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Ethereum Price Analysis: Bears Eye Pullback To $190 Support

Ethereum price recently broke out of a period of consolidation as mentioned in my previous analysis on ETH, completing an asymmetrical triangle in favors of the bulls but has since begun a pullback breaking the short-term support. Bears now eye $190 support around the visible range low.


Ethereum Price 1-Hour Analysis
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On the 1 hour chart for ETH/USD, we can see how price action progressed after the breakout. Price levels tested $240 resistance and failed to gain on the 6th of August resulting in a rejection causing a pull-back to break the short-term support around $217. Since then price levels have continued to drop and looks poised to re-test the visible range low at $189 just below the 0.382 Fibonacci level.

It’s important to note that volume remains reasonably low on this pull-back and will need to see a drastic increase in selling momentum to cause a crash through $189 support making it likely that a bounce could happen as market price tests this key support price level. RSI just hovering above 20.00 being oversold indicates selling momentum has control over market price.


Ethereum Price 8-Hour Analysis

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On the 8 Hour chart for ETH/USD, we can see where the support at $189 originates from being the local top throughout the middle of April just before price levels broke out and swiftly tested $282 resistance thereafter. RSI has yet to hit oversold zone but appears to be clearly heading in that trajectory, by the time the market price which is currently $204 tests support at $189 it’s likely RSI will be fully oversold presenting a good reason to consider re-entering at this level.

200 EMA can be seen acting as resistance at the local top mentioned on the 6th of August at $240 meaning the recent breakout was a failure to gain aka fakeout as the necessary volume needed for price levels to sustain a new short-term bullish uptrend didn’t arrive. The volume appears to be almost flatlining now in comparison to volume seen throughout April, May, and even June. POC (Point of Control) sits at $168 and will be the next key support level to look out for if $189 breaks.

15 SMMA and 50 MA can be seen just about to cross down over each-other at the recent support break-down point at $218. This could signal much further downside to come so it’s important to practice effective risk management when taking any trades on ETH/USD over the coming days and weeks.

Do you think the volume necessary to propel ETH/USD higher will arrive in the coming days? Please leave your thoughts in the comments below!


Images via Bitcoinist Image Library, ETH/USD charts by TradingView 

This article is strictly for educational purposes and should not be construed as financial advice.

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XRP Overtakes Ethereum Despite Looming ‘Constantinople’ Upgrade

XRP has reclaimed the position of the second largest cryptocurrency by market cap from ETH just days before Ethereum’s ‘Constantinople’ hard-fork upgrade. 


Pre-Fork Drop

On January 16th, Ethereum is scheduled to undergo a network-wide system update called ‘Constantinople’. Among other things, the implementation of the upgrade will reduce the block reward from 3 ETH/block to 2 ETH/block.

Days before the event, however, Ethereum’s (ETH) 00 price experienced a notable decline.

In a matter of minutes, ETH price dropped by about 8 percent.

The movement caused ETH to fall behind Ripple (XRP), which reclaimed its spot as the second largest cryptocurrency by means of market capitalization, less than two weeks after Ethereum regained the number two spot from XRP.

In fact, the two have been neck and neck over the past few months in cryptocurrency market cap rankings.

XRP 00 also experienced a decrease around the same time, but the cryptocurrency experienced a relatively smaller loss of 2.5 percent against the USD.

Ethereum’s ‘Constantinople’

Constantinople is a system upgrade scheduled for implementation at block 7,080,000. Given the current average block time, the event should take place on January 16th, 2019.

One of the most discussed changes that the upgrade will cause is the reduction of block reward from the current 3 ETH/block to 2 ETH/block. This is also referred to as the “thirdening.” It’s the second time Ethereum’s block rewards have been reduced.

The first one was called “Byzantium” and it took place on October 16th, 2017. Back then, ETH surged by about 6 percent during the day, followed by the cryptocurrency’s late 2017 rally to an all-time high of about $1,400.

In total, the upgrade will integrate 5 Ethereum Improvement Proposals (EIPs), which are geared toward tackling cost, speed, functionality, and mining issues.

Support For ‘Constantinople’

Several cryptocurrency exchanges have announced their support for the upcoming network upgrade.

Binance, HitBTC, Huobi, Bittrex, OKEx, CEX.IO, Cryptopia, and Poloniex, have all announced that they will support the Constantinople hard-fork.

Most of them advise users to give sufficient time for their deposits to be processed prior to the upgrade.

At the time of writing this, Gemini, Coinbase, and Bitfinex, haven’t yet declared their support for the upgrade.

What do you think about Constantinople and its impact on Ethereum? Don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below!


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Ether September Price Lows Could Signal End of Bitcoin Bear Market: Analyst

Ether (ETH) prices “capitulating” in September was “significant” to ending the 2018 cryptocurrency bear market, according to a new theory from one cryptocurrency analyst. 


Thies: ‘We Were Looking In The Wrong Place’

In a series of tweets, UTR Equity’s crypto market commentator Eric Thies postulated that Bitcoin’s run to all-time price highs in December 2017 came as a result of Ether investment during the ICO phenomenon.

When interest slowed, so too did prices begin to freefall — Bitcoin reaching lows below $5900 in February this year and Ether below $170 in September.

“(Bitcoin’s) run in the end of 2017 was fueled by a MASSIVE ICO (ERC20) bubble and therefore indirectly fueled via ETH. Meaning that ETH capitulating in early Sept was significant to ending the bear market,” he wrote, noting the concept was a “theory.”

“We were all looking in the wrong place, expecting (Bitcoin) to do it.”

The ‘When Moon?’ Question

Commentators across the cryptocurrency industry and beyond have long sought a narrative to accompany the continued ‘slow bleed’ performance of most assets this year.

As Bitcoinist reported, talk of institutional investors entering to prop up prices continues to contrast with technical analyses suggesting price declines have not yet finished.

While most sources agree that a decisive U-turn cannot be far off, disagreements remain as to the real impact of institutional money or other factors on the industry, should these appear in the short term.

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For Thies meanwhile, funds flowing in via exchanges, stablecoin Tether (USDT)’s token issuance, and other factors support the bear market culmination.

“…Capitulation really may have been $12k-$6k in early Feb, and everything thereafter has been the ecosystem stabilizing itself after a MASSIVE run up,” he concluded about Bitcoin’s performance.

Bitcoin prices have experienced several months of broad stability, at press time falling within 4 percent of values against the USD seen on the same date in July, August and September. 

What do you think about Eric Thies’ market theory? Let us know in the comments below! 


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Fundstrat Says ‘Bullish Trend’ to Develop in Coming Months

The bullish trend isn’t going to be for at least a few more months, according to a technical expert from Fundstrat Global Advisors. He holds that time is needed for the market to recover the technical damage developed through the year.


Bulls Will Have to Wait

At the time of writing this, Bitcoin (BTC) 00 marks a slight decrease of less than one percent for the last 24 hours. The market’s leader also managed to stand its ground for the last week as.

However, having peaked at around $7,400 earlier in September, the cryptocurrency trades about 13 percent below its monthly high.

According to Rob Sluymer, though, an analyst at Fundstrat Global Advisors, bulls will have to wait for a while. In a recent note to clients, the technical expert outlined:

Given the technical damage that has developed in 2018, we expect most cryptocurrencies will likely require months of repair before a new bullish trend can develop. […] This is consistent with post-bear-market behavior that has developed in other asset classes following bear markets.

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A Bit More Positive

Earlier this month, the Head Analyst and Managing Partner at Fundstrat Global Advisors, Tom Lee, expressed his positive sentiment on the price of Bitcoin, based on CBOE Global Markets’ intention to launch Ethereum future contracts. Lee said:

Since December of this year, if one was bearish on any aspect of crypto but did not want to own the underlying, they could short BTC. They can now short ETH, means the net short on BTC in futures would fall.

Ethereum (ETH) 00 marks a slight weekly decrease of about 3 percent. In the last 30 days, however, the world’s second largest cryptocurrency is down with around 23 percent.

What do you think of Rob Sluymer’s position on the current state of the cryptocurrency market? Don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below!


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Ethereum Price Analysis – Plus NEO, EOS, ADA, XRP

As prominent economists sound the death knell for cryptocurrencies and technical analysts label the current events as part of the bottoming process, investors have one question in mind. Are cryptocurrencies nearly prepped for a turnaround or is this the next leg down in a 7-month bear market?


Market Overview

Cryptocurrencies continue to waver and fumble as a few prominent world economists forecast that governments will regulate bitcoin to death. Meanwhile, other experts predict that bitcoin will become a mainstream means of payment within the next decade. To date, droves of cryptocurrency investors are still wondering exactly where the much-hyped institutional investors are and, while positive weekly developments demonstrate that the platform for institutional investors is being constructed, these events appear to be having minimal impact on cryptocurrency prices.

In other news, the Bancor hack and failure of Bitcoin to stay above $6,750 appears to be dragging the entire cryptocurrency market to new lows, yet analysts and retail investors have spent the start of the week labeling the current technical setup as the bottoming for most cryptocurrencies.

Let’s have a look at the charts to see what’s happening.

ETH

Ethereum (ETH) price chart

After two days of trading outside the descending channel, ETH managed to pop above $500 for the first time in more than two weeks. Unfortunately, the Bancor hack and Bitcoin pullback appear to have directly impacted ETH’s momentum as it dropped below the 20 and 50-day MA and back into the descending channel.

At the time of this writing, ETH is down 10% and the daily chart shows the Stoch sharply descending from nearly overbought territory whereas the RSI dips into the bearish zone at 38. ETH now trades below the $450 support and could drop as low as the $400 – $420 area which was a June low. Below this point, ETH has support at $380 and $360.

NEO

NEO Price Chart

After pulling back from an impressive 20%+ rally last week, NEO now rests on the 20-day MA at $34.25 and the RSI on the 4hr chart shows the cryptocurrency attempting a turn around at 32 which has proven to be a zone where this particular altcoin stages a reversal.

Over the last few days, NEO has done the tango with the 50% Fib retracement level ($41 – $36.33) and the technical setup suggests a further decline in the near term. $33.66 serves as the most immediate support and at press time, NEO is holding above the 20-MA as interest in NEO appears to be increasing.

EOS

EOS price chart

EOS has taken quite a hit, down 13.18% at $7.39. EOS trades far below the 20 and 50-MA and currently rests on the $7.37 support followed by a softer support at $7. Failure to hold above $7 could see EOS drop as low as $4 where buyers are likely to show strong interest.

At the time of this writing, the RSI dips into the oversold region, and the Stoch had turned downwards with plenty of room to go which suggests further selling. In the event of a price reversal, EOS will encounter strong resistance at $9 where it previously struggled to overcome the descending trendline.

ADA

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Following the direction of other altcoins, Cardano (ADA) is also down 9.42% today and currently trades at $0.129 which is below the $0.1350 support. The closest support after this is $0.1253. The 4-hour chart shows both the Stoch and RSI beginning to reverse to possibly rise from oversold territory as ADA has aroused purchasing interest below $0.13. As Bitcoin continues to fall, ADA could drop as far as $0.11 which would be a good point to open a position as ADA should recover to the $0.15 resistance with ease once the current clouds clear up.

XRP

At the moment, XRP is suffering as it has finally fallen below the all-important $0.45 support and is down 5.90% for the day. Both the 20 and 50-day MA are below the 100 MA suggesting further decline as the most likely outcome. Yesterday’s drop from $0.48 pushed XRP below the 61.8% Fib retracement level, along with the $0.47 support and the cryptocurrency closed below the 100-day MA.

At the moment, both the RSI and Stoch are in bearish territory and for the time being, we do not see any entry points that provide an attractive risk-reward scenario as XRP has failed to attract buying interest even below $0.45.

[Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are not intended as investment advice. Market data is provided by BITFINEX and CoinMarketCap. The charts for analysis are provided by TradingView.]

Where do you think altcoin prices will go this week? Let us know in the comments below!


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CEX.IO Adds USD and BTC Ethereum Trading Markets

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Many people know CEX.IO as a platform to buy and sell Bitcoin in exchange for various fiat currencies. But the company recently announced a new addition to this platform in the form of Ethereum trading. This modern digital currency can be traded against both Bitcoin and the US Dollar as of today.

Also read: BIT.AC Launches Innovative Multi-Currency Crypto Wallet Platform

CEX.IO Adds Ethereum Trading Markets

It is always positive to see digital currency exchange platforms expanding their offerings, and CEX.IO is doing exactly that. The addition of Ethereum to their list of tradeable currencies is quite noteworthy, as users will be able to trade ETH against both Bitcoin and the US Dollar from now on.

In doing so, CEX.IO joins a growing list of digital currency exchange platforms which have added Ethereum trading in recent times. Bitfinex, one of the world’s largest Bitcoin exchanges, gave in and added ETH trading a few weeks ago, which was followed by exchanges in Korea and Japan shortly afterwards.

The CEX.IO exchange is keeping tabs on the current trends and demands by digital currency traders, and the addition of two ETH trading markets seems to be a smart decision. Bearing in mind how platform users can use their plastic cards to buy digital currency, this news opens up exciting opportunities for the Ethereum community.

Keeping in mind how the Ethereum price is currently in a slump, it will be intriguing to see how this decision by CEX.IO will play out in the long run. Digital currency traders have been selling their Ethereum across all exchanges for the past few days, which has lead to a decrease in overall market capitalization. However, Ethereum remains the second largest digital currency in the world, according to its market cap.

The biggest interest in the Ethereum ecosystem comes from developers who are exploring blockchain technology and smart contracts. The Ethereum ecosystem seems to lend itself towards the developer crowd, and CEX.IO decided it would be a good idea to add ETH trading and give everybody a chance to buy some Ether through convenient payment methods.

Based on the information we have received, CEX.IO servers over half a million users to this very date. Although the company has pivoted from their initial cloud mining business model, the exchange side of things appears to be a lot more lucrative for the UK-based company. Moreover, the platform is available in over 95% of the countries around the world, although availability in the US is limited due to FinCEN regulatory requirements.

What are your thoughts on CEX.IO adding Ethereum to their trading markets? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Press Release Via Email

Images courtesy of Forex Bitcoin News, CEX.IO

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Cashila Announces Convenient Buy and Sell Feature For Ethereum

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There seems to be no love lost between central banks and companies active in the world of Bitcoin and blockchain technology. But at the same time, Cashila is the world’s first Bitcoin payment processor with a license by a Central Bank, showing there is a way to bridge the gap between both sides of the financial sector. The new service offered by this company lets users buy, sell, and store Ethereum in a quick and convenient way.  

Also read: Wheel of Doge Allows Players to Use Any Coin Through ShapeShift

Cashila Ventures Into The Ethereum World

It is not uncommon to see existing Bitcoin platforms explore the Ethereum side of things as well since there is a lot of revenue to be made from doing so. Various Bitcoin exchanges offer consumers a way to easily buy and sell Ether, the token of the Ethereum protocol. Kraken, Bitfinex, Coincheck, and Korbit are just a few of the platforms to have done so in the past year.

But when it comes to payment processors, there does not seem to be any indication of them looking to embrace Ethereum soon. Cashila is the first one to do, and they have big plans for expanding their service in the next few weeks. Right now, the company is best-known for enabling users to make daily payments – or direct wire transfers – to anyone in the European Union by using Bitcoin. Moreover, users can receive Bitcoin or payments denominated in EUR to their online Cashila wallet.

But ever since the Ethereum developers released Homestead, there has been growing internal talk about the addition of Ether to the Cashila platform. Although it remains unclear whether or not this new service will be a standalone platform or just a part of the current services, the plan is to let Cashila users exchange between EUR and Ether on-the-go. In return, this should bring additional liquidity to both markets.

Cashila Co-founder Jani Valjavec stated:

“Buying Ether is currently too hard for an average person. That’s why we’re building the easiest possible way for one to buy and securely store Ether.”

To make the process of buying and selling Ethereum a lot more convenient for users, the company has been actively developing a new unnamed service. Although the name remains unknown for now, we do know the new service will let users buy and sell Ether with just one click, at a fixed price.

Additionally, the new service will support both the ETH and EUR wallet, allowing for quick conversions between both types of currency. Last but not least, it will be possible for EU customers to deposit and withdraw funds through SEPA, assuming one live sin any of the countries supporting this payment method.

Low Costs And No Verification Needed

One of the biggest drawbacks for novice users is how they have to go through a thorough verification procedure before being able to buy Ethereum on most exchanges. Cashila is taking a different approach, as users will not need to provide any documentation to verify their identity. However, there will be an EUR 1,000 trading limit in place, which can be lifted by submitting the necessary documents.

Most convenient exchange solutions charge – sometimes rather high – fees for that particular service, but Cashila wants to keep the costs a slow as possible. Based on the information we have received, there will be a 1% fee applied to trades, and conversions to SEPA can be done any working day. Moreover, storing ETH can be done through the secure online wallet, which will support 2FA for all the key actions.

What are your thoughts on this new service announcement by Cashila? Are you looking forward to giving it a try? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Press Release Via Email

Images courtesy of Cashila, Ethereum, Shutterstock

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