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Polkadot (DOT) Trades Beneath $11; How Soon Will It Target $14?

Polkadot (DOT) has held itself for sometime at the current price level. The consistent downslide of major market movers have pushed many altcoins near their immediate support and below their nearest resistance levels. Recent market conditions have been quite harsh for investors. The returns have been questionable. Polkadot (DOT) has witnessed a sharp fall in buying strength owing to the same bearish condition of the market. The coin has been in the limelight in the recent times due to the latest development. These developments are related to interoperability and features of multi-chain which was announced in the middle of this month. These activities have helped buyers to enter the market. Selling pressure however, continue to outpower buying pressure in the market. Polkadot now has an ecosystem which is consistently striving to bring new projects through para-chain auctions. It is still uncertain if over the upcoming trading sessions that coin can maintain its price action and touch its immediate resistance mark. Polkadot Price Analysis: One Day Chart The altcoin was priced at $10 at the time of writing and after several rejections from the $11 level. Nearest support level for the altcoin stood at $8 and a fall beneath that could land DOT near $6.26. Over the last 48 hours, DOT broke below its 10 month long support line. In the past 24 hours, the coin tried to move northwards but the bulls have tired out. The lack of buyers have caused the bullish action to fizzle out. Trading volume was seen in green which is a sign of positive price action, however, another session dominated by sellers could change that. Technical Analysis As mentioned above, Polkadot (DOT) has undergone quite a bit of developments recently and that could have helped the investors gain confidence. On the Relative Strength Index, the indicator stood below the half-line but noted an uptick. This uptick signified buyers re-entering however, lacklustre price action caused buyers to remain wary. In accordance to the same, DOT remained below the 20-SMA which is considered bearish. The sellers were still in charge of driving the price momentum according to the aforementioned reading. A slight push from the bears could help DOT rise above the 20-SMA which could then make the price reversal steady. Related Reading | Polkadot Displayed Bearish Engulfing Candlestick; Suggests Further Downtrend Polkadot might target $14 if the current price action picks up a bit of momentum. Moving Average Convergence Divergence indicates price momentum. MACD flashed green histograms just above the half-line and that refers to a buy signal. If buyers act on it then price of the altcoin could witness some relief. Bollinger Bands depict price volatility of the coin, a squeeze means chances of price fluctuations. At press time though, Bollinger Bands flashed nearly parallel movement indicating a stability in DOT’s price movement.   Related Reading | Nox Bitcoin To Refund UST At $1 To Their Customers

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Hammer Time: The Bullish Signal That Could Save Bitcoin

Bitcoin price is still struggling to hold onto support at $30,000 on high timeframes after smashing through it more than a week ago now. With buyers stepping in after the plunge, there is a chance for bulls to stop the downside with a bullish reversal candlestick setup. Learn more about the potential setup and find out if it’s “hammer time”. A Bullish Hammer Could Put A Stop To The Bear Market You wouldn’t necessarily know it by the ultra bearish sentiment or the recent plunge and resulting panic across the crypto market. But if you look at medium timeframe price charts, Bitcoin bulls could be preparing out a stop to the bleeding and stage a bullish hammer reversal. Related Reading | This Expanding Triangle Pattern Could Be The Last Hope For Bitcoin Bulls Japanese candlesticks are said to be developed by the so-called “God of Markets,” Honma Munehisa. Homna was a rice trader and wrote the first ever book in market psychology. Candlesticks are comprised of a body and shadow, often called a wick. They are typically depicted as red and green, or white and black (open and closed). Each candle includes information on the open, close, low, and high of the trading session it represents. How the candle opens, closes, and the highs and lows set during the session will shape the candle, and often provide information about what might be going on in the market — and what might come next. Could this hammer put a stop to bears? | Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com The Technicals Supporting A Bitcoin Reversal Setup On BTCUSD weekly and 2-week timeframe charts, the top cryptocurrency is working on a bullish hammer. A bullish hammer is a characterized as having a long lower wick acting as the handle, a small upper body, and little to no upper shadow. Although the bullish signal only takes one candlestick to suggest a bottom is in, it is only confirmed with a strong follow through back to the upside. There are plenty of technicals supporting a reversal | Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com Hammers are most effective when they follow a string of at least three down candles, and are supported by bullish technicals. The bullish hammer is happening at what could be the end of a wave 4 expanding triangle correction, according to Elliott Wave Principle. The MACD is retesting the zero line, much as it did during the wave 1 Black Thursday correction. Each bottom, also coincidentally touched the lower Bollinger Band before reversing to the upside. Related Reading | Bitcoin Bear Market Comparison Says It Is Almost Time For Bull Season Will this bullish hammer confirm, and stop the bloodbath from continuing? Here is a 🧵 on my full Elliott Wave analysis on #Bitcoin and why I don’t believe there is a bear market – and why I expect the last leg up any day now. — Tony "The Bull" Spilotro (@tonyspilotroBTC) May 15, 2022 Follow @TonySpilotroBTC on Twitter or join the TonyTradesBTC Telegram for exclusive daily market insights and technical analysis education. Please note: Content is educational and should not be considered investment advice. Featured image from iStockPhoto, Charts from TradingView.com

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Despite Budding Crypto Adoption In Vietnam, Lack Of Regulatory Clarity Forces Crypto Firms To Set Up Shop Abroad

Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin Criticizes Nayib Bukele As Bitcoin Adoption Rises In El Salvador

The blockchain industry has grown rapidly in the last couple of years to the point where clear regulations are necessary to get to the next level of adoption. Vietnam, for one, has seen several profitable startups spring up in the last few years. Still, a lack of regulation has seen these businesses become based in […]

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Avalanche Crumbles More Than 16% As Crypto Landslide Continues

Avalanche (AVAX), dubbed the “Ethereum killer,” has plunged to more than 16% following the disastrous crypto market scenario. Other crypto tokens that are also competitors to Ethereum have had massive double-digit losses in the last 24 hours. AVAX, considered the 13th biggest cryptocurrency with a market cap of $7.6 billion, has dramatically sloughed off over 16% of its TVL in the past few hours, and is now trading at $27.94. AVAX Treading The Bearish Path AVAX is leading the bearish action, which has placed the token down by 80% compared to its all-time high, which registered an impressive $146.22 in November 2021. The downward trend is triggered by the sluggish growth of different DeFi projects hedged on Avalanche. Suggested Reading | Ripple (XRP) Struggles To Breach $0.45 Level, Down 16% In Last 7 Days Avalanche – Ethereum Rival Ethereum is said to be slow and expensive in pricing, which paved the way for the creation of Avalance, which is eco-friendly, fast, and affordable. Avalance was created by Ava Labs, co-founded by Kevin Sekniqi, Emin Gün Sirer, and Maofan “Ted” Yin. The Ethereum-killer, Avalanche, is a blockchain that combines the trailblazing speed in confirmation times plus scaling capabilities using the Avalanche Consensus Protocol, which can process over 4,500 transactions per second (TPS). AVAX total market cap at $8.98 billion on the daily chart | Source: TradingView.com Avalanche went live and was launched in September 2020 and is considered one of the most reputable blockchains giants. Avalance now has a TVL of $11 billion, ranking it as the fourth-largest DeFI-based blockchain, following Terra and Binance Smart Chain. Avalanche has derived some protocols from Ethereum that you can experience in their DeFi ecosystem, including SushiSwap, decentralized exchange protocol, and Aave, its lending protocol. DeFi Projects TVL Down by 8.57% The TVL of DeFi protocols on the Avalanche blockchain is currently down by 8.57% in the last 24 hours or at $4.74 billion. This is relatively low compared to its all-time-high TVL, which went as high as $13.7 billion on December 2, 2021. The dip that registered at 7.5% was pretty significant for AVAX. TraderJoe, considered the most prominent decentralized exchange on Avalanche, plunged to 12.84 % in terms of the user base. Liquidity also decreased from $982 million to $577 million in barely a month. Suggested Reading | Crypto Analyst Predicts 1 Altcoin Will Fall Down Hard – Is It Cardano? Total active wallets found on the Avalanche network escalated to over 2.8 million yesterday, which is its all-time high. However, despite the increase in active wallets, the token still was bearish. To make matters worse, Avalanche total transactions have also dipped to only 358,474 from 800,000 last week. The numbers have plummeted miserably, especially if you compare the figures to its all-time high, which registered at 1.1 million daily on January 27, 2022. Featured image from Saanich News, chart from TradingView.com

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Ethereum Prepares For Ropsten Testnet Merge As Token Struggles To Hold $2k Support

The Ethereum 2.0 update is generating a lot of buzz and interest, and we’re getting closer to its launch than ever before. Ethereum 2.0 Goes To Testnet Testing for Ethereum’s long-awaited Merge is progressing, though not at the rate that many had hoped. Testing on Ropsten, Ethereum’s largest and primary testnet, which has the closest similarity to the mainnet, is the next key milestone in the Merge testing process. Ropsten testing will be merged on June 8, according to Ethereum client developers. Although there is no official indication on when the Merge will take place on mainnet, it is expected to happen in the second part of this year. On Monday, Ethereum DevOps developer Parathi Jayanathi submitted a pull request for the Ropsten testnet Merge configuration code, indicating that it is ready for implementation. The Merge is Ethereum’s long-awaited upgrade, in which the current Ethereum Mainnet and the beacon chain PoS system will merge. Because it has a comparable network structure to the Ethereum Mainnet, this testnet is considered the best replication. Developers may now perform realistic deployment testing before making changes to the mainnet. The Ropsten testnet Merge will combine the proof-of-work (PoW) network with a new proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus layer testnet, with a May 30 launch date. It will simulate what will happen when Ethereum and the Beacon Chain merge and the network becomes a PoS network. Related Reading | New Data Shows China Still Controls 21% Of The Global Bitcoin Mining Hashrate Testing how the merge would work on Ethereum’s main public testnet would be one of the final assessments. As a result, the Ropsten public testnet is regarded as the most accurate clone of the Ethereum Mainnet, as it uses a similar network structure and allows developers to test their work in a live environment. Online, community developers have expressed their enthusiasm for the testnet announcement. According to Preston Van Loon, an Ethereum core engineer at Prysmatic Labs: Ropsten testnet is getting merged on June 8! Merging Ropsten is a huge testing milestone towards Ethereum's mainnet merge later this year. 🎉 https://t.co/X7eLIMA72g — prestonvanloon.eth @ Permissionless (@preston_vanloon) May 18, 2022 Price Fails To Hold $2K ETH is dropping inside a falling wedge on a daily time frame (in yellow). It’s worth noting that the wedge bottom is lined with the $1700 horizontal support level (in green), which could signal a trend reversal. As a result, if the bulls can hold the green zone, the price will be more likely to rise towards the $2450 level of static resistance. The price is more likely to begin a protracted regression phase if the bears continue to suppress the market and breach below the green support zone. ETH is trading on dynamic support (in green) against Bitcoin, which has blocked additional price decreases four times in the past. The world’s second-largest cryptocurrency, down 4.1 percent in the last 24 hours to US$1,974, has lost 48% of its value since 2022. ETH/USD trades below $2k. Source: TradingView And crypto investors who bought on November 16, 2017, when the Ethereum price was at an all-time high of US$4,892, will have lost just over 60% of their investment. Ethereum’s market cap has decreased to US$236 billion from well over half a trillion dollars at its height, despite maintaining its number two position. Related Reading | Bitcoin Indicator Hits Historical Low Not Seen Since 2015 Featured image from iStockPhoto, Charts from TradingView.com