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Why Bitcoin, Ethereum May Not Be The Best Plays For The Next Bull Market

Since the launch of bitcoin, there have been massive gains recorded by those that got in early and held on long enough. The same was the case with Ethereum, whose market cap grew to the hundreds of billions. However, the growth that these digital assets have already seen over the years, it has put a hamper on how much they can still grow over the coming years. This is why investors are looking elsewhere for larger gains. Bitcoin, Ethereum Gains Are Lower Over the last bull market, it became apparent that bitcoin and Ethereum will no longer be able to give the kind of returns that early investors had gotten. During the previous cycle low, bitcoin had dropped to as low as $6,000 but had reached $69,000 during its peak. This was a 10x growth for the digital asset. Related Reading: Why Most Public Bitcoin Miners Have Performed Terribly In Their Lifetimes The case was similar to Ethereum, the second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, although it had fared much better compared to bitcoin. It had grown from its cycle low of around $100 to $4,800 at its peak. This was about a 500x growth for the digital asset. BTC grows 10x | Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com However, their already massive growth has been putting investors off of them, not because they are not good investments but because the potential to explode exponentially has been greatly reduced. An example is that from bitcoin’s current price, even if it were to reach $100,000 per coin, it would still be a less than 10x growth. The same with Ethereum, although the digital asset does carry more potential for larger growth compared to bitcoin due to it being much younger. If ETH were to grow to $10,000 per token, it would barely be a 10x growth. Altcoins Take The Cake Altcoins had barreled ahead of market leaders such as bitcoin and Ethereum when it came to gains in the last bull market. Where these large digital assets were doing below 500x, smaller altcoins such as Dogecoin and Shiba Inu had recorded ROI in the thousands. Related Reading: Bitcoin Sees Massive Decline In On-Chain Activity Mainly, meme coins were notorious for such returns, but altcoins from other spheres had seen the same kind of growth too. FTM is a token that had traded as low as $0.2 and peaked above $3.4 during the bull market. DOGE’s price had made an impressive run-up from $0.004 to $0.7 at the height of its rally. However, these are only, but a small example of the many ways altcoin had been great investments during the bull market. With the next bull market expected to happen in 2024, it is no surprise when investors are turning to smaller cap tokens in hopes of catching the next DOGE or SHIB. Disclaimer: The following op-ed represents the views of the author, and may not necessarily reflect the views of Bitcoinist. Bitcoinist is an advocate of creative and financial freedom alike. Featured image from Medium, chart from TradingView.com Follow Best Owie on Twitter for market insights, updates, and the occasional funny tweet…

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Solana (SOL) Holds Its Gains While Most Coins Bleed

Solana (SOL) has managed to keep most of its gains over the past 48 hours while most coins bled out. The token started yesterday, September 29th, at $33.25, going as high as $34.34 at midday. Solana (SOL) suffered a loss in value on September 28th, when it dropped from $32.85 to $31.74. However, it quickly recovered before the end of the trading day and has been steadily increasing since then. The Price of SOL currently sits at $33.72 at the time of writing. Related Reading: Trade Activity Shows Ethereum Whales Are Seeking Refuge In Stablecoins SOL Holding On For Dear Life The past few days have seen most coins in the top 100 drop in value by more than 10%. SOL is one of the few tokens that have held its ground during this time. The coin price was off to a rocky start, entering the new week at $32.1. At a point, it seemed like it would rally up to $40 when it reached $35.02 on Tuesday, the 27th. However, the run was short-lived as it fell to $31.77 the next day. Later, the token left investors smiling as it slowly galloped back up to $34.34 the next day, September 29th. So far, it has kept a decent amount of profit for itself and is currently sitting at $33.89. Gains Amidst Troubled Waters SOL’s performance is nothing short of impressive, considering how volatile the market has been for other tokens.  It seems like there are no signs of slowing down anytime soon, either, with the coin still holding strong at above $33. SOL’s price stays modestly above a crucial support level of $30, which serves as a good buying zone for traders. For SOL to trend upward, the price must break over $35, its weekly resistance. If the price of SOL breaks and remains over $35, it might significantly rise to the $45-$58 range. Historically, SOL pricing has found breaking out of this range tough. Based on its performance in the last three months, it’s likely that SOL will likely continue to climb higher. Some people are already predicting the token to go up to $41. An analyst on TradingView noted that a move in the US market could be a catalyst for SOL to reach the $35 mark. Social Engagement And NFTs Might Just Be What SOL Needs The past week has been an eventful one for Solana on social media. According to a recent tweet by PHOENIX, Solana was the best-performing project in terms of social activity. The token had a total of 35,100 mentions and 58.3 million engagements across social media platforms.  Related Reading: Uniswap Could Slide Below Support Zone – No Demand For UNI This Week? But that’s not all. Statistics from Delphi Digital show an increase in Solana’s share of NFT trading volume. According to the tweet, Solana’s NFT volume increased from 7% to 24% in the past six weeks. This gained traction in the NFT sector can help push SOL beyond its resistance and into new heights. Featured image from Pixabay and chart from TradingView.com

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Bitcoin (BTC) Price Ahead Of Monthly Close, Go Big Or Go Home

BTC price trades below 50 and 200 EMA on the daily timeframe despite showing some relief strength.  BTC rally caught short as price continued to range. The price of BTC must close above $21,500 ahead of the monthly close as bulls sweat over price movement.  The price of Bitcoin showed strength as Bitcoin (BTC) bounced from its weekly low of $18,500 after the increase in interest rate affected its price negatively. The price of Bitcoin has since struggled to regain its bullish run. It has to a region of $25,000 with the monthly candle just a few hours away from closing. Many traders and investors hope for a better month ahead as the BTC movement has seen little to no volume for a long time. (Data from Binance) Related Reading: Why Most Public Bitcoin Miners Have Performed Terribly In Their Lifetimes Bitcoin (BTC) Price Analysis On The Monthly Chart On the monthly chart, the price of BTC has seen more downside than upside, falling from a region of $69,500 to a current value of $19,450, where the price is struggling to close the month on a positive note. BTC’s price needs to close above $21,500 to begin a small relief rally, as it has continued to trade at its previous all-time high and has tested the region numerous times, with the area acting as support looking weaker with each retest. BTC must break and hold above the $21,500 resistance with good volume in order to restore a relief bounce. If the price of BTC remains in this current structure and refuses to break higher, we could see it retest $17,500 support and possibly a lower support area of $17,000 on the Monthly chart if there is a sell-off. Monthly resistance for the price of BTC – $21,500. Monthly support for the price of BTC – $18,000. Price Analysis Of BTC On The Daily (1D) Chart In the daily timeframe, the price of BTC continues to trade below key resistance as the price remains in a range to break above to higher heights.  The price of BTC on the daily chart showed strength to break out above $20,500 as the price faces rejection in an attempt to break out of its range-bound movement.  The price of BTC trades at $19,460 below the 50 and 200 Exponential Moving Average (EMA). The prices of $20,500 and $28,000 correspond to the prices at 50 and 200 EMA for BTC on the daily timeframe.  BTC needs to break and close above $20,500 for the price to gain momentum as the current price action hasn’t been favorable for BTC’s price.  Daily resistance for the BTC price – $20,500. Daily support for the BTC price – $18,000. Related Reading: ApeCoin Performance Could Attract The Whales – How About The Bulls? Featured Image From Dictionary, Charts From Tradingview

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Solana Price Fails To Break $34 Again, What Could This Mean?

SOL price trades below 50 and 200 EMA on the daily timeframe despite showing some relief strength.  SOL rally caught short as BTC price continued to range. The price must hold $30 support or face a drop-down to a weekly low.  The price of Solana (SOL) has recently shown some bullish strength, but it has struggled to break above key daily resistance against tether (USDT). Solana (SOL) prices have continued to fluctuate as bulls and bears play chess with SOL. SOL’s lack of bullish strength has left many traders and investors perplexed as to where it might go next. (Data from Binance) Related Reading: QUANT Basks In Green As QNT Coin Surges 35% On 7-Day Rally Solana (SOL) Price Analysis On The Weekly Chart  After bouncing from its weekly low of $30 as a price rally to a high of $45 before facing a stip rejection, the price of SOL has recently declined, and the price has continued to struggle to rejuvenate its bullish trend. The price of SOL remains marginally above a key support level of $30; this level of support is acting as a good demand zone for buy orders. For SOL to have a chance to trend higher, the price must break through its weekly resistance of $35. To restore a relief bounce, the price of SOL must break and hold above the $35 resistance with good volume. This area of resistance has kept the price of SOL from rising. If the price of SOL continues to reject $35, we could see a retest of $30 support and possibly a lower support area of $24 on the weekly chart if there is a sell-off. If the price of SOL breaks and holds above $35, it could spark a major rally to a region of $45-$58, which has historically been a difficult area for SOL price to break out of. Weekly resistance for the price of SOL – $35. Weekly support for the price of SOL – $30. Price Analysis Of SOL On The Daily (1D) Chart In the daily timeframe, the price of SOL remains below key resistance as it attempts to break above higher levels. After forming a downtrend line that acts as a resistance for SOL price, the price of SOL has shown strength as it faced rejection in an attempt to break out of its downtrend range. SOL’s price is $33 below the 50 and 200 Exponential Moving Averages (EMA). On the daily timeframe, the prices of $35 and $55 correspond to the prices at the 50 and 200 EMA for SOL. A break and close above $35 could see the price of SOL rally high to a high of $45 and higher. Daily resistance for the SOL price – $35-$45. Daily support for the SO price – $30. Related Reading: Bitcoin Price Climbs Upward With Trading Volume At A 3-Month High Featured Image From NewsBTC, Charts From Tradingview

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MANA Price Gets 2.5% Weekly Boost As Bulls Charge For Reversal

This week, MANA showcased a slew of 2.5% gains. EMAs are also moving above Decentraland’s token’s price. MANA price tallies 2.5% gains MACD looks flat and not showing any bullish sign Decentraland market cap at $1.29 billion At this point, MANA’s price is close to its lowest for 2022. The bears are eyeing a new low for the year while also trying to get on top of the costs below the range of $1.0. Sometime in August, MANA’s price plunged which negatively impacted buyer expectations especially as the coin is still getting massive rejections resulting from the trend reversal. Related Reading: Fantom Surprises With 5% Rally In Last 24 Hours – More Gains Ahead? MANA Price Down In Market Value  According to CoinMarktCap, MANA price has nosedived by 3.04% or trading at $0.6949 as of press time. MANA price has depreciated in market value, prompting the bulls to wait for the next big wave or a confirmation of a trend reversal before moving to consolidate into long positions. From July to August, MANA appeared to have allowed the bulls’ entry but has failed to offshoot above the $1.0 price level. With that being said, the key resistance level has been marked at $1.0 while the support zone is at $0.64. Evidently, MANA/BTC has also dropped by 2.9%. After MANA’s price dipped below the 200-day EMA as seen on April 5, 2022, MANA has retreated further since then. On the other hand, all the other EMAs such as 20, 50, 100, and 200 are doing great as they sprint above the current price. The buyers are trying to push the price near the 20-EMA. MANA’s RSI shows a spike from the lower regions. This climb validates the optimistic outlook for the token. Meanwhile, the MACD is looking flat into the negative range as seen in the daily price chart. MACD Shows No Trace Of Bullish Momentum The MACD is not demonstrating any bullish momentum as both the trendlines are moving over the neutral range. RSI is looking bullish as the MANA bulls shoot for a slight bounce above the 20 EMAs. On the other hand, the key support level is near the current levels which means the bears can attempt to short-cover at the earliest possible time. Decentraland is said to be one of the few cryptos that buyers and traders should have on their active wallets, with its huge market cap of over $1.29 billion as of this writing and circulating supply that surpasses that of Bitcoin by at most 100 times. Many blockchain-based or NFT games have aspired for decentralization but it seems Decentraland remains to be one of the few that are ambitious enough to make it happen.  Related Reading: BNB Price Watch: The Charts Look Good For Traders – More Green On The Plate? BTCUSD pair breaks past $19K border, trading at $19,445 on the daily chart | Source: TradingView.com Featured image from Smart Valor, Chart: TradingView.com

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Solana Price Reverses Its Green Start, What’s The Next Target?

Solana price was off to a good start this week despite choppy market conditions. The bulls have tired out over the last 24 hours. In the past day, the altcoin fell by 3%. Solana prices have risen by nearly 6% in the last week. The technical indicator continued to demonstrate that the bears were in control at press time. If buying strength continues to head in the same direction, then most of the coin’s weekly gains would be nullified. The technical outlook for the coin was negative as the sellers took over at the time of writing. The current support zone for the coin is between $33 and $26. If SOL falls below its current price level, then the bears will gain momentum on the chart. With Bitcoin consistently wavering near the $19,000 mark, most altcoins also started to wobble on their respective charts and moved closer to their immediate support levels. For Solana price to reach its next price ceiling, the demand for the coin has to increase on its chart. Solana Price Analysis: One Day Chart SOL was trading at $33 at the time of writing. The coin had registered recent gains over the past few days, but the bulls faced resistance and it fell on its chart. The immediate resistance for the coin stood at $38 and then another price ceiling was at $41. If Solana price decides to move above the $41 level, then bulls could come around on the chart. On the other hand, the closest support line was at $29, and a fall from that level would cause the altcoin to trade at $26. The volume of altcoin traded decreased in the previous session, indicating that buying strength has decreased on the chart. Technical Analysis The altcoin showed more selling strength on its one-day chart. Solana, despite gains in the last few days, has not witnessed a surge of buyers. This also meant that demand was present at the lower levels. The Relative Strength Index displayed an uptick and the indicator was on the half-line, which meant that there was an even number of buyers and sellers. Other indicators, however, aligned with the selling strength on the chart. The Solana price was below the 20-SMA line, which also indicated that the sellers were driving the price momentum in the market. With a slight appreciation in demand, SOL could travel above the 20-SMA line. Related Reading: Solana Clears 100 Billion Transaction Count As NFTs Gain Prominence SOL’s other technical indicators were yet to turn entirely bearish, although the indicators depicted the onset of bearish pressure. The Moving Average Convergence Divergence indicates the price momentum and overall price direction. The MACD continued to display green histograms, which were buy signal for the coin. The green signal bars were declining, which also meant that the positive price momentum was on a decline. The Directional Movement Index showed the price momentum and it was positive as the +DI line was above the -DI line. Average Directional Index was below the 20-mark, showing that the current market action had less strength. Related Reading: Cardano Price Fails To Pierce Through $0.48 As Bears Continue To Dominate Featured image from Tecxpla, charts from TradingView.com