Bitcoin, Ether, Major Altcoins – Weekly Market Update May 17, 2021

The whole crypto market cap erased $368 billion of its worth for the final seven days and now stands at $2,113 billion. The high 10 cash had been principally in crimson for a similar time interval with Litecoin (LTC) being the worst performer by shedding 25.4 %.  Bitcoin (BTC) is presently buying and selling at $45,150, ether (ETH) is at $3,520.


Bitcoin closed the buying and selling day on Sunday, May 9 at $58,242 after hovering across the 50-day EMA on the each day chart all through the week. The greatest cryptocurrency managed to regain positions above the vital $56,000 stage however was nonetheless struggling to surpass the vital multi-timeframe resistance at $59,000.  It was 2.8 % up on a seven-day foundation.

The most vital factor about final week’s motion was that BTC was in a position to affirm the bullish engulfment on the weekly chart thus conserving the uptrend intact.

On Monday, the BTC/USDT pair was as soon as once more rejected on the talked about resistance, which triggered a selloff. The pair was buying and selling within the broad $59,500 – $53,300 vary throughout intraday earlier than closing at $56,000.

The second day of the workweek was comparatively calm as neither consumers nor bulls had been in a position to push the value in any course. Bitcoin fashioned a brief inexperienced candle to $56,600, as soon as once more climbing above the 21-day EMA.

The mid-week session was when bulls lastly capitulated after cracking beneath the vendor’s strain. BTC misplaced 12.4 % of its worth fell beneath the $50k mark for the primary time since April 25, ultimately closing at $49,500.

It is price noting that on the each day timeframe, the BTC/USDT pair was in a transparent Diamond Pattern formation, which normally marks the start of a deeper correction. Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk put further strain in the marketplace saying that the corporate stopped providing BTC as a cost technique over considerations in regards to the affect of the mining course of on the setting.

The coin stayed flat on Thursday and Friday however was extraordinarily unstable through the intraday buying and selling. First on May 13, it was shifting within the $51,300 – $45,800 vary then on the following day – within the slim $51,300 – $49,000 zone.

The first day of the weekend got here with a strong 6.5 % drop to $46,600 as BTC broke beneath the mid-time period uptrend hall. Then on Sunday it quickly broke beneath the $46,000 help, simply to shut with a small crimson candle to $46,300.

On the weekly timeframe, the BTC/USDT pair hit the 21-day EMA and registered a 20 % lower.

The selloff continued on Monday as the largest cryptocurrency moved beneath the decrease boundary of the lengthy-time period uptrend hall.


The Ethereum challenge token ETH was shifting steadily in a strong uptrend, uncorrelated to the current technical and elementary points confronted by Bitcoin. Even the sky-excessive Ethereum community transaction charges couldn’t push customers away from utilizing the main Defi platforms.

To show the above assertion, ether closed the session on Sunday, May 9 flat at $3,922 after including 33.4 % to its valuation on a weekly foundation.

ETH registered a brand new all-time excessive on Monday hitting $4,195 within the early hours of buying and selling however made a full retrace later within the session, remaining in the identical worth vary because the final two days.

On Tuesday, it made one more 5.3 % bounce, however this time was in a position to maintain the positive aspects and ended the day at $4,180.

The ETH/USDT pair initiated a pullback through the mid-week session on Wednesday as your complete cryptocurrency market was experiencing a double-digit worth correction. The main altcoin was no exception erasing 9 % and shifting all the way down to the earlier uptrend resistance line.

On Thursday, it hit the potential help line at $3,500 throughout intraday earlier than closing at $3,720 just a few hours later in its second consecutive day in crimson.

It jumped almost 10 % on Friday and compensated for its losses from the earlier two days by closing once more above $4,000 (at $4,064).

The weekend of May 15-16 began with one other crimson candle. The ETH token fashioned the very same candle however in the other way to maneuver beneath the earlier uptrend line.

Then on Sunday, it as soon as once more reached the above-talked about help line however managed to stabilize there after rebounding from the 21-day EMA.

The ether dropped as little as $3,100 on Monday morning and is presently hovering across the talked about help.

Top 10 Movers

One of the most well-liked cryptocurrencies and a possible competitor to the Ethereum community, Cardano continued to maneuver upwards through the earlier week. The ADA/USDT pair added 30 % to its worth for the interval and is now 59 % up since breaking above the $1.35-$1.4 resistance two weeks in the past. It registered a recent new all-time excessive on Sunday, May 16 by touching $2.47, however then began falling down beneath the promoting strain that hit your complete cryptocurrency market.

ADA is in preventing XRP for the 4th spot on the Top 100 checklist, so the $2.5 mark stays the following massive goal in entrance of bulls.

Down, we see the outdated $1.4 resistance as a great zone of help.

Altcoin of the Week

Our Altcoin of the week is Kusama (KSM). The Polkadot blockchain take a look at community grew by 20 % for the final seven days and moved as much as #36 on CoinGecko’s Top 100 checklist with a complete market capitalization of roughly $5.3 billion. The coin can be 7900 % up on a yearly foundation.

The Kusama platform has seen a surge in curiosity in its native token this week on account of the upcoming parachain auctions which can first happen on the take a look at web then transfer additional to Polkadot. Users will have the ability to take part by committing a portion of their KSM thus acquiring challenge tokens in return.

Parachains are principally sidechains that run in parallel to the Polkadot Relay (primary) chain.

The KSM/USDT pair peaked at $622 on Saturday, May 15 and as of the time of writing is buying and selling at $597 on Binance.

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