Cardano, EOS, and Dash, all seemed to be consolidating/range-bound, with their prices waiting to break out on the charts, at the time of writing. However, in the short-term time frame, all the aforementioned cryptos seemed to be expecting a short decline in the near-term.
Cardano [ADA] no longer holds the eighth position on CoinMarketCap’s charts, with its position taken over by Litecoin [LTC]. At press time, ADA had a market cap of $3.7 billion, having registered a 2.15% decline over the last 24 hours. With Cardano’s PoS blocks being added to the mainnet, it intends to compete with Ethereum, another smart contracts platform in the space.
As for the price, ADA seemed to be range-bound between $0.122 to $0.156 for the last 15 days. And the same will continue as the price has freshly rebounded off its higher low on the chart.
Further, the RSI pointed to declining momentum for buyers in the market, a development that gelled well with Cardano’s press time price action. Hence, the next targets for ADA include $0.128 and $0.122.
EOS was supposed to be yet another contender for Ethereum. However, it has now dropped down to as low as 12th on the rankings and at press time, held a market cap of $2.89 billion. With a price of $3.048, WBTC was registering a 1.48% surge over the last 24 hours. Due to the formation of a symmetrical triangle, the breakout could go either way. However, considering the prior trend, this seems like a continuation pattern. Hence, the result might be bullish.
Further, the MACD indicator was intertwined with the Signal line, with the latter rising slightly above the MACD line following a bearish crossover.
Not only has this privacy coin partnered with a Mexican cryptocurrency exchange and launched a crypto-debit card of its own, but its price has seen a 56% surge over the last 17 days. At press time, Dash was priced at $95.82 and had a market cap of $945 million, making it the 23rd largest cryptocurrency in the market.
Additionally, the price was showing a stark uptrend with a broadening wedge. The Aroon indicator showed the downtrend [red] was in full swing while the uptrend [green] was diminishing. The near-term target for the price is $91.83.
SATs Market Watch: Bitcoin Price Unable to Break $11,000 as Uniswap (UNI) Token Surges
Bitcoin took another swing at $11,000 but got rejected, and trades just shy of the coveted level. Most alts are retracing slightly, while UNI continues to attract attention, and its price has increased to $7.
Bitcoin Stopped At $11K
After yesterday’s relatively calm price performance, the primary cryptocurrency initiated another leg up towards $11,000. The move began from about $10,900, and in just a few hours, BTC topped at $11,020 (on Binance).
However, the bears intercepted it and drove the asset towards its daily low of $10,800. Following this loss of $200 in a relatively short time, BTC has recovered some ground and currently trades at $10,950.
The psychological $11,000 remains as the most critical resistance in Bitcoin’s way upwards. Should the cryptocurrency break above it decisively, it could head towards the next ones at $11,200, $11,340, $11,500, and $11,760.
In case of another rejection, BTC can rely on $10,900, followed by $10,500, $10,430, and $10,330 as support.
It’s worth noting that Bitcoin’s intraday performance resembled that of gold once more. The precious metal also increased from a low of $1,945/oz to its daily high of $1,960. However, a rejection followed at that point and drove its price to where it closed the Friday trading session – $1,950.
UNI Continues Surging, As Most Alts Slightly In Red
Most alts, especially the larger-cap ones, have taken a beating in the past 24 hours. Ethereum is down by over 2% to below $380. Ripple also dips beneath $0.25 after a 1.5% decrease.
Chainlink has lost the most value from the top 10 coins as it plummeted by 8%. As such, LINK is fighting to stay above $10.
Polkadot retraced by 2.5%, Binance Coin by 3%, and Litecoin by 1.3%. Further below, Tezos continues with its recent adverse trend after another 5.5% price dip to $2.35.
The double-digit price increase club has several representatives. Those include Celsius (20%), NEM (16%), DxChain Token (15%), ABBC Coin (12%), and Hedge Trade (10%). However, one token trumps them all – the recently launched governance coin of the popular DEX platform Uniswap.
Released a few days ago, UNI has attracted lots of attention to itself. Most Uniswap users that received 400 UNI as airdrops sold their tokens almost immediately. However, data from Santiment reveals that those who displayed patience, and didn’t sell right away, have been awarded. The UNI price is significantly higher than when it was during the most substantial sell-off stage.
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Australian Dodges Prison After Using A Supercomputer At Work To Mine Crypto
A former employee of CSIRO – the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, has avoided prison after being caught using a supercomputer at work for mining cryptocurrencies. Jonathan Khoo, 34, worked as a contractor at the federal government’s scientific research agency.
Generating $6,897 Worth Of Ethereum and Monero
As per a recent news report, between January and February 2018, Khoo has managed to use two supercomputers at his workplace for the purpose of mining cryptocurrency. According to the publication, he used the devices for his financial gain. He also managed to mine crypto worth A$9,420 (US$6,897), and deposit them into his Ethereum and Monero wallets.
This was discovered in February 2018, after which Khoo was dismissed from CSIRO. The following month The Australian Federal Police looked into the matter and Khoo faced an official charge the next year.
Reportedly, Khoo’s cryptomining daredevil stunt had cost his company an estimated A$76,668 (US$56,133) worth of computer power and other resources.
“This man’s activities diverted these supercomputer resources away from performing significant scientific research for the nation, including pulsar data array analysis, medical research and climate modelling work,” said Federal Police cybercrime operations commander Chris Goldsmid after the sentence.
The defendant’s lawyer emphasized before the local court that Khoo had zero previous offenses, he had admitted his crime before the police, and felt remorseful for his actions.
Dodging Prison By A Thread
As per the report, magistrate Erin Kennedy sentenced Khoo to a 15-month intensive corrections order to deliver 300 hours of community service and to continue counseling. This way, he won’t be spending actual prison time but will be serving out his custodial sentence in the community.
The maximum penalty for offenses of the kind, as per the Australian law, is 10 years in prison.
According to Goldsmid, “malicious cyber activity, including by people on the inside of organizations, was increasing in scale and severity. Authorities urge companies and all government agencies to keep up a strong culture of cybersecurity in order to strengthen their ability to detect possible breaches.”
Litecoin short-term Price Analysis: 19 September
Litecoin’s price has had to endure a period of consolidation over the past week. On 12 September, the cryptocurrency’s price fell by close to 8 percent from $51 to close to $47 and since then, Litecoin has been struggling to recover its losses. However, while LTC might be gaining some positive momentum, it may note a minor dip over the coming few days before pushing north again.
At press time, Litecoin was being traded for $48.2 with a market capitalization of $3.1 billion. At the time, it was occupying the 10th spot on CoinMarketCap’s list, while registering a minor fall of 0.5 percent over the past 24-hours.
Litecoin 2-hour chart
According to Litecoin’s 2-hour chart, ever since the aforementioned price drop, LTC’s price has been confined to a descending triangle formation. The past week saw it register a downtrend as the crypto registered lower highs. Over the same period, LTC has gained considerable support from the $47-price level and if bearish pressure were to see an increase, the cryptocurrency may also have to rely on the support level at $46.
The $49-mark remains a significant point of resistance in the way of Litecoin, with respect to a complete recovery on the charts. In the next few days, the coin is likely to remain within the descending triangle formation and is likely to test its first support once again, before rekindling the possibility of a price break out.
At press time, the MACD indicator had undergone a bearish crossover and was showing the slight possibility of a reversal as the MACD line was inching closer to the Signal line. Further, the RSI, after having languished in the oversold zone, was holding fort in the neutral zone.
Interestingly, over the past 3 months, Litecoin has seen its ability to move on the price charts independently increase. This may be because the correlation between Litecoin and the word’s largest cryptocurrency has fallen from 0.86 to 0.80.
Litecoin’s price has been part of a descending triangle channel formation for close to a week now and in the coming days, the cryptocurrency’s price is likely to remain within the formation. This would include a minor dip for the coin’s price as it is likely to test the support at $47, before gaining enough momentum to initiate a breakout and head towards its immediate resistance.
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