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  • Alex Dovbnya
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    A couple of days ago, we spoke about a double bottom formed on ETH/USD charts, which is a strong bullish formation, and we predicted a jump higher

Ethereum Double Bottom Scenario Plays Out
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A couple of days ago, we spoke about a double bottom formed on ETH/USD charts, which is a strong bullish formation, and we predicted a jump higher. This scenario came true, and now Ethereum is trading at $106, comfortably above the major hurdle at $100.

Keep in mind that despite the major upside movement seen across the board over the last few days, we are not yet dealing with a bull market from a longer-term perspective. The entire 2018 has been bearish, and this cannot be erased by a few days of bullish action. Seeing green on the charts is great, but don’t go “all in” just yet.

Chart Analysis – ETH/USD

ETH/USD chart

With gains of almost 12% in the last 24 hours and more than 15% for the last 7 days, Ethereum seems to be at the beginning of a stronger recovery. Similar to other cryptocurrency pairs, ETH/USD shows an overbought Relative Strength Index, which is an early warning that a retracement lower will soon follow.

As long as this potential retracement doesn’t break any of the two Exponential Moving Averages, the bias remains bullish, anticipating a move into the next resistances (110 and 120 as psychological levels followed by the technical level at 127). If the pair remains above 100, it will greatly increase the chances of an extended bullish move.

Support zone: 95 – 100 and the two EMAs

Resistance zone: 110, 120 and 127

Most likely scenario: upside price action takes a “breather” (sideways or shallow retracements) and then continues into the next resistances

Alternative scenario: drop into the 50 EMA (red line)

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    According to its Financial Stability Report of November 2019, the Board of Governors has warned about the dangers of stablecoins.

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The Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System have issued their monthly Financial Stability Report. This special report is dedicated to the profits and risks of "global stablecoins".

Stablecoins: Global System with So Many "Ifs"

First, the Federal Reserve admits to the numerous advantages that stablecoins present as a concept. It has been highlighed that stablecoins are "faster, cheaper, and more inclusive payments could complement existing payment systems". This is in comparison to cases where traditional financial institutions are sophisticated and poorly accessible. Stablecoins can also be managed to eliminate the volatility of cryptocurrencies, which is one of the borders for them to be utilized as the medium for exchange.

Therefore, the "global stablecoin initiatives" like Facebook's Libra can rapidly achieve cross-border adoption. However, the major threat for stablecoins is apparent - the "inability to convert in national currency". The loss of confidence in "pegging" the stablecoin to traditional assets can lead to a run, in which several holders will attempt to liquidate their stablecoins at the same time.

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This dramatic scenario may be caused by "poor design and governance", and can result in severe consequences for international economic activity, asset prices, and financial stability.

Transparency First

The Federal Reserve also outlined in its report that in many cases, stablecoins can be utilized for money laundering, terrorist financing, and other financial crimes. Therefore, the Federal Reserve would require operators of such systems to conduct their Due Diligence, as well as Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) procedures to avoid any abuse. Moreover, the problems of disclosure policy and protecting investor data should be of paramount importance for stablecoin issuers:

Disclosures should clearly detail consumer and investor rights and protections, including whether the holder of the stablecoin has any rights to the underlying asset. Issuers should be transparent on how the stablecoin is tied to the underlying asset, has been said in the Report.

Last but not least, the report highlighted that the Federal Reserve, together with the Group of Seven, will closely monitor stablecoin developments as well as all the risks associated with it.

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