Ethereum Price Could Go Up Over 860% To Break $10,000, Crypto Analyst


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Ethereum value has taken some hits in the past few months as the coin has since significant losses in the price after the digital asset had hit its all-time high back in May. The price of ethereum had gone as high a $4,300, but the price has since crashed over 50% since then and now sits at less than $2,000 at the time of this writing.

Notwithstanding, crypto analyst and trader Kaleo predicts that the price of ETH is set to grow immensely in the next 12 months. The crypto analyst looks through movements of ethereum from back in 2017 and predicts that based on this, the digital asset is poised to experience a parabolic rally in its price.

The long-term price prediction from Kaleo puts the digital asset price at over $10k, following a major altcoins season. The analyst’s prediction puts the price of ethereum at well over an 860% increase in the second half of the year 2021.

Taking to his Twitter, which remains his primary method of communication, Kaleo gave a couple of predictions regarding the prices of the top two digital assets in the space.

According to the crypto trader, the price of bitcoin was going to see another run-up that would put the digital asset in a six-figure discovery range. Joining the ranks of crypto analysts who have put the price of the number 1 crypto coin at $100,000 before the year runs out.

The tweet further went on to predict more adoption from institutions and governments. While simultaneously calling out that there will be continuous FUDs from institutions and governments surrounding cryptocurrencies.

My predictions for the second half of 2021:

— K A L E O (@CryptoKaleo) June 17, 2021

Kaleo, who uses the handle @CryptoKaleo on Twitter, posted a follow-up tweet containing even more longer-term predictions for the top crypto coins. The tweet included price predictions for both bitcoin and ethereum, and predictions for major regulations to follow. But unlike the first predictions for the second half of 2021, these predictions were much more bearish, explaining that prices would crash in this time period.

— K A L E O (@CryptoKaleo) June 17, 2021

Kaleo sees the price of ethereum falling over 90% after it hits its predicted $10,000 in the second half of 2021. Calling the price crash to be under $1,000 when this happens. Altcoins were also predicted to crash at this point, putting the general market at this point in a bear stretch.

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16% Ethereum price rebound activates a classic bullish pattern — $2.5K next?

Cointelegraph 22 July, 2021 - 09:48am

The cryptocurrency market recovered on Thursday after renewed endorsements from Elon Musk at “The ₿ Word” conference on Wednesday.

The BTC/USD exchange rate was below $30,000 but bounced by more than 5% after the big reveal, touching an intraday high of $32,895. Ether, which tends to move in lockstep with Bitcoin, surged likewise.

It reclaimed $2,000 on Wednesday, rising by as much as 18.20% from its week-to-date low of $1,720.

Lukas Enzersdorfer-Konrad, chief product officer of financial services company Bitpanda, told Cointelegraph in an email statement that Ethereum would continue tailing Bitcoin in the coming sessions.

“As soon as the ‘big brother’ finds its support level,” he added, “Ethereum will most likely follow suit.”

The latest bounce in the Ether market also originated from a support level that had earlier capped Ether’s downside attempts.

Pseudonymous independent market analyst Rekt Capital flashed a so-called “orange area” on a weekly ETH/USD chart, illustrating three bearish wicks and their ability to shield the pair from falling lower.

“ETH has rallied +16% since rebounding from the orange area,” the analyst explained, coupling the price floor with a support trendline that apprehensively constituted a Falling Wedge.

In detail, Falling Wedges are bullish reversal patterns that start wide at the top but start contracting as the prices move lower, forming a sequence of lower highs and lower lows. A bullish confirmation comes when the price breaks above the Wedge’s upper trendline with a spike in volumes.

In doing so, bulls place their upside profit target as high as the maximum wedge height.

Ether prices almost check all the boxes when it comes to trading inside a Falling Wedge pattern. Rekt Capital highlighted the same in a chart he published Thursday.

“As long as ETH holds the bottom of the structure as support until the end of the week, [it] will confirm a return to the structure after briefly losing it earlier this week,” added Rekt Capital.

The maximum distance between the Wedge’s upper and lower trendline is roughly $850. Therefore, according to the classic technical setup, a breakout above the upper trendline could send the prices to at least $2,500.

Nonetheless, the prices still risk falling sharply below $2,000, based on a short-term technical setup, as shown in the chart below.

The daily Ether chart shows the price could fluctuate between $1,850 and $2,080 before the potential bullish breakout, noted Rekt Capital.

Charles Kirkpatrick and Julie Dahlquist’s book Technical Analysis: The Complete Resource for Financial Market Technicians notes that Falling Wedges have a failure rate of just 8%–11%. Moreover, the possibility of a bearish breakout has a higher failure rate of 15%–24%.

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Is Cryptocurrency Really the Future? • Benzinga

Benzinga 22 July, 2021 - 09:20am

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts claim that blockchain technology is the future. Billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper gave his remarks on Bitcoin on Benzinga’s Moon or Bust livestream, stating that Bitcoin will cause an anthropological change to society. But will the future of cryptocurrency revolve around Bitcoin, or something else?

Some see Bitcoin as antiquated technology, as its proof of work consensus model and restrictive parameters greatly limit the potential for Bitcoin. With low throughput and no smart contract capabilities, Bitcoin may have trouble scaling.

Since Bitcoin’s inception, blockchain technology has taken huge strides to become more usable, scalable and secure. Since a blockchain’s ledger is decentralized, the blockchain’s code must find a way to come to consensus — essentially finding a way to verify transactions correctly. The first consensus model was proof of work, and Bitcoin still uses this model to validate transactions on its blockchain.

Since then, however, new consensus models have been developed that are much more efficient at scale. Of these, proof of stake is the most popular, and most cryptocurrencies today are proof of stake. Proof of stake consensus is not only more environmentally friendly, but it significantly increases transaction throughput while simultaneously reducing transaction fees.

While Ethereum is currently proof of work, it has plans to migrate to proof of stake with Ethereum 2.0. There is no set release date for this network upgrade, but it’s expected to launch sometime over the next 12 months. The Eth2 testnet has been live since November, and billions of dollars in Ether have been staked on this testnet to secure the network. 

Decentralization is arguably the most important feature of blockchains. Unlike fiat currency, there’s no entity that controls the circulating supply of Bitcoin. This gives investors the security of knowing that their funds are finitely scarce. Unlike gold which can continuously be mined, there is a set supply of bitcoin that will ever be in existence. Plus, Bitcoin can be stored and transferred much easier than gold, making it a more practical store of value for the future.

The decentralized nature of blockchains opens up endless possibilities for trustless and immutable financial functions. Projects like Ethereum are not only decentralizing the monetary system, but Ethereum is also decentralizing the underlying financial institutions that are necessary for a truly decentralized future.

Ethereum can do this through a novel technology called smart contracts. Smart contracts are code that’s uploaded to the blockchain, allowing them to benefit from the decentralized, permissionless and trustless nature of blockchains. So how are smart contracts replacing traditional financial institutions, and how are users benefiting from this new system?

Most of the lofty goals in the cryptocurrency space are driven by Ethereum’s ecosystem. Decentralizing financial functions such as exchanges, insurance, governance and ownership are already coming to fruition through smart contract applications.

Smart contracts power decentralized exchanges (DEXs) like Uniswap, Sushiswap and 0x. These platforms let anyone swap cryptocurrency without an intermediary, creating a platform that no one controls. After centralized exchanges halted the trading of GameStop (NASDAQ: GME), more attention has been paid to the control that centralized exchanges have over their users.

Lending is another industry that’s being revolutionized by blockchain technology. Aave is the leading lending platform built on Ethereum and it has over $10 billion of funds being put to work. Those who use Aave can instantly be approved for loans and earn high interest from savings accounts, all while knowing your funds are being safely managed by autonomous code on the blockchain.

Yet another sector that’s being revolutionized by Ethereum is ownership. Nonfungible tokens (NFTs) can be minted on Ethereum’s blockchain network, allowing for verification of digital ownership. While gaming and art have been the core industries affected by NFTs so far, these tokens have the potential to verify ownership of plots of land, car deeds, business documents and so much more.

When talking about the future of cryptocurrency, it’s clear that Bitcoin will play a role in this decentralized future. Many investors see Ethereum in the same light, as millions of users have already transferred trillions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency on its network. Altcoins, on the other hand, are much more of a gamble than well established cryptocurrencies.

While some altcoins will likely appreciate even more than Bitcoin and Ethereum in the future, many of these cryptocurrencies will undoubtedly fail. Before investing in altcoins, you should ask yourself a few important questions.

The cryptocurrency markets have seen a sharp downturn in the past few months, with Bitcoin and Ethereum both down over 50% from their all-time highs. Most altcoins are down even more, causing some investors to panic sell their cryptocurrency positions. 

However, Bitcoin and Ethereum are still up well over 100% in the past year, and experienced cryptocurrency investors are used to this kind of volatility in the markets. Buying cryptocurrencies during significant dips is often the best way to make a large return from crypto, but be sure to do your own research and only invest money that you can afford to lose.

There are plenty of U.S cryptocurrency exchanges that you can trust to invest in cryptocurrency securely. Of these, Coinbase and Gemini are the most popular among crypto investors. These apps have simple user interfaces, and they’re easy to use even if you’ve never invested before.

If you’re looking for a one-stop shop for stocks and cryptocurrency, then Robinhood and Webull are good options. These exchanges don’t support as many altcoins as cryptocurrency exchanges, but they do support Bitcoin and Ethereum. 

When investing in any new technology, there are greater risks than most other investments. Cryptocurrencies are still speculative investments, and use cases are still being developed across the board. Decentralized protocols may see more strict regulations in the future, as most of these platforms are anonymous. Also, traditional financial institutions have huge influence over government regulations, so if cryptocurrency becomes a direct competitor to these firms, lobbyists may push for more strict regulations.

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Bitcoin Stalls at Resistance, Minor Support Nearby

Yahoo Finance 22 July, 2021 - 06:30am

Buyers have consistently taken profits along the intermediate-term downtrend defined by a series of lower price highs on the charts. There is strong resistance at around $32,000-$34,000, which could limit upside price moves.  

Bitcoin was trading at around $31,700 at press time and is roughly flat over the past week.

The relative strength index (RSI) on the four-hour chart is approaching overbought territory, which could encourage further selling over the short-term.

The daily RSI is rising from oversold levels since Tuesday and displays a bullish divergence. Higher lows on the daily RSI suggests the intermediate-term downtrend is slowing.

Bitcoin remains in a tight range of between $30,000 and $36,000 as the broader uptrend weakens.

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Bitcoin Looks North After Biggest Single-Day Rise in More Than a Month

Yahoo Finance 22 July, 2021 - 06:29am

“We are now short-term bullish to the topside against the $30,000 region triple bottom with strong bullish divergence,” Singapore-based QCP Capital said. “In addition to this, the market is short gamma to the topside – a break above $35,000-$36,000 could trigger a quick short squeeze towards the $40,000-$42,000 range top.”

Bitcoin bears have failed at least three times in the past two months to establish a foothold under $30,000. While prices did close (UTC) below the key support earlier this week, Wednesday’s jump to $32,000 negated the bearish breakdown.

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The persistent defense of the $30,000 mark has taken the shape of a so-called triple bottom pattern on the daily chart, which also shows a bullish divergence of the relative strength index (RSI). The pattern occurs when the indicator prints higher lows, contradicting weakness in price, and is a signal of seller exhaustion and scope for a price bounce.

The 50-day simple moving average (SMA) at $34,500 may offer immediate resistance. According to Katie Stockton, founder and managing partner of Fairlead Strategies, a breakout above the 50-day SMA would target the 200-day SMA near $44,000.

Patrick Heusser, head of trading at Crypto Finance, also pointed to $35,000 as a critical level. “Order book flow looks good, but a lot of stale selling orders are coming up in the $35,000 area, which still need to be cleared,” Heusser said.

Lastly, market participants who went “short gamma” by selling call options – or insurance against bullish moves – at or above $35,000 over the past few weeks may resort to hedging, that is buying spot or futures, if prices rise to above $35,000.

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That, in turn, may bolster the bullish move, possibly yielding a test of $40,000-$42,000, as anticipated by QCP Capital. Being short gamma means being an option writer (seller) regardless of whether the option is a call or put. Traders typically write options when they expect the underlying asset to see low-volatility consolidation.

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Decoupling ahead? Bitcoin and Ethereum may finally snap their 36-month correlation

Cointelegraph 22 July, 2021 - 05:27am

Bitcoin and Ethereum have been majorly trading in sync since 2018, increasing risk exposure of crypto-only investment portfolios.

“I had known about Bitcoin and Ethereum and dozens of other assets for years,” the 33-year old businessman said. “But I only got to invest in them after the lockdown pushed me and my family members out of work. And it helped us survive — big time.”

Saxena revealed that he had allocated about 80% of his investment portfolio to Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH), with the rest of his capital distributed across Polygon, Dogecoin (DOGE) and Chainlink’s LINK. His crypto-only investment netted him great profits, the numbers of which Saxena declined to reveal. 

However, he did notice how he almost got half of his unrealized profits wiped by deciding not to liquidate ahead of the May 2021 crash.

“I was liquidating cryptocurrencies based on my household demand for cash,” Saxena said. “While I am still in profits, seeing my profits decline by more than 50% has prompted me to get a huge portion of my investments back into cash.”

Retail traders like Saxena have come under pressure due to over-reliance on the two most predominant cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin and Ether.

While different in terms of economics and use cases, both digital assets tend to move in the same direction. In recent history, their losses and profits appeared well-synced, illustrating that their holders might see their investments grow rapidly during bull trends but, at the same time, risk losing a lot when the uptrend exhausts and reverses to the bearish side.

“If it is a pure crypto portfolio, then, of course, having two cryptos which are highly correlated with one another adds risk to the portfolio,” said Simon Peters, a crypto analyst at multi-asset brokerage company eToro.

On the other hand, Liam Bussell, head of corporate communications at fiat-to-crypto gateway provider Banxa, called Bitcoin and Ether liquidity backstops for crypto traders.

In his comments to Cointelegraph, the executive said that traders utilize their initial gains in the top two cryptocurrency markets to invest in mid and lower-cap digital assets, citing rallies in Dogecoin and across nonfungible token projects. He noted:

Additionally, Peters advised traders and investors to counterbalance their crypto investment risks by allocating a good portion of their capital in traditional financial instruments, including stocks, commodities, and fixed-income securities/funds.

“Historically, crypto has shown itself to be pretty uncorrelated to other asset classes and offers better risk-adjusted returns,” the analyst explained.

Peters, meanwhile, reminded that the Ethereum network’s transition from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake — known as Ethereum 2.0 — might limit its correlation with Bitcoin.

In detail, one of the principal features included in the upcoming Ethereum blockchain upgrade, called Ethereum Improvement Proposal 1559, is deflation and intends to burn a portion of transaction fees collected from users.

That could wipe out at least 1 million ETH tokens every year from the circulating supply, thus making the asset scarcer, according to crypto education publication Coinmonks. 

Bitcoin exhibits a similar scarcity by reducing its newly issued supply rate by half every four years, a process called a halving. The cryptocurrency has a limited supply cap of 21 million tokens.

“It’s possible that a decoupling could occur between bitcoin and ether following the completion of the transition to 2.0, as the ‘tokenomics’ — how ETH works on the 2.0 blockchain — will be different to at present," said Peters, adding:

As for Saxena, the novice trader said he would “hodl” on to a portion of his BTC and ETH.

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TA: Bitcoin Trim Losses, Why Bulls Need To Overcome $32.5K For More Upsides

NewsBTC 21 July, 2021 - 10:08pm

Bitcoin price found a strong buying interest below the $30,000 level. BTC formed a support base near the $29,300 and it started a major recovery wave.

The price surged above the $30,000 and $30,500 resistance levels. There was a clear break above the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the recent downward move from the $31,900 swing high to $29,312 low. There was also a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance near $31,250 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair.

The pair jumped above the $31,500 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. Finally, there was a break above the $32,000 resistance zone.

It tested the $32,500 resistance zone. It seems like the bears were active near the 1.236 Fib extension level of the recent downward move from the $31,900 swing high to $29,312 low. Bitcoin price is now consolidating above the $31,500 level.

If bitcoin fails to climb above the $32,300 and $32,500 resistance levels, it could start a downside correction. An initial support on the downside is near the $31,500 level.

The first major support is now near the $31,200 zone. A clear downside break below the $31,200 support may possibly put a lot of pressure on the bulls. The next key support is seen near the $30,500 level.

Hourly MACD – The MACD is now losing pace in the bullish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now well above the 50 level.

Major Support Levels – $31,500, followed by $31,200.

Major Resistance Levels – $32,200, $32,500 and $33,000.

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