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Ethereum Market Report: Slightly Bullish

December 30 2018 17:51 UTC   Ethereum has gained 1.91% or 2.54 USDT in twenty-four hours. In this Weekend Edition find $ETH price action, trend, technicals and more. Or jump right to the Ethereum $ETH Price Outlook.   Price Action The price of $ETH has risen over twenty-four hours. The last price at press time […]

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December 30 2018 17:51 UTC

Price Action

The price of $ETH has risen over twenty-four hours. The last price at press time is 135.68 USDT. In Binance moderate to heavy volume trading the daily change is 1.91%, or 2.54 USDT:

$ETH Price Change
period % USDT
24 hours 1.91 2.54
7 days 5.15 6.65
1 month 19.32 21.97

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Trend

trend is UP

[Trend is “up” when the three day price movement is predominantly upwards.]

Real Time Market Depth

The real time market depth is strongly bullish.

[The real time market depth is a fractional representation of the order book, used to assist in determining market direction.]

Chart

Tap / click to zoom:

eth-usdt-binance-four-hour-candles-2018-12-30

Remarks

The latest $ETH leg shows some promise of upwards lift.

Ether showed strong upwards moves during five 4 hour sessions late on the evening of the 27th. A later spike pushed a session high to $145.42 at noon on the 29th for a four hour session scope of $13.42. The high did not hold and the candlestick pattern shows bulls testing $ETH resistance as ether climbs higher.

The up trend scenario of today and ether (report generation) last price of $135.68 contrasts starkly against this month’s – and this year’s – December 15 2018 low of $81.79.

Technicals

Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD)

The MACD on the four hour chart is bullish. The last thirteen 4 hour sessions have all been bullish.

[MACD is a trend-following momentum indicator]

Exponential Moving Averages (EMA)

period average
7 day 134.28
25 day 130.05
99 day 118.54

The short term EMA(7) is above both the medium EMA(25) and long term EMA(99). The four hour chart shows the EMA(7) gently sloping up. This is a bullish state.

The one hour chart shows EMA(7) leveling out with a slightly nosing down angle. This one hour look is neutral to very slightly bearish.

[EMA is a type of moving average that weights recent price fluctuations more, yielding a better short term signal]

Relative Strength Index (RSI)

The Relative Strength Index on the four hour chart is 59.2. This is a neutral state.

There’s room to move either way.

[RSI is is a momentum indicator that measures the magnitude of recent price fluctuations to determine an overbought or oversold state]

Bitcoin $BTC Price Modifier

The 24 hour Bitcoin $BTC change is -0.19%. This may exert a neutral influence on Ethereum today.

[The bitcoin price modifier reflects the historical correlation between the price of $BTC and altcoins]

Ethereum $ETH Price Outlook

slightly bullish
  • the Ethereum $ETH price outlook is slightly bullish
  • if the price finds acceptance at higher levels the major resistance prints at 137
  • if the price finds acceptance at lower levels the major support prints at 113
Resistance levels: 137 145

Support levels: 113 127 131

Invalidation: This outlook is no longer valid if the asset has performed outside of its resistance or support levels, or outside of its short term analysis duration.

Analysis Duration: four hours

This report is for a short term duration of four hours. Analysis is time sensitive.

[Analysis duration yields a “best before date”, calculated from report generation at December 30 2018 17:51 UTC.]

Independent Comparison

Comparing our outlook with independent, automated results from Investing.com shows:

Asset: Ethereum $ETH

Time Period: 5 Hours

Summary: strong buy

Moving Averages: buy

Technical Indicators: strong buy

Disclosure

The author does not hold Ethereum $ETH at the time of writing.

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Bitcoin dominance is an irrelevant metric unless…

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The volatile cryptocurrency market has given way to multiple metrics for the market observers to analyze and predict what’s coming next. One such metric has been Bitcoin dominance, but as per Su Zhu, it should not be relevant to you unless you are a billionaire.

How so?

The CEO of Three Arrows Capital opined this after noticing the trend of the newcomers avoiding Bitcoin and Ethereum and opting for risky crypto tokens. When the largest digital asset was stuck in a wider correction period, altcoins like Dogecoin [DOGE] grabbed much attention. This was possible due to the hype created by Tesla CEO or, self-proclaimed “doge-father,” Elon Musk and the Doge community.

However, understanding the newcomers’ enthusiasm Zhu opined that if he were to bet on projects now, he would choose Solana and Avalanche.

Despite the popularity of altcoins, the exec remained bullish on Bitcoin and Ethereum as he expected, the former to flip gold’s market cap, and the latter to eventually hit a value above $25,000. Bold predictions, but nothing we haven’t heard before.

However, newcomers were more bothered about the dominance metric but as data suggested, Bitcoin dominance has recently been falling. The dominance was hit earlier but recovered to form a peak at 49.25% on 30th July. But given the correction phase that followed, the dominance of BTC fell and was last noted to be at 40% on 10th September.

It is interesting to note that despite plenty of adoption related news such as that of El Salvador, coming in over the past few weeks, it looks like the dominance has remained unaffected by it.

Source: CoinMarketCap

Twitter user and crypto enthusiast, @HsakaTrades also noted that Bitcoin dominance was not a relevant metric for anyone who has a “sub mid 9fig portfolio]. Agreeing with Hasaka, Zhu added,

“To clarify, if you’re holding for 5+ yrs, you shouldn’t be thinking about btc dominance in the first place. And obv btc and eth have a strong place in that portfolio.

If you’re allocating actively atm, and think debating btc v eth v alts is a good framework, you’re ngmi.”

While this advice could stand true for experiences, long-term trader interested in making money, but not the ones looking out to invest in tech. This was especially highlighted in the comments wherein the crypto users were upset about the CEO’s Solana [SOL] recommendation that recently witnessed an outage.

Nevertheless, the trading advice and strategies differd from trader to trader and Zhu’s opinion to not focus on the BTC dominance, prebably stemmed from a hodlers perspective. While interesting projects were now erupting in the crypto space, it looks like Bitcoin’s dominance, not only in terms of price, but as a crypto project could be challenge.

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Source: https://ambcrypto.com/bitcoin-dominance-irrelevant-for-anyone-not-10figs

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Millions of Dollars Raised Through Solana’s DeFi Projects

Millions of Dollars Raised Through Solana's DeFi Projects

PAI, an algorithmic stablecoin, backs Parrot Protocol. Grape Protocol was the primary source of the downtime. Solana has been up

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  • PAI, an algorithmic stablecoin, backs Parrot Protocol.
  • Grape Protocol was the primary source of the downtime.

Solana has been up nearly 3200% since August. Investors’ interest in Ethereum rival systems featuring DeFi, NFT, and smart contract services has risen dramatically.

The software applications that simulate legal contracts are smart contracts. Once housed on a blockchain network, the software application will run automatically without human intervention.

This month, Solana’s DeFi initiatives raised millions of dollars. This is another proof of Solana’s potential to compete with Ethereum. Currently, Ethereum has the most DeFi and NFT projects.

Bots raced to invest in a token sale for Grape Protocol over flooded the blockchain, causing Solana to collapse for 17 hours on Tuesday. Let us take a look at the few IDO that helped raise millions.

Grape Protocol

Grape Protocol, the primary source of the downtime, managed to raise just $600,000 on Raydium’s “Acceleraytor.”

Tokenized communities may use Grape Network to connect to platforms like Discord, Telegram, and soon twitter to collaborate over Solana and reward members with crypto.

Parrot Protocol

Parrot Protocol is based on Solana. Investors in the Initial DEX offering included Sino Global Capital, Alameda Research, and QTUM VC. Moreover, to put it simply, Parrot is a non-custodial lending platform and decentralized exchange.

PAI, an algorithmic stablecoin, backs Parrot. Furthermore, Parrot offered a governance token called PRT in its IDO. Thus, allowing investors to vote on the protocol’s operation and farm yields on Solana without affecting other Layer 1 blockchains.

Solana’s failure impacted Parrot’s IDO, but it was resolved by Sept. 16. Moreover, the team said it would start working on PRT staking, NFTs, and adjustable interest rates in “Letter from the Parrot.”

Several Solana initiatives will be launched in the next day’s/weeks. Examples include Solanium, Boca Chica, and Solstarter. On Solanium, whitelisted users may buy MatrixETF.

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Source: https://thenewscrypto.com/millions-of-dollars-raised-through-solanas-defi-projects/

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Cosmos (ATOM) Lead Market-Wide Rally

Cosmos (ATOM) Lead Market-Wide Rally

Cosmos’ creators call it an “internet of blockchains.” ATOM also launched a bridge to Ethereum at the end of August.

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  • Cosmos’ creators call it an “internet of blockchains.”
  • ATOM also launched a bridge to Ethereum at the end of August.

Cosmos (ATOM) blew up 10.74 percent overnight to establish a new price of $39.58, according to CoinMarketCap. It surpassed $40 yesterday, reaching $40.76. Despite today’s minor decline, Cosmos’ price was still ten dollars more than seven days ago, and twenty dollars higher than this time last month.

Its creators call it an “internet of blockchains.” It’s an interoperability network that allows various blockchains to connect, exchange data, and interact with one another.

In short, Cosmos claims to address some of the “hardest problems” in the blockchain sector. It seeks to provide an alternative to “slow, costly, unscalable, and ecologically harmful” proof-of-work protocols like Bitcoin by connecting blockchains. On August 18, Cosmos rose 25% from $15 to $20 after the introduction of Emeris, a cross-chain DeFi interface.

It also launched a bridge to Ethereum at the end of August. The inter-blockchain communication protocol (IBC) allowed trade across the Cosmos and Ethereum networks for the first time, along with the integration of Sifchain.

Cosmos Might Soon Over Take FTX Token

Cosmos is “Blockchain 3.0” — thus, as previously said, ease of usage is a significant objective. To this aim, the Cosmos SDK emphasizes modularity. This enables a network to be created quickly using existing code. Long term, it is anticipated that sophisticated applications would be simple to build.

Cosmos now has the twenty-first largest market value, but at this pace, it would only take $0.8 billion to flip FTX Token and make a bold entry into the top twenty.

Some in the crypto sector, much worried about the amount of fragmentation in blockchain networks. There are hundreds, yet few can converse. Cosmos wants to change this by making it feasible.

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Source: https://thenewscrypto.com/cosmos-atom-lead-market-wide-rally/

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