The cryptocurrency market is dominated by the Altcoins this week. Most major coins are traded in a green zone with Bitcoin SV and Etherum Classic among the growth leaders. The market capitalization of cryptocurrencies increased slightly to $ 241.84 billion, while the average daily trading volume declined to $ 88.64 billion. Bitcoin’s market dominance was 66%.
Ethereum (+1.52%), Monero’s XMR (+1.84%), Ripple’s XRP (+1.47%) also found strong support from the bulls yesterday. Bitcoin Cash ABC (+0.73%), EOS (+0.96%), Litecoin (+0.65%) and Stellar’s Lumen (+0.32%) remain on the tail.
This morning, however, the massive movements we experienced on the crypto market last week not only subsided but also turned into downward corrections. Therefore, the price of Ripple is trading 0.37% lower on Wednesday. The Asian session faced sales pressure, and the European session started amid the same bearish activity.
The technical picture of the XRP of Ripple
On a daily chart, we can see how the XRP/USD showed a rebound above the $ 0.18 support, the bottom since mid-December. The pair rallied 0.35% in January and hit a new high of $ 0.2540 this weekend.
As the chart shows, this resistance can be seen as a decisive breakthrough area. The price of the XRP is holding above the $ 0.25-0.28 area as support in 2018 and 2019, making it a hard hurdle to take. Additionally, adjusting above the $ 0.24 key level may also take longer. The 100-day SMA is located there.
If these important levels of resistance do not manage to be overcome, the bulls are likely to become discouraged, losing balance and we may see a further fall in the price to $ 0.22.
XRP against USD
From a broader technical perspective, Ripple is still in the upside price channel since January. The lower boundary of the channel remains crucial in support of the short-term trend. I expect a rebound back up if 0.2310 support is tested again. This area is also strengthened by 50 SMA on the hourly chart at 0.2350 at the moment.
On the other hand, channel resistance ($ 0.2650) must be overcome to allow XRP to extend its rally to $ 0.30. A clear break above that level could lead the XRP to test the longer-term bullish target at $ 0.48.
The MACD on the hourly chart is slowly losing momentum in the bullish area. At the same time, the RSI indicator struggles to stay above the 60 levels of the same chart.
Author: Silviya Velcheva
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