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TA: Bitcoin Price Won’t Go Down Quietly: Key Supports To Watch

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Bitcoin extended losses below the $23,650 support zone against the US Dollar. BTC must stay above $23,200 to avoid more losses in the near term.

  • Bitcoin remained in a bearish zone and traded below the $23,650 support.
  • The price is now trading below the $23,650 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
  • There is a connecting bearish trend line forming with resistance near $24,000 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • The pair could extend losses if there is a clear move below the $23,200 support in the near term.

Bitcoin Price Drops Further

Bitcoin price failed to stay in a positive zone above the $24,000 level. BTC started another decline and traded below the $23,650 support zone.

There was a clear move below the $23,500 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. Finally, the price found support near the $23,200 zone. A low was formed near $23,193 and the price is now consolidating losses.

Bitcoin price is now trading below the $23,650 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. On the upside, an immediate resistance is near the $23,500 level. It is near the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $24,438 swing high to $23,193 low.

The first major resistance on the upside sits near the $23,800 level. It is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $24,438 swing high to $23,193 low.

The main resistance is forming near the $24,000 zone and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is also a connecting bearish trend line forming with resistance near $24,000 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. A close above the $23,800 and $24,000 resistance levels might start another increase.

Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com

In the stated case, the price may perhaps climb towards the $24,500 resistance. Any more gains might send the price towards the $25,000 level.

More Losses in BTC?

If bitcoin fails to clear the $24,000 resistance zone, it could continue to move down. An immediate support on the downside is near the $23,320 level.

The next major support now sits near the $23,200 level. A downside break and close below the $23,200 level might spark another decline. In the stated case, the price might decline towards the $22,750 level.

Technical indicators:

Hourly MACD – The MACD is now losing pace in the bearish zone.

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

Major Support Levels – $23,320, followed by $23,200.

Major Resistance Levels – $23,500, $23,800 and $24,000.

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CertiK Uncovers Suspicious $2.4M Payments Into Tornado Cash

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Certik Uncovers Suspicious $2.4M Payments Into Tornado Cash
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  • The money movement is linked to the October 2021 BXH Exchange breach.
  • GitHub reinstated the Tornado Cash code in “read-only” mode.

On Saturday, crypto security company CertiK said that it had uncovered a suspicious $2.4 million payment into the cryptocurrency mixer Tornado Cash. Information suggests the money movement is connected to the October 2021 BXH Exchange breach. It resulted in a loss of $139 million. Although the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) has placed sanctions on the crypto mixer. However, the exchange is still being used to move money.

The theft of over 4,000 ETH worth $139 million from the BXH Exchange at the end of October is likely connected to the transfer of funds.

Hackers Defying Sanctions

The address 0x158F5 is held by a third party and used the Binance Smart Chain and Avalanche staking contract’s privileged method to retrieve staked tokens and withdraw cash. The tokens were then transferred to Ethereum using the address.

CertiK reports that the staking contract holding the funds and locations was previously released by a Telegram group formed by persons affected by the BXH Exchange. Tokens with a bridging ERC-20 standard were converted to ETH at the address in question. To date, almost $2.4 million in value has been transferred into Tornado Cash, represented by 1865 ETH tokens.

Even after the Office of Foreign Asset Control at the U.S. Treasury banned suspicious transactions on Tornado Cash in August, the service is still accepting them. The crypto mixer platform has just received a transfer of 500 thousand DAI from EOA 0x0B789. The money transfer was associated with an exploit in DAO Maker.

After receiving confirmation from the Office of Foreign Asset Control of the United States Treasury, GitHub reinstated the Tornado Cash code in “read-only” mode.

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Whale Alert: 270 Million XRP ($130M) Bought by Whales

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Ripple (Xrp) Price Jumps To New Four-Month High
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  • The largest ever buy was on the Bitso crypto market for 54.1 million XRP.
  • XRP prices have increased by around 50% during the last week.

The native XRP token of Ripple has seen the most growth over the previous seven days. While Bitcoin and Ethereum have both had big price declines recently, XRP has seen a sharp increase. The current price increase of XRP may be attributed to a number of factors. Whales hoarding Ripple tokens is one instance.

Tokens worth around $130.2 million in XRP, almost 270M XRP have been transmitted from several cryptocurrency exchanges to many unknown addresses in the past 24 hours, according to data from Whale Alert. The largest ever buy was on the Bitso crypto market for 54.1 million XRP. Approximately $27.5 million worth of XRP coins were purchased by Whale all at once.

High Volatility Expected After Judgement

However, whales have been buying up XRP on the Bitstamp platform to the tune of nearly $84.1 million. To their XRP holdings, whales have just added more than $41.4 million over many trades. Meanwhile, a massive transaction involving 132 million XRP (about $62.1 million) was also spotted by the whale tracker.

Since the SEC and Ripple submitted their summary judgement papers, there has been a dramatic increase in the whale stockpiling of XRP tokens. The current increase was caused by new court documents. It also noted a surge in the number of active addresses holding between 1 and 10 million XRP tokens in late 2022.

On the other hand, XRP prices have increased by around 50% during the last week. Since word of the case’s resolution circulated favorably across the market, this is the result. At this moment, the price of XRP is $0.5015 as per CMC.

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