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Bitcoin Building a Base, Ripple Volume Surges in Korea

Bitcoin Building a Base, Ripple Volume Surges in Korea

Nick Cawley, Strategist

Talking Points

- Is Bitcoin building a base before a fresh attempt at $4,500?

- Ripple volume explodes in Korea over the last two days.

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Bitcoin (BTC) Eyes a New High after SegWit2x Implemented

Digital currency heavyweight Bitcoin is beginning to form a new base on the three hour and daily chart which could set it up for further highs. News flow has been light but reports that Segwit2x has officially been activated and is now live on the network would seem to be behind the latest push higher. A look at the three hour chart also shows the BTC climbing back above the 20-, 50- and 100-day ema, providing a further bullish impulse.

Chart: Bitcoin (BTC) Price: Daily/Three Hour Timeframes– August 24, 2017

Chart by IG

Ripple Volume Surge Fuelled by Korean Interest

The latest altcoin to attract the markets attention, Ripple (XRP) has been sparked by a massive increase in turnover out of Korea. The local Korean exchanges, which offer Korean won trading pairs, have seen record volume in the last 48 hours driving the market back towards its all-time high around $0.33. A slight sell-off overnight has tempered the move but the altcoin remains over 60% higher than at the start of the week.

Chart: Ripple (XRP) Price: Daily Timeframe (June – August 24, 2017)

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--- Written by Nick Cawley, Analyst.

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