week as there’s been a plague of bearish market sentiment cast over the entire crypto-economy.

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There’s Blood in the Crypto-Streets

When it comes to cryptocurrency markets today on August 14, there’s an awful lot of ‘blood in the streets.’ During yesterday’s trading sessions, the entire cryptocurrency economy dropped under the sub-$200B zone and today the valuation is hovering around $195-199B. This is due to the extreme losses many digital currencies have suffered through over the past three days. A great majority of coins are seeing losses between 3-25 percent today as many assets have touched their previous bottoms or lower. Overall trade volume this Tuesday has increased, likely because prices are so low right now, and over the last 24-hours around $15.9B cryptocurrencies have been traded.

Markets Update: Bloody Crypto-Markets Suffer More Losses
The top ten digital assets today on August 14, 2018, at 10 am EDT.

Bitcoin core (BTC) has been able to dodge a lot of the downward blows as the currency has lost a lot less percentage wise than most other coins. This has led to BTC dominance or its market capitalization measured in comparison with the entire crypto-economy valuation to spike upwards of over 54 percent. Out of the top ten digital assets, cardano (ADA) has taken the biggest blow and has sunk to the 8th highest position because it lost over 16.8 percent in value over the last 24-hours. The price of ADA has dipped to around $0.09 per coin at the time of publication.

Markets Update: Bloody Crypto-Markets Suffer More Losses
Out of the top ten digital assets, cardano (ADA) has lost the most over the last 48-hours.

This is followed by the second biggest top ten loss with ethereum (ETH) seeing its market value lose 16.1 percent today with one ETH trading for $268. The third largest top ten loss today belongs to EOS as its markets are down 13.7 percent with one EOS trading for $4.44 per coin.

Bitcoin Core Market Action

Bitcoin core markets are down 3.94 percent today, and the cryptocurrency has been fighting to hold above $6,050-$6,175 per coin over the last day. Last night the BTC/USD price dropped to $5,880 coming awfully close to the currency’s assumed bottom at $5,774. Today BTC trade volume over the last day has been fairly decent at $5.5B and the currency’s entire market valuation is about $106B at press time.

Markets Update: Bloody Crypto-Markets Suffer More Losses

The top five exchanges swapping the most BTC includes Bitflyer, Okex, Bitfinex, Binance, and Coinbene. The trading pairs seeing the most swaps today with BTC includes tether (USDT 50.2%), USD (26.5%), JPY (11.3%), EUR (4.7%), KRW (2.4%) and bitcoin cash (BCH 1.88%).

Markets Update: Bloody Crypto-Markets Suffer More Losses
BTC/USD 4-H, August 14, 2018, 10 am EDT Coinbase.

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Market Action

Bitcoin cash markets have seen a 24-hour loss of around 15 percent today and the currency’s market capitalization is around $8.5B. At the moment bitcoin cash is trying to stay above $490-515 at the time of writing but bulls have been struggling. Last night BCH dipped to a low of $472 on Bitstamp, but trade volume had spiked over $400M+ pushing the price back up after the drop.

Markets Update: Bloody Crypto-Markets Suffer More Losses

The five leading bitcoin cash exchanges today include Coinex, Okex, Binance, Hitbtc, and Bitfinex. The currencies that are currently being traded with bitcoin cash the most includes tether (USDT 49.1%), BTC (27%), USD (13.1%), QC (2.83%), ETH (2.79%), and the KRW (1.88%).

Markets Update: Bloody Crypto-Markets Suffer More Losses
BCH/USD 4-H, August 14, 2018, 10 am EDT Bitfinex.

The Verdict: Volatile Markets and Heavy Losses Increase Uncertainty

Digital asset markets have been wild over the past few weeks and many traders seem uncertain about where the ‘good-ship-crypto’ will go from here. 2017 was an exceptional year and the past seven months of 2018 has been literally the exact opposite as far as cryptocurrency values are concerned. The cryptocurrency economy as a whole has lost considerable value which in turn is brewing deep skepticism towards the future of certain crypto-markets. For now, most traders remain uncertain of where things will go and many are praying they played their positions correctly in hopes they don’t get squeezed. At the moment digital asset prices are starting to see a slight recovery after the significant losses last night. 

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Markets Update: Crypto Prices Consolidate After Some Volatility

Markets Update: Crypto Prices Consolidate After Some Volatility

Cryptocurrencies markets have been volatile and very indecisive over the last 48-hours as the entire digital asset economy lost billions in value since US regulators postponed their decision concerning the Cboe/Vaneck BTC-based exchange-traded fund (ETF) last week. This Saturday, August 11, during the afternoon’s digital currency trading sessions (EDT), cryptocurrency trade volumes and price values are seeing some slight recovery.

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Saturday Trading Sessions Show Some Market Rebounds

At the moment a vast number of digital assets have rebounded back a hair after being smashed down by bearish forces over the last two days. At the time of writing the entire cryptocurrency economy is valued at $219B and there’s been $13.5B worth of digital assets traded over the last day. The top cryptocurrency market capitalizations are seeing some recovery after dropping very low during the early morning trading sessions. For instance, bitcoin core dipped to a low of $6,062 this morning, but around 1 pm EDT BTC/USD market valued pumped back up to a high of $6,494 per coin. However, most coins besides BTC have lost significantly more and BTC’s market dominance among all 1,600+ capitalizations has crossed the 50 percent region.

Bitcoin Core (BTC) Market Action

At the time of publication, the price of bitcoin core (BTC) per coin is roughly $6,390 on Bitstamp. The currency’s market valuation is $110B and there’s been $4.6B traded over the last 24-hours. The top trading platforms swapping the most BTC today includes Bitflyer, Okex, Binance, Bitfinex, and Fcoin. The biggest pair traded with BTC on August 11 is tether (USDT) which is capturing 54 percent of trades. This is followed by USD (25.6%), JPY (9.7%), EUR (3.12%), and BCH (2.6%).

Markets Update: Crypto Prices Consolidate After Some Volatility

BTC/USD Technical Indicators

After the quick pump up, BTC/USD charts are moving sideways for the time being after losing a touch of the gains. Right now the 4-hour BTC chart on Bitstamp and Coinbase show the MA100 is above the MA200 but the trend lines look like they may cross hairs. Currently, this indicates the path of less resistance could be towards the upside if things stay positive. RSI levels are mid-range (47.15) confirming indecisiveness at the moment, for now, buyers are able to keep the current support afloat. Looking at order books on the upside is not so bad if BTC bulls keep pressing without exhaustion. There will be definite pit stops at $6,650 through $7K for bulls to penetrate the higher ground. On the flipside, if bears can manage to fight harder then things will be tough for them at $6,100-6,200 and broader support at $5,850.

Markets Update: Crypto Prices Consolidate After Some Volatility

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Market Action  

Bitcoin cash (BCH) prices are around $568 per coin right now and the overall market valuation of BCH is $9.87B today. BCH markets hold the fifth highest trade volume above ripple (XRP) and below EOS. There’s been $359M worth of BCH traded over the last 24-hours and the top BCH exchange today is Coinex. The other top exchanges swapping the most BCH this Saturday includes Okex, Binance, Huobi, and Hitbtc. Tether (USDT) captures the most BCH trades today with 56 percent of all bitcoin cash swaps. This is followed by BTC (27.5%), USD (9.2%), QC (2.3%) and ETH (1.9%).

Markets Update: Crypto Prices Consolidate After Some Volatility

BCH/USD Technical Indicators

Looking at charts today shows BCH markets have also seen a small uptick in price values this Saturday. The MA200 is above the MA100 trendline which could mean some downside dips after the day’s higher percentages. RSI levels (38) are lower than BTC as BCH/USD trading session showing signs of bears getting exhausted. Similarly to BTC/USD prices, BCH peaked earlier but since then the heat has simmered down. Looking at order books towards the northside shows BCH bulls must muster up enough energy to surpass resistance between the current vantage point and $600. Beyond that, there could be another pitstop around $650 per BCH as well. If bears find a way to bring markets down again there’s plenty of foundational support at $550 through $530.

Markets Update: Crypto Prices Consolidate After Some Volatility

The Verdict: Short-Term Uncertainty and Indecisive Markets

As we stated above the verdict this weekend is uncertainty mixed with a dose of indecisive markets. With the ETF decision postponed and the past seven months of pumps and dumps its hard to know what’s in store for cryptocurrency values over the next few weeks.

Markets Update: Crypto Prices Consolidate After Some Volatility

For now, prices are showing signs of consolidation and traders are moving into new positions — While some traders definitely are hoping to catch some cheap prices others think a reversal may be in the cards soon.

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Markets Update: Crypto-Prices Slide After SEC Announcement

Markets Update: Crypto-Prices Slide After SEC Announcement

Cryptocurrencies are dropping in value once again on Wednesday, August 8 as most of the top digital assets are down between 9 to 18 percent over the last 24 hours. Prices started dropping yesterday after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) extended the Cboe exchange-traded fund decision. Immediately after the announcement, bitcoin core (BTC) values shaved off $400 in an hour and the currency has lost another $300 in spot value today.

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After the SEC Announcement Cryptocurrency Prices Slide Significantly  

Digital currency values are hurting today as the entire cryptocurrency market capitalization has dropped since our last markets update from $250B to $231B on August 8. Despite the drop in value, trade volumes for all 1600+ coins has increased to $15B over the last day. A few days ago, cryptocurrencies saw the first dip before the SEC announcement, which took place after the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) deal was revealed. However, after the quick dip, BTC/USD prices moved back up to the $7,140 region for a short period of time. The next two significant drops in value occurred after the SEC revealed delaying the ETF decision leading to today’s BTC/USD low of $6,391 per coin.

Markets Update: Crypto-Prices Slide After SEC Announcement
BTC/USD prices over the last 48 hours on Bitcoinwisdom (15M-chart).

Bitcoin Core (BTC) Market Action

Markets Update: Crypto-Prices Slide After SEC AnnouncementBitcoin core (BTC) prices at the moment are around $6481 per BTC and the cryptocurrency’s market valuation today is $111B. Daily trade volume is decent but nothing spectacular at $5B USD in BTC traded over the last 24 hours. According to Satoshi Pulse statistics, the exchanges swapping the most bitcoin core this Wednesday include Bitflyer FX, Binance, Bitfinex, Okex, and Coinbene. The top currency traded with BTC currently is tether (USDT) which captures 54.2 percent of trades. This is followed by USD (24%), JPY (11.3%), EUR (3.9%), and KRW (2.6%). BTC is seeing a daily loss of around 8 percent today but the coin’s market dominance among all 1600+ currencies is 49 percent.

Markets Update: Crypto-Prices Slide After SEC Announcement

BTC/USD Technical Indicators

Looking at the 4-hour BTC/USD chart on Bitstamp and Coinbase shows bears have a tight grip over markets right now. The chart’s two moving averages (MA) has the 100MA above the longer-term 200MA trendline which means things will likely stay bearish for the short term. However, RSI levels (24.5) show extremely oversold conditions and there could be a small uptick if prices sink lower. Order books show heavy resistance from the current vantage point up until $6750 if bulls can manage to climb that high. On the backside, foundational support is bountiful and moving back is going to take some time. If negative prices continue, there will be longer pitstops between $6,300 and $5,900 as there is solid support in this region.

Markets Update: Crypto-Prices Slide After SEC Announcement
BTC/USD Coinbase August 8, 2018.

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Market Action

Bitcoin cash (BCH)Markets Update: Crypto-Prices Slide After SEC Announcement values have also dipped considerably since our last markets update as one BCH is trading for $604 at press time. This Wednesday, BCH has an overall market capitalization of around $10.5B and 24-hour trade volume is about $443M. The top five bitcoin cash trading platforms on August 8 include Coinex, Huobi, Okex, Binance, and Hitbtc. BCH is seeing a daily loss of around 14.2 percent and is the fourth highest market valuation among every coin in existence. The top currency swapped for BCH today is tether (USDT) with 54 percent of today’s BCH trades. Tether is followed by BTC (26%), USD (10.9%), QC (2.2%), and ETH (2.1%).

Markets Update: Crypto-Prices Slide After SEC Announcement

BCH/USD Technical Indicators

The 4-hour BCH charts on Bitfinex and Bitstamp indicate that BCH markets have seen better days. Now the 100MA and 200MA gap is much smaller on the BCH/USD 4-hour chart and it looks like the two may cross hairs soon. If they do cross hairs, this means the path towards the least resistance would be the upside but for now, it remains on the downside. RSI levels also show oversold conditions as the oscillator hovers around 21.4 at press time. Looking ahead at order books, BCH bulls need to surpass mega-resistance from now until $640 and after that, it may be easier to move northbound. If bears get their way, the fall to sub-$600 regions will hold decently between $590 through $530 for some time.

Markets Update: Crypto-Prices Slide After SEC Announcement
BCH/USD Bitfinex August 8, 2018.

The Verdict: Skepticism Increases as Prices Draw Closer to the Perceived Bottoms

Of course, now there are a bunch of traders calling for lower prices and most cryptocurrencies are nearing close to the bottoms they touched a few times already. For instance, BTC/USD spot prices have dipped three times to the $5,600-5,800 region but have not dropped lower than that yet.

Markets Update: Crypto-Prices Slide After SEC Announcement
The top ten cryptocurrency capitalizations on August 8, 2018, according to Satoshi Pulse.

Today’s verdict adds increased skepticism towards bullish prices in the short term, and most traders assume things will trade sideways for a while and values may slide a touch further. Questions still remain: Will crypto-prices stay above the last few bottoms or will they sink lower this time around?

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Markets Report: July Posts Second Strongest Monthly BTC Performance of 2018

Markets Report: July Posts Second Strongest Monthly BTC Performance for 2018

Looking at the monthly charts, July saw BTC produce its second best performing month of price action during 2018 after gaining in value by more than 20%. By contrast, the majority of leading cryptocurrency markets by capitalization posted their third consecutive red monthly candle. Stellar was the highest performing top crypto market during July, gaining roughly 45% over USD.

Also Read: Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Price Trends Turn from Bullish to Bearish 

BTC Gains 20% During July

In July, the BTC markets posted their second strongest performing month for 2018 so far. BTC gained approximately 21%, rallying from an opening price of roughly $6,400 USD at the start of the month to close at $7,730.

July saw a price action range of approximately 40%, bouncing from a low of roughly $6,100 on the 12th before posting a local top at $8,500 on the 24th. Despite the bullish price action, July’s monthly trade volume was the second lowest of 2018 thus far.

As of this writing, BTC has a market capitalization of $130.5 billion and is trading for approximately $7,610.

BCH Posts Modest Gains

The Bitcoin Cash markets produced a modest green candle for the month of July, gaining approximately 3.5% from roughly $750 at the start of the month before closing at around $775.

Despite the modest gain, BCH traded within a 35% range, with Bitcoin Cash testing support at roughly $660 on the 12th of July before ramping up to test resistance at $890 on the 18th. When measuring against BTC, BCH lost approximately 17%, with BCH/BTC starting the month at roughly 0.117 BTC before closing at 0.1 BTC.

As of this writing, Bitcoin Cash has the fourth largest market capitalization with nearly $13.2 billion and is trading for roughly $760.

Many Leading Altcoins Post Third Consecutive Monthly Red Candle Against USD

Ethereum posted its third consecutive red monthly candle for July after dropping by 5% from an opening price of roughly $455 to close at around $430. ETH traded within an approximately 19% range, with ETH/USD posting a low of $420 on the 12th of July before ramping up to test resistance at $515 on the 18th. The trade volume for ETH/USD during July was the lowest monthly volume posted this year thus far.

Ethereum also lost 22% of its value when measured against BTC in July, falling from an opening price of 0.071 BTC to close at roughly 0.055 BTC. Ethereum currently boasts the second largest cryptocurrency market cap of almost $43 billion and is trading for roughly $420.

The USD price of XRP fell for the third month in a row, by 7% from July’s opening price of $0.468 to close at $0.435. XRP traded within a roughly 19% range for the month, bouncing off a low of $0.425 on the 12th of July before rallying to test resistance at $0.525 on the 18th.

When measuring against BTC, XRP fell by roughly 23% from the month’s opening price of 0.0000732 BTC to close at 0.0000562 BTC. Monthly trading volume for both BTC and USD XRP pairing was the lowest of 2018 so far. XRP is currently the third largest market cap with $17.7 billion and is trading for $0.45.

EOS also posted its 3rd consecutive red monthly candle after falling by roughly 10% during July from an opening price of $8.11 to close at roughly $7.3. EOS traded within a 30% range after testing a low of $6.6 on the 12th before rallying to test resistance at $9.35 on the 18th of July.

When measuring against BTC, EOS fell by 25.5% from the month’s opening price of 0.001275 before closing at roughly 0.0095. EOS is currently the fifth largest market by capitalization with $6.6 billion and is trading for $7.33.

Stellar Gains 45% During July

Of the top cryptocurrency markets by capitalization, Stellar produced the strongest performance during July.

The Stellar markets gained roughly 45% from the month’s opening price of roughly $0.1935 before closing at $0.28. The total range for the month’s price action was more than 95%, with Stellar bouncing off $0.18 on the 12th of July before testing $0.35 on the 25th of July.

Stellar was the only leading altcoin to gain over BTC during July, gaining nearly 20% from 0.00003 BTC before losing at roughly 0.000036.

Poloniex – STR/BTC – 1M

The month’s bullish action has propelled Stellar to the position of sixth largest market capitalization with $5.17 billion. Stellar is trading for approximately $0.27 as of this writing.

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Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Price Trends Turn from Bullish to Bearish

Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Price Trends Turn from Bullish to Bearish

On Tuesday, July 31 a great majority of cryptocurrency prices dropped in value with many coins losing anywhere between 3-10 percent during the last 24-hours. Currently, with the sudden cryptocurrency market turbulence, bears have taken control of the exhausted bulls. In one intra-day of trading, the entire cryptocurrency market capitalization of all 1,600+ coins ($270Bn USD) has lost roughly $25Bn in value.

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Digital Asset Prices Turn Bearish as the Entire Cryptocurrency Economy Loses $25 Billion USD

Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Price Trends Turn from Bullish to BearishBearish sentiment is starting to haunt cryptocurrency markets once again as many digital assets saw prices tumble today. Bitcoin Core (BTC) prices dropped to a low of $7,503 on July 31 as the currency’s trade volume had started to drift a bit lower after the price hovered around $8,125 the day prior. A large portion of other cryptocurrency markets followed suit with BTC as the top ten virtual currencies are seeing losses across the board of course except for tether (USDT).

Ethereum (ETH) continues to hold the second highest market valuation with a market capitalization that’s around $42.28Bn. One ETH is being traded for $418 and the market is down 7.6 percent today. ETH markets are followed by ripple (XRP) which is down 2.8 percent over the last 24-hours as one XRP is trading for $0.42 cents. Lastly, the fifth highest market capitalization held by EOS is also down 6.6 percent and the currency is trading at $7.13 per coin.

Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Price Trends Turn from Bullish to Bearish

Bitcoin Cash Market Action

This Tuesday bitcoin cash (BCH) markets are seeing losses as well as BCH is down 8 percent over the last 24-hours. Bitcoin cash markets are also down 13.2 percent for the last seven days. One BCH is trading for $741, and the decentralized cryptocurrency has a market valuation of around $12.8Bn. The last 24 hours show BCH trade volumes are around $432Mn at the time of publication. The top exchanges swapping the most BCH today include Coinex ($106.53Mn), Huobi Pro ($69.38Mn), Okex ($64.81Mn), Binance ($46.80Mn) and Hitbtc ($34.79Mn).

Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Price Trends Turn from Bullish to Bearish

The top currency traded with BCH on July 31 is tether (USDT) with 55.2 percent of swaps. This is followed by BTC (28.5%), USD (7.6%), QC (2.8), ETH (2.4%) and the KRW (1.2%). Bitcoin cash holds the fifth highest volume over the past 24-hours among all 1,600+ other cryptocurrencies.

Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Price Trends Turn from Bullish to Bearish

BCH/USD Technical Indicators

Looking at the daily and 4-hour charts on Bitfinex and Bitstamp shows bears have grabbed the reins and still have a good portion of control. RSI levels are screaming oversold conditions (33), while the MACd has swooped down to -85. The SMA 100 is far higher now above the longer-term 200 SMA trendline which means BCH bulls may lose a bit more grip over the short term. Many traders can see looking at charts that the price was rolling sideways for close to three days and many were convinced of a bull flag after the inverse head & shoulders. But just before the dip sell orders on popular exchanges worldwide began stacking up. Looking at order books from the current vantage point BCH bulls have some high walls up until $775 but if they can manage to break that resistance we could return to previous levels. On the back side there’s solid support between now and $710 but unfortunately, books are thinner until $650.

Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Price Trends Turn from Bullish to Bearish   The Verdict: Flat Volumes and Bearish Sentiment Brings Market Skepticism

Overall skeptics and bearish cheerleaders are hoping for some stronger dips and they just may get them. Volumes across the board for many cryptocurrencies has been getting flatter as each day passes. Traders and enthusiasts are now unsure the upcoming ETF decision will pull prices up until then for two reasons: One the Winklevoss Twins fund was denied again, putting a black cloud over positive vibes toward the Cboe ETF, and secondly everyone is unsure exactly when the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will make their ultimate decision. This week the current market sentiment, and our price verdict, point to far more skepticism and shade towards bullish prices returning soon.

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Markets Update: Crypto-Prices See Some Recovery After the Dip

Markets Update: Crypto-Prices See Some Recovery After the Dip

Digital assets, this weekend, have recovered a touch after a temporary price dip that started roughly 48 hours ago but crypto-values have rebounded once again on July 27. This Saturday, all 1600+ digital currencies are seeing slight gains as the entire cryptocurrency market capitalization at the start of the weekend is around $297.9Bn USD, with over $32.2Bn worth of cryptos swapped in the last 24 hours.

Also Read: Crowd Psychology Driving BTC Prices, Finance Experts Say 

Cryptos See Some Slight Recovery This Weekend

A great majority of digital assets today are in the green seeing gains between 2-10 percent during the last 24 hours of trading sessions. Prices first took a big drop after the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had denied the Winklevoss twins exchange-traded fund (ETF) which may have put a black cloud over the community’s optimism concerning the upcoming Cboe ETF decision. After the ETF was denied, the price of bitcoin core (BTC) dropped from a rough average of $8,200 per BTC to a low of $7,798. However, not too long after that BTC prices jumped back up $400 to the $8,200 zone again. Most of the other digital currencies within the crypto-economy have been correlated with BTC and had followed the rebound back as most are nurturing losses today.

Bitcoin Core (BTC) Market Action

At the time of publication, the price of bitcoin core (BTC) is averaging around $8140- 8200 per coin. BTC has swapped over $6.2Bn today in global trade volume and the currency’s market valuation is around $140Bn this Saturday. The top BTC exchanges include Bitflyer ($2.02 Bn), Binance ($270.07 Mn), Bitfinex ($229.94 Mn), EXX ($212.66 Mn), and Coinbene ($169.53 Mn). The Japanese yen continues to be the dominant currency pair (49.5%) traded with BTC which is followed by tether (USDT 32.2%), USD (12.5%), EUR (1.64%), and the KRW (1.5%). BTC dominance is the highest it has been in months as the digital asset’s capitalization is 47.3 percent amongst all 1600+ market valuations. On the peer-to-peer platform, Shapeshift this Saturday shows the top swap is ethereum (ETH) for bitcoin core (BTC).   

Markets Update: Crypto-Prices See Some Recovery After the Dip

BTC/USD Technical Indicators

BTC/USD charts today on Coinbase and Bitstamp are showing some consolidated action taking place as bulls seem to be recharging. A few days ago, the BTC/USD charts’ relative strength index (RSI) signaled a bearish divergence which drowned out the bulls with buyers wanting cheaper prices. Today the RSI is lower (52) and BTC bulls could muster up some strength to surpass current resistance levels. The SMA 200 is above the short-term SMA 100 on the 4-hour chart which indicates the path to least resistance is towards the downside. MACd is meandering in the middle (27.89) and shows room for improvement in the next few hours. Order books looking northbound show deep resistance from now up until $8,660 and observations from the Average Directional Index (ADX) shows this move is possible. On the back side, there is plenty of foundational support between $8K through $7,400.

Markets Update: Crypto-Prices See Some Recovery After the Dip

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Market Action  

Bitcoin cash (BCH) is being sold between $780 to 830 per coin this Saturday and the currency’s market valuation is around $14Bn. 24-hour trade volume is a bit lackluster since our last markets update as trades are around $567.3Mn today. The top BCH exchanges swapping the most bitcoin cash today include Coinex ($132.40 Mn), Okex ($59.30 Mn), Binance ($54.47 Mn), Hitbtc ($36.31 Mn), and Huobi Pro ($32.71 M). The top currency pair with BCH is tether (USDT 57.6%) which is followed by BTC (28.2%), USD (5.6%), ETH (2.7%), and KRW (1.14%). Bitcoin cash is the fifth most traded cryptocurrency this Saturday, just below the currency EOS.

Markets Update: Crypto-Prices See Some Recovery After the Dip

BCH/USD Technical Indicators

BCH/USD charts are somewhat similar to the BTC technical indicators. RSI levels for BCH/USD on Bitstamp and Bitfinex are hovering around the 44.76 area which shows improvements could be made in the short term. MACd is similar to BTC but looks as though its heading southbound at the time of writing.

Markets Update: Crypto-Prices See Some Recovery After the Dip

Further, the SMA 200 is also above the SMA 100 trendline which shows downside action is more tempting right now. However, the Average Directional Index (ADX) trend shows that bulls could push forward after chewing through some heavy resistance. Order books looking northbound indicate some pit stops between the current vantage point and then again at $840-870.

Markets Update: Crypto-Prices See Some Recovery After the Dip

The Verdict: Market Sentiment is Still Upbeat

Overall optimism seems pretty good this weekend as quite a few enthusiasts and traders seem positive the bearish trend is seemingly reversing. Most cryptocurrencies are up between 40-60 percent since the lows that took place on June 24. Some notable market movers this Saturday include XLM, BTC, VEN, BNB, and OX. The verdict today is still positive and a good majority of people believe prices will continue to trend higher but there are definitely a few skeptics who think the bear market may not be over just yet — But overall the verdict is still upbeat.   

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Markets Update: BTC Gains 30% in Two Weeks, Alts Lose Correlation

Markets Update: BTC Gains 30% in 2 Weeks, Alts Lose Correlation

The BTC markets have gained approximately 30% in two weeks, with prices currently sitting at $8,300 USD after roughly 48 hours of consolidation above $8,000. After producing gains against the dollar, many other leading cryptocurrency markets have continued to produce inverse correlation when measured against BTC.

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BTC Consolidates Above $8,000

The price of Bitcoin Core (BTC) has gained roughly 30% in the last two weeks following the strongest fortnight of trading since April. Ten of the last thirteen days have produced red candles, with prices rising from approximately $6,200 to $8,200 as of this writing. The last two weeks of trading have also produced a notable spike in daily volume, with the 24th of July producing the highest trade volume for BTC/USD on Bitfinex since the 25th of April.

BTC/USD – Bitfinex – 1D

With the markets appearing to have established an immediate bull channel, many analysts are expecting that FOMO leading up to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission’s determinations regarding Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE)’s proposed bitcoin exchange-traded fund may drive the BTC markets to test resistance at approximately $10,000. Should the immediate trend fail, the markets will likely drop to retest the local support areas of either $7,500 or $6,800.

BTC currently has a market capitalization of $142 billion and a market dominance of nearly 47%.

BCH Gains Over 25% in Two Weeks

Bitcoin Cash has also enjoyed a bullish fortnight of price action, with the BCH markets gaining approximately 28% since testing support at roughly $660 on the 12th of July. Since then, the BCH/USD markets appear to have begun to form an ascending triangle formation – with current prices sitting at approximately $830 on Bitfinex.

BCH/USD – Bitfinex – 1W

Despite the gains against the dollar, BCH/BTC has continued to lose value against BTC, with the BCH/BTC markets continuing to follow the descending channel that has guided price action since May. Since the start of June, Bitcoin Cash has lost roughly 30% against BTC – falling from 0.15 BTC to the current levels just above 0.1 BTC.

BCH/BTC – Bitfinex – 1W

As of this writing, the BCH/BTC markets appear to be testing both the ascending and descending trendlines comprising a symmetrical triangle formation that has guided price action from the markets’ inception 12 months ago. BCH is the fourth largest cryptocurrency market with a total capitalization of roughly $14.6 billion and a market dominance of nearly 5%.

ETH Suffers Losses Against BTC

By contrast, the second largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, Ethereum, has gained just 10% over the last ten days, rising from approximately $435 to $475 as of this writing. So far, the long-term ascending trendline on the ETH/USD chart dating back to May last year has continued to hold up.

ETH/USD – Bitfinex – 1W

Between the 15th and 18th of July, Ethereum gained 15% in three days, rallying to test support above $500. The markets immediately gave back most of the gains, retracing by 10% over the next three days before consolidating. On the 24th of July, ETH rallied by 7% over the dollar.

ETH/USD – Bitfinex – 1D

When measuring against BTC, Ethereum has lost 18.5% in the last two weeks, falling from 0.708 BTC to roughly 0.058. The market capitalization of ETH is $48.6 billion. Ethereum has a market dominance of 16%.

ETH/BTC – Bitfinex – 1W

XRP and EOS Channel Sideways

The price of XRP, the third-ranked cryptocurrency by market cap, has consolidated within a roughly 20% range over the last 30 days, with fiat prices fluctuating between approximately $0.43 and $0.52 since the last week of June. As of this writing, XRP is trading for $0.46.

ETH/USD – Bitfinex – 1W

When measuring against BTC, the XRP markets have produced an eighth consecutive red candle after falling from approximately 0.00009 BTC in the last week of April to roughly 0.0000565 as of this writing. Over the course of the last two weeks, XRP/BTC lost approximately 20% to break into new lows for 2018. The market capitalization of XRP is $18.25 billion, and the market dominance is 6%.

ETH/BTC – Bitfinex – 1W

The fifth largest crypto market by capitalization, EOS, has produced comparable price action to XRP in recent weeks, consolidating within a nearly 30% range over the course of the last five weeks when measuring against the dollar. As of this writing, EOS is trading for $8.6 after gaining 15% in two weeks following a bounce from the third point of contact with a major ascending trendline dating back to November 2017.

EOS/USD – Bitfinex – 1W

When measuring against BTC, seven of the last eight weekly candles produced by the EOS/BTC markets have been red, with EOS having lost nearly 45% in two months, falling from over 0.00185 BTC at the start of June to roughly 0.00105 BTC as of this writing. EOS has a market cap of $7.865 billion and a market dominance of 2.6%.

EOS/BTC – Bitfinex – 1W

Stellar Bucks Trend, Gains Over BTC

Of the top ten cryptocurrency markets by market capitalization, Stellar has been the sole market that has posted consistent gains over BTC in recent weeks. Stellar has gained roughly 28% during the last two and a half weeks, rallying from approximately 0.000031 to nearly 0.0004 as of this writing.

STR/BTC – Poloniex – 1W

When measuring against USD, Stellar is up 45% in the last ten days rallying from $0.22 to $0.32. In the last 30 days, Stellar has gained nearly 70% from roughly $0.19 on the 25th of June.

STR/USD – Poloniex – 1W

Stellar is the sixth largest cryptocurrency by market cap with a capitalization of $6.3 billion and a market dominance of over 2%.

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