Geopolitics set the tone for the crypto market in the first days of 2020

Iran’s war boosts crypto market demand during the first week of the New Year

The new year starts with the improvement of the mood in the crypto sphere. The war between the United States and Iran affects all countries around the world. Some people worry that this could trigger World War III. On the other hand, the US stock market remains volatile amid fears that Iran’s retaliate could cause chaos.

The cryptocurrency market seems to be taking advantage of the US-Iran situation to gain momentum. Mostly Bitcoin presents itself as a safe haven for investors. Especially, since it is decentralized and can function without the censorship of any government. The rest of the cryptocurrency market responds accordingly in tandem with Bitcoin and the bullish momentum is likely to continue.


Bitcoin renews hopes for 2020

The main digital asset has jumped by 5.52% in the last 24 hours. Accordingly, Altcoins also show strength. Chainlink (LINK) gained 15.70% growth and Litecoin (LTC) 5.83%.

The total market capitalization of cryptocurrencies is now at $ 217.7 billion and Bitcoin’s dominance rate has risen to 69.1%.

Technically, Bitcoin would have to stay above $ 8,300 to see the first resistance test at $ 8,516.3/600.

We can expect the news to have a significant impact on the day, with volatility likely to come from events in the Middle East. I believe that Bitcoin could break through the second major level of resistance if the USA responds to Iran’s attacks against military bases in Iraq. But that region of $ 8,877- $ 9,000 would probably limit the bullish momentum in the event of a prolonged daytime rally.

If the price fails to hold above the first resistance, the main digital coin may recede.


Litecoin with a rally of 5.83% on Monday

LTC/USD is moving in a short bullish channel with the upper limit created by the upper line of the 4-hour Bollinger Bands at $ 48.00. Support was created by SMA 50 on the daily chart and the mid-line of the 4-hour Bollinger Bands around $ 44.00. A convincing breakthrough and movement in either direction should create strong momentum. This should allow further price action to develop in the direction.

Technically, we had a bullish crossover of moving averages on the 4-hour chart. As the SMA 50 breaks above the SMA 200, this indicates a continuation of the upward movement. On the upside, $ 50 could be the next target for the bulls. A clear breakout above this psychological level will open the doors to the $ 50.70 resistance. There is located the 100-Day SMA. LTC/USD has been trading below this SMA since mid-July 2019, which means that bulls may have a hard time taking it out.

On the other hand, a sustainable decline below $ 44 will turn short-term prospects to downward and will put $ 40 back in focus. This support was followed by the low for 2020 at $ 38.74 and the bottom line of the daily Bollinger Bands – $ 37.60.


Author: Silviya Velcheva

* The views expressed in this material do not constitute a recommendation or advice for the purchase or sale of cryptocurrencies in the digital assets market or other financial instruments. The predicted forecasts meet the expectations of the author of the material and may not materialize. Trading in currencies, contracts for differences on margin or cryptocurrencies poses a high risk and may not be suitable for all investors. Past results are not a guarantee of future success.

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