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Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) Grind Lower as Grayscale Adds to Fears

Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) Grind Lower as Grayscale Adds to Fears

Tammy Da Costa, Analyst

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Amounts owed to FTX Top 50 Creditors Tops $3 Billion as Bitcoin and Ethereum Dip Below Support

During a period of rising interest rates and growing recession risks, cryptocurrency is depreciating at a rapid pace. With Grayscale’s Bitcoin trust now under scrutiny, the FTX contagion has already resulted in Billions of Dollars of losses.

A year after moving the FTX headquarters to the Bahamas and the exchange that was valued at $32Bn at the end of January is now worthless. As the investigation into Sam Bankman-Fried and the collapse of Alameda Research, FTX and its affiliates highlight the risks associated with speculative assets.

While altcoins remain the hardest hit by recent events, Bitcoin and Ethereum remain the leaders of digital assets.

With a doji candle on the weekly chart highlighting an important zone of support, this week’s price action could assist in determining Bitcoin’s next move.

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Bitcoin (BTC/USD) Weekly Chart

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After dropping below the $16,000 psychological handle earlier today, a small-bodied candle below resistance at $16,300 has pushed prices into a technically significant range.

As a zone of confluency forms between $15,761 and $17,283, the key Fibonacci levels of the 2017 move continue to provide support and resistance for the imminent move.

Although the weekly CCI (commodity channel index) remains in oversold territory, the current fundamental backdrop could contribute to further declines.

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For Ethereum, the same levels that were discussed over the weekend remain relevant . With ETH/USD breaking psychological support at $1,200, a hold below $1,105 could drive prices back to the next critical layer of support at $1,000

Ethereum Daily Chart

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--- Written by Tammy Da Costa, Analyst for DailyFX.com

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