Cryptocurrency Prices, News and Technical Analysis
- SEC delays ruling on Bitcoin ETF.
- Market sentiment turns increasingly weak, weighing heavily on the space.
Cryptocurrency Prices Slump 10%
After a period of quiet consolidation, a decision by the SEC to delay a ruling on the proposed VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin ETF until the end of September. While not a complete surprise, the market took the news badly and sold-off quickly. Most cryptos are now either near or on important support levels, which if broken could see further double-digit losses in the near-term. Some coins are now likely to give back all of the December-January surge.
Overall market sentiment remains weak with any rebound/rally seen as a clear opportunity to sell long positions or open shorts. Overall turnover is low - aiding sharp price moves - while the market as a whole is now valued at $230 billion, the lowest level this year and down from the $830 billion all time high.
Bitcoin (BTC) Daily Price Chart (November 2017 – August 8, 2018)
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--- Written by Nick Cawley, Analyst.