Cryptocurrencies Fight on Wednesday, as BTC/USD Fell by 0.45%
Bitcoin is trading lower on Wednesday morning, with most major cryptocurrencies also remaining in the red territory. The Blue Mockingbird hacker gang managed to infect more than 1,000 business systems with Monero (XMR) mining malware.
The crypto assets from the top 20 that managed to show more significant growth in the last 24 hours are HEX (+13.06%), Cardano (+3.04%), Ripple (0.84%) and Ethereum (0.34%). The market seems to be stuck between a rock and a hard place after the halving event took place earlier this month. BTC/USD sank below 9,000 after rejecting the resistance zone at $ 10,000 twice in a relatively quick sequence.
Now the price seems to be stuck in a range between $ 8,000 – 10,000. And a steady break with good volume will be needed to determine the future path of the digital gold.
However, there are some positives on the technical side. Now, the price is trading above the 200- and 50-day MAs. On the 4-hour chart, BTC/USD is making higher lows, meaning buyers have bought the last dips to $ 8,700. Short-term traders can now watch for closures above $ 9,000 and $ 9,100 on the 4-hour chart to see if the price can stay above either level.
In the event that Bitcoin falls below $ 8,700, trading volumes show $ 8,550 as the last strong support before the price falls to $ 7,700 – $ 7,420.
1000 Corporate Systems Infected with Monero Mining Malware
The hacker group Blue Mockingbird has installed a hidden miner for the cryptocurrency Monero on at least a thousand corporate servers. In addition, if the server allowed access to other computers, they infected them as well. Cybercriminals then install the XMRRig mining application to take advantage of the resources of the infected machines.
The global scale of the hacker group’s operations was revealed by the cloud security company Red Canary on May 26.
Despite the Attack, XMR/USD Remains Calm
XMR/USD hit a bottom at $ 60.00 on Monday and recovered to $ 62.08 at the time of writing. The coin is now ranked 16th in the global ranking of cryptocurrencies with a capitalization of over $ 1 billion.
Looking at the daily chart, we will see that Monero has been on an upside trend since the beginning of March. And for the last 24 hours XMR/USD has remained almost unchanged, with a small profit of 0.36%.
Gradually increasing moving averages and RSI in the positive zone also suggest that the bulls retain control. In addition, the 50-day SMA passed the 200-day SMA. This is signaling a golden cross and potential further upward momentum.
The first resistance is at the 200-hour SMA around $ 63.30. The stronger barrier, however, we have at $ 64.00 (near the high on Sunday). If XMR/USD manages to break over this zone, then the next target of the bulls will be $ 68.26 (the high on April 30).
On the downside, the key support coincides with the psychological level of $ 60.00. If the price reverses from current levels and falls below the 50-day SMA, this will indicate weakness. The bears are likely to gain more control if the price manages to fall below the last lows around $ 53.
Author: Silviya Velcheva
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