Crypto Market Analysis

Daily Crypto Review, May 19 – Bitcoin Not Producing Enough Blocks?

The crypto market has spent the day either stagnating or slowly moving to the downside. Bitcoin is currently trading for $9,643, which represents a decrease of 2.5% on the day. Meanwhile, Ethereum lost 1.02% on the day, while XRP lost 0.6%.


SOLVE took the position of today’s most prominent daily gainer, with gains of 20.58%. Crypterium lost 12.01% of its daily value, making it the most prominent daily loser.

Bitcoin’s dominance moved down slightly since we last reported, with its value currently at 67.43%. This value represents a 0.05% difference to the downside.

The cryptocurrency market capitalization decreased slightly when compared to yesterday’s value, with its current value being $264.31 billion. This value represents a decrease of $0.9 billion when compared to the value it had yesterday.

What happened in the past 24 hours

Bitcoin produced less than 100 blocks in a 24h period

Data presented by Bitcoin analysts known as shows that Bitcoin’s network generated only 95 blocks on Sunday. Bitcoin’s network generated less than 100 blocks in a 24 hour period only eight days in the last ten years, mostly in 2017.

The block time is mostly attributed to the Bitcoin halving, as the event decreased the profit margins of many miners.


Technical analysis



The largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization had a bearish outlook throughout the past 24 hours. It fell below the $9,735 support level (which is now acting as resistance) and established its price there. The price started going up and tested the level, now as resistance, but failed to break it. The whole day was accompanied by low volume

When it comes to trading Bitcoin, breakout traders should either wait for a big bull run that will break $10,000 or some form of a heavy volume drop towards the downside. As we stated yesterday, traders that like trading ranging moves might use leverage to scalp a few dollars here and there on moves such as the one that happened today.

Key levels to the upside                    Key levels to the downside

1: $9,735                                           1: $9,580

2: $9,870                                           2: $9,250

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


Ethereum spent the day consolidating after the move towards the upside. After failing to reach past $217.6, Ethereum retraced slightly. Due to the extremely low volume, ETH currently has no potential to go up or down in any significant way.

Ethereum gained most of its value based on fundamentals. ETH traders should take that into consideration before trading just based on technicals.

Key levels to the upside                    Key levels to the downside

1: $217.6                                            1: $198

2: $225.4                                           2: $193.6

3: $240                                               3: $185


XRP has been the most stable cryptocurrency out of the top3 in the past week. The third-largest cryptocurrency by market cap moved only slightly to the downside in the past 24 hours, breaking the $0.205 support level. The low volume currently makes XRP almost untradeable.

The volume increased slightly during yesterday’s spike but returned to its usual low levels today. Its RSI level currently stands at the value of 50.

Key levels to the upside                    Key levels to the downside

1: $0.214                                           1: $0.205

2: $0.227                                           2: $0.2

3: $0.235                                            3: $0.19



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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