Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Ethereum tumbles below $600 as XRP debacle takes a toll on altcoins


XRP has been exhibiting large weak point because the cryptocurrency is being sued by the SEC. Its worth tumbled considerably from $0.65 to $0.21 in 4 days, a crash of 67%.

In the meantime, different altcoins additionally corrected considerably up to now 24 hours as buyers most likely concern that XRP might not be the one coin on the SEC’s radar.

Ether (ETH) dropped by 14% on Dec. 24 after which bounced at $550. Whereas Chainlink corrected 38% towards a current low of $8. Sushiswap (SUSHI) noticed the biggest correction and flash crash dropping from $2.75 to $1.10 — a crash of 61%.

So the query now’s whether or not the XRP debacle will proceed to harm the altcoin market within the brief time period. Let’s check out the technicals to establish the present assist and resistance areas. 

Ether seems to be for a brand new increased low after the current drop

ETH/USD 1-week chart. Supply: TradingView

The weekly chart for Ether was wanting nice and didn’t change via the current dropdown. In that regard, the development continues to be bullish and trending up.

The current excessive at $675 confirms a brand new increased excessive, after which the next low will make sure the additional continuation of the bull marketplace for Ether. This increased low is most definitely going to occur on the space round $450. That is the earlier resistance zone wanting to flip for assist earlier than continuation goes to occur.

Nonetheless, to have such a correction, Bitcoin (BTC) ought to see a extreme correction. In any other case, it’s unlikely this state of affairs will happen. So long as Ether stays above $450, a renewed rally can push Ether in direction of $1,200-1,300 subsequent 12 months.

$620 resistance is the subsequent essential stage

ETH/USD 1-day chart. Supply: TradingView

Ether’s every day chart is wanting much less bullish because it broke beneath the essential threshold of $620, which ought to have been damaged for instant bullish continuation. Breaking above $620 would all however assure a brand new excessive for ETH worth.

Nonetheless, the earlier resistance zone and rejection at $620 means that extra draw back is probably going within the brief time period.