Bitcoin Knocking on $12K but Traders Show Growing Lack of Confidence — Futures Friday
Asian Stock Markets May Indicate Positive Week for Altcoins — Crypto Market Daily
The majority of Bitcoin’s (BTC) price volatility in the past week correlated to the stock market. Over the weekend, we saw some spikes to both the upside and the downside — but the price is still running just below $9,300, as per OKEx’s BTC Index Price. Though it barely gained 0.13% over the last 24 hours, long wicks were not friendly to high-leverage market participants.
This morning, Asian stock markets closed in the green. The Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.77% to close at 3443.29. The Shenzhen Stock Exchange Index and Nikkei 225 surged 3.5%. and 2.22%, respectively. The positive gains could be a preemptive sign for the more influential U.S. stock market, which will open in five hours.
Today’s total cryptocurrency market capitalization is around $279 billion and down $2 billion from Friday’s high. Meanwhile, Bitcoin keeps losing its market share. Its dominance has dropped to 61.1%, according to data from CoinGecko.
Decentralized finance and staking-related cryptocurrencies keep pushing up. ChainLink (LINK) hit a new all-time high of $8.50 early this morning and is up more than 20% in the last 24 hours. LINK is currently ranked in the top 10 crypto assets by market capitalization. The list of partners announced by the Chainlink team continues to grow, particularly in the DeFi sector.
Ether (ETH) up 0.88%, despite rumors that ETH 2.0 Phase 0 will be delayed until 2021.
Top gainers and losers
- MOF/USDT +25.87%
- LINK/USDT +24.28%
- NDN/USDT +18.27%
- DOGE/USDT -6.85%
- PAY/USDT -7.13%
- APIX/USDT -12.29%
BTC technical analysis
Bitcoin's price action has been weak, and retail traders have not been interested in going long over the weekend. The BTC long/short ratio peaked at 1.14 last Friday and retraced to around 1.0. At the same time, open interest did not pick up.
The short-term trend is expected to remain sideways. Intraday resistance is sitting around $9,300, with support at $9,100 and $9,000. We have not seen much active selling pressure.
Traders may wait for the U.S. stock market to open and set a tone for this week.
ETH technical analysis
ETH has bounced back above the $241 resistance level. Benefiting from DeFi mania, it has a chance to test the recent high of $250 — but trading volume remains low.
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