The Ethereum crash looks far from over. A few days ago, Ethereum crashed to a new milestone when it dipped to levels below the much dreaded $200 value. Every crypto enthusiast was confident that the King of Smart contracts would continue to hold its own and possibly recover to levels around $400. But that has not come to be as the crypto markets are still stagnant at levels of a total market capitalization of $195.4 Billion and at the moment of writing this, ETH is somewhat stable at $192.
As a result, Bitcoin (BTC) has even increased its dominance to 56% as I write. On the other hand, Ethereum’s dominance is currently at 10% after dropping by a few points for its usual dominance in the markets of between 14 and 18%.
Why Ethereum’s Crash is not Over
To begin with, the rumors that the ICOs from last year are selling the Ethereum they raised is valid. Looking at the EOS project, the team managed to sell off all their Ethereum before they launched their mainnet on the 2nd of June. Further checking the crypto markets, we find that ETH was relatively well priced at around $600 back then. Using this price as a reference, the digital asset had dropped an astounding 57% from its all-time high of $1,400. Therefore, the EOS team was justified in cashing out before it dipped further.
It is with this background that the probability is high for more ETH to be sold in the markets by ICOs still holding bags of it. Common trading sense indicates that when a digital asset is spiraling out of control in the markets, the best option is to opt for BTC or the controversial Tether (USDT) to hedge against further losses.
The number of ICOs still holding ETH are still significant enough to cause a further decline of the digital asset if they decided to systematically trade it for Bitcoin or any of the other stabler digital assets such as Stellar (XLM).
Secondly, and even without the ICOs selling their Ethereum, the crypto markets are in a very fragile state. The bear market that was kick-started by regulatory fears from South Korea and China back in February has shown no signs of abating even with proof positive evidence of institutional investors getting into crypto investing.
Wall Street even has plans of offering Ethereum futures contracts before the end of the year. This should have led to a positive knee-jerk reaction for Ethereum in the markets.
The mood and feel are that we are headed for tougher times this September, especially with the pending SEC decision on the CBOE sponsored ETF on the 30th of September. Global Coin Report had advised in an earlier post that traders tread carefully between now and the D-Day that is September 30th.
What can Save Ethereum?
The answer to this question is simple. The markets need to turn around before it gets worse for Ethereum. Crypto traders and the institutional investors need to start buying and pushing for the massive adoption of cryptocurrencies for day to day commerce such as paying for coffee. That is the only way that demand for all digital assets will go up, thus causing a ripple effect that will raise the price of ETH.
A second option would be for the Ethereum core developers to solve the scalability issues on the network to enable for faster transaction speeds as well as cheaper transactions. This then will prevent DApp creators and users from moving to more efficient platforms such as Tron (TRX) and Zilliqa. The network congestion on Ethereum is the sole reason savvy investors continue to short ETH in the markets.
In conclusion, the short-term future for Ethereum in the crypto markets looks a bit bleak in the current bear market coupled with the possibility of ICOs deciding to sell all their ETH before it is too late. That said, it might be time for ETH HODLers to reconsider their investment strategy moving forward as the Ethereum crash looks far from over.
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When one thinks about the social media landscape, the companies that first come to mind are most likely Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Snapchat. These platforms are a great way to stay connected with friends, families, and colleagues, especially when geographic distance is a factor. But, in addition to just chatting about life in general and sharing pictures, social media can be used to bridge the information gap that exists within the investment community.
Over the last decade, many trading offices have been established in large cities all over the world which allow solo traders and investors to pay a monthly fee in exchange for a workspace. The real benefit to trading in these offices is to participate in the free flow of trading ideas and information. Proprietary trading is one of the most challenging careers to be successful at and the exchange of ideas is almost required in order to succeed. Traders at hedge funds and investment banks work in teams so why shouldn’t remote traders?
While these trading offices are a great way to help bridge the information gap, Aluna.Social may provide an even better way, especially as it relates to cryptocurrency trading.
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As the crypto markets move closer to mass adoption, one of the keys for future success will revolve around attracting as many market participants as possible. While many crypto users are extremely tech oriented, a lot of those on the sidelines are not. The cause of waiting on the sidelines could be due to a variety of reasons such as fear of the unknown, lack of knowledge, age, or a combination of all of the above. In order to entice new users to join the crypto revolution, crypto ATMs are rising up across the country. Of those, the largest and most influential crypto ATM company by a significant margin is CoinFlip.
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