Bitcoin held above the $19,000 mark, whereas Ethereum remained below $1,300-levels. Trading volume has remained tepid, falling regularly below 20-day averages, which suggest the lack of conviction among the investors.
Barring Bitcoin, Ethereum, Tether and Tron, all top crypto tokens were trading lower on Thursday. Cardano plunged about 5 per cent, whereas XRP, Dogecoin and Polygon dropped 3 per cent each. Shiba Inu and Avalanche shed 2 per cent each.
The global cryptocurrency market cap was trading flat at $915.55 billion, dropping maringally in the last 24 hours. However, the total trading volume jumped almost 20 per cent to $58.48 billion.
Prashant Kumar, founder, weTrade, said that choppy market behaviour from September seems to have rolled over to October for the global crypto market cap. While Bitcoin is holding its $19,000 position on Thursday.
“The market is prepping for another interest rate hike as the minutes from the US Federal Reserve’s September meeting, released on Wednesday, showed that higher rates would stay in place,” he added.
The overall crypto market cap is hovering around the $918 mark. Bitcoin is exchanging hands at $19,088 while Ethereum is inching toward the $1300 mark, said Mahin Gupta, Founder of Liminal.
The crypto market mostly remained flat as the majority of investors are in a wait-and-watch mode for the CPI data this week, he added. “If the inflation numbers remain high in the CPI data then it may have a significant impact on the prices of crypto assets,” he said.
Cryptocurrencies may have crashed this year but they remain a digital cash-machine for one potent constituency, i.e. hackers.
At least $718 million has been stolen so far in October alone, taking the gross tally for the year past $3 billion and putting 2022 on course to be a record for the total value hacked, according to blockchain specialist Chainalysis.
The Majilis of Kazakhstan has approved five new crypto bills, Russian news agency TASS reported. The draft of at least some of this legislation was introduced only in late September.
Think tank Coin Center has alleged the US Treasury Department’s sweeping sanctions for crypto mixer Tornado Cash and their ability to transact privately using the Ethereum network.
Toronto-based crypto exchange Coinsquare became a member of Canada’s top self-regulatory organization– the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada – making it the first crypto-native platform to join that body.
Tech View by Giottus Crypto Platform
Terra is a highly controversial blockchain project that blew up this year and arguably took down the entire crypto market with it. After its original coin was transitioned into LUNC (LUNA Classic) with a reinvigorated blockchain – a new LUNA has taken its place. And it was the highest gainer yesterday much like DYDX on Monday.
LUNA (trading as LUNA2 on various exchanges like Giottus), which has largely traded around its 50-day moving average of about $2.5 throughout the past month, rallied over 25 per cent to hit a high of more than $3.1.
It has experienced some correction, but with several longer-time frame closes at these higher levels, a case can be made for the bulls. While the fibonacci retracement of this rally spawns a resistance at $2.79, once this can be overcome, LUNA may have immediate targets of $2.92 and over $3.15.
Even some downside would not necessarily blunt its bullishness, as support at $2.56 and $2.52 both must be lost for this to be termed a ‘fakeout’. These levels are in confluence with its 50-day moving average, so it would be likely that any retracements would be limited to these levels.
Key Support: $2.56, $2.52
Key Resistance: $2.79, $2.92, $3.15
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