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Daily crypto update 20.07.2018 – Uptrend Confirmation

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General overview


Market Cap: $284,394,661,536

24h Vol: $16,128,684,818

BTC Dominance: 45.0%

From yesterday’s level, the evaluation of the cryptocurrency market capitalization has decreased by 4 million dollars which is not that significant. As you can see on the chart below the evaluation has formed a plateau. 

The market is mixed in colors, with an average percentage of change among top ranging from 2-4%.


News


Looking at the headlines that came out in the last 24 hours I see that many are analytical in nature as everyone is now speculating on whether the cryptocurrency market has reached its bottom, because of the rebound that the market has experienced.

Some of the headlines that fit that category are the following:

Bitcoin Rally Converts Staunch Bear, Sees Price Breaking Above US$8,000

Billionaire Investor Says No One Wants to Buy Bitcoin, Market Shows Otherwise

‘I’d Like to See Us Test $5,000’: BitMEX CEO Pragmatic on Bitcoin Price Rise

Bitcoin Price and Seasonality: The Coming Rally?


Analysis


BTC/USD

From yesterday’s open at 7290$ the price of Bitcoin has increased by 2% and is currently sitting around 7467$.



As you can see from the hourly chart the price action is testing the resistance line of the prior triangle support (bold blue line) and has formed a symmetrical triangle around it. The breakout looks near and judging by the steepness of the support line it looks like buyers are more aggressive at the moment which is why a breakout on the upside is more likely, but not by more than 15% likely.


Market sentiment

Hourly chart technicals signal a buy.

Moving averages are signaling a strong buy.


Pivot points

S3 6881.1 
S2 7159.7 
S1 7316.6 
P 7438.3 
R1 7595.2 
R2 7716.9 
R3 7995.5

ETH/USD

From yesterday’s high at 483$ the price of Ethereum has fallen by 4% as its currently sitting at 464$ level.



As it can be seen on the hourly chart, the price action is in the channel and currently in the lower midpoints of the channel. As the market is correlated, if the price of Bitcoin goes up so will the price of the Ethereum to the channels resistance line at least.


Market sentiment 

Hourly chart signals a sell.


Pivot points

S3 428.44 
S2 450.16 
S1 459.40 
P 471.88 
R1 481.12 
R2 493.60 
R3 515.32

XRP/USD

From yesterday’s open at 0.493$ the price of Ripple fell to 0.448$ level but has recovered since and is currently sitting at 0.462$ which is an overall 6,35% decrease



Looking at the hourly chart we can see that the price fell steeply and quickly which indicates that the demand was not that strong, but currently, we are seeing a higher low which is an indicator of a starting uptrend.


Market sentiment 

Hourly chart technicals signal a sell.


Pivot points

S3 0.43408 
S2 0.45760 
S1 0.46732
P 0.48112 
R1 0.49084
R2 0.50464 
R3 0.52816

Conclusion


Today is a very important day because we will see either a confirmation that the uptrend started or an invalidation, and a shift toward a short-term recovery in a downtrend scenario.

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