Crypto market is making a comeback, after fallen to its lowest level in months, it saw a jump in recent days after $40 billion were added in market cap last week.
But is it a strong rally? or just another dead cat bounce?
According to coinmarketcap, current market cap of crypto currencies stands at around $224 billion with BTC’s market dominance at around 52%
Best Performers (last week)
Ripple (XRP): 110%
Bitcoin is actually the least performing one amongst all the other major crypto currencies and that’s why Bitcoin’s market dominance dropped from 57% to 52% within one week.
Weekly or monthly chart of overall crypto market looks scary as far as bulls are concern. Let’s have a look at some of the charts
Crypto market cap since start of 2018
Market started 2018 on a very good note and added $200 billion within first week itself to reach the level of $800 billion, but then the market crash started and each and every time market made a lower top and a lower bottom, in technical terms if an asset is making lowers tops and lower bottoms then trend is down and will remain down until breakout happens.
Let’s take a look at Bitcoin’s chart
If you ask any technical analyst about this chart, he will tell you that you will not see any better down trends than this, lower tops and lower bottoms is the story here, although support of $6000 stood firmly on the way through but now as the time is passing by, it’s looking a bit weak as there is not much interest from institutional investors yet, making it more and more difficult for Bitcoin to sustain this support level. On the bull side, psychological level of $10000 is a massive barrier for Bitcoin to break, once broken, we can officially say that Bitcoin is back to bull market but there is more possibility for continuation of down trend, as Bitcoin is getting more and more close to that support level of $6000 panic is building amongst investors. Bears are still in control of the market and if $6000 is broken then the next support is at $4950 and if that support is broken then we may see bitcoin in $3000’s , so if we talk about risk-reward ratio then there is more risk in buying as compared to selling.
So if we sum up all the discussion that we had, we can say that Crypto market haven’t found a bottom yet and it’s just making lower tops and lower bottoms, so traders need to be cautious.
Bitcoin under $4000
Bitcoin is crashing again in crypto market along with other cryptocurrencies, as Bitcoin again dipped under $4000 mark.
2018 will be remembered as one of the worst years for crypto currencies, after spectacular boom of crypto market in 2017 in terms of adoption and increase in market cap, this year so far has proven to be the opposite of that, Crypto market cap reached the level of $800 billion at the start of 2018 and now the total worth of crypto market is $125 billion which shows more than 80% of decline in overall market cap.
Bitcoin dipped below the level of $3500 few days ago and now market is crashing one more time, shows that bottom is still not here and we are far away from bottom as of now, market dynamics are changing, shows that all the speculators in the market are taking a big hit from this bear market.
It will be interesting to see, how bitcoin will survive this crucial time period, but the biggest question is, where is the bottom? because according to many analysts in crypto market, bottom lies somewhere between $2000-$3000
India’s largest Mobile & Internet industry forms Blockchain Committee
India is promoting the blockchain ecosystem in the country and the latest move in this regard is the country’s influential internet and mobile industry association has formed a committee dedicated to the decentralized (blockchain) technology.
India’s most-read business daily the Economic Times reported, with the new blockchain committee, the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) is batting an eye on the government to widen the blockchain industry and startups. India’s most-read business daily the Economic Times report.
The focus is to use blockchain technology to facilitate job creation and reduce the unemployment rate in the country. This will give a boom to the new digital economy in the country, the report added.
The new committee within the influential non-profit will be chaired by Tina Singh, digital chief at private lending giant Mahindra Finance.
She told the publication:
“Blockchain is undeniably the technology of the future, slated to bring decentralization and trust and accountability into multiple areas of business. However, in order to be more effective and enter the mainstream, blockchain technology needs the intervention of government bodies, regulatory authorities, and corporates.”
The committee includes several includes many well-reputed executives of major corporate giants spanning tech and financial sectors such as Microsoft, Mastercard, IBM and HDFC Bank, India’s biggest private bank.
Interestingly, the committee also includes Sandeep Goenka, founder of major Indian bitcoin exchange Zebpay. The app-only exchange was among India’s earliest and largest exchanges until it closed trading services less than a month ago. However, Zebpay continues to provide a wallet service to users, the exchange said it was “unable to find a reasonable way to conduct the cryptocurrency exchange business” following the central bank’s comprehensive ban that bars banks from providing services to exchanges and the wider crypto sector.
Despite the ban and less viability on the cryptocurrency sector, which remains unregulated, the formation of the blockchain committee proves the consistent effort to integrate the groundbreaking tech into wider society.
The IAMAI Blockchain Committee will focus on creating dialogue between all stakeholders; curate and create content to aid skill development and move towards creating a participative economy with the usage of blockchain.”
BTCC Chinese Crypto firm plans to start its services in South Korea
BTCC, China’s first cryptocurrency exchange, has planned to expand its services in South Korea on October 31, 2018.
Initially known as BTC China, the cryptocurrency trading exchange was one of the largest in the world in terms of trading volume. However, owing to China’s crackdown on crypto trading and initial coin offerings (ICOs), the exchange was asked to shut down its services in the country in September last year and transferred to Hong Kong in January 2018.
According to a report, BTCC’s Korea operations will be headed by Lee Jae-beom. He said that BTCC Koplannedaned to highlight a new vision of cryptocurrencies. The exchange will first launch its beta services this month, with the official debut set for November.
Furthermore, the exchange stated that it will provide not only the trading, buying and selling services to its customers, but it also plans to create own a wallet, a mining pool, and a consumer payments service. However, there is still no information about the coins listed on an exchange. On the South Korean version of its website, the company has not yet specified which coins will be supported on the exchange.
Commenting on the launch, Lee said: “Cryptocurrency exchanges are facing a turning point due to a downturn in local exchanges while global exchanges are making a leap here. BTCC Korea will be able to present a new strategy and vision of crypto exchanges.”
The report said, BTCC also plans to expand its services and it wants to achieve this via strategic tie-ups with local and global firms. Recently, the company announced that it had joined hands with Defytime, a producer of anti-ageing products. The partnership will helpDefytime to adopt blockchain in healthcare products.
In Hong Kong, BTCC offers a range of services and products for trading to a global customer base. In particular, the exchange facilitates the trading of five cryptocurrencies against the USD – BTC, BCH, ETH, LTC, and DASH. In addition, BCH, ETH, LTC and DASH can also be traded against BTC.
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