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Ethereum (ETH) LiteCoin (LTC) Price Analysis – Battle Royale

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While overall market conditions have improved somewhat over the past week or so as the bleed lower has subsided for now and many cryptocurrencies enjoying a respectable bounce from lower depths, the struggle continues within a challenging environment.

In particular, numerous, if not the majority of coins/tokens continue to trade below their 20; 50 and 200 day moving averages, which paints an unfavorable technical picture as well as confirming the primary trend, which remains lower.

During the past several months, we’ve attempted to provide readers with some clarity as well as levels that both investors/traders could monitor and may find beneficial in attempting to navigate the landscape in the hopes of avoiding the tripping of landmines that have littered the field with an emphasis on risk management via the strict adherence to suggested levels of potential resistance and support of various names.

More specifically, we’ve made it very clear that from a short-term perspective, the 20 day moving average has proved to be a reliable guide throughout these past several months with regards to direction and nothing has changed or altered despite the bump in prices from their recent lows.

With that behind us, let’s take a look at the action of both Ethereum (ETH) and LiteCoin (LTC) in which both continue to demonstrate and validate our reference to the importance of the action surrounding their 20 day SMA via the charts below.

ETHEREUM

As we can observe from the chart of Ethereum above, ETH continues to trade below its 20 (yellow line); 50 (blue line) and 200 (red line) day simple moving averages. In addition, we can also witness that since mid-May, ETH’s 20 day SMA has provided headwinds/resistance on four (4) separate occasions indicated via the shaded boxes with ETH unable to clear the hurdle and ‘stick/HODL’, thus far.

Therefore, as we’ve noted in numerous previous articles, both investors/traders would be wise in further monitoring of the action surrounding the short-term 20 day moving average, not just for ETH, but for any and all names that investors/traders may be following or have a current position in, for further clues/evidence with respect to direction. Until or unless such conditions/developments change or alter, we’ll continue to place emphasis on the 20 day SMA for short-term purposes.

Moving forward, the following levels may provide both investors/traders with some clarity with respect to direction and may want to utilize as a guide.

If, at any time in the days/weeks ahead, ETH is capable of clearing its 20 day moving average, presently residing at 470 and can ‘stick’, such development, should it materialize, would be and encouraging short-term start. Perhaps more importantly, should ETH go top-side of the 493 figure, such development may then open the door for a potential run into the 500-545 zone, which is where we find the declining 50 day SMA (534ish).

On the other side of the ledger, both investors/traders may want to utilize the 440 as primary as well as the 400-420 zone as secondary levels of potential support.

Nevertheless, ETH remains in a battle for control of its 20 day moving average as we stroke the keys on the keyboard.

LITECOIN

Without being redundant, much like ETC, LiteCoin continues to trade in similar fashion with LTC trading below all of its moving averages and continuing to do battle with its very own 20 day SMA at present evidenced via the daily chart above.

Similarly, LTC has failed on three (3) separate occasions thus far to clear its 20 day SMA since mid-May and finds itself in a struggle as we write.

Moving forward, potential resistance resides at the 90 as well as the 97 and 103 levels, while potential short-term support can be found at the 77-78 as well as 70-73 zone.

Needless to say, both ETC and LTC are presently engaged in a battle royale and continue to find headwinds/resistance at their 20 day SMA’s. Until or unless they can clear that initial hurdle, it will be difficult for either to gain traction as well as upside momentum.

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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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How is the Crypto Market Changing?

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It has been around a month and a half since the start of 2019, and there are already some pretty obvious changes in the way the crypto market operates, especially when compared to the last year. Early 2018 was almost a complete opposite. The previous year started with cryptocurrencies at their strongest, only to see them crashing down after a few weeks. Back then, the ICO model was still quite strong, and so was the hype surrounding the crypto space. New investors kept entering the space, and new startups emerged with their tokens ready to be sold.

As the year progressed, things started to change. The prices continued to drop, the ICO model went down from around $1.4 billion in raised funds at the beginning of the year to only $100 million in the last month.

The ICO model lost investors’ trust, as many of the projects turned out to be either too weak to survive after the crypto winter struck, or scams which tricked investors out of their money and disappeared. Not to mention that the increase in ICOs popularity attracted the regulators who cracked down on them pretty hard, especially in the US.

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Understanding the Uses of Different Types Of Cryptocurrencies

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Cryptocurrencies – a term which has become incredibly prominent in the mainstream media during recent years due to the proliferation of Bitcoin millionaires. As a result, the new form of currency has earned an almost infamous status. However, as with any major step forward, there is still much confusion regarding the use of cryptocurrencies, what different types of innovative electronic cash exist and what they might mean for the future.

We’re putting all of this to rest as we explain what each of the leading cryptocurrencies can do.

Bitcoin

The most popular form of cryptocurrency, Bitcoin was first thought up in 2008 by the elusive and still unknown creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, who published the whitepaper online.

It took almost a decade for the cryptocurrency to reach its peak, but in December 2017 a single Bitcoin roughly exchanged for the price of $17,000, meaning anyone who held a substantial amount of the electronic cash became significantly wealthy.

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New DoJ Ruling May Cripple Gambling dApps

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A new decision made by the US Justice Department has expanded restrictions regarding online gambling in the US affecting gambling dApps. While the Federal Wire Act of 1961 prohibited online gambling regarding sports since 2011, the new decision expanded on this, and it now includes all forms of internet gambling. Unfortunately for many, this now also includes cryptocurrencies.

The new decision came due to considerable difficulties when it comes to guaranteeing that only interstate betting will take place and that payments will not be routed via different states.

The new announcement was explained in a 23-page-long opinion issued by the Department of Justice’s legal team, which pointed out that the 2011 decision misinterpreted the law. According to that decision, transferring funds was to be considered a violation, but data transfers were not included. By exploiting this oversight, it was possible for gamblers to turn to internet gambling. Unsurprisingly, many have realized this early on, including startups, as well as large, established firms. This, of course, also included cryptocurrency companies as well.

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