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Can The Top Altcoin End Bitcoin’s Dominance Post Merge?

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Ethereum (ETH), dubbed as the ‘leader of all altcoins’ has long carried the burden and pressure of supplanting Bitcoin (BTC) as the king of all cryptocurrencies.

To this date, it hasn’t succeeded or has come close into completing that mission. Not even The Merge could catapult Ethereum to the top and frankly, it hasn’t been able to even just leave a dent on the wall that was built by Bitcoin to keep its position.

In terms of price, there is considerable gap between the two crypto assets. Tracking from CoinGecko shows that as of this writing, Bitcoin is trading at $19,003 while Ethereum is at $1,338. Both currencies experienced price drop for the last seven days, 5.8% and 14.9%, respectively.

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Misplaced Confidence And Hopes With Merge

Last July during an interview, Ethereum Researcher Vivek Raman expressed confidence that The Merge will enable to altcoin alpha to finally topple the biggest of its hurdles and surpass Bitcoin, becoming the new most prominent cryptocurrency.

The Merge refers to an upgrade that was completed this September that will put Ethereum to a proof-of-stake (PoS) system. It was also deemed to change the network’s monetary policy, making it more environmentally friendly while reducing ETH supply.

But since the migration, Ethereum hasn’t been able to respond with an appropriate bullish run. Instead, along with Bitcoin and all other altcoins, it continues to deal with plummeting prices.

A Moment Of Victory For Ethereum

While it still fails to rise in the same level of prominence as that of Bitcoin’s, Ethereum did have a moment of victory against the crypto king after The Merge, courtesy of a rather strange observed trend reversal in crypto market. 

Bitcoin’s trading dominance came to an abrupt end after ETH trading volume soared to greater heights and ultimately hit an all-time high.

Experts, however, believe that this effect of The Merge to Bitcoin is minimal and there will be resultant price movements, it will be transient. This is because the shift to a proof-of-stake mechanism has always been part of the plan for Ethereum since day one.

Hiro CEO Alex Miller said Bitcoin has already established itself as “the core asset,” calling the crypto “the digital gold.” For that matter, he believes Ethereum surpassing its rival in terms of market capitalization remains improbable as of this time.

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ETH total market cap at $165 billion on the daily chart | Source: TradingView.com

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(The analysis represents the author's personal views and should not be construed as investment advice).

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Helium (HNT) Holds Gains Undermining Market Downtrend

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Helium (HNT), a cryptocurrency project focusing on the Internet of Things, has gained in recent times despite market conditions. According to CoinMarketCap, HNT has been up 8.42% over the last 7 days, trading at $4.90 at press time.

Despite the gains, the token has found it difficult to break above the $5 mark. The price movement has been on a downward trend. It’s uncertain if this will continue or not. However, its weekly price action has given traders a good reason to be hopeful.

Related Reading: Bitcoin Price Is Sitting On A Gun Powder, Will It Explode?

How Helium Is Holding Its End

As of writing, the Helium (HNT/USD) price is $4.90. Although earlier this morning, October 2nd, it was considerably higher than that. What makes this rate so exceptional for this coin?

The market is behaving strangely. Friday’s HNT price of $5.11 and recent volatile trends indicate this. This is a really positive sign for this cryptocurrency, as there is now a great deal of interest in it. The coin’s value and trading volume have both increased since last week’s all-time high. So far, today’s trading volume is $19 million, although it’s down 9.52% over yesterday’s total of $21 million.

The charts currently show a double top which indicates a bearish reversal pattern. However, the current price is still very much within the range of support levels. If the price continues to fall below these levels, then we could see further losses. But if the price breaks out of the resistance level, then we can expect some bullish momentum.

HNT’s price is currently trading at $4.85. | Source: HNTUSD price chart from TradingView.com

Where Does Helium Go From Here?

There’s no telling where this coin will go from here, but things are going well for now. The price of HNT may be almost the same as it was at the beginning of the month, but this does not imply that the price has stayed relatively flat.

Quite the reverse, as the coin has seen much activity. This activity has taken HNT both to new lows and new highs in the space of a few weeks. As it strives to go more mainstream, we anticipate Helium will continue to experience a great deal of activity.

Those that took advantage of the recent downturn have reaped substantial profits from Friday’s upswing. The price movements between then and today, October 2nd, show they might get another chance to benefit in the weeks ahead. But there’s no way to tell for sure.

More On Helium’s IoT Offering

Helium is a blockchain-based technology that focuses on IoT. It has an internet router called Helium hotspot. These nodes provide users with more affordable and extensive internet connectivity. Most crypto initiatives focus on decentralized finance and non-fungible tokens, but just a handful on IoT.

Related Reading: Crypto Community Predicts Polygon (MATIC) To Rise Nearly 20% By October 31

Helium allows for long-distance communication thanks to its worldwide wireless network and helium hotspots. Connectivity for all IoT devices is guaranteed by these hotspots, which serve as the network’s backbone. 

If you own a hotspot, you may benefit from increased visibility and financial incentives. Helium’s distributed ledger technology is made possible by these nodes allowing IoT devices to communicate with one another.

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QNT Marks Positive Moves When Major Coins Facing Dumps

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Quant (QNT), a top 100 cryptocurrency on CoinMarketCap, has marked positive moves in the last few weeks. This is coming when major coins are facing dumps due to bearish market conditions.

The token has stayed green for 4 weeks, gaining over 47.37% since its $95.1 price on September 1st. The price action has been driven by strong volume and trading activity. Despite its market cap still down 2.98%, QNT has performed well against other coins with similar market caps.

Related Reading: Bitcoin Bullish Signal: Exchange Outflows Spike Up

Quant Take Back Nearly 50% From The Market In 4 Weeks

The world’s financial markets were rocked on September 13 as the U.S. Federal Reserve released inflation figures. The stock market crashed, taking the cryptocurrency market with it because of the correlation between the S&P 500 index and Bitcoin.

QNT fell along with the rest of the crypto market on September 13, halting its upward momentum shortly. Market uncertainty and mistrust also made it hard for bulls to boost Ethereum and Bitcoin prices. At that time, the price of QNT had a challenging time moving beyond $112.12. This price acted as its resistance level for the next few days.

Quant finally broke above the $115 mark on September 24th and continued climbing higher. During this time, the majority of coins on the market still lagged behind QNT. The token is still on an upward trend, trading at $132 as of press time. It has gained over 45.65% in the past four weeks.

QNT’s price is currently hovering above $132. | Source: QNTUSD price chart from TradingView.com

What The Charts Say About Quant’s Movement

A formatted inverted head and shoulders pattern emerged on the Quant seven-month price chart. This bullish reversal is frequently seen near market bottoms. It signals a shift in market sentiment from selling on rises to purchasing on declines. In addition, coin purchasers have lately broken through the pattern’s resistance at the neckline. This creates an opportunity for coin holders to recover their investments.

The price of Quant gave a tremendous breakthrough from its resistance trendline of $121 on September 27th. This comes despite the continued uncertainty that exists in the cryptocurrency market. The altcoin buyers spent the next two days trying to keep prices above the broken trendline and the $131 mark.

Plus, the lower price resistance included in these retest candles suggests that buyers are receiving adequate support at this level. As a result, the reversed support reinforced yesterday’s 8.5% rise, providing confirmation of the chart pattern breakthrough.

Chart Trend Gives Traders Hope For A New High

The price of Quant is at $132 as of writing. If people keep buying, the price should go up to $155, which will be the next level of resistance. 

Related Reading: Binance Coin (BNB) Bulls Defends Key Zone, Will The Give Up?

A possible breakthrough in this monthly resistance will give buyers more room to move. It’ll also make the ongoing recovery last longer. On the other hand, the bullish thesis would be disproved if the coin price declined from the $155 barrier. It might even fall below $131.

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