WMA: Bitcoin stabilizes above $9,000 as altcoins lose small value chunks

Data & Research / 21.06.2020

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This Week’s Summary

The Crypto Market ends the week at a total market capitalization of $266 billion
Bitcoin keeps trading above $9,000 with very few fluctuations
Ethereum decreased by 2.3% as it hovers above the $230 mark
XRP continues its downtrend as it drops below $0.19
The NASDAQ Composite index continues to trade around the all-time high that it hit on June 10th

Crypto Trends 15th – 21st of June 2020: PERFORMANCE & ANALYSIS

A relatively calm week on the cryptocurrency market comes to an end. Bitcoin seems to have embraced complacency as it made no attempts to overcome the $10,000 resistance level. Most altcoins have lost tiny bits of their values, but nothing that they cannot recover next week.

Bitcoin started the week on a slight downturn as it recorded a 0.5% on Monday. However, it quickly recovered and started pushing towards the next resistance level, which stands at $9,600. The nearest support level lies at $9,150.

At the moment, Bitcoin is trading at $9,363 and looking for a bullish surge after a quiet week. More than one month after the halving, BTC is losing popularity points. According to the latest Google Trends Report, the popular crypto has registered the lowest number of searches in the last 90 days.

Ethereum has lost almost 2.3% of its value over the past 7 days. At the time of this writing, ETH was trading at $231. However, investors look to give it a boost and push it past the $245 resistance level. The closest support level lies at $215.

Ripple’s XRP also slipped a bit in the past week. After breaking the dreaded $0.20 level a few weeks ago, XRP has slowly gone downhill, and at the time of this writing, it was trading at $0.187. With almost $1 million below Tether in market capitalization, XRP faces an uphill battle to regain its 3rd position in the market cap rankings.

Elsewhere, the NASDAQ Composite index reached an all-time high on June 10th and is now trading just below it. Concerns about the second wave of COVID-19 remain as small outbreaksin China, Australia, and New Zealand surfaced in areas where lockdown restrictions have been lifted.

What’s in the News?

The Bank of Japan boosts coronavirus lending beyond $1 trillion causing stocks to soar
Ubisoft launches Ethereum-based game to benefit UNICEF
John Bolton, the former security advisor of the Trump Administration, reveals in his yet unpublished biography that the President asked him to “go after Bitcoin” in 2018
The crypto exchange Bakkt and Galaxy Digital have teamed up to offer trading and custody service for Institutional Investors

Next Week’s Market Forecast

In the upcoming week, the cryptocurrency market will be on the lookout for distressing news regarding the second wave of COVID-19. As the number of new infections increases all over the world, the imminent inflation gets closer, and financial markets everywhere rally for another bleak period.

In the absence of unexpected events, Bitcoin should trade above $9,000 for another week, and another push towards the $10k barrier may happen soon. The ensuing altcoins should recover after their latest losses and push for each of their resistance levels.

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