Bearish Divergence Hints At First Major Chainlink Corrective Phase

Chainlink was among the first cryptocurrency to set a new all-time high in 2020, but given its absence during the 2017 peak was facing different circumstances and no overhead resistance. The altcoin was nearly unaffected entirely by the bear market over the last couple of years, breaking record after record. However, a massive bearish divergence has formed as the unstoppable cryptocurrency touches an ascending trendline for the third time. Could this be the start of the altcoin’s first extended bear phase? Or are bulls preparing a much stronger push to…

3 reasons why Ethereum price is still on track to top $2,000

After dropping 27% over three days, Ether (ETH) price finally reached a bottom at $1,040 on Jan. 22.  The sharp correction liquidated $600 billion worth of future contracts but interestingly, Ether price rebounded to a new all-time high even as Bitcoin price continues to trade in a slight downtrend. According to Cointelegraph, the increasing TVL and transaction volumes of the decentralized finance sector are behind Ether’s impressive surge. ETH/USD 4-hour chart. Source: TradingView To determine whether the recent pump reflects a potential local top, we’ll take a closer look at…

Driving to the moon? HODLer installs portable mining rig in BMW

Crypto enthusiast Simon Byrne has taken crypto mining out of the garage and onto the road after installing a small farm in the trunk of his car. According to a report from Hardware Times, Byrne purchased a BMV i8 hybrid vehicle retailing for roughly $150,000 and equipped it with a small crypto mining rig consisting of six GeForce RTX 3080 graphics cards. The rig is powered by an ASUS B250 Mining Expert board and an EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 T2 power supply. It is reportedly capable of mining both Bitcoin (BTC)…

Ethereum Likely to Tag $2,000 in Near-Term as Rally Turns Parabolic

Ethereum saw a meteoric rally yesterday that allowed it to post some massive gains, with bulls taking full control as they sent it to fresh all-time highs The crypto is still struggling to gain enough support to hold above its previous all-time highs of $1,450, with the selling pressure above this level being significant It is now seeing some consolidation just below this level as Bitcoin begins soaring higher There’s a strong possibility that Bitcoin’s strength will eventually create further tailwinds for ETH One analyst is noting that a daily…

$45B DeFi market cap and soaring TVL suggest the best is yet to come

The decentralized finance sector continues to charge full steam ahead as multiple tokens notch new all-time highs and the total value locked in DeFi protocols grows with the passing of each week. Data from Messari shows projects like AAVE, Uniswap (UNI), SushiSwap (SUSHI) and Synthetix (SNX) have all rallied by double-digits, creating a positive feedback loop as more users engage with the protocols to yield farm and capitalize on flash loans. DeFi asset performance. Source: Messari As the price of Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) has reached new highs in recent months,…

Ethereum Beats Bitcoin Performance Two Years Straight, What’s Next?

Ethereum only just broke its former all-time high, while Bitcoin left took that record back in 2020. However, an investment in the top-ranked altcoin at any point since the 2018 bottom, has resulted in a much higher higher ROI than an equal part USD investment in BTC. Why does this incredible over-performance exist? And will it continue into the future, or is it time for a reversal in the trend? Bitcoin Rising Tide Lifts Greater Crypto Market Once Again The quote “a rising tide lifts all boats” applies well to…

All risk, no gain? The vague definition of stablecoins is causing problems

Sometimes, “stablecoins” and variants such as “algorithmic stablecoins” function like historical names, as they refer to projects that call themselves stablecoins, such as Basis Cash, Elastic Set Dollar, Frax and their clones. The word “stablecoin” can be used as a logical description for “a cryptocurrency designed to have low price volatility” and has “stores of value or units of account,” or “a new type of cryptocurrency that often have their value pegged to another asset… designed to tackle the inherent volatility seen in cryptocurrency prices,” or a currency that can…

Price analysis 1/25: BTC, ETH, DOT, XRP, ADA, LINK, LTC, BCH, BNB, XLM

Altcoins continue to trend higher but Bitcoin price needs to turn $35,000 to support in order for the entire market to gain momentum. After the recent correction, Bitcoin (BTC) will need aggressive inflows to absorb the possible selling from the short-term traders and momentum players as the price nears $40,000. In the past few months, Grayscale Investments has been one of the major entities responsible for the pick up in demand. However, JPMorgan analysts pointed out in a recent note that Grayscale inflows “appear to have peaked” on a four-week…

Reserve Bank of India ‘exploring the possibility’ of a digital currency

Less than a year after the Indian supreme court overturned the Reserve Bank of India’s ban on crypto businesses, and the bank’s position on digital assets is looking slightly more bullish. According to a booklet on payments released today by the Reserve Bank of India, or RBI, the bank is “exploring the possibility as to whether there is a need for a digital version of fiat currency.” The bank added that if it found a need, it would look into ways to put digital currency into use. The RBI booklet acknowledged the…

The perfect match? Both Bitcoin and DeFi push and pull crypto markets

The past year has been a crazy journey for the blockchain industry. Between the crippling effects of the COVID-19 pandemic across various sectors and Bitcoin’s marathon bull run, the year has been great for some and catastrophic for many. Decentralized finance is at the epicenter of most of the hype surrounding blockchain today. From the rise of mainstream decentralized exchanges to the overwhelming demand for liquidity mining, DeFi hasn’t just raised a lot of dust — it’s brought billions of dollars onto blockchains. On June 15, DeFi platform Compound started…