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Reasons why IOTA’s latest bull rally may be nothing new under the sun

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IOTA’s staging network, Shimmer, is set to go live by 28 September according to a tweet from Shimmer’s Twitter handle. The Shimmer Project (SMR) has been part of the IOTA ecosystem since the end of 2021.

Furthermore, its native token is SMR would not be traded on any other blockchain. This too was confirmed in a tweet by Shimmer, where it cautioned users. 

Cracks in the price uptrend?

Taking a look at the price movement of IOTA on a daily time frame, it can be observed that the price moved from $0.278 to $0.311 on 26 September. Overall, within the past seven days, it has risen by 19.24% but has since lost 5.14% in the last 24 hours.

Furthermore, from the plotting of trend lines, it can be seen that the support level was around $0.278 and the resistance at the $0.311 region. The trend lines also indicated an upward trend.

Source: TradingView

Observing the volume indicator, it can be seen that there was an increase in trading activities. The Relative Strength Indicator (RSI) was over 55, showing that IOTA’s trend is bullish and quite a strong one. Also, a look at the Directional Movement Indicator (DMI) confirmed the bullish trend. 

The signal line and the DI can be seen above 20 in the DMI, effectively making it a bullish trend.

A busy dev activity it seems 

IOTA’s price movement wasn’t the only one witnessing an upward trend. The development activity was apparently seeing the same. Per Santiment, it can be observed that development activity was in an an upward trajectory, and stood over 60. This meant that more and more developers contributed to this ecosystem. 

Source: Santiment

Furthermore, IOTA’s social dominance didn’t have much to show as the lines were largely going sideways.

Source: Santiment

However, looking at the recent price movement of the asset, the launch event may have contributed to a surge. Buyers dominated the trade volume which saw a spike on 26 September. Trade volume, however, witnessed a decline afterward with more sell pressure. The current bullish trend might witness a reversal soon.

Investors in the cryptocurrency market may take notice of the IOTA project because of the novelty of its use of DAG technology rather than the more conventional blockchain. There may be a beneficial effect on IOTA’s pricing with the release of Shimmer.

Investors will be interested to see how the fee-free Shimmer Network impacts IOTA’s economic model in the future.

 

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Saman Waris works as a News Editor at AMBCrypto. She has always been fascinated by how the tides of finance and technology shape communities across demographics. Cryptocurrencies are of particular interest to Saman, with much of her writing centered around understanding how ideas like Momentum and Greater Fool theories apply to altcoins, specifically, memecoins. A graduate in history, Saman worked the sports beat before diving into crypto. Prior to joining AMBCrypto 2 years ago, Saman was a News Editor at Sportskeeda. This was preceded by her stint as Editor-in-Chief at EssentiallySports.
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