The crypto space has seen a lot of activity recently, and investors around the world have been waiting for Ethereum to finally reach a bottom. After months of stability, the market crashed for the second time in 2018 on November 14th, just before the BCH hard fork, and the downward trend lasted for over a month when the situation finally changed on December 17th.
Ethereum seems to be stabilizing
This was the time when cryptocurrencies experienced a new price surge, which lasted for an entire week. While Bitcoin value grew by around $1,000, Ethereum managed to almost double its former value of $80. However, the surge soon ended, and a price correction took place, bringing ETH down to around $130, where it seemingly stabilized.
Now, traders and investors believe that ETH has found a new bottom and that the price might not drop below this point. At the moment, it certainly appears as if this might be true, and the third largest coin by market cap currently trades in the green, with a price of $131 per coin.
Due to price volatility, which is still relatively high among the top-ranking coins, ETH value is still expected to go above and below $130, although this may be where the real decline might end. With less than a week before the year ends, many in the crypto community are hoping for any sign of market stability which might eventually lead towards a new growth in early 2019.
At the time of writing, ETH trading volume is just above $3 billion, while the coin’s market cap sits at $13.56 billion. At the time of writing, Ethereum is one of only 5 coins among the top 10 that are trading in the green, while Bitcoin and XRP — both larger in terms of market cap — are experiencing slight losses. ETH price, on the other hand, seemingly stabilized on December 25, mostly maintaining a delicate balance between $125 and $135.
The recent rally managed to bring ETH to $156.60, which is a new milestone that the coin reached on December 24. Since then, ETH went through a price correction which reduced its value by around $25. When it comes to Bitcoin, the correction took away nearly $400, leaving the largest coin just above $3,800 in terms of price.
Will the situation change in the New Year?
Since many are now hoping that 2019 will bring a positive change to the crypto market, it is possible that the top coins might keep their current prices, at least for a while. However, recent reports suggest that some of the highly-anticipated events that might bring positive impact to the crypto space — such as the launch of Bakkt exchange — might see further delays. If this does happen, the prices may be in for another free fall, although nothing is confirmed as of yet.
One positive thing for the crypto world is its apparent independence from the US stock market, which is still dominated by the bearish market. As such, many consider the crypto market to become a safe haven for traditional investors in the future, although many are still questioning this, and it currently remains a distant possibility, at best.
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What Changes May the Crypto Space Experience in 2019
After the crypto hype of 2017, a lot of newly-arrived crypto enthusiasts were caught off-guard by the price crash and bear market that took over in 2018. One month after another, investors were waiting for things to change, and for another bull run to take place. Unfortunately, this did not happen in 2018, and while the year’s final days were seemingly stable, the rally everyone wanted to see has failed to arrive.
However, crypto investors remain optimistic, with many of them hoping to see some changes arrive in 2019. There are rather great expectations of this year, especially since the last one failed to deliver. However, many are interested in what exactly is to be expected in this year, which is what we will talk about today.
Bitcoin ETF approval
The US SEC’s decision regarding Bitcoin ETFs was one of the most anticipated events throughout 2018. Sadly, the decision constantly got delayed, and the SEC never actually provided an answer. The last delay has pushed the decision into 2019, and it is now expected to arrive on February 27.
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Reasons Why 2019 May Be A Great Year For Crypto
The new year was always considered to be a time of new beginnings, where people can reflect on the past and learn from their mistakes in order to be better in the future. The same is true for the world of crypto, and investors around the world are hoping for 2019 to be better, more profitable, and to have more success than 2018.
The hope for the future is even more important when we consider all the negative development in 2018. There were numerous high-profile hacking attacks, two market crashes, with a strong bear market in between. Not to mention that some of the biggest projects that may have brightened the year a bit ended up being delayed.
With that in mind, it is understandable why investors are looking forward to the new year and all the potential development that it may bring. In fact, there are several reasons why they should be excited about 2019.
1) Bearish market to loosen its grip
The first reason why 2019 can be a good year digital currencies is that it may finally break free of the bearish grip that has been felt ever since last January. Following the first market crash, the bears settled in, and the prices kept falling for an entire year. The market attempted to shake off the negativity on several occasions, with the biggest one being…
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2018 has been a pretty bad year for digital coins, and after the initial market crash that occurred a year ago, everyone was expecting a bull run that will fix things. Obviously, it never arrived, and instead of that, all that crypto market experienced was an entire bearish year and another crash in mid-November.
Now, however, it is a brand new year, and attempts to shake off the bears’ grip can be seen even in these first two weeks. The market is still struggling and mostly losing value, rather than gaining, with most coins being in trouble once more. Still, a lot can happen in a year, and most investors remain optimistic regarding 2019. Here are some of the coins that are believed to have tremendous potential, and to be the hope of this year.
Of course, Bitcoin comes first. This is the first cryptocurrency which is still dominating the market, with no other coin being even close to its market cap or price. BTC is the coin that has reached the most prominent heights, and it also lost the most in the previous year. However, there is still hope, as there are several projects and events scheduled for this year that might turn things around for the number one coin.
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