The Crypto Daily – The Movers and Shakers – October 12th, 2020

Bob Mason
Published: Oct 12, 2020, 01:00 GMT+00:00

It's a mixed start to the day for the majors. A Bitcoin move back through to $11,400 levels should provide support.


Bitcoin, BTC to USD, rose by 0.68% on Sunday. Following on from a 2.14% rally on Saturday, Bitcoin ended the week up by 6.53% to $11,385.0.

It was a bullish start to the day. Bitcoin rose to a mid-afternoon intraday high $11,451.0 before easing back.

Falling short of the first major resistance level at $11,518, Bitcoin fell to a late intraday low $11,279.5.

Steering well clear of the first major support level at $11,084, Bitcoin briefly moved back through to $11,400 levels before easing back. The late recovery delivered the upside on the day.

The near-term bullish trend remained intact, supported by the latest move back through to $11,000 levels. For the bears, Bitcoin would need to slide through the 62% FIB of $6,400 to form a near-term bearish trend.

The Rest of the Pack

Across the rest of the majors, it was a mixed day on Sunday. Coin (-0.51%) and Polkadot (-0.80%) bucked the trend on the day.

It was a bullish day for the rest of the majors, with Chainlink and Litecoin rallying by 3.33% and by 3.32% to lead the way.

Binance Coin (+0.46%), Bitcoin Cash ABC (+0.48%), Bitcoin Cash SV (+0.26%), Cardano’s ADA (+1.61%), Ethereum (0.98%), and Ripple’s XRP (+0.54%) also joined Bitcoin in the green.

For the week, it was also a mixed bag for the majors.

Binance Coin (-1.52%) and Polkadot (-4.49%) saw red for the week.

It was a bullish week for the rest of the pack, however.

Cardano’s ADA (+10.15%) and Chainlink (+15.7%) led the way, with Bitcoin Cash ABC (+7.47%) and Litecoin (+8.07%) also seeing solid gains.

Bitcoin Cash SV (+6.21%), Coin (+5.09%), Ethereum (+6.23%), and Ripple’s XRP (+3.07%), trailed the front runners.

In the week, the crypto total market slid to a Wednesday low $322.55bn before rising to a Saturday high $357.46bn. At the time of writing, the total market cap stood at $351.25bn.

Bitcoin’s dominance fell to a Monday low 59.15% before rising to a Tuesday high 61.29%. At the time of writing, Bitcoin’s dominance stood at 59.95%.

This Morning

At the time of writing, Bitcoin was down by 0.01% to $11,384.0. A mixed start to the day saw Bitcoin rise to an early morning high $11,388.0 before falling to a low $11,360.0

Bitcoin left the major support and resistance levels untested early on.

Elsewhere, it was a mixed start to the day.

Binance Coin (+1.25%) and Bitcoin Cash SV (+0.30%) bucked the trend early on.

It was a bearish start for the rest of the majors, however.

At the time of writing, Chainlink was down by 1.43% to lead the way down.

BTC/USD 12/10/20 Hourly Chart

For the Bitcoin Day Ahead

Bitcoin would need to avoid a fall through the pivot level at $11,372 to bring the first major resistance level at $11,464 into play.

Support from the broader market would be needed, however, for Bitcoin to break back through to $11,400 levels.

Barring an extended crypto rally, the first major resistance level and Sunday’s high $11,451 would likely cap any upside.

In the event of another crypto breakout, Bitcoin could test resistance at $11,500 and the second major resistance level at $11,543.

Failure to avoid a fall through the $11,372 pivot would bring the first major support level at $11,293 into play.

Barring an extended crypto sell-off, however, Bitcoin should steer clear of sub-$11,200 levels. The second major support level sits at $11,200.

About the Author

Bob Masonauthor

With over 20 years of experience in the finance industry, Bob has been managing regional teams across Europe and Asia and focusing on analytics across both corporate and financial institutions. Currently he is covering developments relating to the financial markets, including currencies, commodities, alternative asset classes, and global equities.

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