Potential $ETH fake-outs amid trading sideways

​​$BTC 24 Hour High $30,468 / Low $29,224 |   $BTC +2.5% Past 24 hours; +3.4% Past 7 day

Good morning. $BTC has finished in the red for the 8th consecutive week despite a relatively uneventful weekend. The Wall Street Journal’s recent story on alleged insider trading issues also put various global crypto exchanges under fire. On the bright side, ETH’s long-awaited proof-of-stake upgrade is likely to occur this August – a giant step forward for the No. 2 digital asset.

$BTC was under relentless selling pressure again and continued to trade sideways within the new trading corridor between $28,600 and $31,400 we identified last week. Historically, capitulation was followed by at least a week of strength. However, this time was not the case, which makes the ongoing capitulation unique. The markets are likely to continue grinding lower. If $28,600 fails to hold, the 50M EMA provides support for $BTC at $25,700 (the 50M EMA). On the off chance that if $BTC could gather some bullish momentum and breach this resistance level this week, our upside target is $33,000. The on-balance volume (OBV) is trading sideways, too, implying that markets are as active on red days as they are on green days.

Over the past 24 hours, $ETH flashed a buy signal on the MACD while its daily RSI tentatively moved above the weekly RSI. The OBV also held at a key support level, which aligns with its January 24 low. In the short term, investors should keep an eye on the upside hurdle at $2,160 and support at $1,900. Given the levels of fear in the crypto markets, we should stay cautious about potential fake-outs to the downside before we rally towards $2,200.

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Digital Assets Market

  • Total crypto market capitalization stands at $1.36T, +2.6% from yesterday
  • $BTC is -0.19% at time of writing; 24H liquidations and funding rates: 33.06M, +0.00426% average
  • $ETH is -0.45% at time of writing; 24H liquidations and funding rates: 33.42M, +0.02083% average 
  • Stablecoins market dominance: USDT 45.90%; USDC 33.30%; BUSD 11.61%; DAI 3.85%

Alts and DeFi watch:

  • DeFi TVL: $112.93B (+1.10% over last 24 hours)
  • $SOL +3.8% in the last 24 hours, -10.5% in the past week
  • $SHIB +0.7% in the last 24 hours, -8.0% in the past week
  • $SAND +4.9% in the last 24 hours, -0.8% in the past week
  • $ENJ +4.0% in the last 24 hours, -4.3% in the past week

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