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Bitcoin Retakes May Highs With Spike In On-Chain Activity

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Anyone paying attention to Bitcoin in the past months will notice a subtle, but importance change in its fundamentals. As BTC’s price made its way back to May’s high, just before the first capitulation event, there was an uptick in on-chain activity.

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Unlike the sell-off period that occurred from May to end of July 2021, there was an increase in Bitcoin transactions. This rise led to an increment in network fees, as shown by explorer Mempool.space.

Source: Mempool.space

At the time of writing, a high priority Bitcoin transaction needs to pay a 20 sat/vB to be included in the blockchain, one of the highest fees in the past month. Conversely, BTC trades at $57,632 with a 19.3% profit in the daily chart.

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BTC on a rally in the daily chart. Source: BTCUSD Tradingview

Although the Bitcoin network is still far from the levels of activity experienced during its price peaked, the uptick is significant and could point towards a sustain rally by end of 2021.

According to a recent report by Glassnode, the boost in network activity suggest fresh demand for Bitcoin could arrive to the market in Q4. The research firm records a 19% grown in individual participants on-chain during the past 7-days.

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This metric stands at 291,000 active entities per day. Glassnode noted the following on what this could mean for BTC:

This value is on par with counts from late 2020 at the beginning of the last bull run. More active market participants has historically correlated with growing interest in the asset during early stage bull markets.

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Source: Glassnode

In addition, there has been an increase in the median transaction size during September. This metric stands at over 1.3 BTC, the research firm claimed.

A surge in the median transaction size doesn’t necessarily implies a continuation of the current rally, but suggest more institutions are coming into the market, Glassnode added:

Generally speaking, periods near the end of bear markets are when smart money start to accumulate in size. These periods are often characterised by lower (but rising) on-chain activity and increasingly large transaction sizes.

Bitcoin To Enter Bullish Phase?

Additional data provided by Glassnode notes an increase in some important metrics. For example, the Bitcoin Percent Supply in profit for the past week reached a 4-month high.

The transaction volume in the BTC Perpetual Futures Contract reached a 3-month high of $281,278,010 on crypto exchange Bitfinex. This suggest that the derivatives market is also starting to heat up and could once again become an obstacle for the BTC bulls.

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However, the Transfer Volume as a percentage of the Realized Cap, a metric used to compare on-chain activity with the “value stored” in Bitcoin, recently rose above 3%. As Glassnode indicated, this suggest BTC could be about to enterer a bullish market phase.

Transfer Volume has once again broken above the 3% threshold suggesting growing demand for on-chain settlement of value. This is a bullish a development worth watching in the coming weeks based on its high historical signal.

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Source: Glassnode
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Ethereum About to See “Liftoff” if It’s Able to Hold One Crucial Level

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Ethereum Rally

Ethereum gained pace above the $4,250 resistance zone against the US Dollar. ETH must stay above $4,150 to accelerate higher in the near term.

  • Ethereum started a recovery wave above the $4,000 and $4,250 resistance levels.
  • The price is now trading above $4,150 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
  • There was a break above a key bearish trend line with resistance near $4,150 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
  • The pair could start a fresh rally if it stays above $4,150 and the 100 hourly SMA.

Ethereum Price Gains Momentum

Ethereum found support near $3,350 and started a fresh increase. ETH gained pace for a move above the $3,800 and $3,880 resistance levels. It even broke the $4,000 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

Besides, the price climbed above the 50% Fib retracement level of the key decline from the $4,660 swing high to $3,327 low. There was also a break above a key bearish trend line with resistance near $4,150 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD.

The pair is now trading above $4,150 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. It is consolidating near the $4,350 resistance zone and the 76.4% Fib retracement level of the key decline from the $4,660 swing high to $3,327 low.

Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com

An initial resistance on the upside is near the $4,380 level. The first major resistance is near the $4,400 level. The next major hurdle is near the $4,550 level. A clear move above the $4,550 could send the price further higher. In the stated case, the price could drift towards the $4,700 level in the near term.

Dips Limited in ETH?

If ethereum fails to start a fresh increase above the $4,400 level, it could start a downside correction. An initial support on the downside is near the $4,300 level.

The key support is now forming near the $4,150 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. If there is a clear break below the $4,150 support, the price could accelerate lower. The next major breakdown support is $4,000, below which the price could decline towards $3,850.

Technical Indicators

Hourly MACDThe MACD for ETH/USD is gaining pace in the bullish zone.

Hourly RSIThe RSI for ETH/USD is now well above the 50 level.

Major Support Level – $4,150

Major Resistance Level – $4,400

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TA: Bitcoin Reclaims $50K, Why 100 SMA Is The Key For Larger Increase

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Bitcoin is recovering and trading above $50,000 against the US Dollar. ETH must settle above $51,000 and the 100 hourly SMA to continue higher.

  • Bitcoin started a recovery wave above the key $50,000 resistance zone.
  • The price is now trading near $51,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
  • There is a short-term bullish trend line forming with support near $49,600 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • The pair could start a decent upward move if there is a close above $51,000.

Bitcoin Price Gains Momentum

Bitcoin price started a decent recovery wave after a major decline below $45,000. BTC climbed back above the $46,500 and $48,000 resistance levels to start the recent recovery.

The price is back above the $49,200 resistance level. There as a break above the 50% Fib retracement level of the key decline from the $57,690 swing high to $40,150 low. Besides, the bulls were able to push the price above the key $50,000 resistance zone.

There is also a short-term bullish trend line forming with support near $49,600 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The pair is now trading near $51,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

An immediate resistance on the upside is near the $51,000 level and the 100 hourly SMA. It is close to the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the key decline from the $57,690 swing high to $40,150 low. A clear break above the $51,000 resistance zone could open the doors for more upsides.

The next key resistance is near the $52,500 level, above which the price could accelerate higher. In the stated case, the price could rise towards the $53,500 level.

Fresh Decline In BTC?

If bitcoin fails to clear the $51,000 resistance zone, it could start a fresh downside correction. An immediate support on the downside is near the $50,200 level.

The first major support is now forming near the $49,600 level and the trend line. A downside break below the $49,600 support may perhaps start a fresh decline. The next stop for the bears might be $46,000.

Technical indicators:

Hourly MACD – The MACD is now gaining pace in the bullish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is currently above the 50 level.

Major Support Levels – $50,200, followed by $49,600.

Major Resistance Levels – $51,000, $52,500 and $53,500.

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Number Of Cardano Wallets Staking ADA Crosses 1 Million

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Cardano has now crossed the 1 million staking wallets milestone. The project has been one of the most promising in the space and has garnered a cult-like following since it debuted in 2017. The altcoin held the number one spot for the network with the highest amount of coins staked until recently when Solana took over that title. Nevertheless, it has held its own in the market.

Breaking A New Record

On Sunday, December 5th, crypto investor Jesse Blount took to Twitter to congratulate Charles Hoskinson, the founder of Cardano, on its latest milestone. In the tweet, Blount included a picture that showed that the number of delegators on the Cardano network had crossed one million.

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Staking on the network had ramped up following the release of smart contracts capabilities on the blockchain. Developers had finally been able to release DApps on the network and the projects which launched on the blockchain enjoyed tremendous success due to the anticipation. What followed was a rapid increase in the number of users that were staking their ADA on the network.

Number of staking wallets on Cardano surpasses 1 million | Source: Twitter

The image posted by Blount showed that there were a little over 1 million wallets staking on the network across 3,108 staking pools. A total of 33,085,775,493 ADA were staked on the network at the time of the post, representing 72% of the total ADA circulating supply staked. It remains one of the largest proof-of-stake blockchains.

Cardano price chart from TradingView.com

ADA drops to $1.28 | Source: ADAUSD on TradingView.com

First DEX Coming To Cardano

The launch of DEXs on the Cardano blockchain has been one of the major reasons behind the increased activity on the network. As users move towards other blockchains from the high fees of the Ethereum network, Cardano has begun absorbing this user base.

SundaeSwap is set to be the first DEX to launch on the Cardano network. According to a post on IOHK’s official Twitter, the DEX was set to launch on the Cardano testnet. The developer anticipates high usage and transaction, hence the reason for the partnership is to ensure it runs smoothly.

Related Reading | Cardano Records Over 20 Million Transactions Ahead of DEX Launches

This launch signals the official launch of DeFi on Cardano. The DEX will first go through the testnet to see how it performs under high throughput. The community was too to expect bugs in the DEX, but to also keep in mind that it is still in the early stages. As DeFi makes its home on Cardano, there will definitely be some kinks to straighten out before it is working perfectly.

Featured image from CadaNews, chart from TradingView.com

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