Ethereum remains in a bearish zone and it traded below $2,250 against the US Dollar. ETH price remains at a risk of more downsides below $2,000 in the near term.
- Ethereum extended its decline below the $2,250 and $2,150 levels.
- The price is now trading well below $2,250 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
- There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $2,220 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
- The pair could extend its decline if the bulls fail to protect the key $2,000 support zone.
Ethereum Price Remains At Risk
Ethereum started a steady decline from well above $2,400, similar to bitcoin. ETH traded below the $2,250 and $2,120 support levels to move into a bearish zone.
There was also a break below the $2,100 support zone and a low was formed near $2,041. Recently, ether started a decent recovery and climbed above the $2,200 level. However, the price failed to clear the $2,250 and $2,280 resistance levels.
It is now trading well below $2,250 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. Ether resumed its decline and it traded below the $2,150 level. There was a clear break below the 50% Fib retracement level of the of the upward move from the $2,041 swing low to $2,276 high.
It is now trading near the $2,080 support level, and it is testing the 76.4% Fib retracement level of the of the upward move from the $2,041 swing low to $2,276 high.
Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com
The first major resistance on the upside is near the $2,150 level. The main resistance is now forming near the $2,250 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is also a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $2,220 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD.
More Losses in ETH?
If Ethereum fails to clear the $2,150 and $2,250 resistance levels, it could continue to move down. An initial support on the downside is near the $2,050 level.
The main breakdown support is now forming near the $2,000 level. A downside break below the recent low and the $2,000 support level may possibly spark a major decline. In the stated case, ether price is likely to decline towards $1,850 in the near term.
Hourly MACD – The MACD for ETH/USD is now gaining pace in the bearish zone.
Hourly RSI – The RSI for ETH/USD is currently well below the 50 level.
Major Support Level – $2,000
Major Resistance Level – $2,250
Will Smith’s Son, Rapper and Actor Jaden Smith, Posts Mysterious “ETH” Tweet
Jaden Smith joins the crypto-celebrity list with two tweets in a row
The “Icon” author, rapper, Hollywood actor and mega-star, Will Smith’s son Jaden Smith, has posted a mysterious “ETH” tweet that followed a “Web3” publication shortly after.
The purpose behind the two tweets has not been disclosed, but it is most likely tied to the rising popularity of the two industries. Previously, Ethereum’s price has reached the new ATH, which might have caught the famous rapper’s attention.
ETH— Jaden (@jaden) October 22, 2021
Both crypto-related tweets have been warmly welcomed by the audience, collecting approximately 8,000 likes and more than 1,000 retweets on Twitter. In the comment section of the Web3 tweet, Jaden said that he actually owns an NFT just like his industry partner Snoop Dog.
With the rapid price increase of the Bitcoin, DeFi and NFT industries, more celebrities are exploring cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies. In addition to giving significant investment returns, digital assets technologies may potentially change the banking, finance and art industries in the future.
Ripple CEO Says the SEC Helped Ethereum to Surpass XRP as No.2 Crypto
- Ripple CEO aired his opinion on the crypto market and regulations.
- Brad Garlinghouse said the US SEC granted Ethereum regulatory green light.
At the DC Fintech Week virtual conference on October 21, Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghounse aired his thoughts on the state of the crypto market and regulations. Besides, he holds a grudge over the financial regulator’s approach to Ethereum.
In addition, Garlinghouse declared that the US Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) granted Ethereum regulatory green light that enabled it to surpass his firm’s XRP token.
Likewise, the Ripple boss feels that his firm has been played out. But, at the same time, Ethereum’s subsequent success is at least in part down to more favorable treatment by the US SEC. Also, Garlinghouse stated that it is affecting its market. He said,
“Within the last few years, XRP was the second most valuable digital asset. As it became clear the SEC had given a hall pass to ETH, ETH obviously has exploded, and that clarity has helped.”
To clarify, XRP was the second-largest crypto asset by market cap in late December 2017. But, currently, it has dropped to seventh place while Ethereum has kept the second spot ever since.
Furthermore, the reason why XRP dropped is the US SEC pursuing Ripple over claims that XRP is unregistered security. In fact, in January, Ripple filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the US SEC demanding to know why it didn’t consider ETH security.
As a result, later in July, a district judge allowed the firm to depose a former official who declared in 2018 that ETH was not a security.
Ripple CEO reinstates SEC bias towards ETH, claiming XRP could’ve been No.2
It is not news that the ongoing XRP lawsuit has got the better of Ripple’s XRP token. Ripple CEO, Brad Garlinghouse recently questioned the SEC’s bias towards Ethereum, claiming that XRP would’ve been at the No. 2 position instead of ETH if it weren’t for the commission’s partial crackdown. Garlinghouse spoke at the DC Fintech Week virtual conference yesterday, arguing that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission alleged Ripple’s XRP as unregistered security while granting Ethereum a regulatory free pass, which in turn helped ETH shoot through the roof.
“Within the last few years, XRP was the second most valuable digital asset. As it became clear the SEC had given a hall pass to ETH, ETH obviously has kind of exploded and that clarity has helped.”
XRP secured the position of the second-largest crypto asset by market capitalization during the latter half of 2017. However, the token has dropped down to seventh place while Ethereum stands strong as No. 2. Furthermore, Garlinghouse claims that the SEC’s exclusively aggressive anti-crypto stance to allegedly protect the consumers is in fact anti-investors. Referring to the XRP lawsuit, Ripple CEO emphasizes that “nearly 50,000 U.S. people who hold XRP who are trying to sue the SEC for ‘protecting them’”.
XRP Holders left with bearish and frozen funds
Earlier this week, Attorney Deaton Filed a Letter Motion on behalf of the XRP Holders (Movants) that contended SEC’s extension request, with the main argument concerning the XRP holders’ frozen funds because of the consistent postponement of the lawsuit’s final verdict. During the ongoing bull run, XRP remains considerably bear because of the regulatory crackdown on Ripple. However, the court has overlooked the community’s concern and granted the extension explaining that in lieu of pending motions, extra time will only facilitate both parties to complete pending fact discovery and thoroughly prepare for upcoming expert depositions.
“The lack of liquidity within the United States, coupled with the mass de-listings prevents XRP Holders from trading, selling, transferring, or converting their XRP. It is because of this de facto in place seizure of their property that XRP Holders took the extraordinary step to seek intervention as defendants… Any delay in the underlying action marks yet another day XRP Holders do not have access to their funds.”, wrote Deaton.