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Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Alt-Coins - Recovery Remains Fragile, Volatility Stuck at Near-Extremes

Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Alt-Coins - Recovery Remains Fragile, Volatility Stuck at Near-Extremes

Nick Cawley, Senior Strategist
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Bitcoin (BTC/USD), Ethereum (ETH/USD), and Alt-Coin Analysis and Charts:

  • Picking up the pieces but buyers remain wary.
  • Ethereum/Bitcoin spread recovery continues.
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Last week’s heavy sell-off is gradually being pulled back with the market close to recovering from last Wednesday’s wipe-out. The market still remains in the red over the last seven days and the last three daily candles, including today, highlight an indecisive market held within a narrow trading range. Further consolidation around current levels may well precede a move higher, but volatility still remains at near-record extreme levels and a sudden breakout, either way, cannot be ruled out.For Bitcoin to recover further the $42,000 area needs to be reclaimed.

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Bitcoin (BTC/USD) Daily Price Chart

The Ethereum/Bitcoin spread collapsed last week after a strong push higher off the late-March low. Again, consolidation is needed to push this spread back to the cluster of recent highs on either side of 800. The macro-talk of Ethereum overtaking Bitcoin in market capitalization terms is still alive, with Goldman Sachs the latest to predict that Ethereum ‘has a high chance of overtaking Bitcoin as the dominant store of value’.

Ethereum/Bitcoin (ETH/BTC) Daily Price Chart

The alt-coin market also remains volatile with a mixture of 7-day losses and gains seen across the space. Ripple (XRP) is down around 12%, Polkadot (DOT) is currently showing a 7-day loss of 16%, while Solana (SOL) is lower by 15%. Uniswap (UNI) and Chainlink (LINK) are up 12% and 16% respectively, while Ethereum Classic (ETC) is showing a 7-day gain of 15%.

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What are your views on Bitcoin (BTC),Ethereum (ETH) – bullish or bearish?? You can let us know via the form at the end of this piece or you can contact the author via Twitter @nickcawley1.

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