- EOS moves fast towards critical $2.00.
- The community is angered by Starteos offer.
EOS is on a death spiral, losing nearly 6% in recent 24 hours. The 6th largest coin by market capitalization is moving rapidly towards critical $2.00 amid global bearish sentiments and fundamental internal issues.
The coin is undermined by sings of network centralization and rumors of possible manipulations. The news that EOS founder and Block One’s CTO Dan Larimer is launching a new cryptocurrency project triggered speculations that he is leaving EOS and increase the pressure. Mr. Larimer reassured the community that was not abandoning EOS, but the harm was already done.
Moreover, this week Starteos, one of EOS Block Producers (BP) angered the community again, by offering token holders remuneration for their votes.
The company said that users would get stable EOS revenue after delegating Starteos.io as a proxy.
“The ‘winter’ of cryptocurrencies has come. How much faith do you left to have? Now, Starteos is still gonna stay with YOU, our most important and best friends! And we gonna share the proceeds with you and make [it] through the difficulties together,” they wrote in a blog post, providing instructions on how to claim the benefits.
EOS/USD is now changing hands at $2.22, off the Asian low touched at $2.11. The recovery is capped by SMA50 (1-hour) currently at $2.43. Once it is cleared, the upside may be extended towards $2.60 (SMA100) and $2.8 (SMA200) with the ultimate short-term resistance at $3.0.
On the downside, a sustainable move below $2.00 will expose 1.9, which is the lowest level since December 2017.
EOS/USD, 1-hour chart
EOS Daily Price Forecast
EOS/USD Medium-term Trend: Bullish
Resistance levels: $ 6, $7, $8.
Support levels: $3, $2, $1.
Last week the price of EOS was in a bearish trend. On December 7, the crypto’s price fell to the low of $1.67 and made a bullish movement toward the EMAs. The crypto’s price broke the 12-day EMA and the 26-day EMA but could not sustain hold at the bullish trend zone.
Meanwhile, the price is EOS is above the 12-day EMA and the 26-day EMA indicating that price is in the bullish trend zone. Also, the MACD line and the signal line are above the zero line which indicates a buy signal.
EOS/USD Short-term Trend: Bullish
On the 1-hour chart, the price of EOS is in a bullish trend. On December 7, the crypto’s price fell to the low of $1.56 and commenced a bullish movement. The crypto’s price has broken the EMAs and it is above the bullish trend zone.
The price broke below the 12-day EMA and it is ranging above the 26-day EMA. The MACD line and the signal line are above the zero line which indicates a buy signal. There will be no long trade recommendation as price is in bearish trend zone.
Source: Bitcoin Exchange Guide
EOS price analysis: EOS/USD hopeless under $2.0
- EOS recovered from recent lows, but $2.0 remains unconquered.
- A sustainable growth above $3.0 is needed to reduce the pressure.
EOS slumped well below critical $2.0 handle and touched $1.5 handle on Friday. While the 7th largest coin with a market value of $1.7B managed to gain over 7% since this time on Sunday, it is still trading below $2.0, down over 90% from the peak reached in April 2018.
The coin is undermined by the reports of the network vulnerabilities to hack attacks and internal issues related to the degree of centralization and possible manipulations.
Looking technically, EOS/USD needs to gain ground above psychological $2.0 and $2.26 (SMA200, 1-hour). Once this immediate resistance area is cleared, the upside may be extended towards $3.00 and $3.74 (SMA200, 4-hour). However, considering the downward looking RSI and overall bearish sentiments on the market, a sustainable upside movement looks unlikely, at least in the short-term.
On the downside, the coin may retest the recent low of $1.5, which is the lowest level since November 2017. Once it is broken, $1.00 will come into focus. That’s where a fresh buying interest is likely to appear.
EOS/USD, 1-hour chart
EOS Price Notes Steep Gains as Value Approaches $2
It has been a rather rough month of December for EOS. Although all currencies and assets lost tremendous value, EOS, in particular, suffered significant losses. It was not uncommon for the altcoin to drop by over 10% in a single day, whereas the market average was 5% or less. Things are not slowly picking up again, as the EOS price is well underway to hit $2 in the coming hours.
EOS Price Reversal Looks Promising
Every time a cryptocurrency or digital asset market rebound becomes apparent, one has to wonder how long the momentum will last this time around. This is especially true for altcoins, as they need Bitcoin’s momentum first and foremost. EOS Has not been an exception in this regard, and it seems unlikely that scenario will change in the near future.
Over the past 24 hours, there has been an interesting EOS price increase. Thanks to an 8% rise in the EOS/BTC value, the altcojn now sits at $1.95 again. That represents a net 14% increase in USD value in just a few hours. Compared to the steep drop-offs in the past few weeks, such a massive reversal shouldn’t come as a big surprise either.
It would appear tension on Twitter is rising where the EOS-related discussions are concerned. In fact, there is a genuine dispute between supporters of EOS and Tron right now. Both ecosystems take very different approaches and aren’t even rivals to one another. Even so, people will gladly try to tell everyone else why one is better than the other.
OK forget my opinion look at facts: 45 million transactions #EOS ( free transactions) VS 1.5 million transactions for Tron..( not free transactions)
— leo perez (@Bavaro11) December 9, 2018
This “dispute” is also spilling over into a few other discussions between TRX and EOs supporters. Tarquin points out how TRX certainly has a real use and is destined to overtake both ES and Ethereum in terms of utility. That would certainly be something to behold, although one has to wonder whether or not all of these projects will succeed in the first place.
No real utility because it's not a token. It is a world of it's own. #trxcommunity is stronger smarter and has the leader @justinsuntron that will make #TRX take over #eth and #EOS if you are #hodling #xrp over #tron don't cry when u lose out of 5,000 XS return. @Tronfoundation
— Tarquin Token Tarq Tronstronics #tronmafia (@TronsTronics) December 9, 2018
To put things in a different spotlight, it would appear EOS is one of the more active topics of discussion on Telegram. It joins a pretty impressive list which includes Bitcoin, Ethereum, Binance Coin, and Vechain. Surprisingly, EOS does not score that well in the “sentiment” rankings, albeit that is not necessarily a big surprise either.
Today top 5 cryptocurrency discussed most on Telegram are 1.#BTC 2.#EOS 3.#ETH 4.#BNB 5.#VET
Coins with highest sentiment index (higher score = more positive) are 1.#AE 2.#CS 3.#DASH 4.#BNB 5.#MFT
See more data: https://t.co/LnW93z47MV
— Huobi Research (@Huobi_Research) December 9, 2018
As has been rather apparent, a Bitcoin price dip can be quite problematic for the EOS value as well. This problem is not unique to EOS by any means, although its rather big trading volume should be sufficient to keep the momentum going for some time to come. At the same time, markets can turn around in very quick succession, and tomorrow may be very different from today.