Over the last 24 hours, Ethereum (ETH) has been trading at around $186 after a sudden spike that saw price jump over 12% in a single day last week.
Although at the beginning of last week it seemed as though the market was declining even further, last Friday it took a surprising and welcome turn for the better.
As mentioned last week, Ethereum was in a clear consolidation downtrend after making a number of lower highs since mid-July when the coin suffered a massive drop.
However, that downtrend seems to have reversed since the pump on Friday following Bitcoin’s 40% rise.
Will ETH continue to recover? Or will it plunge back towards $160 and below?
Let’s take a look at the chart for Ethereum.
Over the course of September, Ethereum was seemingly well on the road to recovery following a tough summer, with price finally rising above all three of its EMAs for a brief moment in the middle of the month.
However, accompanying the wider market downturn towards the end of the month, ETH came crashing back down. It has since been attempting to consolidate and recover but has been struggling to hold on to any gains.
Then, out of nowhere, Friday’s pump pushed the price towards the 50-day EMA, blasting through a big volume resistance wall near $170 – which I have been mentioning since late September.
Price went from $160 to $190 in just a couple of days, representing an increase of over 18%. Since then, ETH has been consolidating above its 20-day EMA.
Earlier this month, during Devcon 5, a major crypto-conference, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin mentioned how most things are finalised in regards to ETH 2.0 and clients are talking to each other already. I therefore personally believe we can expect a testnet release of the new Casper PoS models by the first half of 2020 at the latest.
For now, investors have been storing their remaining value in BTC, as Bitcoin is still close to 90% domination according to some sources.
My analysis is that BTC is still in a bull market, and soon enough, the top altcoins will be as well.
For now, I would aim at making minor entries while the price is below two of its three EMAs. Volume seems to be consolidating since last week and is now close to $7.6 billion – a sign of recovery.
Ethereum was launched by Vitalik Buterin on July 30 2015. He was a researcher and programmer working on Bitcoin Magazine and he initially wrote a whitepaper in 2013 describing Ethereum. Buterin had proposed that Bitcoin needed a scripting language. He decided to develop a new platform with a more general scripting language when he couldn’t get buy in to his proposal.
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