Bitcoin Holds Above USD 40K, Ethereum and Altcoins Slide Against BTC

Aayush Jindal
Last updated: | 2 min read
  • Bitcoin price is trading well above the key support at USD 40,000.
  • Ethereum settled below USD 3,000, XRP could revisit USD 0.850.
  • NEAR, FTM, and OMG are down over 10%.

Bitcoin price started a fresh decline from the USD 43,500 resistance. BTC broke the USD 42,000 support and spiked below USD 40,000. However, downsides were limited below USD 40,000 and the price is currently (04:25 UTC) back above USD 42,000.

Besides, most major altcoins are moving lower. ETH settled below USD 3,000 and it even dived below USD 2,800. XRP is consolidating near USD 0.900 and it might continue to move down. ADA could nosedive if it breaks the USD 2.00 support.

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Bitcoin price

After a minor upside correction, bitcoin price started a fresh decline below USD 42,000. BTC broke the USD 41,200 support and it even spiked below USD 40,000. However, the bulls were active near USD 40,000 and the price started a fresh recovery wave. It corrected above USD 41,200 and USD 42,000. It is now facing resistance near the USD 42,550 level. The next major resistance could be near USD 43,000.

On the downside, an immediate support is near USD 41,200. The main breakdown support is now forming near USD 40,000, below which the price could resume its slide.

Ethereum price

Ethereum price declined below the USD 3,000 support. ETH even dropped below the USD 2,800 and USD 2,720 support levels. It tested USD 2,650 before correcting higher. An immediate resistance is near the USD 2,920 level. 

The next major resistance is near USD 3,000, above which the price might start a steady upward move. If there is another decline, the bears might aim for a break below the USD 2,650 support zone.

ADA, LTC, DOGE, and XRP price

Cardano (ADA) failed to clear the USD 2.15 and USD 2.20 levels. It started a fresh decline and traded below the 2.00 support. If ADA settles below USD 2.00, there is a risk of a larger decline. The next major support could be USD 1.88. On the upside, the USD 2.20 level is a major barrier.

Litecoin (LTC) extended its decline below the USD 155 and USD 150 support levels. It tested USD 145  before correcting higher. The price is back above USD 151, but it might face resistance near USD 155. The next major resistance is near the USD 162 level.

Dogecoin (DOGE) spiked below the USD 0.200 level and is now consolidating near USD 0.200. If there is a close below USD 0.200, the bulls might face an increase in selling pressure. In this case, the price may possibly decline towards the USD 0.188 level.

XRP price remained well below USD 1.00 and it is trading near USD 0.900. An immediate support is at USD 0.880. The main support is near USD 0.850, below which the price could dive towards the USD 0.700 level in the near term. 

Other altcoins market today

Many altcoins are down over 8%, including OMG, AUDIO, FTM, NEAR, SNX, ZEN, ATOM, XTZ, DCR, RUNE, ICX, and SUSHI. Out of these, OMG declined 18% and it traded below USD 9.00. Meanwhile, OHM, XDC, and DESO are up by 16%-32%.

Overall, bitcoin price is still trading well above the USD 40,000 support zone. If BTC clears USD 43,000, there are chances of a steady increase towards the USD 44,200 level.


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