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Ethereum Key Indicators Suggest A Strengthening Case For More Losses

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Ethereum declined sharply from the $1,655 resistance zone against the US Dollar. ETH is struggling and remains at a risk of more losses below the $1,450 level.

  • Ethereum started a fresh decline after it failed to clear the $1,650 resistance zone.
  • The price is now trading below $1,550 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
  • There is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near $1,610 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
  • The pair could accelerate further lower below the $1,450 support zone in the near term.

Ethereum Price Starts Fresh Decline

Ethereum failed to gain strength for a move above the $1,650 and $1,660 resistance levels. ETH formed a top near the $1,653 level and started a fresh decline.

There was a steady decline below the $1,600 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. The price even traded below the $1,550 and $1,520 support levels. There was a drop over around 10% and the price traded as low as $1,453.

Ether price is now consolidating losses above the $1,450 level and below the 100 hourly simple moving average. On the upside, the price is facing resistance near the $1,500 level. It is near the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $1,653 swing high to $1,453 low.

The next major resistance is near the $1,550 and $1,560 levels. It is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $1,653 swing high to $1,453 low.

Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com

A clear break above $1,560 might send the price towards the $1,600 level. There is also a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near $1,610 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. Any more gains may perhaps open the doors for a move towards the $1,650 resistance in the near term.

More Losses in ETH?

If ethereum fails to rise above the $1,500 resistance, it could continue to move down. An initial support on the downside is near the $1,450 zone.

The next major support is near $1,420. A downside break below the $1,420 support might another sharp decline. In the stated case, ether price might decline towards the $1,350 level.

Technical Indicators

Hourly MACDThe MACD for ETH/USD is now gaining momentum in the bearish zone.

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

Major Support Level – $1,450

Major Resistance Level – $1,550

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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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