Cryptocurrencies have been active over the weekend – and not for the first time. And this time, price action in digital coins has sent Bitcoin – the king – to above $9,200 and the highest in a year. Cryptos have already been on the move on Thursday and on Friday, making their ways to higher ground. However, the more substantial moves have come deep in the weekend – regardless of timezones.
Fresh reports about Facebook’s launch have added fuel to the fire. The social media behemoth will reportedly unveil the “Libra Association” as early as Tuesday, June 18th. Mark Zuckerberg’s company will run the entity from Geneva, Switzerland – a world-renowned financial hub. Facebook will announce its dedicated Libra Blockchain which will be back by the Libra Reserve – used to store assets – and grant low inflation, global acceptance, and fungibility – similar to central banks.
The entrance of one of the world’s largest companies – which has over two billion users – into the world of cryptocurrencies – helps legitimize the industry. Nevertheless, it is important to note that news of FB’s crypto launch have been floating around for some time – and the recent rally may be based on some Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO).
Some deny it is only FOMO and that Bitcoin will go as high as $400,00 based on real use.
Before we aim for another solar system, let us examine the current technical alignment. We can observe that cryptocurrencies have broken above considerable resistance lines which now turn into support – now turning into launching pads for the next bullish moves.
This is what the Crypto Confluence Detector shows in its latest update:
BTC/USD sits above strong support and eyes $10,050
Bitcoin has overcome a dense cluster of resistance lines that capped it at $9,134. This resistance-turned-support consists of the previous monthly high, the Pivot Point one-week Resistance 1, the previous 1h-high, the Bollinger Band one-day Upper, the BB 1h-Upper, the Simple Moving Average 5-15m, and the Pivot Point one-day Resistance 2.
The first noteworthy target is $9,516 which is the Pivot Point one-week Resistance 2.
The next upside target is also a lone level – $10,050 which is where the Pivot Point one-month Resistance 1 hits the price.
BTC/USD has further support at $8,840 which is the convergence of the previous 4h-low, the BB 1h-Middle, the SMA 5-4h, and the Fibonacci 23.6% one-day.
The next cushion is at $8,700 where the Pivot Point one-day Support 1 and the previous weekly high converge.
ETH/USD aims for $289
Ethereum has also broken above significant resistance at $274 which is the confluence of the previous daily high, the previous 4h-high, the PP 1d-R1, and the BB 1h-Upper.
It has some resistance at $280 which is the meeting point of the BB 1d-Upper and the PP 1d-R2.
ETH/USD eyes $289 as the next target. This is the convergence of the PP 1d-R3 and the previous monthly high.
Looking down, Vitalik Buterin’s brainchild enjoys further support at $269 which is the convergence of the BB 1h-Middle, the SMA 5-4h, and the Fibonacci 38.2% one-day.
XRP/USD eyes $0.4750
Ripple has been in a different situation, already overcoming fierce resistance at $0.4040 earlier. XRP/USD has is eyeing $0.4376 as an initial target. The line is the convergence of the PP 1w-R2 and the Fibonacci 161.8% one-week.
Further up, it targets $0.4750 which is last month’s high.
Initial support awaits at $0.4180 which is a juncture of lines including the PP 1d-R1, the BB 1d-Middle, the BB 4h-Middle, the BB 4h-Upper, the BB 15min-Middle, and the SMA 5-1h.
And as mentioned earlier, robust support awaits at $0.40 where we see the BB 1h-Lower, the SMA 2001-h, the SMA 50-4h, the SMA 100-1h, the SMA5-1d, and the previous daily low converge.