South Korea will make a decision on Thursday over its stance on cryptocurrency exchange regulation, according to a report by Reuters.
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South Korea is considering to ban all cryptocurrency exchanges or just those that have violated the law, and vows to make a decision today.
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Most alt coins are correcting and even in the midst of all this bear pressure, NEM slow down reveals potential support at $0.53.
It might be temporary, who knows but similar traits can be seen in several other alt coins including IOTA, LTC and DASH.
Of course catching reversals at key supports can be dopamine triggering but I urge confirmation and patience.
Otherwise, if the dump continues, I see NEM testing $0.34 while LTC buyers might find refuge at $115 which is around the main support line and the origin of the recent rally.
Let’s have a look at other alt coin charts
NEM SLOWS DOWN AND FINDS SUPPORT AT $0.53
The cool thing about Fibonacci retracement is that it is not choosy and applies to every tradable asset.
When we paste it on NEM daily time frame, we identify a couple of interesting formations. We shall not talk about bears because that is obvious but instead focus shall be on January 16 bearish engulfing candlestick and especially its lows.
Notice something? If not, then that level is square with the 78.6% Fibonacci level and despite lower lows, yesterday’s candlestick couldn’t test it.
It remains an harami and unless there is some drastic break below, today might end up slow with potential recovery towards $0.88.
BEAR TARGETS $0.17 IF LUMENS BREAK BELOW $0.30
Indeed there was a bullish statement yesterday, bears sliced through $0.40 as if it was nothing and at current prices, I expect some sort of support.
To the left of the chart and $0.30 is previous resistance now support. Possibilities of lower low is high especially in the daily chart. If prices do break below, support might be found at December 6, 2017 highs of $0.17 which is another break out resistance now support below $0.30.
However, any form of consolidation may welcome XLM buyers who could wave back prices to immediate resistance at $0.43.
IOTA BREAK BELOW $3 MIGHT OPEN THE DOOR FOR $1.1
Of course, considering price action, IOTA bearings is clear. Yesterday, bears sliced through $3 but couldn’t penetrate and close below $1.9 which happens to be January 16 lows.
IOTA price action is definitely cooling off but chances of prices tipping $1.1 is likely after all, it is December 22 lows and marks the 78.6% Fibonacci retracement of this charged IOTA rally.
In my opinion, any test and close below $1.9 in the coming session might welcome more sell pressure.
Conversely, if this bull candlestick opens up a gate for buyers, then we might soon be testing $3 but odds for that remain slim.
DASH BEAR BREAK OUT
As it is, our bear targets were hit after yesterdays lower lows and what next? Since DASH price are bearish, there is no room for fading trend unless several conditions are met.
One of them is for prices to close above $800. For a solid signal, a follow through on Friday and a consequent close above $900 is ideal for buy entries.
If not, trade the bear break out and eyeball $400 with immediate targets at $525 just like yesterday’s projection.
LTC PRICES CLEAR $150 AS SELLERS AIM $115.
Considering the speed of LTC depreciation, using the daily chart for projection is worthy.
Now, the first support and bear targets at $150 no longer holds. However, it looks like sellers are not planning on slowing down. From the Fibonacci, prices are just below the 61.8% retracement levels. As such buyers are looking at $115 as the last stand.
Reason? Well, that price tag is around the break out price and any retest might trigger a rally.
Alternatively, assuming prices finds $150 fair, we shall need confirmation. That can only happen if buyers push prices above $180 or the 61.8% Fibonacci extension level.
All charts courtesy of Trading View
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With long-term fixes like sharding a ways off, ethereum developers are making the software run more efficiently to ease growing storage requirements.
- ETH price declined heavily and moved toward the $700 level before recovering against the US Dollar.
- Yesterday’s highlighted connecting bearish trend line was broken at $1020 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via SimpleFX).
- The pair may continue to move higher, but is likely to face sellers near the $1090 and $1135 levels.
Ethereum price started a recovery after a major decline against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETH/USD is currently facing a major resistance near $1100.
Ethereum Price Resistance
There was a sharp decline in ETH price below the $900 level against the US Dollar. The price traded below the $850 and $800 support levels. It traded toward the $750 level and formed a low at $755.82. Later, an upside correction was initiated and the price recovered above the $900 level. There was a break of the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $1374 high to $755 low.
It has opened the doors for more gains and the price moved above $1000. During the upside, yesterday’s highlighted connecting bearish trend line was broken at $1020 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. The pair gained pace and is currently trading near the 50% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $1374 high to $755 low. A break above the $1050-1065 levels won’t be easy. Should there be a break above $1065, the next major resistance levels are $1090 and $1135.
Both $1090 and $1135 are crucial barriers for buyers and a break above these would be very difficult. On the downside, an initial support is around the $1020 level. Below the stated $1020 level, the price could test the $900 level, which is a major support.
Hourly MACD – The MACD is about to move back in the bullish zone.
Hourly RSI – The RSI succeeded in moving above the 50 level, which is a positive sign.
Major Support Level – $1020
Major Resistance Level – $1135
Charts courtesy – SimpleFX
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What do you get when you mix regulatory threats, an immature market infrastructure and an influx of new investors? Lots of red on the trading screens.
First announced in November 2017, the new Halong Mining DragonMint 16T miner is the result of 12 months of R&D and a $30 million investment in development. It has a hashrate of 16th/s with a power consumption of 1440–1480 watts optimized for 240v operation. The DM8575 ASIC runs at 85 GH per chip with a power efficiency of 0.075 J/GH. No special modifications are needed in a data center to use the DragonMint if it is already configured to support a typical Chinese-manufactured ASIC miner.
MyRig (formerly BitmainWarranty) has been providing hosting and retail sales of miners and accessories, PCB design and manufacturing, software engineering and factory approved warranty and repair services since 2013. The partnership with Halong means that MyRig will take care of retail-side distribution, support and warranty services for the DragonMint 16T.
Halong will be manufacturing the DragonMint and continue to sell direct, albeit with a five-unit minimum. Halong told Bitcoin Magazine that the five-unit minimum per order on their site will remain when ordering direct from Halong, but when ordering from MyRig, customers will be able to order single units. They indicated that lead time for shipping at the moment is April 15–30, 2018, and they expect the first batch to go out in March 2018.
According to a MyRig representative, they will ship to any country that either UPS or DHL can deliver to, provided it is not on a sanctions list.
This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.
The first bitcoin futures contract listed by Cboe has expired, a move that came amid a turbulent day of trading that saw the cryptocurrency’s price drop below $10,000.