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Daily Crypto Review, August 26 – Bitcoin in a Downtrend; Altcoins Following Bitcoin

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Almost every single cryptocurrency in the top100 ended up in the red today, as Bitcoin fell below $11,630. Bitcoin is currently trading for $11,334, which represents a decrease of 2.34% on the day. Meanwhile, Ethereum lost 3.84% on the day, while XRP lost 2.57%.

 Daily Crypto Sector Heat Map

When taking a look at top100 cryptocurrencies, Kusama gained 35.49% on the day, making it the most prominent daily gainer. Aragon (18.33%) and The Reserve Rights (14.61%) also did great. On the other hand, Flexacoin lost 12.17%, making it the most prominent daily loser. It is followed by Ocean Protocol’s loss of 10.15% and Verge’s drop of 9.60%.

Top 10 24-hour Performers (Click to enlarge)

Bottom 10 24-hour Performers (Click to enlarge)

Bitcoin’s dominance level has increased slightly, with its value currently at 60.34%. This value represents a 0.3% difference to the upside when compared to our last report.

Daily Crypto Market Cap Chart

The cryptocurrency market cap decreased significantly over the course of the day. Its current value is $335.82 billion, which represents a decrease of $33.15 billion when compared to our previous report.

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What happened in the past 24 hours?

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Technical analysis

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Bitcoin

Bitcoin has experienced yet another price drop in the past 24 hours. As we mentioned in our previous article, the largest cryptocurrency by market cap was preparing a move to either side and that the direction of the move will decide BTC’s faith in the short-term. As we can see, Bitcoin decided to go towards the downside and quickly dropped below its $11,630 and $11,460 support levels. It got stopped, however, by both the $11,090 and the descending trend line, which Bitcoin created ten days ago.

Traders should take a look at how Bitcoin resolves its current position and trade after they get more info.

BTC/USD 4-hour Chart

Technical factors:
  • Price is below its 50-period EMA and its 21-period EMA
  • Price is at its lower band
  • RSI bounced off of the oversold line (32.84)
  • Volume has increased
Key levels to the upside          Key levels to the downside

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

2: $11,630                                2: $10,855

3: $12,015                                 3: $10,505

Ethereum

Ethereum also had a bad day, with bears dominating its price movements. The second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap has, over the course of the day, dropped back into the descending trend it just briefly escaped the day before. Ethereum’s position within the descending trend was confirmed after a small price spike couldn’t get past the trend’s upper level.

Ethereum traders should look for how ETH handles being in the level, and how it exits it.

ETH/USD 4-hour Chart

Technical Factors:
  • Price is currently below its 21-period and its 50-period EMA
  • Price is at its lower band
  • RSI is leaning towards oversold (37.87)
  • Volume is normal (but the past 24h saw a surge in volume at one point)
Key levels to the upside          Key levels to the downside

1: $415                                     1: $400

2: $445                                     2: $361

3: $496                                      3: $340

Ripple

XRP suffered from the same fate as BTC and ETH, with bears taking over the market and its price dropping in the past 24 hours. The third-largest cryptocurrency by market cap fell below $0.285 after not being able to properly confirm its position above it, and almost reached the $0.266 support in the process. XRP is now stabilizing at around $0.275 with low volume and volatility.

XRP traders should look for how the cryptocurrency reacts when it reaches its immediate support/resistance levels.

XRP/USD 4-hour Chart

Technical factors:
  • Price is below its 21-period and its 50-period EMA
  • Price is slightly above its lower band
  • RSI stable, but leaning towards the oversold area (38.10)
  • Volume is below average and stable (except a two-candle spike during the price drop)
Key levels to the upside          Key levels to the downside

1: $0.285                                   1: $0.266 

2: $0.31                                     2: $0.2454

3: $0.32                                    3:$0.235

 

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