The eleventh-largest cryptocurrency on CoinMarketCap, Cardano [ADA] exhibited a uniform price during the first part of the January 20. A gradual decline in its valuation was noted later in the day followed by a steady surge during the first half of the next day. Cardano developer, Charles Hoskinson, hosted his latest impromptu AMA session last week, disclosing the launch of a revamped Daedalus wallet structure in its 1.5 version, which would aid the coin’s scaling up the process.
At the time of writing, ADA held a market cap of $1.110 billion. The coin was priced at $0.043 and the volume of coins traded accounted for over $16.5 million, with a decline of 0.89%.
The uptrend registered by the coin during the one-hour period tallied from $0.045 to $0.046 and a downtrend from $0.046 to $0.043. The first resistance was marked at $0.044 and the immediate support at $0.042.
The Bollinger Bands indicator exhibits a contraction in the graph, depicting a decline in price volatility of the market.
The Awesome Indicator depicts a bearish pattern in the coin’s price, with the lines turning green.
The Klinger Oscillator shows a bearish market trend for the coin.
The one-day ADA graph shows an uptrend from $0.030 to $0.041 in its price, accompanied by a whopping downtrend from $0.077 to $0.046. The coin has faced an immediate resistance at $0.05 and support at $0.037.
The Parabolic SAR indicator traces a bearish market pattern for the coin, with the series of dotted line aligned above the candles.
The MACD indicator for the same time period also forecasts a bearish pattern, with the MACD line below the signal line.
The Chaikin Money Flow graph lies below the zero-line, which depicts that the price of the coin is following a bearish trend with money flowing out of the market.
As indicated by the indicators MACD, CMF and Parabolic SAR on the one-day chart and the AI and Klinger Oscillator on the one-hour chart, the future of ADA still lies in the bear’s realm.
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Bitcoin [BTC] Halving: CoinMetrics pegs top-crypto to rise above $20,000 peak in late-2021
With a year left for the highly anticipated Bitcoin [BTC] halving, many expect the price of the top-cryptocurrency to surge prior to May 2020. Analysts have previously opined that three months to one year before the halving does the price of the cryptocurrency move up.
A new piece of research from the cryptocurrency analytics firm, CoinMetrics, suggested that in addition to the precursor pump, Bitcoin [BTC] will reach its “local peak” 18 months after the halving.
CoinMetrics charts the price of the top coin, divided based on the 2012 and 2016 halving, showing a noticeable trend. A little more than a year after the first halving when the 210,001 block was mined, the price of Bitcoin surged above $1,000 for the first time, in December 2013 to be precise.
Next, During the July 2016 halving, the coin was trading at just above $600 and within the suggested period of 18 months, the top virtual currency saw its second peak. On 17 December, the coin reached a never-before-seen high of over $19,700 as the Chicago Futures exchanges embraced the digital assets market.
With the price of Bitcoin over $5,000 for the first time in over four months, and the precursor halving bulls on the horizon, the price could surge. Furthermore, based on CoinMetrics’ inference, Bitcoin will see its third peak, higher than $20,000, by the close of 2021, eighteen months after the May 2020 halving.
The halving protocol was placed in the original whitepaper to thwart inflationary pressure that would arise with more blocks mined and more Bitcoins supplied. Historical charts prove that this objective has been adhered to, with a constant drop in the inflation rate with the two previous halvings.
In 2012, the inflation was over 25 percent and immediately after the miner reward reduction to 25 BTC per block, it dropped to under 15 percent. A bracket between 7 percent and just under 20 percent sustained until the second halving in July 2016.
The second halving saw a decline in inflation rate to under 5 percent for the first time in the coin’s history, which has been maintained till today. CoinMetrics pegs the inflation, at press time, to be 3.8 percent. Furthermore, if the historic trend continues, the inflation rate would drop by more than 50 percent to 1.8 percent in May 2020.
Based on the current market and using a historical outlook, analysts suggested that 2019 will be the year of building the industry while the price effect will manifest next year, with the halving being at the very core. Many believe that institutional interest on the rise and the growing crypto-adoption surge could result in a bullish 2020.
Charlie Lee, BTCC’s co-founder suggested in December 2018 that Bitcoin’s next rally will begin in “late 2020”, months after the halving and would peak in December 2021 at 333,000. However, the precursor to this rise would be a January 2019 bottom of $2,500 which did not materialize.
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