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Price analysis 11/30: BTC, ETH, BNB, XRP, ADA, DOGE, MATIC, DOT, LTC, UNI

Bitcoin (BTC) has shrugged off the weakness in the United States equities markets and is attempting to start a recovery on Nov. 30. Buyers are attempting to achieve a monthly close above $17,000. This suggests that the selling that had picked up due to the FTX crisis may be reducing.Usually, smaller investors panic and dump their holdings in a bear market but it has been the opposite with Bitcoin investors. According to Glassnode data released on Nov. 27, investors holding less than one Bitcoin, also called shrimps, bought 96,200 Bitcoin since the FTX crash. Along similar lines, investors holding between 1 to 10 Bitcoin, classified as crabs, bought 191,600 Bitcoin over the past 30 days. This shows investors are continuing to accumulate at lower levels.Daily cryptocurrency market performance. Source: Coin360However, a sharp recovery in Bitcoin’s price is unlikely for some time. Trading firm QCP Capital believes that the United States Consumer Price Index data on Dec. 13 and the U.S. Fed’s policy decision on Dec. 14 could act as risk factors because many investors could be “forced to continually sell assets to raise liquidity.” QCP expects the situation to turn around only in the second or third quarter of next year after the Fed possibly pivots and releases liquidity in the system.Could Bitcoin lead the cryptocurrency markets higher? Let’s study the charts of the top-10 cryptocurrencies to find out.BTC/USDTBitcoin turned up from $15,995 on Nov. 28 and broke above the developing descending triangle pattern on Nov. 30. This invalidated the bearish setup and may have attracted buying from the bulls who are trying to push the price above the 20-day exponential moving average ($16,910).BTC/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewA close above the 20-day EMA will be the first sign that the bears may be losing their grip. The BTC/USDT pair could then rally to $17,622 and later to the 50-day simple moving average ($18,434). The sellers are expected to defend this zone with vigor.If the price turns down from the overhead zone but bounces off the 20-day EMA, it will suggest that bulls are buying the dips. That could increase the possibility of a rally to $20,000 and then to $21,500.Another possibility is that the price turns down from $17,622. If that happens, it will suggest that the pair may consolidate between $15,476 and $17,622 for some more time.ETH/USDTEther (ETH) turned down from the 20-day EMA ($1,234) on Nov. 26 but the bulls arrested the decline at $1,151 on Nov. 28. This indicates a pick-up in demand and a sign that the sentiment could be turning positive.ETH/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewBuyers have pushed the price above the 20-day EMA and will next attempt to break above the 50-day SMA ($1,335). If they succeed, the ETH/USDT pair could rally to the resistance line of the descending channel. This level may attract strong selling by the bears because a break above the channel could indicate a possible trend change.To invalidate this bullish view, the bears will have to defend the 50-day SMA and pull the price back below $1,051. The pair could then decline to the support line of the channel.BNB/USDTBNB (BNB) bounced off the moving averages on Nov. 29 but the bulls are struggling to build upon this move. This suggests that bears are likely to pose a strong challenge between $300 and $318.BNB/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe 20-day EMA ($292) is flattening out and the RSI is just above the midpoint, indicating a balance between supply and demand. The advantage could tilt in favor of the buyers if they catapult the price above $318. That could clear the path for a rally to $338 where the bears may again erect a stiff barrier.This positive view could invalidate in the near term if the price turns down and plummets below the moving averages. The pair could then decline to the support at $258. XRP/USDTThe bulls successfully defended the retest of the breakout from the symmetrical triangle on Nov. 28. This is a positive sign as it shows that traders are buying the dips in XRP (XRP).XRP/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe bounce has reached the overhead resistance at $0.41, which is an important level to keep an eye on. If bulls catapult the price above this resistance, the XRP/USDT pair could attempt a rally to $0.45 and then to $0.51.On the other hand, if the price turns down from the current level, it will suggest that the bears are aggressively selling near $0.41. They will then again try to pull the price inside the triangle. If they can pull it off, the pair could drop to $0.34. ADA/USDT Cardano (ADA) remains in a downtrend but the bullish divergence on the RSI suggests that the bearish momentum may be weakening.ADA/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe bulls will have to thrust and sustain the price above the 20-day EMA ($0.32) to signal strength. If they do that, the ADA/USDT pair may start a recovery to the downtrend line. The 50-day SMA ($0.36) may act as a resistance but is likely to be crossed. Conversely, if the price turns down from the 20-day EMA, it will indicate that bears are selling on minor rallies. The bears will then try to resume the downtrend and sink the price to the support line.DOGE/USDTDogecoin (DOGE) bounced off the 20-day EMA ($0.09) on Nov. 28, indicating that the sentiment has turned positive and traders are buying the dips.DOGE/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe upsloping 20-day EMA and the RSI above 60 suggest that bulls have the upper hand. Buyers are trying to extend the recovery to the 50% Fibonacci retracement level of $0.11 and next to the 61.8% retracement level of $0.12. The sellers are likely to mount a strong defense in this zone. If the price turns down from it, the DOGE/USDT pair could again drop to the 20-day EMA.On the contrary, if buyers thrust the price above the overhead zone, the pair could complete a 100% retracement and rally to $0.16.MATIC/USDTPolygon (MATIC) remains stuck between the 20-day EMA ($0.88) and the uptrend line. The 20-day EMA is flattening out and the RSI is near the midpoint, indicating a balance between supply and demand. MATIC/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe bulls are trying to drive the price above the moving averages and gain the upper hand. If they succeed, the MATIC/USDT pair could climb to $0.97 and then rally to $1.05. This level could again attract selling by the bears but if bulls clear this hurdle, the bullish momentum could pick up.This positive view could invalidate in the near term if the price turns down from the moving averages and slides below the uptrend line. The pair could then drop to the important support at $0.69.Related: FTM price rebounds 50% as Fantom reveals 30 years runway (without having to sell its token)DOT/USDTPolkadot (DOT) turned up from $5.06 on Nov. 28, indicating that bulls are attempting to form a low at $5. The price reached the 20-day EMA ($5.52) on Nov. 30, which is likely to act as a formidable resistance. The RSI has formed a bullish divergence as it has not tracked the DOT/USDT pair lower. This indicates that the selling pressure could be weakening and increases the likelihood of a break above the 20-day EMA. If that happens, the pair could rise to the 50-day SMA ($6) and later attempt a rally to the downtrend line. Alternatively, if the price turns down from the 20-day EMA, it will suggest that bears are viewing the relief rallies as a selling opportunity. A break below $5 could signal the resumption of the downtrend. The next support on the downside is $4.32.LTC/USDTThe long tail on Litecoin’s (LTC) Nov. 28 candlestick shows strong buying at lower levels. This suggests that buyers are trying to flip the breakout level of $75 into support. LTC/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe rising 20-day EMA ($69) and the RSI in the positive territory indicate the path of least resistance is to the upside. Buyers will have to push the price above $84 to start a new up-move, which could reach $104.Instead, if bulls fail to propel the price above $84, the bears will again try to sink the LTC/USDT pair below the 20-day EMA. If they manage to do that, several aggressive bulls may get trapped resulting in long liquidation. The pair may then fall to the 50-day SMA ($60). UNI/USDTThe bulls are buying the dips to the support line of the symmetrical triangle pattern. This is a positive sign as it indicates demand at lower levels. Buyers are trying to strengthen their position by pushing Uniswap (UNI) above the 20-day EMA ($5.67).UNI/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe RSI has risen close to the midpoint, indicating that the bearish momentum may be weakening. If buyers sustain the price above the 20-day EMA, the UNI/USDT pair may attempt a rally to the resistance line of the triangle. A break above the triangle will suggest a potential trend change.Contrarily, if the price fails to rise above the moving averages, it will suggest that the bears continue to sell on rallies. They will then again try to pull the price below the triangle and open the doors for a decline to $4.60 and then $3.33.The views, thoughts and opinions expressed here are the authors’ alone and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Cointelegraph.
This article does not contain investment advice or recommendations. Every investment and trading move involves risk, and readers should conduct their own research when making a decision.

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Nifty News: China’s lockdown protest NFTs emerge, Candy Digital cuts staff, and more

China’s COVID-19 protests cemented as NFTsNonfungible tokens (NFTs) depicting the ongoing protests in China against the country’s tough zero-tolerance COVID-19 policy have found their way to the NFT marketplace OpenSea.At least two collections have been created in November, the first is a Polygon (MATIC)-based collection called “Silent Speech” featuring 135 NFTs depicting images of protesters, signage, graffiti and even social media screenshots related to the ongoing protests up for auction starting at 0.01 Ether (ETH), or just under $11.50.A Silent Speech NFT titled “Beihang University” (translated) shows an image of multiple tealight candles within surgical masks. Candles are an often used symbol of remembrance.Another collection titled “Blank Paper Movement” of 36 Ethereum-based NFTs with a floor price of 10 ETH, or nearly $11,800, features a more artistic take as the images of the protests appears to be painted.Holding a blank sheet of paper has emerged as a symbol representing the suppression of speech in the rare and widespread protests which have flared up across China since Nov. 14, starting with residents of Guangzhou, one of China’s biggest cities, tearing down police barricades in response to COVID-19 related measures.Demonstrators in Beijing hold blank pieces of paper in a rally against the communist government.This idea developed during a student movement by a group of high school students in HK. pic.twitter.com/jRmnQ50Mlz— 鄉港 (@sabaocean) November 28, 2022The protests intensified on Nov. 24 as a fire that day in a high-rise building in the northeastern city of Urumqi killed 10 people. Some Chinese internet users believe residents weren’t able to escape due to extreme lockdown measures which have included authorities wiring or welding doors shut.Candy Digital lays off 100 staff NFT company Candy Digital has reportedly laid off a sizeable portion of its workforce amid turbulent crypto market conditions and a massive dip in NFT trading volumes this year.More than one-third of the company’s roughly 100 employees were cut according to a Nov. 28 report from the sports industry outlet Sportico.It’s unclear the reason for the layoffs and if any particular departments were affected as Candy Digital has not publicly addressed the layoffs. The former community content manager at Candy Digital, Matthew Muntner, in a Nov. 28 Twitter post publicly confirmed he was part of the staff cuts:I hate that I have to share this as much as I loved my job at @CandyDigital but I was part of the layoffs that occurred earlier today.I am quickly looking for a new role in Community Management, Graphic Design, or related Marketing.Thanks, Candy Fam for one hell of a ride ❤️— Muntner (@muntnerdesigns) November 28, 2022

Cointelegraph contacted Candy Digital for comment but did not receive an immediate response.Candy Digital was launched in June 2021, backed by sports e-commerce store Fanatics, crypto-friendly entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk and Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz.The company quickly gained partnerships with sports leagues including Major League Baseball, NASCAR’s collaborative Race Team Alliance, and several college athletes. It was valued at $1.5 billion in Oct. 2021 following a $100 million funding round.Candy Digital’s layoffs follow others across technology firms such as NFT protocol Metaplex’s Nov. 17 cuts of “several members” of its team, Meta’s Nov. 9 layoff of 11,000 employees, and Flow blockchain developer Dapper Labs’ Nov. 2 layoffs of roughly 130 employees.Bored & Hungry restaurant runs pop-up at Phillippine blockchain weekThe Long Beach-based NFT-themed burger restaurant Bored & Hungry has set up a pop-up shop at the Philippine Blockchain Week which kicked off on Nov. 28 local time.It’s the first time the restaurant has operated in South East Asia, the brand also operated a pop-up french fry stand at NFT.London in early November.Grilling in Manila for 3 days only!Home of the Trill Burger, America’s best burger of 2022: @BorednHungry is bringing their apes and burgers to Manila! pic.twitter.com/RuDBy6Ykjg— Philippine Blockchain week (@philblockchain) November 27, 2022

The restaurant first opened in April and is themed using the owner’s intellectual property of his owned Bored Ape Yacht Club and Mutant Ape Yacht club NFTs and accepted ETH and ApeCoin (APE) as payment.Around two months after its opening, in June, the store inexplicably stopped accepting cryptocurrency as a form of payment, likely due to the drop in crypto prices. Ripple’s XRP Ledger hits new record NFT saleRipple’s XRP Ledger blockchain has recorded a new record NFT sale, with an XPUNK NFT — a clone of the popular Ethereum-native CryptoPunk NFTs — selling for 108,900 XRP (XRP), about $44,000 at the time of sale on Nov. 25.The #XRPL has a new record! An @XRPLPUNKS NFT just got sold for 108900 $XRP (44000 USD). This is just the beginning for #NFTonXRP.— onXRP.com (@onXRPdotcom) November 25, 2022

The sale was a result of an open auction with over 20 people in a Discord voice chat according to the XPUNKS official Twitter account. It refused to disclose the purchaser but said “the community knows who it is.” Related: The metaverse is a new frontier for earning passive incomeThe XRP Ledger introduced NFTs on Oct. 31 with the introduction of the XLS-20 standard that was first proposed on May 25, 2021, the NFTs feature “automatic royalties” for creators.More Nifty NewsThe community-led decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) made up of ApeCoin holders launched its own NFT marketplace on Nov. 24 featuring only Yuga Labs-backed collections.Following the surprise win of the Saudi Arabian soccer team at the FIFA World Cup over Argentina on Nov. 22, the floor price of a Saudi Arabian-themed NFT collection unrelated to the team jumped by 52.6% with some appearing to view the tokens as an indirect way to bet on the success of soccer teams.

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Price analysis 11/28: SPX, DXY, BTC, ETH, BNB, XRP, ADA, DOGE, MATIC, DOT

China witnessed a spike in Covid cases and that has resulted in strict lockdown restrictions in several parts of the country. This triggered widespread protests in China and has possibly pulled the global stock markets lower. In addition to the turmoil in China, the cryptocurrency markets, which are already in a bear grip, are reeling under pressure from the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by BlockFi and its subsidiaries. Bitcoin (BTC) is down 21% in November, on track to its worst November performance since 2018.Daily cryptocurrency market performance. Source: Coin360The sharp fall in Bitcoin’s price has drastically reduced the number of wallets holding more than $1 million worth of Bitcoin. There were 112,898 millionaire wallets on Nov. 8, 2021, but Glassnode data shows that as of Nov. 25, only 23,245 wallets boast of a Bitcoin balance worth $1 million or more.Could the weakness in the S&P 500 index (SPX) pull Bitcoin below $16,000? Let’s study the charts to find out.SPXThe recovery in the S&P 500 index has risen close to the downtrend line. The bears are likely to defend this level as they had done on two previous occasions.SPX daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe sellers will have to sink the price below the 20-day exponential moving average (3,922) to tilt the short-term advantage in their favor. Post that, the index could drop to the 50-day simple moving average (3,794) and later to 3,700.Contrarily, if the price turns down from the current level or the overhead resistance but bounces off the 20-day EMA, it will suggest that traders continue to buy on dips. That could improve the prospects of a break above the downtrend line. If that happens, the index could rise to 4,300. Such a move will suggest that the downtrend has ended.DXYThe U.S. dollar index (DXY) turned down from 108 on Nov. 21, indicating that the sentiment has turned bearish and the traders may be using the rallies to lighten long positions and establish short positions.DXY daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe downsloping 20-day EMA (108) and the relative strength index (RSI) in the negative territory indicate that bears are in command. If bears succeed in pulling the price below 105, the selling could intensify and the index may slide to 103.50 and then 102.On the other hand, if the rebound off $105 sustains, the recovery could reach the 20-day EMA. If the relief rally again faces rejection at this level, the likelihood of a break below 105 increases.On the upside, buyers will have to pierce the resistance at 108 to signal a strong comeback. The index could then rise to the uptrend line where it may face tough resistance from the bears.BTC/USDTBitcoin’s relief rally could not even reach the 20-day EMA ($16,972), indicating that traders are hesitant to buy at higher levels. The sellers will now try to pull the price to the crucial support at $15,476.BTC/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe BTC/USDT pair is forming a descending triangle pattern, which will complete on a break and close below $15,476. This negative setup has a target objective at $13,330.The downsloping moving averages indicate advantage to bears but the bullish divergence on the RSI suggests that the bearish momentum could be weakening.If the price turns up and breaks above the downtrend line, it could invalidate the negative setup. That could open the doors for a possible rally to the overhead resistance at $17,622. Buyers will have to kick the price above this level to indicate that the downtrend could be ending.ETH/USDTEther (ETH) reached the 20-day EMA ($1,233) on Nov. 26 but the bulls could not propel the price above it. This suggests that the bears continue to defend the 20-day EMA vigorously. ETH/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe sellers may try to pull the price to the support line of the descending channel pattern, which is close to the psychologically critical level of $1,000. Buyers are likely to defend this level with all their might but they will have to clear the overhead obstacle at the 20-day EMA to start a sustained recovery. The ETH/USDT pair could then rise to the 50-day SMA ($1,337) and subsequently to the resistance line.On the downside, a break and close below the channel could accelerate selling and sink the pair to the June low at $881.BNB/USDTBNB’s (BNB) recovery turned down from $318 on Nov. 26 and plunged back below the breakout level of $300 on Nov. 28. BNB/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe bears will try to solidify their position by pulling the price below the moving averages. If they succeed, it will suggest that the break above $300 may have been a bull trap. The BNB/USDT pair could then decline to $275 and later to $258.If the price turns up from the moving averages, it will suggest that lower levels are attracting buyers. The pair could then again rise to $318. If bulls drive the price above this resistance, the pair could rally to $338.XRP/USDTXRP (XRP) rose above the overhead resistance of $0.41 on Nov. 25 but the bulls could not sustain the higher levels as seen from the long wick on the day’s candlestick.XRP/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewThis may have attracted selling by the bears who pulled the price below the 20-day EMA ($0.39) on Nov. 28. The price has dipped to the breakout level from the symmetrical triangle. This is an important level to keep an eye on because a break below it will suggest that the XRP/USDT pair may extend its stay inside the $0.30 to $0.41 range for a few more days. The flattening 20-day EMA and the RSI near 45 suggest that the bullish momentum has weakened in the near term.Buyers will have to push and sustain the price above $0.41 to signal the start of a new up-move.ADA/USDT Cardano’s (ADA) relief rally could not even reach the 20-day EMA ($0.33), indicating a lack of demand at higher levels.ADA/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe bears will try to build upon their advantage and resume the downtrend by pulling the ADA/USDT pair below the support near $0.30. If they do that, the pair could drop to the support line where buyers may step in and arrest the decline.This bearish view could invalidate in the near term if the price rebounds off the support near $0.30 and rises above the 20-day EMA. The pair could then attempt a rally to the downtrend line, indicating that the bears may be losing their grip.Related: New BTC miner capitulation? 5 things to know in Bitcoin this weekDOGE/USDTDogecoin (DOGE) soared above the psychological level of $0.10 on Nov. 27 but the bulls could not sustain the higher levels. Profit booking pulled the price back into the range on Nov. 28.DOGE/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe 20-day EMA ($0.09) is gradually sloping up and the RSI is in the positive territory, indicating that buyers have a slight edge. If the price springs up from the 20-day EMA, the bulls will try to resume the up-move by pushing the DOGE/USDT pair above $0.11. If they manage to do that, the rally could reach the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level of $0.12.On the contrary, if the price turns down and breaks below the moving averages, it will suggest that the break above the range may have been a bull trap. The pair could then drop to the support at $0.07. MATIC/USDTBuyers are struggling to push Polygon (MATIC) above the 20-day EMA ($0.88). This suggests that bears are viewing the relief rallies as a selling opportunity.MATIC/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe MATIC/USDT pair could again drop to the uptrend line. This level has acted as a strong support on four previous occasions, hence the bulls will again try to defend it aggressively. If the price bounces off the uptrend line, the pair could rise to the 50-day SMA ($0.90). A break above this level will suggest that the bulls are on a comeback. The pair could then rise to $0.97. On the contrary, if the price breaks below the uptrend line, the pair could drop to the important support at $0.69. DOT/USDTPolkadot (DOT) is in a strong downtrend. Attempts by the bulls to start a recovery fizzled out at $5.53 on Nov. 24. This suggests that the sentiment remains negative and traders are selling on rallies.DOT/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe bears have pulled the price near the crucial support at $5. This is an important level for the bulls to defend because if they fail to do that, the DOT/USDT pair could resume the downtrend. The pair could then decline to $4.06.Alternatively, if the price turns up from the current level or rebounds off $5, it will suggest demand at lower levels. Buyers will again try to push the price above the 20-day EMA ($5.57) and extend the relief rally. The pair could then rise to $6.50.The views, thoughts and opinions expressed here are the authors’ alone and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Cointelegraph.
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FTX fall was ‘incredibly damaging,’ crypto must foster real utility: Ripple policy lead

Ripple’s APAC Policy Director has described the fall of FTX as “incredibly damaging” for the crypto space, but says the industry should stand the test of time if its focus shifts towards building “real utility.”In a statement sent to Cointelegraph, Ripple’s APAC policy lead Rahul Advani said he expects the FTX saga to lead to greater scrutiny on crypto regulations, while governments will re-evaluate “their stance towards crypto and blockchain technology,” adding: “The collapse of FTX is incredibly damaging for the crypto space and once again underscores the need for greater regulatory clarity.”Advani argued that the industry will need forward-looking and “flexible” regulations to boost confidence in the crypto sector while protecting consumers. “[These regulations] must include robust measures for consumer protection but also recognize the different risks posed by business-facing crypto companies.”“What we don’t want to see is a knee-jerk response that could stifle innovation within the sector,” he added.Following the collapse of FTX, a number of regulators around the world pledged to focus on developing greater crypto regulation.The Australian government is doubling down on its commitment to a crypto regulatory framework and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) called for more regulation in Africa’s crypto markets, one of the fastest-growing in the world.Meanwhile, United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) commissioner Summer Mersinger said on Nov. 18 that the time to act on crypto regulation may have arrived, prompting experts to warn that crypto is in the crosshairs of U.S. lawmakers.Advani however noted that a “one size fits all” approach to regulation “will not work” due to differing risk profiles presented by crypto companies. He instead advocated for a “risk-based approach” to regulating the industry.He added that risks posed by crypto businesses include requirements on conduct, like segregating business accounts, disclosing conflicts of interest, and providing “retail investor safeguards.”Related: After FTX: Defi can go mainstream if it overcomes its flaws“We still firmly believe that crypto is here to stay and that real use cases will withstand the test of time,” Advani said. “I think that the crypto industry will have to take a more focused approach, shifting from hype cycles toward building real utility.”

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Price analysis 11/25: BTC, ETH, BNB, XRP, ADA, DOGE, MATIC, DOT, LTC, UNI

FTX’s collapse dealt a major blow to the already fragile sentiment among cryptocurrency investors. Although a quick recovery is unlikely, Blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis said that the crypto universe could emerge stronger from this crisis. Chainalysis’ research lead Eric Jardine arrived at the conclusion after comparing FTX’s fall to that of Mt. Gox.Another calming statement came from Bloomberg Intelligence exchange-traded fund analyst James Seyffart, who said that there was a “99.9% chance” that the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) held the Bitcoin (BTC) it claimed. He added that GBTC was “unlikely” to be liquidated.Daily cryptocurrency market performance. Source: Coin360The negative events of the past few days do not seem to have scared away the small investors who remain on an accumulating spree. According to blockchain analytics company Glassnode, the number of wallets holding at least one Bitcoin or more soared in November and reached 950,000.Could Bitcoin and altcoins extend their recovery in the near term? Let’s study the charts of the top-10 cryptocurrencies to find out.BTC/USDTBitcoin rebounded off $15,476 on Nov. 21, indicating that lower levels are attracting buying by the aggressive bulls. The relative strength index (RSI) has formed a bullish divergence, suggesting that the bears may be losing their grip.BTC/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewBuyers will try to push the price above the overhead resistance zone between the 20-day exponential moving average ($17,186) and $17,622. If they manage to do that, the BTC/USDT pair could indicate a possible change in trend. The pair could then rise to the 50-day simple moving average ($18,718) and thereafter challenge the psychological level of $20,000.Contrary to this assumption, if the price turns down from the current level or the overhead resistance, it will suggest that bears remain sellers on relief rallies. The bears will then again attempt to sink the pair below $15,588 and resume the downtrend. The next support on the downside is at $12,200.ETH/USDTEther (ETH) rebounded off the strong support near $1,073 on Nov. 22 and broke above the downtrend line on Nov. 24. This suggests that the bulls are attempting a comeback.ETH/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe ETH/USDT pair could next rise to the 20-day EMA ($1,248), which is an important level to watch out for. If buyers overcome this barrier, the pair could attempt a rally to the resistance line of the descending channel pattern. On the other hand, if the price turns down from the 20-day EMA, it will suggest that the sentiment remains negative and traders are selling on rallies. The bears will then endeavor to pull the price to the support line of the channel. If this support cracks, the pair could plunge to the critical support zone between $1,000 and $881.BNB/USDTBNB (BNB) broke below the strong support of $258 on Nov. 21 but this proved to be a bear trap. The price turned up on Nov. 22 and the momentum picked up further on Nov. 23. This drove the price to the overhead resistance at $300.BNB/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe bulls and the bears are witnessing a tough battle at $300 as seen from the Doji candlestick pattern formed on Nov. 24 and 25. If bulls come out on top, the BNB/USDT pair could climb to $338 where the bears may again mount a strong defense.On the contrary, if the price turns down from the current level and breaks below the moving averages, it will suggest that the pair may remain range-bound between $258 and $300 for a few more days.XRP/USDTXRP (XRP) turned up from $0.34 on Nov. 21 and shot up above the symmetrical triangle and the 20-day EMA ($0.40) on Nov. 24. This showed that the uncertainty between the buyers and sellers resolved in favor of the bulls.XRP/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe buyers are trying to build upon the advantage by pushing the price above the overhead resistance at $0.41. If they succeed, the XRP/USDT pair could pick up momentum and rise to $0.50 and then to $0.56.However, the bears are likely to have other plans. They will try to stall the recovery at $0.41 and pull the price back into the triangle. If that happens, the aggressive bulls may get trapped and the pair could then plummet to the support line.ADA/USDT Cardano (ADA) is in a strong downtrend. The bulls purchased the dip below $0.30 on Nov. 22 but are struggling to push the price to the 20-day EMA ($0.33).ADA/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe downsloping moving averages indicate that bears have the upper hand but the RSI is forming a bullish divergence, which suggests that the selling pressure may be reducing. The first sign of strength will be a break above the 20-day EMA. The ADA/USDT pair could then attempt a rally to the 50-day SMA ($0.36) and subsequently to the downtrend line.Instead, if the price turns down from the current level or the 20-day EMA, the pair could extend its downtrend and drop to the support line.DOGE/USDTDogecoin (DOGE) rebounded off the support at $0.07 on Nov. 21, indicating that the bulls are trying to establish a higher low at this level.DOGE/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe relief rally has reached $0.09 where the bulls are likely to encounter strong resistance from the bears. If the price turns down from the current level, the DOGE/USDT pair could remain range-bound between $0.07 and $0.09 for some time.Contrarily, if buyers propel the price above the overhead resistance, the bullish momentum could pick up and the pair may start a rally to the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement level of $0.10 and then to the 50% retracement level of $0.11.MATIC/USDTPolygon (MATIC) rebounded off the uptrend line on Nov. 21 but the relief rally turned down from the moving averages on Nov. 24. This suggests that the bears are active at higher levels.MATIC/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe sellers may once again attempt to sink the price below the uptrend line. If they manage to do that, the MATIC/USDT pair could drop to the important support at $0.69. The bulls are expected to vigorously defend this level because if it cracks, the pair could start a new down move and drop to $0.52.Conversely, if the price turns up and rises above the moving averages, the short-term advantage could tilt in favor of the bulls. The pair could then rally to $0.97 and later to $1.05. Related: Will Bitcoin hit $110K in 2023? 3 reasons to be bullish on BTC nowDOT/USDTPolkadot’s (DOT) rebound off $5 is facing resistance near the 20-day EMA ($5.69). This suggests that bears continue to view the rallies as a selling opportunity.DOT/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewIf the price turns down from this level, the bears will try to pull the DOT/USDT pair to the crucial support at $5. A break and close below this level will indicate the resumption of the downtrend. The pair could then decline to $4.32.To invalidate this negative view, the bulls will have to push and sustain the price above the moving averages. If they can pull it off, it will suggest that the downtrend could be ending. The pair could then rally to $7.43.LTC/USDTLitecoin (LTC) surged and closed above the overhead resistance of $75 on Nov. 23 but the bulls could not build upon the breakout. The bears are attempting to pull the price back below $75 on Nov. 25.LTC/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewIf they succeed, the LTC/USDT pair could drop to the 20-day EMA ($65). This is an important level to keep an eye on because a strong bounce off it will suggest a change in sentiment from selling on rallies to buying on dips. The bulls will then strive to push the price above $84 and open the doors for a possible rally to $104.Alternatively, if bears pull the price below the 20-day EMA, it will indicate that higher levels continue to attract sellers. The pair could then drop to the 50-day SMA ($58).UNI/USDTUniswap (UNI) has formed a large symmetrical triangle pattern, suggesting indecision among the bulls and the bears. The price rebounded off the support line of the triangle on Nov. 22, indicating buying at lower levels.UNI/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe recovery attempt could face resistance at the moving averages. If the price turns down from it, the bears will again try to sink the UNI/USDT pair below the triangle. If that happens, the pair could drop to $3.33.Contrary to this assumption, if bulls drive the price above the moving averages, the pair could climb to the resistance line of the triangle. This level could act as a major hurdle but if bulls overcome it, the pair could rise to $8 and thereafter attempt a rally to $10.The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk. You should conduct your own research when making a decision.Market data is provided by HitBTC exchange.

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Price analysis 11/21: SPX, DXY, BTC, ETH, BNB, XRP, ADA, DOGE, MATIC, DOT

Continued selling in the cryptocurrency markets pulled the total market capitalization below $800 billion on Nov. 21. Traders are increasingly nervous about the extent of damage FTX’s collapse may have on several crypto firms. Until the uncertainty clears, it is futile to expect a sustained recovery in cryptocurrency prices.The FTX saga has broken the close correlation between the United States equities markets and Bitcoin (BTC). While Bitcoin is trading close to its 52-week low, the S&P 500 (SPX) has recovered sharply from its low made on Oct. 13. Daily cryptocurrency market performance. Source: Coin360The U.S. dollar index (DXY) is usually inversely correlated to Bitcoin but its recent drop from the multi-year high did not benefit Bitcoin. This suggests that crypto buyers remain on the sidelines and are not venturing in to buy. However, Billionaire investor and hedge fund manager Bill Ackman said in a Twitter thread on Nov. 20 that crypto was “here to stay with proper oversight and regulation.”He also highlighted the potential of cryptocurrencies to “greatly benefit society and grow the global economy.”Could the cryptocurrency market catch up with the U.S. stock markets? Let’s study the charts of the S&P 500 index, the U.S. dollar index (DXY) and the major cryptocurrencies to find out.SPXThe S&P 500 index has been in a strong recovery since bottoming out at 3,491 on Oct. 13. Although the 4,000 level has been acting as a resistance in the past few days, a positive sign is that the bulls have not given up much ground. SPX daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe rising 20-day exponential moving average (3,879) and the relative strength index (RSI) in the positive territory indicate advantage to buyers. If bulls push the price above 4,029, the up-move could reach the downtrend line.The bears have successfully halted previous relief rallies near the downtrend line hence they will try to do the same again. If the price turns down from the downtrend line but does not slip below the 20-day EMA, it will suggest that bulls are buying on dips. That could increase the likelihood of a break above the downtrend line.The first sign of weakness will be a break and close below the 20-day EMA. The index could then decline to the 50-day simple moving average (3,786).DXYThe U.S. dollar index plunged below the uptrend line on Nov. 10. This is the first indication that the index may have topped out in the near term. DXY daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe index rebounded off the support near 105, indicating strong buying on dips. The 20-day EMA (108) is sloping down and the RSI is in the negative territory, suggesting that bears have an edge in the short term.If the relief rally stalls near the 20-day EMA, the bears will make another attempt to pull the index below 105. If they succeed, the next stop could be 103.50 and then 102.Alternatively, if buyers drive the price above the 20-day EMA, the index could rise to the uptrend line. The bulls will have to push the price back above this level to indicate that the corrective phase may be over.BTC/USDTBitcoin remains in a downtrend. The bears pulled the price below the immediate support of $16,229 on Nov. 21, which suggests a lack of demand from the bulls.BTC/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewIf the price sustains below $16,229, the BTC/USDT pair could retest the vital support at $15,588. This is an important level to keep an eye on because a break and close below it could signal the start of the next leg of the downtrend. The pair could then start its downward journey toward $12,200.On the contrary, if the price turns up and breaks back above $16,229, it will suggest that the bulls are buying the dips below $16,000. The bulls will then attempt to push the price toward the overhead resistance at $17,190.ETH/USDTEther (ETH) continues to gradually slide toward the support line of the descending channel pattern. This is an important level for the bulls to defend because a break below the channel could intensify selling.ETH/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe ETH/USDT pair could then drop to the psychological level of $1,000 and thereafter to the vital support at $881. The downsloping 20-day EMA ($1,381) and the RSI in the negative territory indicate that bears are in control.Contrary to this assumption, if the price rebounds off the support line with strength, it will suggest that buyers are defending the level with all their might. They will then try to clear the moving averages and open the doors for a possible rally to the downtrend line of the channel.BNB/USDTBNB (BNB) has declined to the critical support at $258 which could witness a tough battle between the bulls and the bears.BNB/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe downsloping 20-day EMA ($284) and the RSI below 37 indicate that bears have the upper hand. If bears sink and sustain the price below $258, the selling could pick up momentum and the BNB/USDT pair could drop to $239 and thereafter to $216.Alternatively, if the price turns up from the current level, it will suggest that the bulls continue to buy the dips to $258. The pair could then rise to the moving averages where the bears may again mount a strong defense. XRP/USDTBuyers pushed XRP (XRP) above the downtrend line on Nov. 20 but could not clear the hurdle at the 20-day EMA ($0.39). This suggests that the sentiment remains negative and traders are selling on rallies.XRP/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe XRP/USDT pair could drop to the support line where buyers may step in. A strong rebound off the support line will suggest that the pair has formed a symmetrical triangle pattern. On the other hand, if the price slips below the support line, the pair could drop to the $0.32 to $0.30 support zone. A strong rebound off this zone will indicate that the pair may remain stuck between $0.30 and $0.41 for a few days.The bears will have to pull the price below $0.30 to signal the start of the next leg of the downtrend.ADA/USDT Cardano (ADA) remains in a strong downtrend. The bears pulled the price below the immediate support at $0.31 on Nov. 21 opening the doors for a possible drop to the support line. ADA/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewA minor positive for the bulls is that the RSI is forming a bullish divergence. This suggests that the bearish momentum could be waning. The ADA/USDT pair could attempt a recovery from the support line, which is likely to hit a wall at the 20-day EMA ($0.34).If the price turns down from this level, it will suggest that bears continue to sell on rallies. That could result in a retest of the support line. If this level cracks, the selling could accelerate and the pair may drop to $0.25. Contrarily, a break above the 20-day EMA could embolden the buyers who may push the pair to the downtrend line.Related: Bitcoin price levels to watch as traders bet on sub-$14K BTCDOGE/USDTAfter trading between the moving averages for several days, Dogecoin (DOGE) plunged below the 50-day SMA ($0.08) on Nov. 20. This indicates that the uncertainty resolved in favor of the bears.DOGE/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe 20-day EMA ($0.09) is sloping down and the RSI is in the negative area, indicating that the DOGE/USDT pair could decline to the immediate support at $0.07. If this level also gives way, the pair could complete a 100% retracement of the entire rally and drop to $0.06. Conversely, if the price rebounds off the current level or $0.07, the bulls will again try to propel the pair above $0.09. A close above this resistance could signal that the corrective phase may be over. The pair could then rally to $0.12.MATIC/USDTPolygon (MATIC) dropped to the uptrend line on Nov. 21. This level has acted as a support on two previous occasions, hence the bulls will again try to defend it.MATIC/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewA recovery from the uptrend line could face strong selling near the 20-day EMA ($0.91). If the price turns down from this level, the pair could again retest the uptrend line. A break below this level could pull the pair to the important support at $0.69. This level is likely to attract buyers.On the upside, the 20-day EMA remains the key resistance to keep an eye on. If buyers drive the price above the 20-day EMA, the pair could rise to $0.97 and later to the stiff overhead resistance at $1.05.DOT/USDTPolkadot (DOT) remains in a strong downtrend. The bears pulled the price below the pennant formation and the Nov. 10 intraday low of $5.32 on Nov. 20. This indicates the resumption of the downtrend. DOT/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewBuyers may attempt to start a recovery from the psychological level of $5 which could reach the breakdown level from the pennant. If bears flip this level into resistance, the prospects of a decline to $4.08 increase.On the contrary, if buyers thrust the price above the 20-day EMA ($5.86), it will indicate aggressive buying at lower levels. That may trigger short covering from the aggressive bulls, clearing the path for a possible rally to $6.50. The views, thoughts and opinions expressed here are the authors’ alone and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Cointelegraph.

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Price analysis 11/18: BTC, ETH, BNB, XRP, ADA, DOGE, MATIC, DOT, UNI, LTC

The sentiment across the cryptocurrency ecosystem remains fragile as market participants assess the impact of the FTX crisis on various businesses within and outside of the crypto sector. Trading firm QCP Capital said in its latest circular on Telegram that crypto assets may continue their underperformance till the new year. QCP projects Bitcoin (BTC) to plunge to $12,000 and Ether (ETH) to $800.Looking at the brighter side, FTX could be the last major player to bite the dust during the current bear market cycle, according to CK Zheng, co-founder of crypto hedge fund ZX Squared Capital. Zheng also added that institutional investors who have a long-term horizon may continue to invest in blockchain technology and select cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.Daily cryptocurrency market performance. Source: Coin360When the sentiment is bearish, rumors create panic among traders who dump their holdings out of fear. Usually, these occasions form a bottom. Traders may remain cautious and avoid placing large bets until the dust settles and the markets confirm a bottom.What are the important levels to keep an eye on and which could suggest that the correction may be over? Let’s study the charts of the top-10 cryptocurrencies to find out.BTC/USDTBitcoin continues to trade below the breakdown level of $17,622, which is a negative sign. After a period of high volatility, the price has been stuck inside the range between $16,229 and $17,190.BTC/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe 20-day exponential moving average ($17,980) is sloping down and the relative strength index (RSI) is in the negative territory, indicating that bears are in control. If the price turns down and breaks below $16,229, the BTC/USDT pair could retest the Nov. 9 low of $15,588. A break and close below this support could trigger panic selling, which could pull the pair to $12,200. On the contrary, if buyers drive the price above $17,190, it will suggest strong demand at lower levels. The pair could then rally to the overhead resistance zone between $17,622 and the 20-day EMA. A break and close above this zone could indicate the start of a new up-move.ETH/USDTEther has been gradually losing ground in the past few days. The bears may try to build upon their advantage by pulling the price below the immediate support of $1,171. If they succeed, the pair could decline to the support line of the descending channel pattern.ETH/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe downsloping 20-day EMA ($1,325) and the RSI in the negative zone indicate that sellers have the upper hand. If bears pull the price below the support line of the channel, the selling could accelerate and the ETH/USDT pair may drop to $1,000.The first sign of strength will be a break and close above the moving averages. Such a move could open the gates for a possible rally to the downtrend line. The bulls will have to clear this hurdle to signal the start of a new up-move. BNB/USDTBNB (BNB) once again dipped close to the strong support of $258 on Nov. 17 but the bulls held their ground. Buyers will now attempt to start a relief rally that could reach the 20-day EMA ($291).BNB/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe downsloping 20-day EMA and the RSI in the negative territory indicate that bears are in control. If the price turns down from the current level or the 20-day EMA, the bears will make one more attempt to break the support at $258. If they can pull it off, the BNB/USDT pair could dive to $239 and then to $216.Contrarily, if bulls push the price above the 20-day EMA, the pair could rise to the overhead resistance at $300. The bulls will have to clear this hurdle to open the doors for a possible rally to $338.XRP/USDTXRP (XRP) is facing selling near the downtrend line. This suggests that the bears are trying to build upon their advantage and pull the price below the immediate support of $0.36.XRP/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe downsloping 20-day EMA ($0.41) and the RSI in the negative territory indicate that the path of least resistance could be to the downside. If the $0.36 level gives way, the XRP/USDT pair could plunge to $0.32.To invalidate this bearish view, buyers will have to overcome the stiff challenge in the zone between the downtrend line and $0.41. If that happens, the pair could pick up momentum and rally toward the 50-day SMA ($0.45).ADA/USDT Cardano (ADA) remains in a strong downtrend and the bears are trying to sink the price below the crucial support at $0.31. However, the bulls are likely to have other plans and they may try to defend this level aggressively.ADA/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewAny relief rally is likely to face stiff resistance in the zone between $0.35 and the 20-day EMA ($0.36). If the price turns down from this zone, the likelihood of a break below $0.31 increases. The ADA/USDT pair could then plummet to the support line. This is an important level to keep an eye on because if it cracks, the next stop could be $0.25.This negative view could invalidate in the near term if buyers push the price above the 20-day EMA. The pair could then rise to the downtrend line. A break and close above this resistance could suggest a potential trend change.DOGE/USDTDogecoin (DOGE) has been trading between the moving averages for the past few days. This suggests that the bulls are buying the dips to the 50-day SMA ($0.08) and the bears are selling the relief rallies to the 20-day EMA ($0.09).DOGE/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe downsloping 20-day EMA and the RSI just below the midpoint indicate a minor advantage to the bears. If the price turns down and slips below the 50-day SMA, the DOGE/USDT pair could drop to $0.07 and later to $0.06.The bulls are likely to have other plans as they will try to push and sustain the price above the overhead resistance at the 20-day EMA. If they succeed, the pair could start a stronger recovery and rally toward $0.12. MATIC/USDTAfter trading between the moving averages for the past few days, Polygon (MATIC) closed below the 50-day SMA ($0.89) on Nov. 17. Buyers tried to push the price back above the 50-day SMA on Nov. 18 but are facing stiff resistance from the bears.MATIC/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewIf buyers push the price back above the 50-day SMA, the MATIC/USDT pair could rise to the 20-day EMA ($0.95). The bears are likely to mount a strong defense at this level but if bulls overcome this barrier, the pair could rally to $1.05.Alternatively, if the price fails to rise above the moving averages, it will suggest that the sentiment remains negative and traders are selling on rallies. That could increase the likelihood of a drop to the uptrend line.Related: Binance sees record 138K BTC inflows as opinions differ on what Bitcoin price will do nextDOT/USDTThe price action of the past few days has formed a pennant, which generally acts as a continuation pattern. The downsloping moving averages and the RSI in the negative territory indicate that sellers have the edge in Polkadot (DOT). DOT/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewIf the price turns down and breaks below the pennant, the selling could pick up. The DOT/USDT pair could start the next leg of the downtrend on a break below $5.32. The next support on the downside is at $4.32.Conversely, if the price continues higher and breaks above the pennant, it will invalidate the bearish setup. The pair could then rise to the 50-day SMA ($6.22). A break and close above this level could suggest that the short-term downturn could be over.UNI/USDTUniswap (UNI) turned down from the 50-day SMA ($6.43) on Nov. 16 but the bulls are attempting to form a higher low at $5.66. UNI/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe bulls will have to push and sustain the price above the 50-day SMA to gain the upper hand. If they manage to do that, the UNI/USDT pair could attempt a rally to $7.36 and thereafter to $7.79.The long wick on the Nov. 18 candlestick shows that the bears are defending the moving averages. The downsloping 20-day EMA ($6.20) and the RSI just below the midpoint suggest that bears are at an advantage. A break and close below $5.66 may clear the path for a retest of $5.14.LTC/USDTLitecoin (LTC) broke and closed above the 20-day EMA ($59) on Nov. 17 and the RSI jumped into positive territory, indicating that bulls have a slight edge.LTC/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe up-move is likely to face stiff resistance at $65. If the price turns down from this level, the LTC/USDT pair could again drop toward the moving averages. Contrary to this assumption, if buyers drive and sustain the price above $65, the bullish momentum could pick up and the pair could attempt a rally to the overhead resistance at $75. The bears are expected to defend this level with all their might. If the price turns down from $75, it will suggest that the pair may extend its stay inside the $46 to $75 range for a few more days.The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. 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Price analysis 11/16: BTC, ETH, BNB, XRP, ADA, DOGE, MATIC, DOT, UNI, LTC

The collapse of FTX cryptocurrency exchange has created a liquidity crisis in the crypto space, which could extend the crypto winter through the end of 2023, according to a research report by Coinbase. According to analysts, the FTX implosion could keep the institutional investors at bay because they are even more likely to tread cautiously for some time.The crisis has negatively impacted several crypto-focused companies who have assets stuck on FTX following the company’s bankruptcy filing on Nov. 11. Investors also fear the contagion could spread, causing further damage to the cryptocurrency ecosystem.Daily cryptocurrency market performance. Source: Coin360Although several investors were rattled by the collapse of FTX, billionaire venture capitalist and serial blockchain investor Tim Draper remains bullish on Bitcoin (BTC). In a Nov.15 interview with Cointelegraph, Draper doubled down on his $250,000 target for Bitcoin in 2023. However, investors should take the price projection with a pinch of salt because it is unlikely that Bitcoin will start a roaring bull market in the near future. What are the key support and resistance levels to watch out for on Bitcoin and altcoins? Let’s study the charts of the top-10 cryptocurrencies to find out.BTC/USDTBitcoin broke and closed below the June low of $17,622 on Nov. 9. This marked the resumption of the downtrend. Although bulls tried to stage a strong recovery on Nov. 10, their efforts met with heavy selling above $17,622. This suggests that the bears have flipped the level into resistance.BTC/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe 20-day exponential moving average ($18,271) has turned down and the relative strength index (RSI) is in the negative territory. This suggests that the bears have the upper hand.If the price sustains below $17,622, it will increase the prospect of a break below $15,588, If that happens, the BTC/USDT pair could extend its decline to $12,200.Contrary to this assumption, if the price turns up and breaks above the 20-day EMA, it will suggest strong demand at lower levels. The pair could then challenge the psychological level at $20,000.ETH/USDTEther (ETH) has been declining inside a descending channel pattern for the past several weeks. The failure to push the price above the channel on Nov. 4 may have led to profit-booking by the short-term traders.ETH/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe buyers aggressively bought the dip to the support line on Nov. 10 but the relief rally fizzled out near the 50-day simple moving average ($1,372). This suggests that bears are selling at higher levels.The bears will again strive to sink the price below the channel. If that happens, the selling could intensify and the ETH/USDT pair could drop to $1,000. To gain the upper hand, buyers will have to push the price above the moving averages. The pair could then rise to the downtrend line.BNB/USDTBNB (BNB) soared to $398 on Nov. 8 but the bulls could not sustain the higher levels as seen from the long wick on the day’s candlestick. The selling continued on Nov. 9 and pulled the price near the strong support at $258.BNB/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe bulls purchased the drop on Nov. 10 but they could not thrust the price above the 20-day EMA ($295). This suggests that the sentiment turned negative and bears were selling the relief rallies to the 20-day EMA.The bears will again try to break the support at $258 and if they manage to do that, the BNB/USDT pair could drop to $239 and later to $216. This negative view will be invalidated in the near term if bulls push and sustain the price above $313.XRP/USDTXRP (XRP) re-entered the $0.41 to $0.30 range on Nov. 8, indicating a lack of demand at higher levels. The selling continued on Nov. 9 and the price dropped to $0.32.XRP/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewBuyers purchased the dip and tried to push the price back above $0.41 but the bears did not relent. This suggests that the bears have flipped the $0.41 level into resistance. The bears will again try to pull the pair to the critical support at $0.30. This is an important level for the bulls to defend because a break and close below it could signal the resumption of the downtrend. On the upside, the first sign of strength will be a break and close above $0.41. The XRP/USDT pair could then rise to the 50-day SMA ($0.45).ADA/USDT Cardano (ADA) is in a strong downtrend. Although both moving averages are sloping down, the RSI is attempting to form a bullish divergence, indicating that the selling pressure may be reducing.ADA/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe first sign of strength will be a break and close above the downtrend line. Such a move will suggest a potential trend change. The ADA/USDT pair could then attempt a rally to $0.52.On the other hand, if the price continues lower and breaks below $0.31, the pair could drop to the support line. This line has arrested the decline on three previous occasions, hence the bulls may again buy the dip to this level. If buyers fail to defend the level, the pair could extend its downtrend to $0.25.DOGE/USDTDogecoin (DOGE) witnessed a sharp rally from $0.06 on Oct. 25 to $0.16 on Nov. 1. That pushed the RSI into extremely overbought levels, which may have tempted short-term traders to book profits.DOGE/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe selling picked up momentum after bulls failed to defend the 50% Fibonacci retracement level of $0.11. Buyers defended the 50-day SMA ($0.08) on Nov. 9 but the bears halted the recovery at the 20-day EMA ($0.09). The DOGE/USDT pair has been trading between the moving averages for the past few days. If bears sink the price below the 50-day SMA, the pair could complete a 100% retracement and drop to $0.06. Contrarily, a break above $0.10 will suggest that the bulls are back in the game. The pair could then rise to $0.12.MATIC/USDTPolygon (MATIC) soared above the overhead resistance of $1.05 on Nov. 4 but the rally met with stiff resistance at $1.30 on Nov. 5. Buyers tried to resume the up-move on Nov. 7 but could not clear the overhead hurdle.MATIC/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewThe bears sold aggressively on Nov. 8 and 9 and pulled the price below the moving averages but the buyers held the uptrend line. The MATIC/USDT pair rebounded sharply on Nov. 10 but the bears sold at higher levels and pulled the price back below the 20-day EMA ($0.96) on Nov. 12.If the price slides below the 50-day SMA ($0.89), the pair could drop to the uptrend line. A break below this support could open the doors for a retest of the crucial support at $0.69. On the contrary, if buyers push the price above the 20-day EMA, the pair could rise to $1.05.Related: Bitcoin price dips to $16.4K over Genesis woes as execs defend GBTCDOT/USDTPolkadot (DOT) plunged below the strong support zone of $6 to $5.68 on Nov. 9. This indicates the resumption of the downtrend. DOT/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewBuyers attempted to push the price back above $6 and trap the aggressive bears but the sellers held their ground. This indicates that the bears are trying to flip the $6 level into resistance.The downsloping 20-day EMA ($6.12) and the RSI in the negative territory indicate advantage to the bears. The sellers will make one more attempt to pull the DOT/USDT pair below $5.32. If they succeed, the pair could extend its decline to $4.32. To invalidate this negative view, the bulls will have to push and sustain the price above the moving averages.UNI/USDTUniswap (UNI) had been trading between $5.14 and $7.36 for the past several days. Buyers drove the price above the resistance on Nov. 4 but could not build upon this advantage. The bears pulled the price back into the range on Nov. 6.UNI/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewThis may have trapped the aggressive bulls who then rushed to the exit. Long liquidation and selling by the bears pulled the price below the support of $5.14 on Nov. 8 but this proved to be a bear trap. The bulls bought the dip and pushed the price back into the range on Nov. 10. The recovery is facing stiff resistance at the moving averages, indicating selling at higher levels. The bears may again attempt to sink and sustain the price below the range but the bulls are expected to defend the support aggressively. This suggests that the UNI/USDT pair may remain range-bound between $4.71 and $7.79 for a few more days.LTC/USDTLitecoin (LTC) has been range-bound between $46 and $75 for the past several weeks. The failure of the bulls to push the price above $75 on Nov. 7 may have attracted profit-booking by short-term traders. That pulled the price near the support of $46 on Nov. 9.LTC/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingViewWhen the price is stuck inside a range, traders generally buy the dips to the support level and that is what happened on Nov. 10. The LTC/USDT pair continued its rise on Nov. 11 but met with strong selling near $65. This suggests that bears are active at higher levels.The flattish moving averages and the RSI near the midpoint indicate a balance between supply and demand. This indicates that the pair could trade in a tight range between $53 and $65 for some time. The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision.

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Here’s what you should know about the upcoming US midterms: Law Decoded, Oct. 31–Nov. 7

The United States will go to the voting booths on Nov. 8 to decide the fate of all 435 members of the House of Representatives and 34 out of the 100 Senate seats. The outcome will decide the prevailing power balance in Washington and has the potential to affect the crypto industry. Perhaps that’s why 38% of eligible voters will consider candidates’ positions on crypto, according to a recent survey. Another survey suggests that crypto regulation is a bipartisan issue, with 87% of Democratic and 76% of Republican respondents saying they want clarity from the U.S. government on digital assets.Fundraising is a normal part of the American political system, but the numbers associated with crypto may have raised some eyebrows. Sam Bankman-Fried called $1 billion his “soft ceiling” for 2022 election contributions, for example. Even though he backpedaled on some of his intentions, he remains the sixth-largest donor in this election cycle. There are numerous crypto-related political action committees as well. According to some reports, crypto-affiliated donors have spent more than major mainstream lobbies like defense and Big Pharma.With the nonpartisan nature of crypto being somewhat of a cliche, there are clear signs of political divisions. First, crypto tends to skew to the Right. An analysis of legislators’ agendas shows that Republicans are generally way more friendly to digital assets. Why? Read Cointelegraph’s full review of the upcoming midterm elections and their relation to crypto. Digital yuan will offer “controllable anonymity”Chinese central bank governor Yi Gang claimed that while the country moves forward with adopting its central bank digital currency (CBDC) — the digital yuan — privacy protection remains “on the top of the issue.” He went on to describe the two-layer payment system that will offer controllable anonymity to users. At tier one, the central bank supplies digital yuan to the authorized operators and processes interinstitutional transaction information only. At tier two, the authorized operators only collect the personal information necessary for their exchange and circulation services to the public.Continue readingSouth Korean prosecutors accuse Do Kwon of manipulating LUNA’s priceAnother week, another update on Terra’s founder and his adventures. This time, South Korean prosecutors have obtained evidence to suggest that Do Kwon once ordered an employee to manipulate the price of LUNA, since rebranded Luna Classic (LUNC). The reported evidence came in the form of a “messenger” conversation between Kwon and the former Terraform Labs employee. Meanwhile, Kwon continues to deny all allegations and move across the globe. Previous reports have suggested that he first moved from South Korea to Singapore before transitioning to Dubai. It’s now believed he might be residing somewhere in Europe without a valid passport. Continue reading12 independent entities pledge legal support for RippleRipple is garnering more support from the crypto and finance industry in its ongoing battle with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. The number of companies, developers, exchanges, associations and investors filing amicus briefs for the firm has reached 12. Among them, you can find such industry heavyweights as Coinbase, the Chamber of Digital Commerce, the Crypto Council for Innovation, the Blockchain Association, Valhil Capital, I-Remit, Spend The Bits, Tapjets, the Investor Choice Advocates Network and John Deaton.Continue readingIRS prepares for an increase in crypto cases in the upcoming tax seasonThe United States Internal Revenue Service’s criminal investigation division is ramping up for tax season, with its sights set on the crypto community. Division Chief Jim Lee said it is preparing “hundreds” of crypto-involved cases, many of which will soon be available to the public. Lee said that in the last three years, there has been a major shift in digital asset investigations conducted by the IRS. Previously, these investigations were mostly money laundering-related; whereas now, tax-related cases make up nearly half. This includes what is often called “off-ramping” transactions where digital assets are exchanged for a fiat currency, along with not reporting crypto payments.Continue reading

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You have our swords: 12 independent entities pledge legal support for Ripple

Fintech firm Ripple is garnering more support from the crypto and finance industry in its ongoing battle with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).On Nov. 4, Ripple chief executive Brad Garlinghouse proudly tweeted that the number of companies, developers, exchanges, associations, and investors officially supporting the firm has reached 12.The pile of amicus briefs being filed is mounting up according to Ripple Labs general counsel Stuart Alderoty.An amicus brief is a legal document filed in appeals cases to aid the court by providing extra relevant information or arguments. These briefs are filed by amicus curiae, a Latin phrase that translates to “friend of the court.”“It’s unprecedented (I’m told) to have this happen at this stage,” Garlinghouse exclaimed.For those of you keeping count, 12 (!) amici briefs submitted.  It’s unprecedented (I’m told) to have this happen at this stage. They each explain – in their own unique way – the irreparable harm the SEC will do to every facet of the US crypto economy if it gets its way. https://t.co/Na9fWq3GvO— Brad Garlinghouse (@bgarlinghouse) November 3, 2022On Nov. 3, the SEC filed a motion to extend the time to file all reply briefs until Nov. 30. It asked Judge Analisa Torres to order that any additional amicus briefs be filed by Nov. 11.Alderoty mocked the SEC’s response claiming that the agency “needs more time, not to listen or engage, but to blindly bulldoze on.” Garlinghouse had previously hoped for a conclusion in the first half of 2023, but with the evidence mounting, the SEC could drag it out longer.The most recent amicus brief was filed by Cryptillian Payment Systems on Nov. 3 as confirmed by defense lawyer James K. Filan.#XRPCommunity #SECGov v. #Ripple #XRP Cryptillian Payment Systems, an online digital wallet service for retail customers and commercial retail businesses using XRP, asks to file an Amicus Brief supporting Ripple’s Opposition to the SEC’s Motion for SJ.https://t.co/brFjNVmUmq— James K. Filan 124k (beware of imposters) (@FilanLaw) November 3, 2022

Veri DAO also joined the list of Ripple supporters on Nov. 3 with its own amicus brief.That growing number of supporters that have already filed briefs include Coinbase, the Chamber of Digital Commerce, the Crypto Council for Innovation, the Blockchain Association, Valhil Capital, I-Remit, Spend The Bits, Tapjets, the Investor Choice Advocates Network (ICAN), and John Deaton on behalf of more than 75,000 XRP (XRP) investors.Related: ‘Well worth the fight’ — Ripple counsel confirms Hinman docs are in their handsThe U.S. securities regulator took action against Ripple in December 2020, accusing the company and its executives of conducting an unregulated securities sale of its XRP token.Almost two years later, the battle is still raging on but support for Ripple is growing as its case strengthens. Garlinghouse has previously stated that Ripple would consider a settlement with the SEC, providing that XRP is not classified as a security.

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