It has certainly been an interesting week for cryptocurrencies, which is still greatly affected by a negative change, especially the top 10 coins. Bitcoin, the leader peaked at $6,762 as the cryptocurrency market enters the second week of recovery. Among the many positive news that has affected cryptocurrency prices positively, the recent Imperial College London Research findings were a major boost. All top 10 coins experienced a negative change, ranging from 0.4% to 5.1%. Particularly, two coins have caught our eye, both for different reasons, namely, Ripple and Monero. Both Ripple and Monero are very popular among the crypto-community, with a combined market cap of over $21 billion between them.
When it comes to Ripple, the cryptocurrency experienced decent bullish moves above $0.4600 against the U.S. Dollar in the past 2 to 3 days. The XRP/USD pair traded above the $0.475 and $0.480 resistance levels, with a high formed at the $0.4877 mark.
The price started a downside, however, after the aforementioned high, declining further and breaking the 23.6% FIB retracement level of the last level. A break was formed for the XRP/USD pair below an ascending channel with support at the $0.4820 mark on the hourly chart. The price also tested the 50% FIB retracement level of the last wave. At the time of writing (09/07), Ripple was ranked 3rd valued at $0.478454, and consolidating losses near the $0.4780 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. A key bullish trend line is seen forming with support at the $0.4680 on the chart.
Monero’s situation is somewhat different, gaining traction since its bounce off the channel support and is testing the mid-channel area of interest. If we apply the Fibonacci extension tool on Monero’s latest correction move, a 38.2% level lines up with the aforementioned barrier.
At the time of writing, (09/07) Monero’s value was $137.36, placing it firmly at 13th. Analysts are predicting something big for the coin. If buyers return, Monero’s price could hit the next barrier at the 50% extension (roughly $145.25). Stronger Bullish momentum can lead Monero all the way up to the full extension at $161.56.
Blockchain technology is surely powering the cryptocurrency craze at the moment, with its implementation receiving a lot of mixed reactions from the community. Apart from Ripple, Monero is on the rise, with its potential still remaining highly unexploited at the moment.
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