The whole cryptocurrency market was massacred by the bear’s attack earlier this week. All the top cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin [BTC], Ethereum [ETH], and Litecoin [LTC] bled double digits in the market. Nonetheless, the market is trying to recover from the attack by sprinkling green on some coins.
Monero, [XMR], the tenth-biggest cryptocurrency by market cap, had also hoped on to the bandwagon of crushing the investors. According to CoinMarketCap, at press time, the famous privacy coin was trading at $86.43, with a market cap of $1.43 billion. The cryptocurrency had a trading volume of $16.32 million and had plunged by 2.05%.
1-hourIn the one-hour chart, the cryptocurrency shows a downtrend from $106.53 to $87.37 and an uptrend from $82.19 to $87.17. The coin demonstrates that there is an immediate resistance at $90.26 and a strong resistance at $95.11. The chart also shows that the coin has gained a strong support at $82.16 level.
Bollinger bands are currently contracting as the market is less volatile and a massive price action is highly unlikely to occur.
Parabolic SAR shows a bearish trend as the dots have aligned on top of the candlesticks.
Chaikin Money Flow also pictures a bear’s rule. This is because the CMF line is below the zero line, depicting that the money is flowing out of the market.
1-dayIn the one-day chart, the cryptocurrency shows a downtrend from $292.71 to $114.07. Additionally, the price fell further from $106.81 to $90.25. The chart also shows that there is an uptrend from $84.20 to $101.77 and from $1o1.77 to $1o5.45.
The coin has to first breach the immediate resistance at $114.17 in order to get to the strong resistance, which is currently set at $147.56. The coin has a strong support at the $84.11 ground.
Klinger Oscillator indicates that the coin is going to be in the bear’s grip as the reading line was below the signal line, showing no signs of recovery.
MACD is also showing that the bear has no intention of letting the coin loose as the moving average line was well-below the signal line.
RSI is in complete agreement with both MACD and Klinger Oscillator as the indicator demonstrates that the selling pressure is currently more than the buying pressure. Nonetheless, a trend break-out could occur soon.
The market is currently in favor of the bear as the carnivores mammal has the support of the Parabolic SAR and the CMF from the one-hour chart and all the indicators from the one-day chart.
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Bitcoin and Ethereum Classic find themselves on opposite ends of the 51% attack spectrum
Every revolutionary product comes with its own fallacy. However, to its internal metrics, in order for that product to remain adherent to the principle it hopes to expound, the cryptocurrency world is no less. Bitcoin [BTC] and other Proof-of-Work [PoW] cryptos have an in-built fallacy as well, the dreaded “51 percent attack.”
A recent study by cryptocurrency analytics firm LongHash, detailed the cryptocurrencies that are the closest to being subjected to the aforementioned attack.
The report looked at ten of the most significant PoW coins including, Bitcoin, Ethereum [ETH], Bitcoin Cash [BCH], Litecoin [LTC], Dash [DASH], Bitcoin SV [BSV], Zcash [ZEC], Monero [XMR], Ethereum Classic [ETC], and Bitcoin Gold [BTG].
Prior to detailing the study, Longhash listed out the two key points required to execute a 51 percent attack. First, a single mining pool/entity/individual would have to control over 50 percent of a network’s mining power. Second, the energy expenses related to the same, based on renting or sheer purchase of mining power.
Dividing the parameters of performance into two key parts, LongHash initially looked at the one-hour attack cost based on data from OnChainFX as on June 19, and consequently, the percentage of mining power available for rent on NiceHash. The matrix for an unsuccessful attack would be a high one-hour attack cost with low power availability, deeming the network “quite safe.”
Bitcoin took the top spot, with the report stating that there exists “very little power available to rent,” coupled with a “very high hourly attack cost.”
Traversing down the estimate cost Y-axis, several coins are scattered including, LTC, ETH, BCH, ZEC, BSV, DASH, and XMR, citing low power available via NiceHash. However, the estimated cost to rent the mining power is fairly low.
The report added,
“Most tokens, however, are clustered in the bottom-right corner of our chart, with low mining power availability and hourly attack costs north of $10,000, which makes them appear relatively safe.”
Moving horizontally further down the total mining power X-axis, BTG is the sole cryptocurrency exhibiting around 35 percent mining power availability on Nice Hash, with the lowest estimated cost to rent 51 percent of mining power for sixty minutes.
The biggest worry by far, was Ethereum Classic. The ETH hardfork had more than 80 percent of its mining power available on NiceHash, while the hourly attack was estimated to cost less than $10,000.
Earlier this year, the ETC network was the subject of a 51 percent attack, with several exchanges pausing ETC-related transactions in the process. The attack led to several cases of network double-spends and re-organisations totaling around $1.1 million or 219,500 ETC.
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