Cryptocurrency trade market: cryptos are suffering
Cryptocurrency trade market: cryptos are suffering

Cryptocurrency trade market: cryptos are suffering

By Federico Izzi - 23 Jun 2018

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Cryptocurrency trade market: prices fell sharply. Bitcoin clings with difficulty at 6,000 dollars, Ethereum holding a little better. Bitcoin Diamond and Bitcoin Gold forks are a disaster.

Cryptocurrency trade market: cryptos are suffering. Leggi qui l’articolo in Italiano.

The bearish trend is back. For the third time since the beginning of the year, the market has returned to its lowest level.

Total capitalisation loses more than 8% in one day to nearly $250 billion, just above the annual low of the beginning of April. In the last 24 hours, the volume of trade has increased from $11 billion to over $17 billion, confirming the period of strong tension. At some stages on Friday, both Bitcoin and Ethereum showed double-digit declines.

The market shares of the two big companies appear to be slightly increasing, confirming that in this period it is the altcoins that show the greatest difficulties.

This morning the list of the first 100 cryptos is coloured red. To find the only two positive signs you have to go down to the 60th position occupied by Cryptonex (CNX) with a +1.2%, and 96th position occupied by Docademic (MTC) which travels more than 5%. Among the worst are Cortex (CTXC) with a drop of more than -20% and Bitcoin Diamond (BCD) with a drop of almost -19%.

For Bitcoin Diamond, one of the forks of the original protocol of Bitcoin that characterized the second half of 2017, there is a collapse of 97% from the absolute highs of the end of 2017.

The same fate for another fork, Bitcoin Gold (BTG), which from its November highs of $509 now prices are just over $25.


Bitcoin (BTC)

Looking at Bitcoin, the prices of the last few hours return for the third time to the lowest levels of the year, at -70% compared to the absolute highs of mid-December.

Yesterday’s trade volume is the highest since the beginning of May. However, 40% lower than volumes at the beginning of April and 70% lower than in February, periods in which prices had reached $6,000 (levels similar to now).

With a drop of more than 40% from the highs of the beginning of May (area 10 thousand dollars) and -24% from the levels at the beginning of June, Bitcoin finds itself for the third time having to defend a crucial support.

Yesterday afternoon on the Bitfinex exchange, the first worldwide exchange for daily trades on bitcoin, prices were just above 5900 dollars for some minutes confirming the particular tension and the “best” closure of some positions.

Technically, the situation is very delicate. Although there is no particular panic in sales, a further blow to the bottom below 6000-5800 dollars could increase sales volumes, with the risk of further sinking into the 5400 dollars area.

The long-term approach remains in line with the structure of the one-and-a-half year cycles that have so far accompanied the history of the first cryptocurrency. If this time the synchrony is confirmed, we would cyclically have entered the near-closure phase, as well as the most delicate one, as recent developments have indeed shown.



The second crypto-currency holds better. Despite the loss of value of about 20% in less than two days and 30% from the levels at the beginning of the month, it remains far from the lows of the beginning of April.

The medium-term trend remains bearish. There are still no signs of a trend change in the monthly cycle.

Every attempt at a rise since mid-May has proved to be a simple technical ‘rebound’. The trend of lower maximums and minimums present for over a month draws a bleak picture for those who expected a return of strength in line with the closure of a bi-monthly cycle that takes a long time to start.          

Federico Izzi

Financial analyst and independent #trader – S.I.A.T. & partner. He operates actively on stock and derivatives markets (futures and options) since 1997. A precursor of cyclic-volumetric analysis he is known for having identified the most important upward and downward movements in the financial markets of recent years. He participates annually as a speaker at the ITForum in Rimini since the 2010 edition and InvestingRoma and Napoli since the first edition of 2015. He is a guest and market expert on the "Trading Room" and "Market Driver" broadcasts of Class CNBC, Borsa and on the evening news of Traderlink. Since July 2017 he is a permanent guest on LeFonti.TV, the only weekly national space dedicated to cryptocurrencies alongside the most important international experts in the field. He was interviewed as a cryptocurrency expert for Forbes Italia, Panorama, StartupItalia and DonnaModerna. He was recognized as the first Italian technical analyst to have published the first secular cyclic analysis on Bitcoin. Periodically publishes articles on ITForum News, Sole24Ore, MILANOFINANZA, TrendOnLine and Wall Street Italy. Federico Izzi is... "Zio Romolo".

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