Coinbase (COIN) listing on Nasdaq could eventually boost cryptocurrency adoption and attract droves of institutional investors. However, that is unlikely to happen immediately. In the first few days after the listing, volatility could be high as Wall Street tries to value Coinbase. This could also increase the volatility in cryptocurrencies.
Sharp movements in the price of Bitcoin (BTC) could also result in liquidations of leveraged positions in the derivatives market. The massive $27 billion in Bitcoin futures open interest and $8 billion in Ether (ETH) futures open interest indicate that a spike in volatility could chop several traders.
PlanB, the analyst behind the popular stock-to-flow price model for Bitcoin, cited the monthly Relative Strength Index (RSI) indicator and said that the current reading of above 92 is high but falls short of the 95 levels hit in the previous bull markets of 2017, 2013 and 2011.
According to PlanB’s calculation, Bitcoin’s price would have to rise to $92,000 by the end of April to push the RSI to 95.
Traders will keep a close watch on the price action in COIN and that is likely to determine the short-term sentiment. Let’s study the charts of the top-10 cryptocurrencies to identify the critical support and resistance levels.
Bitcoin broke above the stiff overhead resistance at $61,825.84 on April 13, indicating the resumption of the uptrend. The sharp rally also completed the breakout from the inverse head and shoulders pattern that has a target objective at $69,540.
The upsloping 20-day exponential moving average ($58,713) and the RSI above 63 suggest the bulls have the upper hand. However, the BTC/USDT pair is unlikely to run away vertically.
Usually, after the breakout from a critical level, the price retraces and retests the level. In this case, the pair could drop to $60,000. If the bulls can flip this level into support, the pair could resume its uptrend.
On the contrary, if the bears sink the price below the 20-day EMA, it could catch several aggressive bulls off guard. That could intensify the selling and the pair may even crack the 50-day simple moving average ($55,241). Such a move will increase the possibility of a deeper correction.
Ether broke above the $2,200 resistance on April 13, which resumed its uptrend. The upsloping 20-day EMA ($2,040) and the RSI above 70 suggest the path of least resistance is to the upside.
The bulls will now try to push the ETH/USDT pair toward the next target objective at $2,618.14.
Contrary to this assumption, if the pair turns down from the current level, it could drop to the 20-day EMA. If the price rebounds off this support, it will suggest that the bulls are buying on dips as they anticipate the rally to rise further.
Alternatively, a break below the 20-day EMA will suggest that traders are booking profits in a hurry. That may pull the price down to the trendline.
Binance Coin (BNB) is currently in a corrective phase following the sharp uptrend that took it from $233.81 on March 26 to $638.56 on April 12, a 173% rally in a short time. The first strong support on the downside is the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement level at $483.95.
If the price bounces off $483.95, it will suggest the sentiment remains positive and the bulls are accumulating on dips. The buyers will try to resume the uptrend by thrusting the price above $638.56. If they succeed, the BNB/USDT pair could start its journey toward $888.70.
The Doji candlestick pattern today suggests indecision among the bulls and the bears. If this uncertainty resolves to the downside and the bears sink the price below $483.85, the pair could drop to the 20-day EMA ($417), which is likely to act as a strong support.
The strong up-move in XRP continued with a breakout above $1.50 on April 13 and reached an intraday high at $1.96 today. However, the price has reversed sharply, which suggests the bears are aggressively defending the psychological level at $2.
The first support on the downside is the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement level at $1.43. A strong rebound off this support will indicate that the sentiment remains bullish and traders are buying on dips. The bulls will then again try to resume the up-move by pushing the price above $1.96.
On the other hand, a break below $1.43 could pull the price down to the 20-day EMA ($1.05). Such a deep fall will suggest that traders are dumping their positions in a hurry, which may delay the next leg of the rally.
Cardano (ADA) pierced the $1.48 overhead resistance today and climbed to an intraday high at $1.55. However, the bulls have not been able to sustain the breakout as seen from the long wick on the candlestick.
The bears have pulled the price back into the $1.48 to $1.03 range. They will now try to sink the ADA/USDT pair to the 20-day EMA ($1.24).
If the price rebounds off the 20-day EMA, the bulls may make one more attempt to push the pair above the overhead resistance at $1.55. If they succeed, the pair could rally to $2.
On the contrary, if the bears sink the price below the moving averages, a drop to $1.03 is possible.
The tight range trading in Polkadot (DOT) resolved to the upside on April 13 and the bulls pushed the price above the $42.28 overhead resistance. However, the price has again dipped back below $42.28 today, indicating selling at higher levels.
If the bears pull the price below the 20-day EMA ($39.78), the selling could intensify and the DOT/USDT pair could drop to $32.50.
On the contrary, if the price rebounds off the 20-day EMA, the bulls will again try to clear the overhead hurdle at $46.80. If they succeed, the pair could start the next leg of the uptrend that could reach $53.50 and then $57.
Uniswap (UNI) broke out to a new all-time high on April 12 but the bulls are finding it difficult to sustain the momentum. The altcoin formed an inside day candlestick pattern on April 13 and has extended its correction today.
If the price turns up from the current level and breaks above $38.16, the UNI/USDT pair could start the next leg of the uptrend. The first target on the upside is $43.43 and if this resistance is crossed, the pair could march toward the psychological mark at $50.
On the contrary, if the bears sink the price below $33, the pair could lose momentum as the bulls who bought the breakout on April 12 may rush to the exit. That could pull the price down to the 20-day EMA ($31) and keep the pair range-bound for a few more days.
Litecoin (LTC) flipped the breakout level at $246.96 into support on April 11 and 12. This reignited buying from the bulls and the altcoin resumed its uptrend on April 13. The next target objective to watch on the upside is $307.42.
The 20-day EMA ($227) is rising and the RSI is close to the overbought territory, suggesting the bulls are in command.
However, the long-legged Doji candlestick pattern today shows indecision among the bulls and the bears. If the price slips below $255, the LTC/USDT pair could drop to the $239 to $246.96 support zone.
A strong rebound off this zone will suggest the bulls are accumulating on dips while a break below it could drag the price down to the 20-day EMA.
Dogecoin (DOGE) broke above the stiff overhead resistance at $0.087 on April 13, indicating the resumption of the uptrend. The breakout has been followed by further buying today, which has propelled the price to an all-time high at $0.145.
The sharp rally of the past few days has pushed the RSI above 85, which suggests the rally is getting overheated in the short term. The bears may try to stall the up-move at $0.15. If they manage to do that, the DOGE/USDT pair could enter a minor correction or consolidation.
The first support on the downside is the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement level at $0.112. A bounce off this support will suggest strength. The bulls will then again try to resume the uptrend. If they can propel the price above $0.145, the pair could move up to $0.20.
On the other hand, a break below $0.112 could result in a drop to the breakout level at $0.087.
The bulls have propelled Chainlink (LINK) above the $36.93 overhead resistance today, indicating the resumption of the uptrend. If the bulls can sustain the price above $36.93, the altcoin could continue its march toward $50.
The 20-day EMA ($32) has turned up and the RSI has risen above 65, suggesting the bulls are back in the driver’s seat.
However, if the bulls fail to sustain the price above the $36.93 level, then it will indicate aggressive selling by the bears at higher levels. That could result in a drop to the 20-day EMA. A strong rebound off this level will suggest the sentiment remains positive.
Conversely, if the bears sink the LINK/USDT pair below the 20-day EMA, it will suggest that the current breakout was a bull trap.
The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk. You should conduct your own research when making a decision.
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Elon Musk’s SpaceX to Accept Dogecoin (DOGE) Payments for Space Missions
After Tesla’s moe of accepting Bitcoin (BTC) payments, Elon Musk’s space exploration SpaceX announced that it is will accepting Dogecoin (DOGE) payments for its pace missions. This comes just a day after Elon Musk called Dogecoin a “hustle” triggering a 30% price crash over the weekend.
Is Musk trying to do damage control here? Maybe or maybe not! Whatever it is, this news is pretty exciting for all DOGE investors in the market. The announcement for “the DOGE-1 Mission to the Moon” was made by the Geometric Energy Corporation (GEC).
The mission involves flying a 40KG cube satellite of the Falcon 9 rocket that will carry “lunar-spatial intelligence and computational systems” on board. The mission launch is scheduled for Q1 of 2022 and so SpaceX also plans to start accepting DOGE payment during the same period. Here’s what Elon Musk tweeted upon launching Dogecoin to the moon.
SpaceX launching satellite Doge-1 to the moon next year
– Mission paid for in Doge
– 1st crypto in space
– 1st meme in space
To the mooooonnn!!https://t.co/xXfjGZVeUW
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 9, 2021
Although GEC announced the DOGE-funded mission, it has not exactly said how much that would cost. Speaking about this new synergy between crypto and space missions, SpaceX Vice President of Commercial Sales Tom Ochinero said:
“This mission will demonstrate the application of cryptocurrency beyond Earth orbit and set the foundation for interplanetary commerce. We’re excited to launch DOGE-1 to the Moon!”
Solidifying DOGE’s Market Position
Well, last week, Elon Musk’s SNL tweet drove DOGE price to an all-time high of $0.71 with its market cap reaching $94 billion. Just before the SNL event over the weekend, Elon Musk had warned about the higher valuations. As it happened, during Musk’s SNL show appearance, the DOGE price crashed as much as 30% over the weekend, after Musk referred to it as the “hustle”.
Even at price time, DOGE continues to trade 16% down at a price of $0.54 and a market cap of $70 billion. It is still trading 10% positive on the weekly chart. Also, the recent SpaceX announcement seems to have little impact in turning the tide for Dogecoin.
One thing is sure that such announcements will certainly solidify DOGE’s market position and acceptance. With the recent announcement, Geometric Energy’s Chief Executive Officer Samuel Reid said:
“Having officially transacted with DOGE for a deal of this magnitude, Geometric Energy Corporation and SpaceX have solidified DOGE as a unit of account for lunar business in the space sector”.
The Transfer Token’s (TTT) Migrating to a DeFi Token Protocol
[PRESS RELEASE – Please Read Disclaimer]
Atom Solutions Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as Atom Solutions), developers of the cryptocurrency trading and overseas remittance platform “Eternal Wallet”, has announced that its in-house developed token, The Transfer Token, will migrate to a DeFi token protocol.
The Transfer Token (hereinafter referred to as TTT) is a token issued by Atom Solutions. The most exceptional feature is that by holding and lending TTT on our platform “Eternal Wallet”, developed alongside TTT, users are eligible for gaining dividends distribution.
Regarding the dividend distribution within the wallet, during an open beta test conducted from January through February, Atom Solutions recorded the below values:
・In the case of holding TTT within Eternal Wallet: 98% yearly
・In the case of lending out TTT into The Pool within Eternal Wallet: 218% yearly
The migration of TTT to a DeFi token protocol was largely born out of feedback gathered from the beta test.
This is essential in strengthening security, and preventing misconduct and data manipulation by specific operators and/or third-party attackers. By migrating the core of Eternal Wallet, the element that covers “The world’s highest received amount when remitting overseas”, to blockchain, Atom Solutions aims to provide a system with high transparency.
DeFi (Decentralized Finance) refers to the various financial services that can be provided upon the blockchain through utilizing smart contracts.
The financial services offered by DeFi encompass various sectors such as loans, insurance, exchanges, hedge funds, derivatives, prediction markets, etc. Also, unlike a centralized system with an intermediary is unnecessary, it has the feature of being a swift yet secure method of making a transaction. This notable difference from traditional financial systems has made it a focal point of interest in recent years.
Moreover, with DeFi, due to being operated on the blockchain, it has the benefits of cutting costs, increased composability and accessibility, and high transparency.
Atom Solutions, from here on forward, by further increasing the presence of TTT within the DeFi ecosystem, aims to further expand on the convenience and profitability of the services’ users.
In addition, in conjunction with this, the company has also updated the Whitepaper regarding TTT. Click here for more information.
About Atom Solutions
Atom Solutions is a Japanese FinTech corporation with 10 years of experience and achievements since its conception. In addition to abundant expertise in financial and technology sectors, we have filed for and obtained several patents related to our lending and Pool functions and much more. Armed with these we aim to realize “The world’s highest received amount upon overseas remittance”.
In our sights is not only Japan, not only Asia, but all countries across the globe. In the near future we aim to expand the number of countries where our services can be used worldwide and intend to deliver the best possible service to our users.
Location: 5F Sei Bi Do Bldg, 2-31-16 Eitai Kouto-Ku, Tokyo
Kraken Daily Market Report for May 09 2021
- Total spot trading volume at $3.39 billion, 25% higher than the 30-day average of $2.71 billion.
- Total futures notional at $921.3 million.
- The top five traded coins were, respectively, Dogecoin (-11%), Bitcoin (-1.1%), Ethereum (+0.3%), Tether (-0.05%), and Cardano (+9,0%).
- Great returns from Litecoin (+12%) and Cardano (+9.0%).
|May 09, 2021
$3.39B traded across all markets today
Crypto, EUR, USD, JPY, CAD, GBP, CHF, AUD
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Trading Volume by Asset
The figures below break down the trading volume of the largest, mid-size, and smallest assets. Cryptos are in purple, fiats are in blue. For each asset, the chart contains the daily trading volume in USD, and the percentage of the total trading volume. The percentages for fiats and cryptos are treated separately, so that they both add up to 100%.
Figure 1: Largest trading assets: trading volume (measured in USD) and its percentage of the total trading volume (May 09 2021)
Figure 2: Mid-size trading assets: (measured in USD) (May 09 2021)
Figure 3: Smallest trading assets: (measured in USD) (May 09 2021)
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Daily Returns %
Figure 7: Returns over USD and XBT. Relative volume and return size is indicated by the size of the font. (May 09 2021)
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The values generated in this report are from public market data distributed from Kraken WebSockets api. The total volumes and returns are calculated over the reporting day using UTC time.
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