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Crypto Price Analysis & Overview October 23rd: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, and Bitcoin Cash

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Bitcoin

Bitcoin saw a very strong 13% price increase over the past seven days which allowed it to break above the $13,000 handle. At the start of October, Bitcoin managed to penetrate above a symmetrical triangle pattern which was the first sign that a bull run was about to form.

After the breakout, it managed to push as high as $11,600 before stalling. Last Friday, Bitcoin was trading at around $11,200 as it rebounded and started to push higher. It quickly reached the $12,000 level and broke above here on Wednesday. The coin continued upward until resistance was met at $13,000 – where it currently trades.

Looking ahead, once the buyers break $13,000, the first level of resistance lies at $13,200. Above this, resistance lies at $13,416 (1.414 Fib Extension), $13,500, $13,600, $13,815, and $14,000.

On the other side, the first level of support lies at $12,550 (.236 Fib Retracement). Beneath this, support lies at $12,400, $12,125 (.382 Fib Retracement), $12,000, and $11,800 (.5 Fib Retracement).

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BTC/USD Daily Chart. Source: TradingView

Ethereum

Ethereum witnessed a strong 10.5% price increase this week as it climbed above $400 to reach $418 today. Last Friday, Ethereum rebounded from the 2019 high at $264 and pushed higher into the short term falling trend line.

Ethereum went on to break this trend line on Wednesday as it surged higher to reach $400. Yesterday, the buyers pushed beyond $400 to spike into the resistance at $421.50 (1.414 Fib Extension). Unfortunately, it was unable to close the daily candle above the lower resistance at $416 (bearish .618 Fib Retracement).

Moving forward, if the buyers break the resistance at $421.50, higher resistance lies at $434 (1.618 FIb Extension), $439 (August 2018 Highs), and $445 (bearish .786 Fib Retracement). Beyond $450, added resistance lies at $462 (bearish .886 Fib Retracement), and $476.

On the other side, the first level of support lies at $410. This is followed by support at $400, $389 (.382 Fib), $377 (.5 Fib), and $364 (2019 High).

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ETH/USD Daily Chart. Source: TradingView

Against Bitcoin, Ethereum has struggled this week. On Tuesday, the coin dropped beneath a symmetrical triangle pattern as it fell beneath the 100-days EMA. It continued lower during the week until reaching support at 0.0305 BTC on Wednesday.

It managed to rebound from the support at 0.0305 BTC as it reached 0.0321 BTC today (100-days EMA).

Looking ahead, if the bulls push higher, the first level of resistance lies at 0.0327 BTC (bearish .236 Fib). Above this, resistance lies at 0.0337 BTC (March 2019 Support), 0.0341 BTC (bearish .382 Fib), 0.035 BTC, and 0.0353 (bearish .5 Fib).

On the other side, support lies at 0.032 BTC, 0.0311 BTC, 0.031 BTC, and 0.0305 BTC. Added support is found at 0.03 BTC and 0.0295 BTC (200-days EMA).

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ETH/BTC Daily Chart. Source: TradingView

Ripple

Ripple saw a smaller 4.7% price increase this week as it trades at $0.0257. The coin managed to break above a symmetrical triangle pattern during the week but failed to close a daily candle above the $0.261 resistance (bearish .5 Fib Retracement). The buyers must close above this resistance for XRP to start a short term bullish trend.

Moving forward, if the bulls manage to close above $0.261, higher resistance lies at $0.271 (bearish .618 Fib), $0.28, $0.286 (bearish .786 Fib), and $0.295 (bearish .886 Fib).

On the other side, support is first expected at $0.25. This is followed by support at $0.245 (200-days EMA), $0.24, and $0.237 (200-days EMA).

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XRP/USD Daily Chart. Source: TradingView

The situation is quite dire for XRP against Bitcoin. The coin dropped from above 2100 SAT at the start of the week as it headed lower to break beneath 2000 SAT and spike as low as 1915 SAT.

The bulls managed to defend the support at 1960 SAT, where the daily candle closed and allowed it to rebound to the current 1983 SAT level.

Looking ahead, if the bulls climb above 2000 SAT, resistance lies at 2035 SAT, 2130 SAT, 2200 SAT, and 2260 SAT.

On the other side, support lies at 1960 SAT, 1915 SAT, 1865 SAT, and 1800 SAT.

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XRP/USD Daily Chart. Source: TradingView

Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin Cash saw a 4% price hike this week as it reached the $278 (bearish .382 Fib) resistance today. The coin pushed higher from $240 during the week which allowed it to create a fresh October high at $278 today.

Looking ahead, if the buyers continued above $278, resistance lies at $285 (1.272 Fib Extension), $294 (1.414 Fib Extension), $300, and $307.

On the other side, support is first expected at $270. Beneath this, support lies at $265, $260, $250, and $240.

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BCH/USD Daily Chart. Source: TradingView

Against Bitcoin, BCH dropped from 0.022 BTC to reach the September support at 0.02 BTC during the week. From there, it rebounded higher to trade at the current 0.021 BTC level.

Moving forward, if the buyers push beyond 0.021 BTC, resistance lies at 0.022 BTC and 0.023 BTC. Additional resistance is then expected at 0.0241 BTC (bearish .236 Fib), 0.025 BTC, and 0.026 BTC.

On the other side, the first level of support lies at 0.02 BTC. Beneath this, support is located at 0.0191 BTC (downside 1.272 Fib), 0.019 BTC, and 0.0181 BTC.

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BCH/BTC Daily Chart. Source: TradingView

Litecoin

Litecoin saw a serious 12% price increase over the past week as it reached the resistance at $56 today – provided by a bearish .5 Fib Retracement. The coin had found support last week at the $46.83 level and rebounded from here on Wednesday to reach the current resistance.

If the buyers manage to break the resistance at $56 (bearish .5 Fib), higher resistance is located at $57.86, $59 (bearish .618 Fib), $60.27 (1.272 Fib Extension), $61.91 (1.414 Fib Extension), and $63.

On the other side, the first level of support lies at $55. Beneath this, added support is found at $54, $52, $50, and $49.

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LTC/USD Daily Chart. Source: TradingView

Against Bitcoin, Litecoin dropped to a fresh 2020 price low this week as it hit the support at 0.00391 BTC. From there, the bulls fashioned a rebound higher to reach the current resistance at 0.0043 BTC (bearish .236 Fib Retracement).

Looking ahead, if the buyers can break 0.00343 BTC, resistance first lies at 0.004547 BTC (October Highs). This is followed by resistance at 0.00455 BTC, 0.00476 BTC, 0.00488 BTC, and 0.005 BTC.

On the other side, support is first expected at 0.0042 BTC. This is followed by support at 0.0041 BTC, 0.004 BTC, and 0.00391 BTC. Additional support lies at 0.0039 BTC and 0.00363 BTC.

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LTC/BTC Daily Chart. Source: TradingView
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$100 Million in Bitcoin From Bitfinex Hack Has Moved

The stolen funds—today worth over $2.3 billion—are slowly being moved around.

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In brief

  • The Bitfinex exchange was hacked in 2016.
  • Sometimes the Bitcoin stolen is moved around, and today nearly $100 million-worth was shifted.
  • It is still not known who hacked the exchange.

Nearly $100 million worth of Bitcoin stolen from the 2016 Bitfinex hack has just been moved from idle wallets. 

Over 5,000 Bitcoin was moved on Monday from 14 wallets. These 5045.48 coins—worth $98.3 million—hadn’t previously been moved since the 2016 hack. 

The Bitfinex exchange was hacked in 2016 following a problem with its multi-signature wallets. Today, the stolen Bitcoin is worth over $2.3 billion (yes, you read that right.) 

 

Today’s movement of the stolen funds isn’t the first time some of the Bitcoin pinched in the 2016 hack has been moved. Just in August, about $5.6 million in stolen coins was shifted

Moving Bitcoin from idle wallets keeps happening, too. Bitcoin that hadn’t previously moved for years is being transferred to other wallets—known as an “awakening”. 

The Bitcoin is often “Satoshi-era”—meaning the coins were mined when Bitcoin’s pseudonymous creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, was still communicating with the crypto world.

But the previously sleeping Bitcoin moved today has a sadder history behind it: The cryptocurrency stolen in the hack still hasn’t been recovered. Bitfinex has even offered up to $400 million as a reward for anyone who can put it in contact with the hackers.

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Litecoin Price Prediction: LTC/USD Aims to Make a Breakout Attempt Above $90 Level

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LTC Price Prediction – November 30

LTC/USD may continue to set a bullish run if the market can climb back above the $90 resistance level.

LTC/USD Market

Key Levels:

Resistance levels: $95, $100, $105

Support levels: $70, $65, $60

LTCUSD – Daily Chart

According to the daily chart, LTC/USD is currently showing a positive movement over the past few hours. The market is actually running a little retracement move towards $90 with price growth of 9.18%. Apart from today’s gain, Litecoin (LTC) is still maintaining an upward movement within the channel and traders can expect the price to continue to rise as soon as the bulls put more pressure on the market.

What to Expect from Litecoin (LTC)

If the price can keep respecting the upward movement, we can then expect a bullish continuation after testing the $75 support. As the technical indicator, RSI (14) crosses above the 9-day moving average; the potential resistance levels are located at $95, $100, and $105 in the long-term.

However, should in case the coin continues to maintain the rising channel pattern, traders may witness a more bullish trend. Meanwhile, looking at the price formation, a bearish breakout may likely play out for this market and this could roll the coin back to the long-term support at $70, $65, and $60 levels. Therefore, a continuous fall might further lead to a violent break below $55.

Against Bitcoin, the buyers are gradually stepping back into the market as the coin is trying to show some promising signs that could make higher highs should it continue to move above the 9-day and 21-day moving averages. From the upside, the nearest level of resistance lies at 4800 SAT and above this, higher resistance lies at 5000 SAT and 5200 SAT.

LTCBTC – Daily Chart

In other words, from the downside; the nearest support level is below the moving averages at 4100 SAT and beneath this, further support lies at 4000 SAT. If the price drops further to create additional low, lower support may be located at 3800 SAT and 3600 SAT. The RSI (14) has already crossed above the 50-level which shows that the bulls are building up.

Source: https://insidebitcoins.com/news/ltc-usd-market-33

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Crypto Version of ‘Giving Tuesday’ Returns With 10X as Many Charities

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With the holiday season approaching and cryptocurrencies led by bitcoin (BTC) surging in price, charities are warming to the opportunity to accept donations of the digital tender. 

Slated for Dec. 1, the crypto rendition of the annual worldwide charity event #GivingTuesday  – #BitcoinTuesday – is back for another year, spearheaded by crypto donations platform The Giving Block. 

According to the organization, while last year’s Bitcoin Tuesday event managed to attract only 12 non-profits, this year over 120 such organizations including Save the Children, No Kid Hungry and The Tor Project have signed up for the event. The non-profits will accept donations in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH) and litecoin (LTC), among others. 

“In general, as the price goes up, you see a lot more donations. And we saw that happen a lot in 2017,” said Alex Wilson, co-founder of the Giving Block, adding that donations may even rise because people may look to offset their tax liability amid rising prices for crypto assets.  

While charity is its own reward, making the donation in cryptocurrencies can help users avoid some capital gains taxes they might otherwise have incurred had they cashed out their crypto and donated fiat, tax experts have noted.

Since cryptocurrencies are treated like property by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and some other tax agencies around the world, taxable events occur every time a user converts crypto to fiat.

But like stock donations, users can donate cryptocurrencies, get a tax write off-and not have to worry about paying capital gains tax on the cryptocurrency they donate. 

Diversifying donations

Hope for Haiti, a nonprofit organization which works toward improving education, health and water facilities for residents of the Caribbean nation, is one the charities accepting crypto donations. According to the non-profit’s CEO, Skyler Badenoch, the idea was in part spurred by a need to diversify donation sources. So it did some research on the market. 

“We know how much litecoin it would take to pay a teacher’s salary, we know how much XRP it would take to plant a tree,” said Badenoch. He noted that the non-profit is also keen on exploring how blockchain technology can help add transparency to the charity sector. 

A non-profit focused on tackling child hunger in the United States, No Kid Hungry, is another organisation which will be taking part in the Bitcoin Tuesday campaign. The non-profit, similar to Hope for Haiti, also indicated that it swaps gifted crypto for fiat upon receipt. 

“Similar to stock donations, we convert cryptocurrency donations into U.S. dollars immediately,” said Diane Clifford, managing director of constituency development at No Kid Hungry.

A Bitcoin tradition

In addition to the Giving Block campaign, users can also make crypto donations through BitGive

Founded in 2013, BitGive helped co-host one of the first Bitcoin Giving Tuesday events in 2014 and has since continued to support charities in the United States and overseas. The first  crypto-specific registered non-profit organization, BitGive uses the Bitcoin blockchain and RSK sidechain to help donors seee where the money is going.

“We tackled these more simple concepts many years ago,” said founder Connie Gallippi. “We are excited to now have grown and developed a sophisticated platform leveraging the technology directly and demonstrating the beauty of bitcoin and blockchain to a mainstream audience.” 

Since those early days, BitGive has added a layer of transparency through its GiveTrack tool, allowing donors to follow the money and see where and how it is allocated. Some of its most recent project announcements include partnerships with Heifer International, an organization that works to eradicate hunger and poverty, and Black Girls Code.

In an effort to give newcomers to crypto donations an easy way to donate, BitGive has announced that donors can now make donations on its GiveTrack platform using credit/debit cards or Apple Pay through Wyre

“Our platform will automatically convert their donation into bitcoin and send BTC to the charity’s wallet,” said Connie Gallipi, founder of BitGive, in an email. She added that this way mainstream users who never owned cryptocurrencies could take advantage of the blockchain-associated transparency without the hassle or friction of having to buy some.  

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Source: https://www.coindesk.com/giving-tuesday-giving-block-bitgive

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