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Cardano (ADA) and NEM(XEM) Price Analysis – March 10,2021

Despite the crypto market being generally bullish at the moment, altcoins have differed in their performances. Cardano (ADA) and NEM (XEM) for example, have had completely different trajectories.

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As Bitcoin has soared in the past week and has touched the psychological barrier of $55K today, most virtual currencies have risen as well. Despite the crypto market being generally bullish at the moment, altcoins have differed in their performances. Cardano (ADA) and NEM (XEM) for example, have had completely different trajectories.

Cardano, with a market cap of more than $37,494,584,458, is currently ranked fourth. The altcoin has fallen by 5.45% in the past 7 days. As for NEM, it has become the virtual currency with the largest decline, as high as 22.72% within 7days.

Cardano(ADA) Price Analysis

Source: ADA/USD Daily via TradingView

From the daily candlestick chart of Cardano(ADA), it can be observed that ADA has been on a downtrend since its rise to a new all-time high (ATH) of $1.485 on February 27. At the time of writing, ADA is trading at $1.1621.

Although ADA’s chart indicates a pattern of candlesticks that have all closed above the 20-day Moving Average line for the past four days, a shrinking trading volume can be observed. This means that the bulls have failed to prompt a strong rebound for ADA.

It can be seen from the MACD chart that the blue MACD line has already crossed the signal orange line, forming a death cross. Since there is currently a lack of active buying, the price of ADA will continue to undergo a downward trend in the short-term.

From a technical perspective, according to the Fibonacci Retracement levels that indicate where support and resistance are likely to occur, the bears may now manage to push ADA’s price to the 20-day moving average support level of around $1.10. If ADA fails to sustain itself at the $1.10 level, the altcoin may move downwards to $1.08. If ADA breaks down from $1.08, it may fall to a 61.8% level Fibonacci Retracement level of $0.8365, a clear bearish signal.

However, if ADA manages to rebound higher from $1.10, it may retest its previous high of $1.48.

NEM(XEM) Price Analysis

Source: XEM/USD Daily via TradingView

It can be seen from the daily candlestick chart of NEM(XEM) that since the highest point of $0.93406 was created on March 3, the broader market correction has hurt the price of NEM, which has dropped by 23.54% in the past 7 days and by 10.55% in 24 hours. At the time of writing, NEM is trading at $0.6414.

Although XEM is showing a downward trend, the rebound of the cryptocurrency from its various support levels such as the exponential moving average ribbon on the chart shows that XEM is still in a healthy upward trend within the ascending channel we draw in the figure.

Currently, the bears are retesting the 20-day Exponential Moving Average around $0.625 level of support and are doing their best to push the price out of the rising channel. Therefore, whether it can close above the lower support line of the rising channel today will be crucial.

From a technical perspective, RSI points downward from the 60 mark. In the short term, it should still be in a short-lived bearish market. The first support level is the 20-day Exponential Moving Average. If XEM can stand over $0.625, then the bulls will still control the whole market and the price will not correct sharply.

If the bulls fail to maintain this level, then the bears will suppress NEM’s price, forcing it to test the next support level 50-day of $0.48821, which is the 50-day Exponential Moving Average.

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Source: https://blockchain.news/analysis/cardano-ada-nem-xem-price-analysis-march-10-2021

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Global Financial Indexes Provider MSCI Plans to Launch Crypto Indexes

Global securities index publisher MSCI is considering launching cryptocurrency indexes. Yet, Henry Fernandez, CEO of the MSCI did not disclose what assets any index would focus on nor any timeline

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Global securities index publisher MSCI is considering launching cryptocurrency indexes, Reuters report Thursday.

Henry Fernandez, CEO of MSCI- a global securities index issuer, stated that MSCI is considering launching cryptocurrency asset indexes, which will be another step towards mainstream companies accepting digital currencies and related transactions.

The crypto indicators are considered an important step in leading new research and models to accept emerging markets. Yet, Fernandez did not disclose which specific cryptocurrencies will be added and the specific time plan for the introduction. MSCI also declines to elaborate on Fernandez’s comments.

With many commercial giants such as MasterCard, Paypal, Square, Goldman Sachs, etc., supporting cryptocurrencies, it seems that cryptocurrency has become an inventable trend as an emerging investment service to join investors’ portfolios.

Goldman Sachs, the second-largest US investment bank, has stated in April that it will offer Bitcoin and other crypto products to its private wealth clients within the next few months.

In December last year, The S&P Dow Jones Indices, a global leader in providing investable and benchmark indices to the financial markets, announced that it would be launching index funds for cryptocurrencies in May 2021, including S&P Bitcoin Index, S&P Ethereum Index, and S&P Crypto Mega Cap Index.

These three indexes successfully brought cryptocurrency trading into the Wall Street investment bank predators. Investment institutions can measure the performance of related digital assets through these three indexes and make investment decisions based on this informative data.

Not only the United States own a cryptocurrency index, but also the Singapore Exchange (SGX) has also joined the cryptocurrency index following the trend of the emerging field of cryptocurrency. As early as September last year, Singapore Exchange (SGX) will launch crypto indices—the iEdge Bitcoin Index and iEdge Ethereum Index—in collaboration with UK-based cryptocurrency market data provider CryptoCompare.

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The crypto indicators are considered an important step in leading new research and models to accept emerging markets. Yet, Fernandez did not disclose which specific cryptocurrencies will be added and the specific time plan for the introduction. MSCI also declines to elaborate on Fernandez’s comments.

Source: https://blockchain.news/news/global-financial-indexes-provider-msci-plans-to-launch-crypto-indexes

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US Space Force Makes its Foray into the NFT Metaverse

The United States Space Force is launching an NFT series named after Neil Armstrong.

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The United States Space Force (USSF) has announced the launch of its Non-Fungible Token (NFT) series dubbed “Armstrong Satellite NFT Launch with Space Force.” The NFT series is named after Neil Armstrong, the first American and human to land on the moon, which is under production in partnership with Ethernity Chain and Star Atlas.

According to the official announcement, the NFT series will feature a limited edition digital twin NFT of the GPS III SV05 “ARMSTRONG” satellite and 3D NFTs depicting 30-plus satellites currently in orbit forming a GPS constellation around the Earth, among others. The Armstrong Satellite, named after the historic feat of Neil Armstrong, has its inherent significance in that it will provide “accurate global positioning and navigation systems to military and civilian users.”

The foray of a notable US agency into the NFT metaverse signals that the industry’s potential is fast approaching maturity with a broader public acceptance. The Ethernity Chain team particularly considers the partnership with USSF as a win for blockchain immutability.

“This is a historic opportunity for the NFT and blockchain space to push the medium forward and commemorate a moment both technologically and futuristically,” said Ethernity Chain CEO Nick Rose as a part of the announcement. “We can now put this launch and Neil Armstrong’s historic achievements on the immutable ledger and memorialise and tokenise it on an NFT that the public can participate in.”

American agencies are known to be huge supporters and investors in blockchain technologies. The move into NFTs is a testament to the trust in the potential of the tech to recreate experiences for users and keep pieces of history. While NASA is funding a blockchain-based space communication project, the agency’s dive into blockchain has been attached to the probable launch of a cryptocurrency as the agency was once in search of a data scientist.

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Source: https://blockchain.news/news/us-space-force-makes-its-foray-the-nft-metaverse

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Long-Term Bitcoin Holders Keep Stacking While Short-Term Holders Keep Selling

On-chain analyst William Clemente III revealed that long-term holders keep on stacking as short-term holders keep on selling.

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Bitcoin (BTC) has spent the last two months ranging between $30,000 and $40,000.

It, therefore, shows that bulls and bears have been embroidered in a tussle, and William Clemente III acknowledged this fact. The on-chain analyst explained:

“Long Term Holders keep stacking: +20,969 BTC to their holdings today, +145,021 BTC to their holdings in the last week, and +397,487 BTC to their holdings in the last month.”

He added:

“Short Term Holders keep selling: -15,085 BTC from their holdings today, -112,950 BTC from their holdings in the last week, and -428,749 BTC from their holdings in the last month.”

These statistics show that as long-term holders continue buying more Bitcoin, their short-term counterparts are offloading their holdings.

Crypto data provider Dilution-proof recently disclosed that short-term holders were selling at a net loss since May 13.

Total fees paid on the Bitcoin network hit an 11-month low

According to on-chain metrics provider Glassnode, the BTC total fees reached an 11-month low of 1.488 BTC.

This is related to recent the market crash, which drove Bitcoin price from an all-time high (ATH) of $64.8k to lows of $30k on May 19.

Google searches for legal tender reached an ATH. Lucas Outumuro, a senior analyst at IntoTheBlock, acknowledged that google searches for “legal tender” had gone through the roof. He stated:

“The World is paying attention. Google searches for “legal tender” hit a new high following El Salvador’s Bitcoin Law.”

El Salvador recently became the first country to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender. This move is expected to generate jobs in a nation where 70% of the population works in the informal economy and does not hold a bank account.

Furthermore, it is anticipated to be a way that offers access to investment, savings, credit, and secure transactions.

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Source: https://blockchain.news/analysis/long-term-bitcoin-holders-keep-stacking-while-short-term-holders-keep-selling

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