The Crypto Market Erased the Profits From the Beginning of the Week – Ripple vs USD
The cryptocurrency market suffered huge losses yesterday after facing a wave of sales. The price of Bitcoin jumped above $ 10,350 from $ 9,432 on June 1, only to collapse again the next day and fall to $ 9,351. On Tuesday, Bitcoin failed to overcome key resistance in the region of 10K and this seems to trigger a wave of profit-taking or repositioning of Whales. In any case, this led traders to look for levels at which the market could stop.
On Wednesday morning, the main cryptocurrency is traded around $ 9,518. And for the last 24 hours, only Stellar’s Lumen has risen by 0.33%.
For the rest of the digital assets in the top 20, however, the day was bearish. Binance Coin (-3.73%), EOS (-5.40%), Ethereum (-4.31%), Litecoin (-4.68%), Ripple’s XRP (-3.75%) and TRX (-4.57%) led the way down. Bitcoin Cash ABC (-1.22%), Bitcoin Cash SV (-2.52%), Cardano’s ADA (-2.40%), Monero’s XMR (-1.78%) and Tezos (-2.31%) recorded relatively modest losses.
At the time of writing, the total market capitalization was 269.56 billion dollars, while the dominance of Bitcoin stood at 66.02%. Cryptocurrency trading volumes reached $ 118.13 billion in the last 24 hours.
Ripple vs USD – Continues to Consolidate Against Bitcoin, Although Other Altcoins are Gaining Momentum
As Bitcoin has recently consolidated, many major coins are showing strength, in double digits movements. For example, Ethereum’s ETH increased from $ 192 to $ 253, while Cardano (ADA) made rally by 44% in the last week.
However, some relatively large Altcoins lag significantly behind and two of them are XRP and Stellar Lumens (XLM), the third and 13th cryptocurrencies by market capitalization, respectively. So, what’s next for them?
The weakness of XRP may also be exacerbated by the fact that Ripple recently unlocked 500 million tokens from its escrow wallet – worth about $ 101 million. If these tokens find their market, they could put strong pressure on the affected cryptocurrency causing stormy selloff.
But the real problem with XRP is that its pair with BTC is doing extremely poorly. Ripple vs BTC is currently at its lowest level since December 2017, marking a 30-months low.
In order for the price to make a rally and a rebound from the bottom, a clear break above the previous support at 0.00002300 – 0.00002350 sats will be needed. If XRP manages to break above this range, we will probably see further bullish momentum towards 0.00003200 – 0.00003300 sats.
But at present, the price of the XRP still shows weakness and marks new lows, making trading with this coin difficult.
Ripple vs USD – Bears Remained in Control for the Second Day in a Row
Ripple’s XRP fell sharply in the early hours of Tuesday’s US session. The price managed to fall below the psychological level of 0.20, but now is trading back above this support.
At the same time, on the four-hour chart, we have a bearish divergence with the RSI indicator, which is a signal that the price increase may have been exhausted. In addition to XRP, it sampled below the 200-day Simple Moving Average and is now struggling to hold above 50 SMA.
Yesterday’s bottom of $ 0.1981 is the nearest support. A convincing move below it could take the bears to $ 0.1960, $ 0.1917 and $ 0.1898 (all lows in the past week).
In case the upside movement resumes, the first resistance is at $ 0.2060. This zone holds the price of XRP in the last rebound. A clear break above it will take the bulls for a test of $ 0.2120 and $ 0.2146. These are the highs of June and where is located the 200-day SMA also.
Author: Silviya Velcheva
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