Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, EOS, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Tron, Stellar, Bitcoin SV, Cardano: Price Analysis, Jan. 30
The entry of major players such as investment firm Fidelity and the governments of UAE and Saudi Arabia instills confidence in the crypto market.
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Crypto investors lost about $1.7 billion worth of cryptocurrencies to hackers in 2018. Though prices are down, it has not deterred the criminals. The volume of stolen coins in 2018 was 3.6 times larger than in 2017, according to the report from research company CipherTrace.
Hacks are a major problem in crypto that needs to be solved before the asset class can be seen positively by the regulators and adopted by the mainstream economy.
However, the entry of investment firm Fidelity into the cryptocurrency custody space instills confidence. According to sources cited by Bloomberg, its custody services are likely to be offered starting in March. Initially, the services will be open only to select institutional clients, but the firm plans to expand operations to a larger audience in the future.
The Middle East seems to be warming up to cryptocurrencies. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have officially announced the joint development of an interbank digital currency called “Aber.” At first, it will be used only by a limited number of banks.
While the fundamental factors continue to improve, the crypto prices are not showing any signs of a recovery. Let’s look at the critical levels to watch out for.
Bitcoin (BTC) is trying to turn around from $3,355. The bulls are attempting to defend the support at $3,236.09. They will encounter resistance at the 20-day EMA and above that at the 50-day SMA. Upon crossing the moving averages, the next resistance will be at the downtrend line, and above it at $4,255.
Conversely, if the price turns down from either one of the overhead resistances, the BTC/USD pair will again drop to the support at $3,236.09. A break of this level will resume the downtrend and trigger a number of stop losses on the long positions that can result in a quick drop to $3,000, and below that to $2,600.
At present, both moving averages are sloping down, and the RSI is in the negative zone. This suggests that the bears have the upper hand. Therefore, we shall wait for the price to sustain above the downtrend line before turning positive.
Ripple (XRP) has bounced sharply from the critical support of $0.27795, which shows buying at lower levels. It has broken out of the downtrend line and is currently at the 20-day EMA.
If the bulls push the price above the 20-day EMA, the XRP/USD pair can rally to the 50-day SMA. The zone between the 20-day EMA and the 50-day SMA might act as a stiff resistance. A breakout above this resistance zone will be a positive sign.
Therefore, we suggest long positions on a close (UTC time frame) above the 50-day SMA with the stop below $0.275. The first target objective is $0.38239, above which the upward move can stretch to $0.4.
Our bullish view will be negated if the price turns down from the 20-day EMA and plunges below $0.27795.
Ethereum (ETH) bounced back from $103, close to its first support at $100. It will now pull back to $116.3, where it might face resistance.
If the ETH/USD pair turns down from $116.3, it can again fall to $100, and below that to $83. The 20-day EMA is trending down and the RSI in the negative territory which suggests that supply exceeds demand.
If the bulls scale above $116.3, the digital currency will again face selling close to the moving averages. It will turn positive if the price rises above $134.5. We might suggest long positions if the price sustains above the moving averages.
EOS has held the support at $2.1733 for the past two days. The bulls are currently attempting to push the price back into the overhead range.
If they succeed, the EOS/USD pair will move up to $2.5, where it might face resistance from the moving averages. A break out of $2.6 will increase the chances of a rally to $3.05 and above that to $3.2081.
Conversely, if the price reverses direction from the current level and plummets below $2.1733, it can correct to $1.7746, and below that to $1.55. We shall wait for the digital currency to scale above the moving averages before suggesting a trade.
Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is finding some buying close to $105. It can now move up to $121.3, which will act as a roadblock.
The downsloping 20-day EMA will also attract sellers. If the bulls scale above this resistance, the BCH/USD pair can move up to $141.
But if the price turns down from $121, a drop to $100, and below that to $73.5 will be possible. We shall turn positive if we see evidence of strong buying.
Litecoin (LTC) continues to trade in the tight range of $29.349–$33. The bulls have defended the support of the range for the past two days