Cryptocurrency prices are trading mostly unchanged on Wednesday, led by the No.1 digital currency, which is oscillating on either side of $3,600.
On Wednesday, a single bitcoin
was fetching $3,595.76, unchanged since Tuesday’s level at 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the Kraken crypto exchange. The cryptocurrency has spent the past 24 hours inside the $3,580-$3,620 range.
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Despite a relatively subdued period for the best-known cryptocurrency, David Thomas, director and cofounder of Global Block, a cryptocurrency brokerage firm, said another lurch to the downside is looking likely.
“An inability of BTC to remain above the 21-day moving average means that a sustained break of the $3,500 level remains high which would then put the December lows of $3,100 firmly back on the map and give the bears back control,” he wrote.
“Overall feeling within the market is one of positivity for BTC on a medium and long-term view, however, there still seems to be a widely held view that BTC is not out of the woods yet and a retest of the lows is on the cards.”
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Altcoins—the group of coins other than bitcoin—are off to a subdued start to trading on Wednesday. Ether
was up 0.2% at $117.72, Litecoin
gained 1.4% to $31.95, Bitcoin Cash
added 2.3% to $129.40, and XRP
was unchanged at 32 cents.
Bitcoin futures have ticked lower on Wednesday. The Cboe Global Markets February contract
is down 0.4% at $3,540, while the CME Group February contract
is trading 0.8% lower at $3,530.
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