Attempting to rebound in a challenging environment
Since last week’s devastation, most crypto assets have started this week with a rebound. Bitcoin is up just 0.30% since its retreat on Tuesday. Ripple’s XRP has risen 1.22%, Litecoin has made a profit of 0.75% in the last 24 hours, and Chainlink gained 12.73% amid the top 20 crypto assets.
Total crypto market cap is $ 252.61 billion this morning. Bitcoin dominance fell from 64% to levels below 63.6% when Bitcoin struggled early in the week. At the time of writing, Bitcoin’s dominance was 63.7%. Trading volumes peaked on Tuesday morning, but are currently at $ 173.15 billion for the last 24 hours.
Bitcoin seems to be losing the battle for “digital gold” status for the time being. The main digital currency not only did fail to unite with traditional safe havens, but also followed the risky assets. And when someone tries to give Bitcoin a “crypto gold” rank, opponents will always remember the February stock market crash that dragged Bitcoin behind.
At the same time, however, we have no definitive correlation with the risky assets. The fact is that Bitcoin remains a different asset and its main nature is unpredictability. For such an asset, the best scenario is the confusion of all market participants.
Bulls on Ripple (XRP) fluctuate, but further gains above $ 0.24 seem likely
After a strong start to the week, XRP/USD fell from $ 0.2395 to $ 0.2296 on Tuesday. XRP/USD is currently trading around $ 0.2364, supported by SMA100 on a daily chart. For now, the XRP/USD continues to move below the moving averages SMA 20, SMA 50 and SMA 200 as the price consolidates under $ 0.24.
The pair is about to test again the 61.8% level of Fibonacci correction on the rally from $ 0.1753 to $ 0.3452. If Ripple manages to break through this important resistance, it could start another upward momentum in the near future.
Ripple’s (XRP) Technical Analysis
This resistance level is near the $ 0.2400 level, followed by the Tuesday high at $ 0.2413. A clear break above 61.8% Fibo and $ 0.2413 could open the door for a larger rally to the $ 0.2500 psychological level in near future. There is also a daily SMA 200.
On the downside, a sell-off below $ 0.2330 (the abovementioned 100-day SMA) will clear the bears’s path to $ 0.2300 and $ 0.2244 (1st March low). With a convincing fall below $ 0.22, a further decrease to $ 0.1804 is possible.
The MACD indicator indicates decreasing bearish momentum on the daily chart. And the hourly MACD is now gaining momentum in the bullish area. The RSI (Relative Strength Index) for XRP/USD has returned above the 50 level on 1-hour chart, which is also a positive sign.
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Author: Silviya Velcheva
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