Cryptolve Weekly Roundup – January 21, 2018

Well, until the South Korean government makes a concerted effort and statement regarding their view of cryptocurrencies, except continued pressure on the market. Contrasting opinions continue to come out of a country that had until now proven to be a reliable bull. It appears now though that the Koreans are taking a reasonable approach and are only looking to stop anonymous trading.

Bitcoin: Awaiting a Surge ($12 500, -6%)

The coin that started it all continued its slide this week, largely on continued worries about South Korea. The fact that the coin is also increasingly losing its role as a transactable good could also be hindering a rapid recovery. However, the bulls were still buying the dips and forming a solid line of support around the $10 000 USD marker, with very minor profit taking shaving the tops.

Failure to reverse last week could mean the token slide again, but expect it to end the week around $13 000 USD.

Ethereum: Relative Stability ($1 050,-21%)

Ethereum was pulled down by Korea as well this week, but was heavily bought up anytime the price dipped below $1 000 USD. However, there is little reason to believe that ETH can breach $1 500 USD anytime soon barring any major developments. Expect the token to remain in the $1 000 to $1 300 USD range for the next week or so at least.

Again, Mr. Buterin took to Twitter for a little experiment. He polled users on what levels of effectiveness they expected from blockchain as a whole, coupled with other logic experiments.

Litecoin: Still Relevant ($190 USD, -17%)

Litecoin was also impacted by the market wide pressure of South Korea and saw it’s price slide just over 17%. As is usually the case in this market bulls bought any major dips, and the token should not slide too far below the $200 USD range. Expect LTC to the $225 USD range over the next week or two.


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Cody Atkinson13 Posts

Cody is a consultant from Canada who is passionate about helping others achieve their financial goals. Heavily favouring fundamental analysis in all investment decisions, the excitement surrounding cryptocurrencies unlocked a passion for technical analysis as well. In this epoch of technological and digitized investment options, Cody believes it of utmost importance to maintain a close watch on the evolution of blockchain technology. After all, it has been the driving force behind the market disruptions, and success or stagnation of different cryptocurrencies.

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