Ethereum [ETH], the second largest cryptocurrency on CoinMarketCap, was priced at $249.71, at press time. The market cap of ETH was $26.5 billion, with the coin falling by 2.62% over 24 hours. At press time, the 24-hour trading volume was just over $11 billion.
With $1.87 billion in market cap, TRX was ranked eleventh and was priced at $0.02, at press time. The 24-hour trading volume was $692.92 million, with the coin falling by 3.87% in value, at press time.
ETH saw resistance at $266.14, and its support lines were traced at $150.45 and $104.64. There was an uptrend extending from $153.89 to $261.56. ETH strengthened its value by experiencing a hike in price and retaining continuous growth for the past two weeks.
Bollinger Bands were diverging and showcased an increase in volatility in the market. As the moving average line was below the candlesticks, a bullish trend was forecast.
Awesome Oscillator conveyed a bullish buying opportunity as the short-term momentum was rising swiftly.
Chaikin Money Flow indicator revealed that the amount of money flowing into the market was greater than the money flowing out of the market.
The resistance stood at $0.03 and the support lines stood at $0.02 and $0.01 for TRX. TRX saw its first uptrend from $0.026 to $ 0.031, and the second uptrend was from $0.024 to $0.034.
Moving Average Convergence/Divergence [MACD] indicator pictured a bullish crossover.
Parabolic SAR indicator conveyed a bullish trend as the dotted markers were traced below the candlesticks
Relative Strength Index indicator showed bullish divergence due to the oversold condition of the market.
The coins were strengthened by the bullish market trend. All indicators showed both coins recording steady and forward movement.
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Wall Street is on the losing side of Bitcoin’s impressive price rally
Wall Street, complete in their tailored suits, suede shoes, and leather briefcases, have once again placed their bets against Bitcoin.
Despite the fact that the collective cryptocurrency market broke the $350 billion mark, with Bitcoin alone accounting for 62 percent of the same and trading at $2,000 over its price at the beginning of the week, hedge funds were not impressed.
The Wall Street Journal citing data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission reported that crypto-vested managers were holding 14 percent short positions more than long ones on the now, primary avenue for BTC Futures contracts, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange [CME].
A key point to remember here is that CME contracts are cash-settled and hence, no Bitcoins are actually being transferred, with the traders simply placing bets on the cash-equivalent price of Bitcoin.
Well-suited hedge fund owners however weren’t alone, with other stakeholders excluding the small scale crypto-investors holding a 3x on short positions, indicating a further pessimistic sentiment.
Smaller investors were however, long on the BTC market, with the CFTC report stating that investors holding 25 BTC or less were holding four times the long positions as their more exuberant counterparts. It should be noted that the CFTC report was prepared as the price of Bitcoin was still in the $9,000 range, prior to the five-figure surge.
BitMEX, a popular cryptocurrency exchange offering derivatives trading services, saw over $64.38 million in shorts liquidated when Bitcoin broke $10,000. The same was replicated when the price shot past $12,000.
Short positions indicate not just a sheepish position, but rather an investors’ contractual affirmation that the price of an asset will more likely fall than rise. Long positions on the other hand, indicate a pessimistic point of view. Hence, based on Wall Street’s trading activity, institutions are not buoyant about the cryptocurrency market.
In what could be a reverse-catalyst for the digital assets industry, Bitcoin decided to use this negativity as fuel to breach $11,000 earlier this week. Not done with the Wall Street bears just yet, BTC pumped yet again on June 26, with the price breaking the $12,000 ceiling with a further climb to $13,000 looking likely.
Who said Coin Street doesn’t go past the Wall Street express lane?
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