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Bitcoin (BTC) Ethereum (ETH) Price Analysis – Is This a Giftwrapped Pullback?

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In the context of the recent rally across the cryptocurrency complex, we have seen sustained inflows and strength for a number of large market cap coins, chief among them clearly being Bitcoin.

However, yesterday evening, we saw news related to regulators once again stepping up to deny the existence of a Bitcoin ETF. As technicians, whenever we see robust trending action, and that action is interrupted by a new headline-driven input, we often salivate about the potential opportunity.

You see, headlines never change trends.

Today, we’re going to take a close look at the charts for Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) with that in mind.

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Price Analysis:

  • High: $7932.00
  • Low: $7852.10
  • Major Resistance Level: $8633
  • Hourly MACD: Sudden Pullback in Play

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As noted above, Bitcoin (BTC) has been in fine form of late, ramping higher by over 30% – and over $40 billion in market cap – in just over the last couple weeks.

Key resistance at the coin’s 200-day simple moving average certainly represents a key stumbling block, but that’s not our focus here today.

Instead, we’re taking a look at the fact that the market is pulling back sharply in reaction to headlines that one may see as somewhat predictable given the bearing of the SEC thus far on the concept of the Bitcoin ETF.

When you see a technically strong market reacting against that new trend in response to headlines that come likely as something other than a true surprise, you have to ask yourself just exactly why the universe is acting so generous.

All we have to say is: get ready to back up the truck.

Ethereum (ETH)

Price Analysis:

  • High: $465.08
  • Low: $461.47
  • Major Resistance Level: $500
  • Hourly MACD: Emerging Upward Momentum

Chart courtesy of tradingview.com

As we have noted in our coverage, Ethereum (ETH) has clearly lagged Bitcoin (BTC) in terms of its performance during the recent run higher in the cryptocurrency complex.

This is an issue not so much just for gauging the potential upside for Ethereum (ETH), but for gauging when the real bullish spirit has returned to the space.

In many ways, Ethereum (ETH) represents the future as far as a disruptive vehicle far more than Bitcoin (BTC), and therefore we would far rather see Ethereum (ETH) leading a rally like this.

In any case, the rally that we have seen in Ethereum (ETH) is nothing to sneeze at. The coin has made a steady flow of higher lows and has come into contact with key resistance.

A break above the $500 level would go a long ways toward convincing us that it was ready to play some serious catch up on the chart.

Not only would that move us back above the 50-day SMA, but it would also likely turn that average into an upward sloped measure as the coin got into gear above long-standing resistance. It is precisely this type of shift that can rejuvenate a bullish tone in a market like this.

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As Global Tensions Grow, Bitcoin Price May Go Higher

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BTC Surged Again as A Safe Haven Asset During Global Tensions

  • India – China Border Conflict

After weeks of squabbling and brawling along their long-disputed border, hundreds of Indian and Chinese soldiers engaged in a deadly clash Monday in a river valley that’s part of the region of Ladakh last week. Troops had massed on both sides of the border in recent months in the northern India region of Ladakh and the southwestern Chinese region of Aksai Chin, causing global concerns of a potential escalation between the two.

  • North and South Korea Clash

Last Tuesday, North Korea destroyed the liaison office it jointly operates with South Korea in the city of Kaesong, just north of the demilitarized zone that separates the two countries. 

North Korea also said it would send troops to now-shuttered joint cooperation sites on its territory, reinstall guard posts and resume military drills at front-line areas in a violation of separate 2018 deals with South Korea. Jeong said South Korea will take “immediate, swift and corresponding” steps to any North Korean provocation.

The tensions grown in Asia and the potential “second wave” of coronavirus in the United States may add more difficulties to the global economic recovery. Thus, Bitcoin, as a safe haven asset, attracts more investors to buy and hold. 

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CoinFlip Continues to Dominate the U.S. Cryptocurrency ATM Market

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Although cryptocurrency has brought in a lot of traders seeking the dream of overnight wealth, cryptocurrency is a lot more than just striking it rich.  Cryptocurrency is about creating a new market with companies that are building cutting edge technology in an effort to continue elevating our way of life.  As the crypto market continues to expand, several companies are involved in creating ways for more people to participate.  One such company that appears to be making all the right moves is CoinFlip.

CoinFlip is the world’s leading cryptocurrency ATM operator that currently allows users to buy and sell 10 different cryptocurrencies including BTC, ETH, LTC, DASH, TRX, KMD, LINK, BNB, XLM, and USDC.  Due to the company’s quick growth, CoinFlip has quickly gained a reputation of being the place to go for all crypto ATM transactions.  In addition to its massive geographic coverage, there are four advantages that CoinFlip currently offers over its competitors:

  • Lowest fees of any cryptocurrency ATM in the world
  • Lightning-fast transactions that are typically completed between 10 and 30 minutes
  • Extremely easy customer verification
  • 24/7 customer support through phone, text, and chat

Given the global pandemic currently facing us, many companies have been struggling just to survive.  CoinFlip, on the other hand, is not only surviving but thriving.  The company has had an exciting few months and has even bigger plans for the future.

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Cryptocurrency Fraud is Evolving; Bitcoin ATMs Mitigate Risk 

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Cryptocurrency Fraud is Evolving

In one of the more overlooked aspects of the crypto ecosystem, it appears that the bulk of illicit activities are shifting from hacks and thefts to cryptocurrency fraud and scams.

CipherTrace, the crypto-surveillance, and analysis firm released a report at the end of Q4 2019 that revealed hacks and thefts had decreased by 66 percent in 2019 while fraud and misappropriation of funds surged by 533 percent. And beneath the COVID-19 hysteria of 2020, hacks in the crypto sector have been eerily isolated. 

Outside of a few exploited flaws in P2P exchanges and DeFi flash loan vulnerabilities, the headline-grabbing hacks of exchanges for hundreds of millions of dollars have been absent so far this year. Is the industry due for another massive hack, or are stringent KYC/AML processes, regulatory crackdowns, better security practices, and blockchain surveillance working? 

KYC/AML Improvements Are Reducing the Appeal of Crypto Exchange Laundering 

2020 is far removed from the no-KYC wild west days of the early-mid 2010s where anonymous altcoin casinos preponderated and the Dark Underbelly of Cryptocurrency Markets thrived. 

Today, bitcoin and the crypto ecosystem is becoming institutionalized with a surfeit of derivatives (e.g., options, futures, perp swaps, etc.) available on regulated exchanges. 

Most of the leading exchanges adhere to…

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