Yesterday, cryptocurrencies moved sideways during the European and American sessions. Then, they advanced slightly during the Asian session. Bitcoin gained +1.71%. ATOM /+7.38%), and LINK(+8.63%) experienced the more significant gains of the last 24 hours. Market cap is currently $221.85 billion (+0.59%), and the dominance of the Bitcoin is 68.25%.
Fig 2- Heat Map of the crypto sector
What is Happening?
An exchange-traded product (EPT) combining Bitcoin and Ethereum has been made available on SIX, Switzerland’s Stock Exchange. The product comes from a collaboration between Fintech firm Amun AF and Bitcoin Suisse AG, a Swiss cryptocurrency custodian. The EPT trades under the ticker symbol ABBA. Source: The Block.
US Congressmen French Hill and Bill Foster are worried the Dollar is left behind for the rise in cryptocurrencies and issued an open letter to the Federal Reserve asking Jerome Powell to create a Digital Dollar. Source: dailyhodl.com.
The Indonesia government is hosting an eight-nation international conference on cryptocurrencies. The nations participating are Turkey, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, Russia, and Hong Kong. According to knowledged sources, Indonesia is hosting this conference with the aim of providing lawyers and enforcement agents with the knowledge needed to fight crypto-related crimes. Source: btcmanager.com.
BitPay will add support for Ripple (XRP) by the end of the year. Source: The Block.
Samsung-backed Blocko has launched in the UAE. In April 2018 the Dubai announced its Emirates Blockchain Strategy 2021, which aims to migrate 50% of its transactions to a blockchain platform. Blocko, in partnership with SEED Group, will be part of the effort to bring this plan to reality. Source: coindesk.com.
Bitcoin had modest advances during the last 24 hours. That said, the buying interest seems to be limited. Currently, the daily chart shows that the price has been encountering resistance in the 200-day MA (green). We see also that the volume is shrinking as the price advanced.
The 4H chart shows the price still moves in the upper side of the Bollinger band with the MACD in a bullish phase that gives a bit more weight to a short-term continuation to the upside. We see also that the 8,519 level is a fierce resistance level and that 8,200 has been holding the price lately. Therefore, these are the levels to watch. A Credible break of one od them will signal the future price direction.
Ethereum continues moving with a slight upward bias. The Bollinger mean line has been holding the price for some time. Currently, we see the price in the middle of the ascending channel, but what we see suggests the price is moving to retest the $185 resistance. A break below $177 will invalidate this scenario.
Ripple still directionless after the large bullish candle. The price moves still in a band between 0.2468 and 0.257. To be bullish, we need to see the price above the 0.253 level. A break of the 0.246 support will mean a possible visit to the 0.234 level and invalidate the bullish candlestick made on September 30.