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Bitcoin SV [BSV] freefalls in excess of 20% as Binance, Shapeshift and possibly Kraken delist coin

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Bitcoin SV [BSV] freefalls in excess of 20% as Binance, Shapeshift and possibly Kraken delist coin
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Termed as the “right thing” to do, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao announced the delisting of Bitcoin SV [BSV] from their services, leading to a massive freefall for the once top-10 coin and a bearish trend for the collective market.

Following the tirade of BSV proponents Wright and Ayre handing out legal notices to those who opposing Wright’s claim of being Satoshi Nakamoto, the crypto-community lashed out at the BCH hard fork demanding their delisting.

CZ, on April 11, voiced his discontent with Holdanaut, a popular crypto-Twitter handle being served a legal notice by the BSV duo, stating “Anymore of this sh!t, we delist!” and joining the ‘Wright is not the creator of Bitcoin’ camp. Several crypto-proponents even appealed to other exchanges to follow suit.

Only four days since the initial “threat”, did Binance pull the trigger. With no stoppage to the relentless claims, Zhao announced via an April 15 tweet that the largest exchange in the world will delist Bitcoin SV. Satoshi’s Vision will officially be offloaded by Binance on April 222 at 1000 UTC.

According to the exchange’s website, a host of reasons could result in the coin being shown the door. The main reasons cited are a lack of commitment in the project, poor development activity, and communication, poor smart contract stability, fraudulent conduct, or unhealthy ecosystem.

Binance was not the only exchange to boot out Satoshi’s Vision, with Erik Voorhees’ Shapeshift also delisting BSV. The American cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has also hinted at a delisting via their Twitter page.

Source: Trading View

It comes as no surprise that a delisting by the biggest exchange in the world has resulted in a massive freefall in the BSV price, declining by a whopping 21.22 percent at press time. Following a rise to $95 at the beginning of the month, when BTC ascended above $5,000, the current price is 40 percent lower, trading at a dismal $57.12.

Bearish sentiments set in when the first delisting hint was dropped by CZ on April 11 which resulted in investors panicking and selling off the then twelfth largest coin in the market. The dump began at 0900 UTC on April 14, when the coin was trading over $70 and continued till the coin hit $55. The coin has since increased by $2, providing some respite to the BSV community.



Market cap has also seen a monumental tumble, with the coin dropping under $1 billion, down to a bottom of $966.67 million. This decline has resulted in the coin dropping by two spots on the coin ladder to 14th, allowing Monero [XMR] and Dash [DASH] to rise up.

OKEx takes the top spot in terms of BSV trade volume, accounting for 8.89 percent of the global trade via the trading pair BSV/USDT. Binance still holds a considerable share of the BSV volume, accounting for 7.73 percent and 5.89 percent via the trading pairs BCHSV/USDT and BCHSV/BTC, which will eventually cease on April 22.





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Ethereum [ETH] might have caught a break from bears due to formation of ‘Golden Cross’

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Ethereum [ETH] might have caught a break from bears due to formation of 'Golden Cross'
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Ether, more commonly known as Ethereum, is the world’s second largest cryptocurrency and it might have turned bullish due to the initiation of the ‘Golden Cross’ in the daily chart. Golden Cross, is when the 50-day simple moving average crosses above the 200-day simple moving average, which indicates that the price has turned bullish and that the cryptocurrency has bottomed.

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Historically, Ethereum’s last Golden Cross took place in February 2017, when the price of ETH was ~$10; the price after this cross was bumped to $1,600, which was a meteoric rise of 15,000%. As bullish as this sounds, this might not be the good news that the crypto community is hoping for, as the ‘Golden Cross’ isn’t absolute and there are times when the crossover could be a fakeout. Crossover fakeouts had occurred for Bitcoin in 2014.

The weekly chart for Ethereum has been consistently forming higher highs since 2019, which is a bullish indication. The MACD indicator and the RSI indicators are both indicating a steady rise since 2019.

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If another meteoric rise is to be expected from the crypto ecosystem, the price has to undergo a parabolic rise. The price of Ethereum at press time was $174 and had a market cap of $18 billion; assuming approximately 10,000% increase [instead of the 15,000% rise], the price of Ethereum would reach approximately $8,000 by March 2020.



A Reddit user @alkalinegs commented:

“if you look at the last golden cross early 2017 it took a few days till something happend. death cross 2018 even resulted in a bulltrap. -> dont expect an immediate reaction.”

Quite a few people use the exponential moving averages and disagree with the use of Simple Moving Averages, which is opinionated. Another Reddit user, @DeliciousPayDay commented:

“I strongly disagree. SMA 200 is more important and everyone in crypto looks at it. After breaking the 200MA at $151 ETH went straight to $180 before being sold off, and bounced directly off the 200MA the next day turning resistance into support. The 50/200 golden cross just happened on the SMA and the last time that happened ETH went from $12 to $1400.”





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