The cryptocurrency market has slid into a consolidation phase after failing to build on the rally induced by the positive macroeconomic news. The consolidation has seen leading assets, Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (
All in all, the global crypto market capitalization stands at $812.53 billion as the $1 trillion mark remains elusive amid the extended sell-off. Over the last 24 hours, the market cap has registered minor gains of about 0.2% from December 20, according to CoinMarketCap data.
Indeed, the minor gains have coincided with both Bitcoin and Ethereum attracting short-term buying activity. In this line, Bitcoin, with a market capitalization of $324.95 million, has reclaimed 40% dominance of the general global crypto market.
The same trend is also replicated on Ethereum, with the decentralized finance (DeFi) asset accounting for a share of 18.3%, representing a market cap of $148.94 million.
Key crypto sector events
The relief buying pressure comes even as the market continues to feel the effects of the FTX crypto
At the same time, Voyager Digital, the bankrupt crypto lending platform, will now be acquired by
Furthermore, cryptocurrency exchange
Meanwhile, the focus remains on Bitcoin and Ethereum price trajectory, considering the two assets are known to dictate the general price movement.
Bitcoin price analysis
As things stand, Bitcoin is trading at $16,853 with minor gains of less than 0.1% in the last 24 hours, while the weekly chart indicates losses of about 6%. Based on the asset’s recent price movement, analysts have maintained that Bitcoin still has a mountain to climb.
Elsewhere Bitcoin technical analysis (TA) indicators are bearish, with a summary of the one-day gauges going for the ‘sell’ sentiment at 15, the result of oscillators indicating ‘sell’ at 2 while moving averages (MA) are hovering around the ‘strong sell’ zone at 13.
Ethereum price analysis
By press time, Ethereum was trading at $1,213, with the price recording minimal movements in the last 24 hours. On the weekly chart, the second-ranked cryptocurrency by market cap has corrected by almost 9%.
Additionally, Ethereum technical analysis remains significantly bearish, with the summary going for ‘sell’ sentiment at 14 while moving averages are for ‘strong sell’ at 13. Oscillators are neutral at 9.
All in all, despite the market consolidating, investors are betting on positive outcomes for the future. For example, as per Finbold’s report,
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