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Bloomberg Terminal Lists Ethereum-Based Debt Instrument

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Cadence, which puts commercial debt into ERC-20 tokens, will soon be listed on Bloomberg Terminal.

In a first for a blockchain-based financial instrument, Cadence has obtained a Financial Instrument Global Identifier (FIGI). With this new designation, Cadence becomes easy to research and trade for the broad array of financial professionals working with Bloomberg Terminal, the market-leading software. Each FIGI record carries with it metadata such as interest rate, maturity schedule and instrument type.

In Cadence’s case, it also includes the smart contract address on Ethereum.

Cadence works with the sort of debt businesses need to cover short-term gaps in cash flow. Founder Nelson Chu said this industry has run on Excel spreadsheets and phone calls, making it very opaque.

Chu told CoinDesk:

“We are creating an immutable ledger that houses all asset-level performance data at every stage of its lifecycle, from inception through maturity. This creates an oracle of asset performance data that every counterparty in a private credit transaction can reference to accurately price, structure and invest.”

The firm has made eight issuances so far, with one-month, three-month and nine-month maturities, and automatic rollovers. All will be viewable on the terminal.

Richard Robinson, Bloomberg’s data standards lead, said in a press release:

“The assignment of a FIGI to digital assets is a natural and simple example of the standard’s native utility. It is proof that FIGI can easily extend to new, even esoteric financial instruments.”

The FIGI was first developed as the Bloomberg Global Identifier (BBGID) before being open-sourced in 2014 and embraced by the computer industry’s standards consortium.

Cadence is a relatively new product, one which will allow investors to participate with investments as small as $500 in fairly short-term, high-yield commercial debt instruments. It has been in private beta since January.

All of Cadence’s issuances will be viewable under the ticker symbol CDGRP on the terminal, not to mention the ethereum blockchain. Chu said:

“We’re creating a level of transparency and efficiency that has simply never been possible before.”

 

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Ethereum technical analysis: ETH/USD bearish flag subject to a potential breakout

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  • Ethereum price is trading in the red marginally, down 2.50% the session on Tuesday.
  • ETH/USD is moving within consolidation mode within a bearish flag structure. 
  • Heavy supply can be observed at the $200 price market, where the price faced some rejection just a few sessions ago. 

ETH/USD daily chart

Price action is moving within a bearish flag structure, subject to a potential breakout south.

ETH/USD 60-minute chart

Price action is being supported by an ascending trend line near-term via the 60-minute chart view, bears are testing it to the downside. 

Spot rate:                  186.07

Relative change:      -2.50%

High:                         188.68

Low:                          180.90

ETH/USD

OVERVIEW
Today last price182.83
Today Daily Change1.54
Today Daily Change %0.85
Today daily open181.29
TRENDS
Daily SMA20178.7
Daily SMA50183.58
Daily SMA100205.4
Daily SMA200211.32
LEVELS
Previous Daily High184.85
Previous Daily Low178.89
Previous Weekly High197.8
Previous Weekly Low168.1
Previous Monthly High224.69
Previous Monthly Low152.51
Daily Fibonacci 38.2%182.57
Daily Fibonacci 61.8%181.16
Daily Pivot Point S1178.5
Daily Pivot Point S2175.71
Daily Pivot Point S3172.54
Daily Pivot Point R1184.46
Daily Pivot Point R2187.64
Daily Pivot Point R3190.43

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Ethereum’s Bearish Wave Count Outlined by Cryptocurrency Analyst

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Ethereum is the second-largest cryptocurrency when ranked by its market capitalization. It made headlines on Monday when its co-founder was spotted in the company of several Chinese investors and internet moguls. This could have been the reason for a nearly 10 percent increase in the price of the altcoin.

However, despite this price spike, Ethereum has been on a downward trend for the prior 110 days.

Crypto trader @smartcontracter pointed out that the Ethereum four-hour chart looks bearish while outlining a possible downward path for the price.

According to him, the price is ready to make a downward move towards $170.

While the short-term wave count seems correct, we want to look at the longer-term price action to decide the Ethereum price outlook and find a target for the end of the downward move.

Ethereum Wave Count

Looking at the price movement since Ethereum reached a low of $83 on December 7, 2018, we believe the ETH price has finished a five-wave upward move when it reached a high of $363 on June 26, 2019.

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Since then, the Ethereum price has been trading inside of a descending wedge. The descending wedge is a bullish pattern, making a price breakout more likely. While inside its confines, ETH has either finished the final corrective C-wave or is very close to doing so.

However, it is also right at the resistance line of the pattern. Therefore, even though the wedge is a bullish pattern, we could definitely see an extension of the downward leg towards the support area if the price does not break out immediately.

Moving Averages

When we look at the daily moving averages (MAs), the possibility of a breakout is greatly reduced.

The 100- and 200-day MAs have just made a bearish cross and are providing close resistance to the price.

A bullish cross between the two MAs occurred in May and preceded an increase of more than 100 percent.

The current bearish cross could very well be a precursor to a similar decrease. However, due to the support area outlined near $160 and the projected end of the wedge, we do not believe this decrease will have the same magnitude.

What Will Happen?

Looking at the four-hour chart to which @smartcontracter alluded to, we can see a short-term ascending support line. Combining it with the descending resistance line from the wedge, we get a symmetrical triangle which is projected to end in two days.

ETH Price

A decisive move should occur by that time.

Based on our long-term analysis, we agree with the statement made by @smartcontracter that the price is likely to initiate a downward move.

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Ethereum’s price may be hit by a breach of the ascending channel

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Ethereum noted a fall of 9.40% in the month of September, pulling the value of the coin from $204.80 to $185.54. However, October provided some relief after the price noted a rise of 9.82%, taking the price from $172.16 to $189.14. The second largest coin in the cryptocurrency market currently stands priced at $184.82, with a market cap of $19.98 billion.

However, the long-term chart has predicted that the rise could only be momentary and that the coin might note a fall.

Daily ETH chart

Source: ETH/USD on TradingView

Source: ETH/USD on TradingView

The daily chart for Ethereum suggested the formation of an ascending channel. This channel, characterized by two upward sloping lines, marked the higher highs at $177.12, $183.85, and $200.98 and higher lows at $152.04, $168.56, and $176.51. According to the nature of the formed pattern, a breakout towards the downside may take place with its breach.

The moving average 50 lay under the moving average 100 for the 62nd consecutive day. The averages rested above the candlesticks, indicating a highly bearish market. Even though the MACD indicator suggests a bullish market, the reduced momentum implies that a reversal of trend could be possible.

Conclusion

The long-term chart for Ethereum points at a devaluation in the value of the coin, as it breaches out of the ascending channel.

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