Ethereum’s price action has been closely mirroring that of Bitcoin’s in recent times, which has made it prone to seeing heightened levels of selling pressure in spite of ETH’s multiple recent attempts to break above its long-established resistance level at $190.
This selling pressure has sent ETH down to the lower-$180 region while also causing it to form some fresh resistance levels directly above its current price, which could send it reeling lower in the near-term.
Ethereum Finds Support Around $180 as Bitcoin Begins Consolidating
Ethereum’s ability to post a strong and swift bound after its brief drop below $180 signals that this is a strong short-term support level that will likely continue to hold so long as Bitcoin doesn’t incur any significant selling pressure in the near-term.
Ethereum’s price action has been strikingly similar to Bitcoin’s over the past couple of days, and BTC is currently consolidating around $8,500, which appears to be its current support level that bulls are attempting to defend.
Ethereum’s ability to stabilize within the lower-$180 region comes as it faces increasing on-chain volume, which surged over 30% in the past 24-hours.
“24H #ETH Network Stats: Price: $181.76 (-1.9%) $ETH On-Chain Volume: $324M (+32.3%) Active Senders: 209K (-6.1%) Active Recipients: 94K (-0.4%),” TokenAnalyst, a popular analytics group, explained in a recent tweet.
📢 24H #ETH Network Stats:
💲 Price: $181.76 (-1.9%)
💵 $ETH On-Chain Volume: $324M (+32.3%)
👈 Active Senders: 209K (-6.1%)
👉 Active Recipients: 94K (-0.4%)
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— TokenAnalyst (@thetokenanalyst) November 16, 2019
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