Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Bullish Following Possible Higher Lows
The cryptocurrency markets have enjoyed a day of significant bullish action, with only four of the top 80 crypto assets by capitalization posting a 24-hour loss as of this writing. ETH was the strongest performing leading market, comprising the only cryptocurrency in the top 25 by market cap to post a double-digit gain for the day.
BCH and BTC Hold Above 2018 Lows
After six weeks of sideways consolidation, many leading cryptocurrencies are testing local resistance areas after avoiding a retest of December’s lows.
When measuring from December’s low to the peak of the immediately ensuing bounce play, bitcoin cash is currently testing resistance at the 0.618% Fibonacci retracement area (approximately $130) after establishing support at the 0.786% retracement zone (roughly $100).
BCH/BTC price is also testing resistance at the local 0.618% Fibonacci area after establishing support at 0.786%, with BCH currently trading for nearly 0.035 BTC. Bitcoin cash is the sixth largest cryptocurrency market with a capitalization of $2.31 billion and a dominance of 1.83%.
BTC has also posted a potential higher low after establishing support at the 0.786% retracement area. The bounce off the $3,400 area has seen BTC oscillate between the 0.618% and 0.5% retracement zones, with 1 BTC currently trading for roughly $3,700 on Bitstamp and $3,800 on Bitfinex.
Bitcoin core currently has a market cap of $65.8 billion and a dominance of 52.1%.
ETH Gains More Than 10% in 24 Hours
After starting 2019 with a test of resistance at the $160 area, ETH produced approximately four weeks of bearish momentum, before bouncing off resistance just above the 0.786% area at $100. Since then, ETH has gained almost 35% over the dollar, with the price of ethereum currently hovering just below the 0.236% retracement area at nearly $140.
When measured against BTC, ETH is testing resistance at the 0.236% retracement area of 0.037 BTC after having established support between the 0.786% and 0.618% Fibonacci area above 0.03 BTC at the start of the month.
Ethereum is currently the second largest crypto asset with a market cap of $14.58 billion and a dominance of 11.53%.
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