Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple: Prices, Charts and Analysis
- Sharp turnaround in sentiment.
- Technical set-up looks negative.
Cryptocurrency Market: Bitcoin May Re-Test Multi-Month Low
After a positive start to 2019 with prices drifting gently higher, selling returned with a bang to the cyrptocurrency space, backed by a sizeable pick-up in volume. Double-digit losses were recorded in some coins, while Ripple overtook Ethereum to become the second largest token by market capitalization. The selling was accompanied by heavy turnover – just under $20 billion – normally a bearish sign, especially after the quiet market conditions this week to date. The cryptocurrency market as a whole lost just under $9 billion in one hour.
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Bitcoin: Charts Indicate Further Losses
The technical set-up for the largest cryptocurrency looks negative in the short-term and further losses look likely. To the downside, horizontal support appears at $3,568 followed closely by $3,471 and then the 15-month low at $3,127 made in mid-December. To the upside, $4230 needs to be broken and closed above to allow Bitcoin to attempt to close the gap on the November 19 candle betweet $4,895 and $5,195.
Bitcoin (BTC) Daily Price Chart (June 2018 – January 10, 2019)
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--- Written by Nick Cawley, Analyst.