Analyst Claims Ethereum (ETH) Could Soon Surge 90% to $200, But it May First Drop to $90

The cryptocurrency markets are currently experiencing a relatively involatile day, with most major cryptos trading up or down marginally. Because Bitcoin has held support at $3,400, most cryptocurrencies, like Ethereum (ETH), are resting at, or slightly above, their support levels, which is leading many traders to express increased caution in entering any longs positions.Yesterday, Hsaka, a popular cryptocurrency analyst on Twitter, explained that he believes ETH needed to break above its previous consolidation support around $105 in order for it to move higher, and he further noted today that this price has been confirmed as a level of resistance, as ETH has been rejected each time it touched this level throughout the day.Bitcoin SV, which surged yesterday, has been able to maintain most of its recent gains, and is currently trading sideways at its current price of just under $63. Over the past couple of days, Bitcoin SV surged from lows of $57 to highs of $67.6, before settling back down to its current price levels. Although Ethereum may have significant potential for large gains in the near future, it is highly unlikely that it will be able to surge unless Bitcoin begins to climb from its current prices, as BTC instability will likely dissuade investors from entering long positions in any cryptocurrencies.



ETH Breaks Down, Turned Sell on Rallies

In the weekly analysis, we discussed the next possible break in ETH price either above $120 or below $114 against the US Dollar. The ETH/USD pair failed to gain momentum above the $116 and $118 resistance levels. As a result, there was a bearish reaction below the $114 support. The pair even broke the $112 support and traded well below the 100 hourly simple moving average. The decline was such that the price even traded below the $110 level and formed a new low near $109.At the moment, the price is consolidating losses near $110, with a bearish angle. An initial resistance is near the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $117 high to $109 low. More importantly, there is a major bearish trend line formed with resistance at $112 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. It won’t be easy for buyers to clear the trend line resistance and $112. The next hurdle is near the $113 level. It coincides with the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $117 high to $109 low.

Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis: ETH Facing Uphill Task Near $114

Recently, we saw a couple of swing moves in ETH price above the $102 and $104 levels against the US Dollar. Later, the ETH/USD pair formed a decent support above $104 and started an upward move. The pair gained momentum above the $104 and $107 resistance levels. Moreover, there was a break above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $117 high to $101 swing low. The price traded with a positive bias above the $105 pivot zone. Moreover, the price also failed near the 50% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $117 high to $101 swing low. At the moment, the price action is positive above $107, but ETH is facing a lot of hurdles near the $109 and $112 resistance levels. More importantly, the 100 hourly simple moving average is also near the $112 level to act as a solid hurdle. Finally, the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $117 high to $101 swing low is at $112. Therefore, the price must break the $112-114 resistance area for an upside acceleration. The above chart indicates that ETH price made a nice upward move above the $107 resistance. However, a proper close above $114 is needed for more gains in the near term.

Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH Relatively Muted, Next Move Finally Coming?

Besides, there was a break above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $120 swing high to $114 swing low. At the outset, the price is approaching key resistances near $117, $119 and $120. More importantly, yesterday’s highlighted declining channel is intact with resistance near $117 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. The 100 hourly SMA is also positioned just near the trend line and $117. Finally, the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $120 swing high to $114 swing low is near $117.Looking at the chart, ETH price is recovering, but it remains below the key hurdles such as $117, $119 and $120. A successful break above these is needed for a push towards $130. If not, the price could drop back to $114 or $110.

Crypto Pundit: Ethereum (ETH) Is “Doomed To Be Centralized”

On January 14th, Preston Byrne, an attorney at Bryne & Storm that is enamored with blockchain technology, took to Twitter to mention his thoughts on Ethereum (ETH), likely in the context of the then-impending Constantinople hard fork, which was recently delayed due to security qualms. Byrne joked that the popular blockchain is more centralized than “the core of a neutron store falling into the event horizon of a black hole,” accentuating his true thoughts on Ethereum.Then, the attorney noted that Ethereum nodes accentuate centralization, remarking how “centralized services providers, especially ConsenSys-backed Infura (an upstart promoting scalable blockchain infrastructure), exercise outsize influence over node infrastructure.” More specifically, the lack of scaling solutions by the way of Infura and similar projects have curbed the node subsector.

ETH Buyers Not Out of Woods Yet

ETH price is currently struggling to settle above the $124-125 resistance area against the US Dollar.ETH price dropped towards the $118 support against the US Dollar. The ETH/USD pair found a lot of buyers near the $117-118 zone, resulting in a decent upside correction. The price jumped sharply above the $120, $124 and $127 levels. Buyers were successful in piercing the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $130 swing high to $117 swing low. There was a spike above the 100 hourly simple moving average and $128. However, the price failed to stay above the $127 resistance and later declined. There was a rejection near the 76.4% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $130 swing high to $117 swing low. The price is currently trading below the $125 resistance and the 100 hourly simple moving average. Moreover, there is a new connecting bearish trend line formed with resistance at $127 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. 

XRP, Ethereum (ETH) in Position for Big 2019

Cryptocurrency, Ethereum (ETH), XRP–While the crypto markets limp into the final week of 2018, down over $700 billion since the start of the year, some optimism is brewing for the industry in 2019 and beyond.
XRP, the second coin by capitalization, is likewise positioned for a big 2019. Ironically, the coin is ending the year in a similar state to where it was a year ago: lots of investor excitement mediated by exchange development. In 2017, the price of XRP skyrocketed in anticipation of a Coinbase listing that never materialized. Now, XRP has been noted as a potential coin of interest for Coinbase.

Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH Gains Pace Above $100, Could Test $115

Yesterday, we saw a nice upside break above the $89-90 resistance area in ETH price against the US Dollar. The ETH/USD pair traded towards the $96-97 zone and settled above the 100 hourly simple moving average. Later, it corrected lower and tested the $91-92 support area where buyers emerged. Finally, there was a fresh bullish wave and the price broke the $97 and $99 resistance levels.

On the downside, an initial support is the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent wave from the $91 low to $104 high. Moreover, there is a connecting bullish trend line formed with support at $97 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD.Therefore, if there is a downside correction, the price is likely to find support near the $97 and $100 levels. On the upside, a break above the $104 swing high could push the price towards $108 or $115.