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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.

Bitcoin (BTC)

Price Analysis:

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

Chart courtesy of tradingview.com

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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Blockchain technology outshines Bitcoin and Gold during global pandemic

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As the popularity of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin begins to level up with investments made in metals such as Gold, together they have both made significant advantages for investors who have taken a leap to invest in them.

However, thanks to the pandemic and the dynamic shift in investing and the economy, many investors have seen fluctuating losses and gains thanks to the uncertainty of the current business world. 

Many investors that backed companies who have exposure to blockchain technology have seen an approximate amount of 54% return on investments over the past year. This is even after considering how hard the global tech market and companies have been hit since the beginning of the pandemic.

What is blockchain technology?

Blockchain technology was first introduced as a supportive technology for Bitcoin. A blockchain is a simple, unchangeable and un-hackable digital ledger that holds transactions in little blocks attached to a chain. The transaction is duplicated and distributed across the entire network of systems on the blockchain, making it available for everyone on the network to see. 

Each block in the chain contains various transactions which are recorded on the participant ledger every time a transaction takes place. The database is decentralised and is managed by multiple participants known as Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT).

Although blockchain technology was birthed from Bitcoin and was widely adopted for the use of cryptocurrencies, the way it works and its security has made…

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Bitcoin Surges After Tesla Bought $1.5 Billion Worth of BTC

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The sudden rise of Bitcoin has been connected to the decision taken by the Tesla electric car company to buy $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin.

The company explained in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it bought Bitcoin to diversify its cash returns and more flexibility.

Musk’s Tweets also impacted Dogecoin’s price

Tesla also added that it will start accepting Bitcoin payments for all its products, although this will be based on a limited basis and applicable laws. If the company concludes and starts accepting cryptocurrency, it will make it the first major car manufacturer to accept Bitcoin payments. The company’s founder and Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has developed an interest in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

He has been tweeting severally about the viability of the Dogecoin (DOGE), which doesn’t have an important market value attached to it.

Few hours after endorsing Dogecoin, the cryptocurrency rose by an impressive 50%. But regulatory authorities are still concerned about the risks in cryptocurrency investments, with several regulatory bodies warning traders and investors they could lose all their money from crypto investments.

But for Tesla, the company decides to diversify its funds and increased its cash returns. However, Tesla also warned investors about the volatility of Bitcoin’s price in its SEC filing. According to the SEC…

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XNO Token of Xeno NFT Hub listed on Bithumb Korea Exchange

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Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 25th January, 2021, // ChainWire //

Xeno Holdings Limited (xno.live ), a blockchain solutions company based in Hong Kong, has announced the listing of its ecosystem utility token XNO on the ‘Bithumb Korea’ cryptocurrency exchange on January 21st 2021.

Xeno NFT Hub (market.xno.live ), developed by Xeno Holdings, enables easy minting of digital items into NFTs while also providing a marketplace where anyone can securely trade NFTs.

The Xeno NFT Hub project team includes former members of the technology project Yosemite X based in San Francisco and professionals such as Gabby Dizon who is a games industry expert and NFT space influencer based in Southeast Asia.

NFT(Non-Fungible Token) technology has recently gained huge focus in the blockchain arena and beyond, making waves in the online gaming sector, the art world, and the digital copyrights industry in recent years. The strongest feature of NFTs is that “NFTs are unique digital assets that cannot be replaced or forged”. Unlike fungible tokens such as Bitcoin or Ether, NFTs are not interchangeable for other tokens of the same type but instead each NFT has a unique value and specific information that cannot be replaced. This fact makes NFTs the perfect solution to record and prove ownership of digital and real-world items like works of art, game items, limited-edition collectibles, and more.

NFTs are already being actively traded in markets globally. For…

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