Institutional investors are using low valuations — a product of the extended bear market — to invest and enter the crypto space.
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Social media giant Facebook plans to leverage its massive user base of more than 2.7 billion for the success of its crypto project that aims to integrate Instagram, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp under one canopy.
According to the New York Times’ sources, the cryptocurrency will be a stablecoin that will be pegged to the fiat currencies of three nations. This project will introduce a digital currency to a massive audience and might get the users interested in this niche space, which will be positive for the other cryptocurrencies.
While retail investors are skeptical about entering the crypto space due to the prolonged bear market, the institutional players are using the current low valuations across the board to invest.
Bloomberg reported that Singapore’s Government Investment Corporation (GIC), with more than $100 billion in assets, was one of the investors in the Series E equity financing round of crypto exchange Coinbase. The entry of such large investors is good news for the future of the crypto space.
Any new technology takes time to gain widespread acceptance. As the spectrum of use cases for the blockchain technology increases, they will evolve into something larger, said Christine Moy, executive director and head of the blockchain center of excellence at JPMorgan Chase.
Bitcoin (BTC) again took support at the downtrend line on Feb. 27, which is a positive sign. As long as the price remains above both of the moving averages, the probability of a gradual rise to $4,255 will be high.
Currently, the 50-day SMA is flat, but the 20-day EMA has started to trend up, and the RSI is also in the positive territory, which suggests that the bulls have the upper hand in the short term.
A break out of $4,255 will complete a double bottom pattern and is likely to attract short covering. The minimum target objective of this setup is $5,273.91. Therefore, we suggest traders buy the remaining position on a close (UTC time frame) above $4,255.
For now, the traders can retain the stops on their long positions just below the current yearly low of $3236.09.
However, if the bulls fail to push the BTC/USD pair above $3,900, it can slump to the 50-day SMA, and below it to $3,355. The downtrend will resume if the price dives below the support zone of $3,236.09–$3,355.
Ethereum (ETH) dipped below the 20-day EMA on Feb. 27, but managed to close (UTC time frame) above it. This shows demand at lower levels. However, unless the bulls carry the price above $145 quickly, the bears will again try to break down the support.
If the ETH/USD pair breaks down of the 20-day EMA, the fall can extend to the 50-day SMA, and below it to $116.3. This is a strong support and it might hold, otherwise the fall can reach $102.49. The traders can hold the remaining long positions with the stop loss at $125.
On the other hand, if the price scales above $145, a rally to $167.32 will be probable. If this resistance is also crossed, the cryptocurrency will pick up momentum.
Ripple (XRP) took support close to $0.2950 on Feb. 27. This is the third time in the past five days that the bulls have held on to this level. If they succeed in pushing the price above $0.33108, it will be a bullish sign. The next level to watch on the upside is $0.40. The traders can keep the stops on the long positions below $0.27795.
Conversely, if the XRP/USD pair fails to break out of $0.33108, it can remain range bound between $0.27795 and $0.33108 for the next few days. The flattening moving averages and the RSI close to the midpoint point to a consolidation.
The trend will turn negative if the bears sink the pair below the critical support zone of $0.24508–$0.27795.
EOS is sandwiched between the 20-day EMA and $3.8723. It has to scale above the overhead resistance to pick up momentum.
Both of the moving averages are gradually trending up, and the RSI is in the positive zone, which shows that the path of least resistance is to the upside. Therefore, traders can keep a stop loss of $2.90 on the remaining long positions. The target objective is $4.4930, and the next one above it is $5.5.
If the bears defend the overhead resistance and plunge the EOS/USD pair below the 20-day EMA and $3.2081, the trend will turn negative. A break below the 50-day EMA can result in a dive to the critical support of $2.1733. We should get a strong directional move within the next few days.
Litecoin (LTC) has found buying support at the 20-day EMA and has moved up to the overhead resistance at $47.2460. If the bulls succeed in sustaining above this resistance, a rally to $53.4, and above it to $60, will be possible. Therefore, traders can keep a stop loss of $40 on the remaining long positions.
The 20-day EMA has started to turn up, the 50-day SMA is also sloping up, and the RSI is in the positive territory, which shows that the bulls have the upper hand.
Our bullish view will be invalidated if the LTC/USD pair reverses direction from the current levels and breaks below the 20-day EMA and $40.
Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has held the 50-day SMA support twice in the past five days but is yet to bounce off sharply from it.
If the bulls push the price above $140, a rally to $160 will be likely. A break out of $160 will indicate bullishness that can carry the BCH/USD pair to $177, and above it to $220. Hence, the traders holding long positions can keep the stop loss at $116.
Our bullish view will be negated if the price slips below the 50-day SMA and plummets below $105. Currently, both of the moving averages are flat and the RSI is at the midpoint, both of which point to a consolidation in the near term.
Stellar (XLM) has been trading close to the 20-day EMA for the past four days. While it is yet to break out of $0.10, the positive sign is that it has not broken down of the downtrend line.
A break out of $0.10 will indicate strength that can push the price towards the overhead resistance of $0.13427050. If the sentiment across the sector turns positive, traders can attempt this trade with a stop loss of $0.08.
Nonetheless, if the XLM/USD pair turns down from the current levels and plunges below the downtrend line and the support at $0.07256747, the downtrend will resume.
Tron (TRX) has been stuck between the downtrend line and the horizontal support at $0.0230 for the past four days. The failure of the bulls to scale above the downtrend line shows a lack of demand at these levels.
A break out of the downtrend line and the 50-day SMA will propel the price back to the overhead resistance of $0.02815521. A break out of this level can start a new uptrend. Hence, we shall wait for the price to sustain above the range and then suggest long positions in it.
However, if the TRX/USD pair breaks down of the support at $0.0230, it can slide to $0.02113440, and below it to $0.01830000. We expect volatility to pick up in the next few days.
Binance Coin (BNB) is in an uptrend and is looking strong. It has bounced off the 20-day EMA and is on its way to breaking out of the overhead resistance at $12. If successful, it is likely to pick up momentum and rally to $15, and above that to $18.
We like the way the 20-day EMA provided a strong support. Because of that, we suggest long positions above $12, with a stop loss of $9.
Conversely, if the BNB/USD pair fails to break out of the critical overhead resistance of $12, it might remain range bound between $10 and $12 for the next few days.
The support levels to watch on the downside are the 20-day EMA, and if that breaks, the next support is at the 50-day SMA. If both of the moving averages fail to provide support, the trend will turn down.
Bitcoin SV has been holding the 20-day EMA for the past two days, but it is yet to rebound from it.
If the BSV/USD pair bounces off the current levels and moves above $77.035, it will turn positive and can rally to $90, and above it to $102.58. Therefore, we suggest long positions above $78 with a target objective of $102.580.
On the other hand, if the bears sink the digital currency below the 20-day EMA and $65.031, it will retest the support zone of $58–$60.