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Bitcoin price traded to a new monthly high at $4,064 and later corrected lower against the US Dollar. The price declined sharply below $3,950, but dips remained supported above $3,900. There is a crucial bullish trend line formed with support at $3,920 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair remains well supported on dips near the $3,920 level and the 100 simple moving average (4-hours). Bitcoin price is still in a strong uptrend despite recent bearish moves against the US Dollar. BTC/USD is likely to find a solid buying interest if it dips towards $3,940 or $3,920. Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis (BTC) This past week, there was a decent upward move above $4,000 in bitcoin price against the US Dollar. The BTC/USD pair traded in a range above the $3,940 support level and finally broke the $4,000 resistance level. Buyers pushed the price above the $4,020 resistance and a new monthly high was formed at $4,064. However, buyers failed to hold gains above $4,020, resulting in a sharp decline below $4,000. The price dropped heavily and broke the $3,960 and $3,940 support levels. There was even a spike below the $3,900 support and the 100 simple moving average (4-hours). Having said that, buyers defended the $3,900 support and the price bounced back sharply above $3,940. There was a break above the 50% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $4,064 high to $3,869 low. The recent recovery was solid, but the price faced a strong offer zone near the $4,000 resistance. The 61.8% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $4,064 high to $3,869 low also acted as a hurdle. At the moment, the price is consolidating below the $4,000 resistance. Besides, there is a short term connecting bearish trend line in place with resistance at $3,990 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair. A clear break above the trend line and $4,000 could open the doors for a fresh upward move. On the downside, there are many supports near the $3,940 and $3,920 levels. There is also a crucial bullish trend line forming with support at $3,920 on the same chart. Looking at the chart, BTC price is clearly well supported on the downside near the $3,940 and $3.920 levels. As long as the price is above the $3,900 support and the 100 SMA, there are chances of a steady rise in the coming sessions. Buyers may wait for a clear break above the $4,000 and $4,020 resistance levels to gain control. Technical indicators 4 hours MACD – The MACD for BTC/USD is slightly placed in the bearish zone. 4 hours RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is currently well below the 50 level. Major Support Level – $3,900 Major Resistance Level – $4,020 Bitcoin (BTC) Price Still In Strong Uptrend, Buying Dips Favored was last modified: March 24th, 2019 by Aayush JindalThe post Bitcoin (BTC) Price Still In Strong Uptrend, Buying Dips Favored appeared first on NewsBTC.
ETH price declined recently, but it found a strong support above $132 against the US Dollar. The price recovered and it is now facing a solid resistance near the $137-138 zone. There is a major breakout pattern formed with resistance at $138 on the 4-hours chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair is likely to accelerate higher once there is a proper break above $138 and $140. Ethereum price is aligning for the next move versus the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETH/USD will most likely climb higher as long as there is no close below the $132-133 support area. Ethereum Price Analysis After forming a stop near the $144 level, there was a steady decline in ETH price against the US Dollar. The ETH/USD pair declined below the $140 support level to move into a bearish zone. Later, it found support near the $135 level, but buyers failed to hold losses. Finally, there was a downside break below the $135 support and the 100 simple moving average (4-hours). The price declined below the $134 support and traded close to the $132 support area. Recently, the price recovered and moved above the $135 level. However, the price seems to be facing a strong resistance near the $137-138 area. At the moment, it is trading near the $135 level and the 100 simple moving average (4-hours). An immediate support is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $132 low to $138 high. More importantly, there is a major breakout pattern formed with resistance at $138 on the 4-hours chart of ETH/USD. The triangle support is near the $134 level, below which the next key support is near the $132 level. It seems like the price is preparing for the next move either above $138 or below $134. On the downside, there are many supports near the $134, $133 and $132 levels. Therefore, there are high chances of an upside break above the $137-138 resistance area. The above chart indicates that ETH price is likely to climb above the $137-138 resistance area. In the mentioned bullish scenario, the price could even break the $140 resistance and revisit the $144 resistance area. The next key resistance is near the $148 level, followed by $150. On the flip side, if buyers fail to push the price above $138, there could be a downside reaction. A break below the $132 support may call for a test of the $130 support. Technical Indicators 4 hours MACD – The MACD for ETH/USD is currently flat, with a few positive signs. 4 hours RSI – The RSI for ETH/USD is currently below the 50 level, with a bearish angle. Major Support Level – $134 Major Resistance Level – $138 Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis: Buy ETH With Break Above $138 was last modified: March 24th, 2019 by Aayush JindalThe post Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis: Buy ETH With Break Above $138 appeared first on NewsBTC.
Bitcoin [BTC] Futures were thought to be a snippet of the overarching cryptocurrency market, though meager in comparison to the larger spot market. A recent report from Bitwise Asset Management, the crypto-centric investment firm has stated otherwise. In a March 20 report presented to the United States’ Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC], Bitwise analyzed the Chicago Mercantile Exchange [CME], and the Chicago Board Options Exchange, with ten prominent cryptocurrency exchanges’ in terms of their trade volume. Prior to shedding light on their Futures versus Spot findings, it must be noted that the report revealed that 95 percent of the trading volume of unregulated exchanges were seemingly “fake and/or non-economic wash trading”. Taking into account this disparity, the percentage of futures volume to their spot equivalent increases from 1.51 percent to 33.33 percent. Reported Spot volume totaled $6 billion, but after removing the “suspicious exchanges”, the actual volume recorded dropped to $273 million, in comparison to the futures market volume of $91 million. Furthermore, the increase in futures’ volume as a percentage of the spot market has been steadily increasing. From November 2018 to January 2019, the futures market was just over 15 percent, and almost doubled in February 2019 to 33 percent. Since the Futures contracts were approved in December 2017, only on two occasions did the Futures volume, in comparison to the Spot market, shoot above 20 percent; this was in May and August 2018. Futures Volume expressed as a percentage of their Spot Equivalent In terms of their stand-alone trade volume, the CME and the CBOE are in good stead against the world’s top cryptocurrency exchanges. The daily volume the CME, which brings in $84.82 million, ranks second behind Binance’s $110.5 million and ahead of Bitfinex, which records $38.06 million in daily trade volume. The CBOE also fairs well, taking the ninth spot on the ladder, ringing in $6.12 million in daily trade volume. Gemini takes the eight spot with $8.11 million and itBit caps off the top-10 with $5.58 million in daily volume. Notable, among the top-12, eight exchanges are registered within the United States. Despite the CBOE’s comparative success against the spot exchanges’, it has not been performing well against its cross-town rival, the CME. This slump forced the CBOE to delist their Bitcoin Futures [XBT] for March 2019. However, the XBT futures that are yet to expire later in the year will not be off-loaded prematurely. Bitwise also points out that the CME Futures Price tracks the Global Spot Price based on an arbitrage model. Given below is a chart attesting the same: Arbitrage between the CME Futures price and the global Spot price The post Bitcoin [BTC] Futures in good stead against its Spot equivalent: Bitwise Report appeared first on AMBCrypto.