Tuesday marked a third day in a row of full control of the bears over the crypto market. Bitcoin fell below $ 10,000 and the rest of the top 3 coins also had to “lick their wounds.” ETH/USD fell from 217 to $ 211.85 this Tuesday. Ripple bulls struggle to keep the price above $ 0.30. During the day, the total capitalization of the crypto market fell from $ 281.9 billion to $ 265.97 billion at the time of my writing.
The big news of the day was that Justin Sun, the CEO of TRON and BitTorrent, was forced to cancel lunch with Warren Buffett just 3 days before the meeting because of sudden health complications. As a result, Tron was the most losing coin yesterday, down 10.23%, with broke below $ 0.024.
Ripple’s XRP moves in sync with the market
The third largest digital coin with a current market capitalization of $ 13.1 billion lost nearly 4% of its value on a daily basis. The coin is trading almost unchanged at the beginning of today. XRP is moving in a short-term bearish trend amid the ubiquitous sell-off on the cryptocurrency market.
Ripple Tech Picture
On a daily chart, XRP/USD bulls will have to break over $ 0.3175 to mitigate the initial downward pressure. This resistance was created by merging several technical levels, including 50 SMA on 4-hour chart and 200 SMA on hourly chart. A convincing breakthrough above this zone may extend the upside momentum to $ 0.3230 (100 SMA on hourly timeframe) and a psychological level of $ 0.33. This resistance is followed by $ 0.3340 (100 SMA and the lower line of Bollinger Bands on a 4-hour chart).
On the downside, the first support is $ 0.3040 (the bottom line of the Bollinger Bands), followed by a psychological level of $ 0.30. The latter level creates a strong barrier that should probably stop the bear’s pressure for a while. A clear breakthrough under these supports, however, will trigger more sell-off, with the first target going to be in the region of $ 0.2865 (the July’s low).
But given that the short-term RSI remains flat near to the oversold territory, we can assume that the downside impulse will be slowing down at this stage.
MACD on the daily chart also shows a bullish cross profile that can lead to a rise to new highs at any time. The less likely scenario, I think, is to see a fall below $ 0.30 before reversing the short-term trend. In conclusion, I think bulls are obviously not losing positions and remain at the levels reached with last week’s profits.
Author: Silviya Velcheva
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