Bitcoin failed to stay above the $20,000 resistance against the US Dollar. BTC is sliding and might even break the $18,250 support zone. Bitcoin failed to stay above the $20,000 resistance and started a fresh decline. The price is trading below $19,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $19,450 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair could accelerate lower below the $18,250 support zone in the near term. Bitcoin Price Restarts Decline Bitcoin price attempted a decent upward move above the $19,500 resistance. BTC even climbed above the $20,000 resistance and the 100 hourly simple moving average. However, the crypto market faced a fresh selling interest after the US Dollar regained strength. As a result, bitcoin price topped near the $20,383 level and started another decline. There was a sharp move below the $20,000 level. Besides, there was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $19,450 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The pair declined below the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $18,645 swing low to $20,383 high. It is now trading below $19,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. An immediate support on the downside sits near the $18,600 level, with a bearish angle. On the upside, an immediate resistance is near the $19,000 level. Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com The next major resistance sits near the $19,200 zone and the 100 hourly simple moving average. A close above the $19,200 level might start a decent increase. In the stated case, the price could rise towards $19,500. Any more gains might lead the price higher towards the $20,000 resistance zone. More Losses in BTC? If bitcoin fails to recover above the $19,200 resistance zone, it could continue to move down. An immediate support on the downside is near the $18,500 zone. The next major support is near the $18,250 zone. It is near the 10236 Fib extension level of the upward move from the $18,645 swing low to $20,383 high. Any more losses might call for a drop towards the $17,500 support zone in the coming sessions. Technical indicators: Hourly MACD – The MACD is now gaining pace in the bearish zone. Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now below the 50 level. Major Support Levels – $18,500, followed by $18,250. Major Resistance Levels – $19,000, $19,200 and $20,000.
Polygon (MATIC) has been sky-high and gliding over the past month. Analysts are looking at a retracement to $0.58 if the coin goes below $0.77. Polygon, self-proclaimed as “Ethereum’s Internet of Blockchains” looks ready for a major move after it has skyrocketed in market value as seen in the past weeks. On the flipside, there is still a strong support zone that may anchor the coin to hold its price. MATIC is currently set in anticipation of a correction but is still has to break the support line. It has been on an upswing and has spiked by more than 200% after it bounced back from a low of $0.32 and reaching a high of $0.98 as seen in July 18. Suggested Reading | Solana (SOL) To Hit $166 By 2025, Despite Current Bearish Conditions MATIC Sell Signal Strong The token looks like its basking on what is referred to as an overbought terrain. A sell signal has been remarkable in the Tom DeMark (TD) Sequential indicator on MATIC’s daily chart. It shows green nine candlesticks or forming a bearish pattern which shows a correction. The weak outlook was supported with the two red candlesticks that appear to be trading below the other red candlestick. Despite its passive movement, MATIC has Parabolic SAR, a strong support cluster, and also the retracement seen at $0.77, and the 100-day moving average keeping it all stable. A daily candlestick that would slide below the critical line may trigger a downward pressure and lead to a correction of 22% at $0.58. MATIC total market cap at $6.87 billion on the daily chart | Source: TradingView.com MATIC To Regain Strength, Move Towards $1.20 If MATIC can breach its July 18 high set at $0.98, then that can shake off its weak outlook. Once it slices through that critical resistance level, MATIC will regain the strength to move closely towards the $1.20 200-day moving average. The token has been getting a lot of eyeballs as it gets ready to upgrade to a multi-chain platform and also as it soared higher over the past month. The entire crypto market has been recovering over the past couple of weeks; and MATIC price has also recouped and risen as a result. Polygon is on track to roll out quicker and more affordable Ethereum transactions. The future looks promising for Polygon as it works its way up to become a multi-chain network, its involvements with NFT, and also with its collaborations and projects with Stripe, Disney, and Adidas. Suggested Reading | Cardano (ADA), After 35% Spike, Locks On Next Target: $0.55 Featured image from VOI, chart from TradingView.com
Data shows the public Bitcoin mining companies have been spending more excessively on administration, compared to other industries like gold mining. Average Public Bitcoin Miner Spends 50% Revenues On Administrative Costs According to a new blog post by Arcane Research, most BTC miners have only focused on minimizing direct production costs, and neglected indirect expenses […]