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XLM/BTC and BNB/BTC Price Analysis: Where to Look for Opportunity

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While the action has been somewhat monotonous over the past several weeks for cryptocurrency traders – down, down, and more down – the picture is actually a little bit more two-sided and interesting when we focus on various large market cap coin pairings, particularly with some interesting coins when paired with Bitcoin.

For example, in the analysis below, we’re going to take a look at two very interesting pairs – BNB/BTC and XLM/BTC. In each case, the relationship between the short-term charts in the longer-term patterns is revealing.

BNB/BTC

Price Analysis

  • High: 0.0016965
  • Low: 0.0015138
  • 24-Hour Volume: 352.194K
  • MACD Signal: Sell

Without a doubt, the BNB/BTC pair is one of the more interesting technical pictures in the crypto complex at present. Binance Coin (BNB) has been one of the sharpest outperformers across the cryptocurrency space since late 2017, consistently outperforming Bitcoin all the way into this summer.

However, as we started to trigger the new phase or leg of this bear market, we are beginning to see some flight to safety which is beginning to cripple the trend in the BNB/BTC pair, knocking this chart down through its 50-day simple moving average to test support at a rising 200-day simple moving average.

In the process, BNB/BTC broke just underneath its 200-day simple moving average, thus registering a deeply oversold reading on the 14-day RSI, which cracked under the 20 level in terms of raw indicator reading.

At the same time, this BNB/BTC chart broke beneath a price shelf defined by the January 2018 highs in confluence with the March 2018 highs. This action also quickly broke beneath a strong trend line that you can see drawn in the chart above.

However, if we begin to see some more adventurous trading reemerge in the second half of the year, the BNB/BTC pair may be a very interesting place to look for speculative outperformance.

XLM/BTC

Price Analysis

  • High: 0.0000361
  • Low: 0.00003492
  • 24-Hour Volume: 126.696K
  • MACD Signal: Sell

By comparison, the XLM/BTC pair is both thinly traded and wallowing. That said, this pairing is also outperforming many others, with the current price level sitting above its 50-day simple moving average about midway through a trading range defined by the span seen in the mid-July rally shown on this chart.

The essence of the XLM/BTC pattern at present is a symmetrical triangle with the price very near the axis point as we come into the action today.

The triangle nature of this pattern suggests something of a battle between XLM and BTC for the honor and title of “least dirty shirt in the hamper”. In other words, relative to fiat currencies – and especially the US dollar – basically everything in the crypto complex has been plastered over the past three weeks. But the majority of large market cap coins have been similarly plastered when compared with Bitcoin.

But XLM is more or less holding its own, which is clear on the XLM/BTC chart.

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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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Why Chinese New Year Affects Bitcoin (BTC)

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Bitcoin (BTC) lost about $100 in value in the last week, and, while reasons behind the drop in crypto prices can often be hidden and unclear — this time, that is not the case. The reason for this drop is believed to be the celebration of the Chinese New Year.

The New Year celebration was over more than a month ago for most of the modern world. However, things are a bit different in China. This is a country which is considered to be one of the oldest ones in the world, with a long and complex history. The country’s traditions are fascinating to many around the world, as so many of them are different from western culture. One of these traditions is the Chinese New Year.

The New Year celebrations in China start on January 28th, which was a week ago. The New Year itself is today, February 5th, although the celebrations and festivities are going to last until February 19th. For the people of China, and all those around the world who follow the country’s tradition, this is the time to relax, take a break, and perhaps travel and visit friends and family. But, what does it have to do with Bitcoin?

China and Bitcoin

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EO.Finance Launches Highest Paying Crypto Referral Program of 2019

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The EO Referral Program, already touted to be a significant addition to the ecosystem has been launched, and more details can finally be revealed. Offering 30% of transaction fees for each referral, it is expected to be the highest paying crypto referral program of 2019.

 

Each user will receive their own unique invite link, which can be shared with friends or via social media, in order to start earning 30% of the companies fees for every transaction made by someone who registered using their unique link. Furthermore, receive 5% of the fees for each new referral introduced by your own referral, increasing earning potential and adding even more benefits to an already feature-packed ecosystem. The fact the ecosystem supports credit and debit card transactions, as well as more than 40 cryptocurrencies means it will be even easier for you to start earning from your referrals.

 

The EO Referral Program will also extend to EO.Trade following launch, meaning it will be possible to earn from a single referrals transactions across multiple products within the EO ecosystem. It is important to note that the figure of 30% is significantly more than most competitors offer.

 

Payment will be made in the same currency as was purchased or exchanged. Withdrawal of the profits earned via the program can be made instantly, meaning you can earn immediately from your referral.…

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Is Bitcoin (BTC) Ready for Another Surge?

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It is no secret that Bitcoin (BTC) has had a rough 2018. The coin has dropped by over 80% from its all-time high in a matter of months, it experienced two market crashes, a constantly bearish market, and even troubles within its own ecosystem. Crypto investors spent the entire year hoping for a surge that never arrived, and since BTC is the most influential coin within the crypto space, its behavior usually dictates the pace for other coins as well.

Then, the year finally ended, and investors believed they could finally start anew, hoping to see BTC perform better in 2019. While Bitcoin is certainly performing better than in 2018, the current state of things is still far away from a rally. However, there is a possibility that this might change in the future.

Projects that could have sparked the next rally

As mentioned, crypto investors around the world were hoping to see a new price surge with the arrival of the new year. So far, this has not happened, and while there were several events believed to be able to boost BTC value, several complications prevent them from occurring.

One of them is the launch of the Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Exchange, which was scheduled to happen on January 24th. However, due to the long-lasting US government shutdown, the exchange failed…

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