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Cryptocurrencies on the rise: a good start to the most difficult month of the year

The month of March begins with a change of pace and the prices of cryptocurrencies are once again on the rise. Statistically, March is the hardest month of the entire year. In 2019 and 2020, the month of March was characterized by strong declines. 

The last weekend in February ended a week in the red, as part of a month that saw new record highs and therefore maintained a positive balance. The weekend was a difficult one, much of it characterized by weakness. 

The day began with more than 90% of the major cryptocurrencies on the rise. Scrolling down the list from the top you have to go down past the 70th position to find the first negative sign. 

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Source: COIN360.com

Cryptocurrencies on the rise: the best is Fantom

Among the day’s best risers was Fantom (FTM), a new blockchain and smart contract project aimed at Web 3.0, which climbed 35%. Among the day’s best gainers were decentralized finance tokens, PancakeSwap (CAKE) +30%, followed by Aave (LEND), +20%.

Among the big names, Binance Coin (BNB) was the best gainer, up over 15%. 

Today’s rises take the market cap back above $1,450 billion, with Bitcoin struggling to stay above 60%, Ethereum below 12%, while Cardano (ADA), which just a few days ago became third in terms of capitalization, occupies 2.9% of dominance.

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The total value locked in DeFi is back above $38 billion five days later. Although the haemorrhage of tokenized bitcoin continues, they fall to 45,000 BTC, the lowest level since early February. Among decentralized finance projects, Maker retains the lead but is losing ground to Aave, which rises to second place with a $900 million difference. 

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Bitcoin chart by Tradingview

Bitcoin (BTC) 

Bitcoin is back to test the $48,000 highs it abandoned last Saturday. The move is situated within a bearish channel that has been present for about 10 days. The first bullish signal would only come with a return above $51,000. A hold of $44,000 is necessary for a successful continuation of the week. 

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Ethereum chart by Tradingview

Ethereum (ETH)

A similar movement for Ethereum that in the last few hours has regained the $1,500 level, a level abandoned last Friday. The bullish movement that began in recent hours remains within a technical rebound. A return to above 1,650 dollars is necessary for a structural rise. The lack of confirmation confines the short-term structure to a bearish trend.

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".