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Bitcoin Ready to Resume Uptrend, Ethereum, Ripple, EOS, NEM Grow Slightly: Price Analysis, August 2

  • Andrew Strogoff
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    Bitcoin and altcoins consolidate and are ready to resume their uptrends

Bitcoin Ready to Resume Uptrend, Ethereum, Ripple, EOS, NEM Grow Slightly: Price Analysis, August 2
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Hello everybody. This is Andrew Strogoff and we are starting off again. The crypto market finally tries to reverse its tendency from negative to positive. All the major cryptos (or almost all of them) attempt to change the situation. Those attempts are “shy” but they mean cryptocurrencies are ready to resume their uptrends.

As for the news, I have some interesting ones for you. The first one comes from Morgan Stanley, famous US bank, which hires former Credit Suisse banker to run digital assets department. This news is a good signal for the cryptocurrency market as it shows the growing adoption of coins and tokens.

The latest survey shows that cryptocurrencies become more and more popular. You can book a hotel or pay for a video game, for example, using coins. Latest reports show that one-third of employees are ready to receive salary in cryptocurrencies.

Bitcoin (BTC/USD) ready to fly?

You might know that I’ve been bullish the whole July. I believe that the cryptos are going to grow in the nearest future to establish new highs. And if we look at Bitcoin’s chart, we can see that it is looking promising currently as BTC price slightly goes upwards, meaning the beginning of the correction.

BTC/USD 4H Chart

Bitcoin has tested the support area at $7,565 on Wednesday and retreated from there. BTC price went towards the next resistance area at $7,734 later and almost reached my Wednesday’s targets. I could say that everything is going according to my plans, but there is one thing that makes me a bit nervous.

I see the bearish flag on the four-hour BTC/USD chart. If this pattern is vital, BTC price is likely to develop its decline towards the next support area at $7,341 at least.

As for my targets, I set them at the resistance area at $7,949. I believe BTC price is going to reach them (in the case of the bullish scenario) within a couple of days.

Ethereum (ETH/USD), no significant changes

Ethereum stays close to the support area at $417.28 and there were no significant fluctuations on Tuesday. Ripple has made positive changes for nearly one percent in the past 24 hours. However, I think that it looks very promising currently. Why?

ETH/USD 4H Chart

The main reasons for my bullish expectations are the fact that Ethereum has reached its lows and has met the strong support at $417.28. I think that ETH/USD is likely to start a correction from there. Moreover, I expect the currency pair to start the uptrend from those levels targeting the resistance at $453.24 at least.

Ripple (XRP/USD), an attempt to start the uptrend

Ripple has made almost three percent in the past 24 hours. The currency pair seems to end its bearish tendency as we had clear growth yesterday. My plans for Ripple are still actual and I have some confirmation of further growth.

XRP/USD 4H Chart

Ripple has tested the support area at $0.4232 and went upwards later. The currency pair reached the resistance area at $0.4495 but failed to jump over it. XRP/USD started its local correction to that upside momentum later. As I have previously written, I have a confirmation signal there meaning I see a bullish flag on the four-hour chart. My target for the next couple of days is set at the resistance area at $0.4744.

EOS (EOS/USD) almost no changes in the past 24 hours

The currency pair had no tendency on Wednesday and added less than one percent in the past 24 hours. EOS is close to the support area at $7.10. The currency pair is ready to burst but still hesitating. I believe that EOS/USD is likely to start the uptrend in the next couple of days.

EOS/USD 4H Chart

EOS has tested the support area a couple of times. I think that this is a good sign for bulls as bears were unable to change the situation in their favor. I have set the targets at $8.29 currently. I expect EOS/USD to come there in the nearest future.

NEM (XEM/USD) consolidation comes to an end

NEM developed its consolidation during Wednesday and made almost no gains no losses. XEM/USD fluctuates close to the support area at $0.1561. I think bulls are ready to counterattack. This consolidation period nearly ends.

XEM/USD 4H Chart

NEM still makes attempt to start off from the support area. Bulls have built a strong wall there preventing bears from running lower. I have set my target at the resistance area at $0.1883. I expect XEM price to reach that in the nearest future.

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Andrew Strogoff is a skilled Forex trader and technical analyst from Limassol, Cyprus. He started cryptocurrency trading three years ago, and now is fond of blogging, swimming, cars, new technologies. Loyal blockchain adopter.

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Crypto Exchange Huobi Completes $40 Mln Token Burn for Q3

  • Alex Dovbnya
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    Cryptocurrency exchange Huobi announces the results of its quarterly burn

Crypto Exchange Huobi Completes $40 Mln Token Burn for Q3
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According to a press release obtained by U.Today, Singapore-based exchange Huobi continues to reduce the supply of its native Huobi Token. In Q3, it burned $40.63 mln worth of HT, which represents a 70.6 percent increase compared to the previous year. 

Huobi purchases back outstanding tokens from investors in order to reduce the circulating supply of HT and stabilize its price. It is worth noting that the amount of tokens it burns every quarter depends on particular market conditions.   

The company cites the success of its spot trading and derivatives trading markets as the main reason for another token burn. 

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Huobi Token is the second-largest exchange coin token after Binance Coin (BNB). At press time, the coin's price is sitting at $3.46 with its market cap exceeding $810 mln, according to CoinStatsData.    

Huobi Global CEO Livio Weng claims that the cryptocurrency plays "a core role" in the Huobi ecosystem.  

"Huobi Token plays a core role in the Huobi ecosystem. The continued growth from Huobi’s token burns reflects the community’s active participation and optimistic outlook for our efforts to provide users with new services, lower fees, and a secure platform to trade on."

One of the oldest crypto trading platforms has already burned 13.8 percent of its native coin's circulating supply, which is currently sitting at 234,205,522.92 HT. 

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