Crypto Market Analysis

Daily Crypto Review, Feb 6 – Is this the Start of the Altcoin Season?

Taking a look at the market, and it has never looked more green. Almost every single cryptocurrency made some gains in the past 24 hours. Bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency by market cap, is currently trading for $9611, which represents a 3.98% decrease on the day. Meanwhile, Ethereum gained a staggering 9.36% on the day, while XRP went parabolic and gained 0.94%.

NEM took today’s most prominent daily gainer title with gains of 27.94%. On the other side, MaidSafeCoin lost 4.84% on the day, which made it the most prominent daily loser.

Bitcoin’s dominance decreased significantly in the past 24 hours. It is now at 60.65%, which represents a decrease of 4% when compared to the value it had yesterday.

The cryptocurrency market capitalization gained quite a bit over the past 24 hours as cryptocurrencies gained momentum upward. It is currently valued at $273.17 billion, which represents an increase of $12.04 billion when compared to yesterday’s value.

What happened in the past 24 hours

Lightning Labs, the developer Bitcoin’s high-speed transaction protocol “Lightning Network,” secured $10 million in their Series A funding round. Lightning Labs CEO and co-founder, Elizabeth Start, told the news via a public announcement in a blog post.

The company plans to use the raised funds to continue with the development of the Lightning payments technology as well as scaling of its developer ecosystem.

Honorable mention


Ripple, the company behind the third-largest cryptocurrency XRP, has made a new partnership. Apparently, Ripple will use its technology to bolster cross-border payments between the US and Mexico.

The company has, for this to happen, partnered with International Money Express, which is a money remittance services company mostly focused on the Latin and Caribbean corridor. International Money Express (also known as Intermex), Ripple’s new financial partner, is listed on the Nasdaq stock market with the stock ticker IMXI.

Ripple made announcement of the new partnership on Feb 5.


Technical analysis



Bitcoin made another swing up, trying to climb its way to 10,000. The price moved from the support level of $9,120 upwards, all the way up to $9,732 where the momentum faded. The move was accompanied by a slight (but not as substantial as some thought) volume increase. Bitcoin is now safely consolidating between the resistance of $9,732 and support of $9,585. Bitcoin’s RSI is just below the overbought territory while its volume is slightly above average.

One thing to note is that Bitcoin got outperformed by many cryptocurrencies in the past 24 hours, and even lost 4% of its dominance.

Key levels to the upside                    Key levels to the downside

1: $9,732                                           1: $9,585

2: $9,872                                           2: $9,251

3: $10,010                                         3: $9,120


Ethereum went parabolic today, as its price rose from $185 all the way to $212. The momentum faded down, and Ethereum is (at least for now) trying to consolidate at the highs. The second-largest cryptocurrency breezed through its $193.6 and $198 resistances as the volume skyrocketed.

Ethereum’s volume increased massively during the upswing, while its RSI level is deep in the overbought territory.

Key levels to the upside                    Key levels to the downside

1: $217.5                                             1: $198

2: $225.5                                            2: $193.6 

                                                          3: $185


XRP is, after it skyrocketed yesterday, mostly consolidating at its highs. Because of that, the third-largest cryptocurrency gained less than 1% on the day. Its move did not break any resistances and kept withing the bounds of its current ones. XRP is currently trading in between the $0.266 support and $0.285 resistance, which is quite a large range.

XRP’s volume descended from the highs it had during yesterday’s move, but it is still elevated. Its RSI level on the 4-hour chart is still deep into overbought territory.

Key levels to the upside                    Key levels to the downside

1: $0.285                                            1: $0.266

2: $0.31                                              2: $0.2454

3: $0.324                                            3: $0.235


By Ilija Rankovic

Cryptocurrency trader, analyst and writer with a prolific experience in the industry. Moved from trading/analysis of the traditional markets to cryptocurrencies in 2013. His industry career includes jobs such as ICO advisor, analyst, crypto algorithmic trading contributor etc.

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