Analysts expect turbulent Bitcoin price until $46,500 flips to support

Market volatility reared its ugly head once again for crypto traders on Jan. 13 as the excitement of Bitcoin (BTC) hitting its highest level in a week was quickly thwarted by a correction that thrust the cryptocurrency back into the mid-$45,000 range.  Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that after reaching an intraday high of $44,500, bears took control of the Bitcoin market and hammered the price to a low of $42,315 while the wider global financial markets also experienced a noticeable sell-off. BTC/USDT 1-day chart. Source: TradingView Here…

Fidelity exec says Bitcoin is ‘technically oversold,’ making $40K a ‘pivotal support’

A painful retracement in the Bitcoin (BTC) market earlier this week sent the price below $40,000 for the first time since September 2021. Many analysts predicted the decline to continue toward the $30,000 to $35,000 range, but the price reclaimed $40,000 as support again and on Wednesday BTC made an abrupt move above $44,000. This rekindled hopes that the $40,000 level is perhaps where Bitcoin may bottom out before continuing its move higher in 2022. Jurrien Timmer, the director of global macro at Fidelity Investments, called $40,000 a “pivotal support,”…

Major payments app WeChat to add support for China’s digital yuan

WeChat, China’s largest messaging app and one of the country’s most popular payment services, will start supporting the Chinese government’s digital currency. On Wednesday, Tencent announced that it will begin accepting digital yuan payments via its proprietary mobile wallet WeChat Pay, according to a local news report. China has been developing a digital yuan since 2014, and it has yet to be implemented nationwide. If people start paying for goods and services with WeChat, which has more than 1 billion users, it will give it a significant boost. WeChat’s enormous…

Bitcoin Plunges Below Key Support, Turn Sell On Rallies

Bitcoin declined sharply below the $45,500 support against the US Dollar. BTC could recover, but upsides might be limited above $45,000. Bitcoin gained pace below the key $45,500 support zone. The price is trading below $45,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is a crucial bearish trend line forming with resistance near $46,800 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair might start recovery, but the bears might remain active near the $45,000 zone. Bitcoin Price Dives 5% Bitcoin price failed to…

Bitcoin Holds Key Support, What Could Trigger Strong Recovery

Bitcoin is still well below the $48,000 resistance against the US Dollar. BTC remains at a risk of a sharp decline if it fails to stay above the $45,500 support zone. Bitcoin is trading in a bearish zone below the $48,000 resistance level. The price is trading below $47,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near $47,000 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair might start a strong recovery wave if it…

Ethereum Plunges 5%, Can Buyers Save The Key $3.5K Support

Ethereum gained bearish momentum below the $3,720 support against the US Dollar. ETH price tested $3,600 and currently struggling to recover higher. Ethereum started a major decline below the $3,850 and $3,750 support levels. The price is trading below $3,800 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $3,715 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair must stay above $3,500 to avoid more downsides in the near term. Ethereum Price Extends Decline Ethereum failed to…

ConsenSys launches Rollups for privacy-enabled transactions on Ethereum blockchain with support of Mastercard

On Thursday, ConsenSys, a prominent developer of Ethereum (ETH) software, announced the launch of enterprise software ConsSys Rollups. The service, designed on the basis of zero-knowledge (ZK) proofs, is meant to protect specific transaction elements, such as account balances, sender and recipient wallet addresses, and transaction amounts to secure each user’s privacy. Zero-knowledge proofs enable the validation of sensitive encrypted information, such as personal data, by nodes without revealing the data underneath. Such cryptographic techniques have gained enormous popularity in recent years, as users fear their crypto transactions are at-risk…

Mintable app to support minting NFTs on the layer two Immutable X protocol

Mintable marketplace announced its partnership with Immutable X, a StarkWare-based layer-two solution for nonfungible tokens (NFTs) on Ethereum, to make over 24 million NFTs on Immutable X available for sale on Mintable. This integration will enable users to deposit ETH and ERC-20 tokens with instant confirmation and no gas fees. According to Mintable’s Twitter thread, Mintable and Immutable X share a vision to scale NFT marketplaces by offering access to NFTs to the masses. 1/We’re thrilled to partner up with @Immutable X – the 1st & leading Layer 2 for…

Coinbase Wallet rolls out support for NFTs

United States crypto exchange Coinbase has made new upgrades to its self-custody wallet, including adding support for nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, in a move that could drive further adoption of the browser extension.  The company announced Tuesday that Coinbase Wallet will soon be able to support NFTs, giving users the ability to view their collections and access leading NFT marketplaces like OpenSea. Coinbase didn’t specify an exact date for the rollout but said users will need to have the latest version of the browser extension installed to access the features.…

Ethereum Breaks Key Support, Why Bulls Could Still Step In

Ethereum extended decline below the $3.850 support zone against the US Dollar. ETH price is consolidating and trading above the $3,700 support zone. Ethereum extended decline below the $3,850 and $3,800 support levels. The price is now trading below $4,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $3,800 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair could start a fresh increase if it clears the $3,850 resistance zone and the 100 hourly SMA. Ethereum Price…