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Bitcoin (BTC) Ethereum (ETH) Price Analysis: Judgment Day

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As the reader will likely be no doubt aware, the broad cryptocurrency complex has been up and down the hill and valley characterizing a potential bottom or a potential bear market bounce of dubious meaning over the past month.

Now, we have come to a critical moment of judgment.

Today, we will take a close look at the charts for Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH), gauging their relative position in the course of this adventure from the standpoint of an objective technical analyst. Our goal, as always, is to provide an unbiased and empirical analytic edge to augment your perspective.

Bitcoin (BTC)

Price Analysis

  • High: $7143.6
  • Low: $6938.9
  • 24-Hour Volume: $3.71B
  • 7-day Percent Change: -12.5%

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Bitcoin (BTC) has no doubt been the leader for the large market cap coins during the past month of significantly more promising action for those with exposure to that space.

However, over the weekend, we saw a clear dive to shake out the weak hands involved in the bounce, and trigger some very important tests of support. Chief among these tests, we currently see a very live and very current battle for the crucial 50-day simple moving average.

At this point, while support has been holding – and support that includes the $7000 level – we’re hardly out of the woods yet.

First off, the hourly MACD is already rising above the bullish inflection threshold with a histogram reading in “full bull mode”. However, this is a divergence, as Bitcoin (BTC) has barely bounced at all. Generally speaking, this is a bit of a warning sign, though not a conclusive one. In fact, we would prefer to see a bounce like this still registering somewhat oversold levels on oscillators.

In other words, the oscillators can function as something like a turbo boost for the bounce. However, with the bounce just in its infancy, we already have that turbo boost engaged. It would be better if that boost were still in the chart’s “pocket”, as it were.

The first important test on the upside will be at the $7250 level, which could come up on us pretty quickly.

Ethereum (ETH)

Price Analysis

  • High: $413.4
  • Low: $406.09
  • 24-Hour Volume: $1.38B
  • 7-day Percent Change: -10.89%

Chart courtesy of tradingview.com

As we noted in our recent analysis, Ethereum (ETH) has been sharply underperforming many of the other large market cap coins in recent action, at least relative to its positioning on the charts in late June.

In fact, Ethereum (ETH) is already undercutting the June lows, despite Bitcoin (BTC) remaining well above those same relative levels on the charts.

Classically, for the space as a whole, we would far prefer to see the leading edge technology solution – and frankly we see that as Ethereum (ETH) rather than Bitcoin (BTC) – leading the way over the course of the bounce that longs certainly hope represents a more important bullish inflection in the overall cyclical ebb and flow on the charts.

At this point, Ethereum (ETH) is finding strong support at the $400 level, and it could be interesting from an oscillator standpoint. First off, if we were to move higher from here, we would have in place a clear and almost striking bullish divergence where the 14-day RSI measure is concerned.

In addition, as the bounce is progressing, we are seeing not only an affirmation of support levels but a strong bullish signal from the hourly MACD indicator as well. This one will bear close watching.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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Investors Beware: Another Large Bitcoin Crash Might Be Coming

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The crypto prices have surged quite high in the last few months. Of course, their progress is nowhere near the one seen in 2017, but they appear to be getting there, one day at the time. However, things might not be as simple as that, and according to recent performance — it is more than possible that a major Bitcoin crash is incoming.

The fact is that cryptos saw a massive amount of growth in a very short period. Bitcoin itself more than doubled its price in only two months. Now, the rally is starting to crash in on itself, and the coin is already about $1,000 lower than last week. If such development does come to pass, a lot of people will experience quite large losses, although experienced investors might find some opportunities, and leverage in order to enhance their holdings’ long-term value.

For example, Bitcoin dominance is expected to crash very quickly, which will work in favor of quite a lot of altcoins. While this does not seem to be the best time to invest in BTC, altcoins are another story, and diversifying a portfolio now might end up being very profitable in days to come.

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Top 3 Coins to Buy Before They Go Big

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Crypto bulls are back, that much is clear. The long-lasting, harsh crypto winter is gone, and the new era in digital currency sector opens up some rather interesting opportunities. With many more bull runs expected to come in months ahead, a lot of coins are likely to blow up and maybe even hit new all-time highs, although that still remains purely theoretical.

On the other hand, the fact is that numerous coins are seeing prices that were not achieved since early 2018, and the overall momentum remains bullish. With that in mind, even if new records do not come for a very long time — chances are that many of the coins will blow up enough for investors to see some serious gains in months to come. As a result, investing in some of these coins now might be a very profitable decision, for those who have the patience to wait a few months. Here are some of the projects believed to have the greatest potential to go big in the second half of 2019 and beyond.

1. TRON (TRX)

Putting TRON on the list should not really surprise anyone, as the project constantly comes up with new project updates, partnerships, and alike. It also constantly breaks records, as is becoming one of the biggest players in the dApp and smart contract development sector.

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Can Crypto Credit Cards Disrupt the Fight Against Financial Crime?

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It is commonly known that the world of finances has the biggest problem with the crime of all existing industries around the world. It has been so throughout history. While the financial world has evolved, so did the criminal activities, and they continue to be an issue. With the arrival of cryptocurrencies, many were hoping that financial crime might be disrupted. However, for now, at least, it appears that cryptos themselves cannot find a way to resolve issues such as international money laundering.

In fact, when it comes to money laundering, the crypto sector appears to be the weakest link, especially because of the nature of digital currencies. The anonymity that cryptos are being praised for means that anyone can get a payment from an unknown source from anywhere in the world. This method can then be used for financing drug trafficking, cyberattacks, terrorists, and more.

Until recently, it was not easy for bad actors to make use of cryptocurrencies obtained for illegal purposes. The number of merchants willing to accept the coins was low, and criminals were forced to find a way to exchange crypto into fiat currencies. However, this came with a set of issues, such as taking foreign exchange risks and then sending the money through wallets and exchanges to a banking system that would allow withdrawal. The banking account was the biggest obstacle here,…

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