Ethereum (ETH) price bursts out of a sideways chart structure, consequently raising concerns for IMF towards the mass adoption of cryptocurrencies and how they could negatively affect world economies. Another interesting one for the crypto industry is Visa’s announcement of its blockchain interoperability hub to facilitate crypto payments.
Let’s analyze the ETHUSDT price charts to see how the price reacts to this news, starting with the daily time frame.
Ethereum (ETH) Daily Chart Analysis
The 07 September price plunge quickly showed liquidation of highly leveraged positions and consequently a price breakdown of the symmetrical triangle chart structure on 20 September ’21. The decline in ETH price on the daily time frame resulted in a bear trap market structure on the weekly chart on 27 September ’21, which also put the daily time frame into a consolidation phase, ready for an explosion of the ETHUSDT to the upside.
After the bearish inside bar resistance 2967.52 gave in to demand on 25 Sep ’21, the bulls priced the smart contract and DeFi cryptocurrency to enter at a discount.
More buy orders came streaming in, after another breakout above classic inside bar candlestick resistance [$2950.00] on 30 September ’21, which finally led to an exit of the sideways channel $3174.50 and $2652.00.
Ethereum (ETH) 4HR Chart Analysis
Regular and hidden bullish divergence patterns on 21 September 20:00 and 26 September 04:00 established two solid buy walls [$2652.00 and $2738.17] that the bears could not dare to breach.
The relative strength index clear sets higher peaks and valleys, after a final break of the $3174.50 resistance on 01 October 12:00.
Although the market maintains a bullish outlook on the 4HR time frame, a regular bearish divergence at press time could potentially bring a correction in the ETHUSDT uptrend.
A correction of the uptrend is anticipated, which should pave way for new buyers to enter into the uptrend of the ETHUSDT. We should see a sharp surge in ETH price if the bears fail to close below the $3257.00 support.
Ethereum (ETH) Intraday Levels
- Spot rate: $3368.73
- Mid–Term Trend [H4]: Uptrend
- Volatility: High
- Support: $2652.0, $2738.17, and $3257.00
- Resistance: $1.7707, $1.8570, and $2.3242
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.