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Daily Crypto Review, August 12 – Crypto Selloff Brings Bitcoin to $11,000 Mark; What’s Next?

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The cryptocurrency market was in the red in the past 24 hours, with most altcoins’ prices falling down over 5%. Bitcoin is currently trading for $11,375, which represents a decrease of 4.05% on the day. Meanwhile, Ethereum lost 4.84% on the day, while XRP lost 7.59%.

 Daily Crypto Sector Heat Map

When talking about top100 cryptocurrencies, Compound gained 31.08% on the day, making it the most prominent daily gainer. Swipe (16.13%) and Maker (12.37%) also did great. On the other hand, Band Protocol lost 16.42%, making it the most prominent daily loser. It is followed by yearn.finance’s loss of 14.86% and Nervos Network’s loss of 14.41%.

Top 10 24-hour Performers (Click to enlarge)

Bottom 10 24-hour Performers (Click to enlarge)

Bitcoin’s dominance level has increased slightly since we last reported, with its value currently at 61.39%. This value represents a 0.17% difference to the upside when compared to yesterday’s value.

Daily Crypto Market Cap Chart

The cryptocurrency market cap experienced a major decrease in value since we last reported. Its current value is $345.60 billion, which represents an increase of $7.98 billion when compared to yesterday’s value.

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What happened in the past 24 hours?

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Technical analysis

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Bitcoin

Bitcoin experienced a large selloff as a result of bulls failing to successfully break the $12,000 mark. The largest cryptocurrency by market cap fell to $11,090 support level before rallying slightly to $11,400 levels. However, Bitcoin might have another bullish move as the RSI is dangerously close to the oversold territory while the volume is high, and since the $11,090 support level held up nicely, Bitcoin confirmed it almost certainly will not go below.

BTC traders should look for an opportunity when BTC makes another move towards the upside and breaks $11,460.

BTC/USD 4-hour Chart

Technical factors:
  • Price is currently below its 50-period EMA, as well as its 21-period EMA
  • Price is above its lower B.B
  • RSI is near the oversold territory (35.52)
  • Volume is decreasing from above-average levels
Key levels to the upside          Key levels to the downside

1: $11,460                                 1: $11,090

2: $11,630                                 2: $10,850

3: $12,000                                  3: $10,500

Ethereum

Ethereum also experienced a selloff, partly because of not being able to go past $400 and partly because of Bitcoin’s move towards the downside. The price broke the triangle formation to the downside (as we said in the previous article) as there was not enough pressure for it to get past the $415 mark. The second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap tested the $361 support, which held up nicely and did not let ETH fall below. Ethereum is now at the $375 mark and is showing no signs of dropping further below.

Traders should look for a trade opportunity when Ethereum makes a bounce towards the upside or falls below $361.

ETH/USD 4-hour Chart

Technical Factors:
  • Price is below its 21-period EMA and its 50-period EMA
  • Price is at its bottom B.B.
  • RSI is near the oversold territory (33.99)
  • Volume is average
Key levels to the upside          Key levels to the downside

1: $400                                     1: $361

2: $415                                     2: $340

3: $496                                      3: $302

Ripple

XRP was no different than Bitcoin and Ethereum in terms of the direction of its movement throughout the day, but it did differ in terms of intensity of the move. The third-largest cryptocurrency by market cap lost over 8% of its value at one point, as bears took over the market when XRP couldn’t break $0.31. The price fell to as low as $0.266 but quickly recovered to its current position ($0.278).

Traders can look for an opportunity to trade after XRP breaks $0.285.

XRP/USD 4-hour Chart

Technical factors:
  • Price is below its 21-period and 50-period EMA
  • Price is slightly above its bottom B.B.
  • RSI is near the oversold territory (35.64)
  • Low volume (slightly increased)
Key levels to the upside          Key levels to the downside

1: $0.285                                    1: $0.266  

2: $0.31                                     2: $0.245

3: $0.32                                    3: $0.235

 

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