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Bitcoin: the price today resists profit taking

After the best closing of the year in terms of earnings on a nominal basis for the price of Bitcoin, as well as the second best week in terms of percentage earnings, today traders are taking profits

For this reason, 80% of crypto assets are now in the red.

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Source: COIN360.com

Bitcoin, however, despite slowing down the rises yesterday, today keeps the price above the psychological threshold of $13,000, one step away from the record at the end of June 2019, when the rises were close to $13,800, the highest peak since January 2018. 

Bitcoin therefore shows strength, confirmed also by volumes. Yesterday, for the fourth time since the beginning of the month, trading volumes exceeded 2 billion dollars. 

Overall volumes remain above 110 billion dollars, a 20% recovery from Sunday’s levels. 

Bitcoin, among the top 20 crypto per market cap together with Binance Coin (BNB), +3.5%, and Polkadot (DOT), +9%, is part of the upward trio. All the others are in negative territory. 

Ethereum, after testing the $415-420 resistance, sees massive profit taking and sales rejecting prices under $400, with a loss of over 3%. 

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XRP instead continues to fluctuate a bit above and a bit below 25 cents.

The worst in the top 20 is Chainlink (LINK) which slips by more than 4.5%.

Among the few positive signs today is Flexacoin (FXC), the queen of rises, which flies more than 170%, followed by Kusama (KSM), and Ocean Protocol (OCEAN), both up more than 20%.

Capitalization, having reached its highest point since May 2018 at $400 billion, has declined to $395 billion

Bitcoin’s dominance remains solid at 62%, in recovery: it is the highest level since mid-July. Ethereum suffers with a market share of less than 11.6%. Ripple has also fallen to its lowest level since December 2017, to 2.9%.

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DeFi loses Bitcoin

Yesterday’s hack on Harvest Finance affects the locked collateral in the various DeFi projects, which, after exceeding 12.3 billion TVL yesterday morning, loses over 1 billion of capitalization and returns just over 11 billion

The Harvest Finance hack sees the number of tokenized Bitcoin going down from 171,000 yesterday morning to 161,900, with a loss of about 10,000 BTC locked in decentralized finance projects. 

Ren suffers from this: since yesterday morning’s high (25,000 BTC), it is experiencing a loss of about 3,000 Bitcoin from the protocol. WBTC is holding up better, which despite the momentary crisis due to the DeFi project hack, sees its Bitcoin rise to an absolute historical peak with just under 1.5 billion dollars, equivalent to 114,000 tokenized Bitcoin

This collapse in overall value is mainly caused by this exit of Bitcoin from Ren, which affects the total value of the locked collateral. In fact, the hack has led to the theft of tokenized Bitcoin.

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Bitcoin chart by Tradingview

Bitcoin (BTC): the price today

Even today Bitcoin maintains its price above 13,000 dollars, a sign of technical strength that will have to be confirmed by the support from the volumes which have not been lacking in the last 24 hours. It is necessary to keep up the volumes and the increase in prices above 13,250 dollars.

There is ample space for manoeuvre, of over 1,000 dollars, also for eventual downward movements that would not modify the excellent bullish structure if prices were not pushed under 12,000 dollars. 

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The Bitcoin/euro pair in the last 48 hours reached a peak of 11,260 euros, the highest peak since July 2019, just over 12,000 euros. 

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Ethereum chart by Tradingview

Ethereum (ETH)

The $415-420 test in the last few days has prompted many traders to take profits. Yesterday, a strong downward movement brought prices back to the $390 threshold, the former resistance that has now become an important medium-term support, confirming the rise that developed last week.

For Ethereum, in case of lack of holding of the 390 dollars, area where prices move this morning, it is necessary not to witness a movement with extensions under the 350 dollars, an important area in a medium-long term perspective.

Yesterday Ethereum marked another day with volumes above $1 billion, the sixth in a month. If good volumes were to be maintained to accompany a rise above $415, there would be a high probability of seeing a new bullish movement.

The levels to be monitored carefully are therefore the breaking of the $415 accompanied by volumes and the $350, which shouldn’t be exceeded in the event of a fall.


Federico Izzi
Federico Izzi
Financial analyst and independent #trader – S.I.A.T. & Assob.it 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 Diretta.tv 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".