Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Altcoins Consolidate While XRP Pumps
Bitcoin price is facing a major resistance near USD 34,000 and USD 35,000. Ethereum is consolidating near USD 1,300, XRP surged over 50%, and broke USD 0.500. GRT, DOGE, and AMPL are up over 15%.
Bitcoin price seems to be facing a strong resistance near the USD 34,000 and USD 35,000 levels. BTC is currently (05:00 UTC) trading well below USD 34,000, but holding a few important supports near USD 32,500 and USD 32,200. As long as there is no daily close below USD 32,000, there are chances of a fresh increase above USD 35,000.
Besides, most major altcoins are consolidating. XRP/USD outperformed with a strong surge above USD 0.400 and USD 0.500 resistance levels. EOS is also showing positive signs and it gained over 7%. ETH/USD corrected below USD 1,350, but it remained well bid above USD 1,250.
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After a significant rally to USD 38,000, bitcoin price failed to retain gains. BTC started a fresh decline below USD 35,000 and it even settled below the USD 34,000 level. On the downside, the main weekly support is near the USD 32,500 and USD 32,200 levels. If there is a proper close below USD 32,000, there are chances of a sharp decline.
On the upside, an initial resistance is near the USD 34,000 and USD 34,200 levels. The main hurdle is near USD 35,000, above which the price could rise steadily towards the USD 38,000 resistance.
Ethereum price remained in a broad range above the USD 1,250 and USD 1,200 support levels. On the upside, the bulls are facing a major resistance near USD 1,400 and USD 1,450. A successful daily close above USD 1,450 may possibly increase the chances of a surge towards the USD 1,500 level.
On the downside, the USD 1,250 level is a strong weekly support. Any more losses could open the doors for a push below the USD 1,200 and USD 1,180 levels.
Bitcoin cash, litecoin and XRP price
Bitcoin cash price is consolidating above the USD 400 support zone. If BCH breaks the USD 400 support zone, there is a risk of a fresh decline towards the USD 355 and USD 350 support levels. Conversely, the price might rise steadily above the USD 415 and USD 425 levels. The next major resistance is near the USD 450 level.
Litecoin (LTC) is stuck below the USD 145 and USD 150 resistance levels. LTC is trading near USD 130, with an immediate support at USD 125. The first major support is near USD 122, below which it could test the USD 105 support region. On the upside, a close above USD 150 is a must for a sustained upward move in the next few days.
XRP price outperformed bitcoin and ETH after consolidating for a long time. It settled above the USD 0.300 barrier, sparking a strong surge. There was a 50% rally and the price climbed above the USD 0.500 resistance. It is now trading well above USD 0.500 and it seems like the bulls are aiming for more gains above USD 0.600.
Other altcoins market today
A few altcoins climbed over 10%, including GRT, DOGE, AMPL, SC, FLOW, COMP, and OKB. Out of these, GRT rallied 20% and it surpassed the USD 0.800 level.
Overall, bitcoin price is facing major hurdles near USD 34,000 and USD 35,000. If BTC settles above USD 35,000, it could rally again to USD 38,000.