What Changed in Crypto Markets While You Were Sleeping — April 19

BeInCrypto presents our daily morning roundup of crypto news and market changes that you might have missed while you were asleep.

Bitcoin update

The BTC movement throughout the week of April 12 to April 18 was eventful. It reached an all-time high price of $64,854 on April 14. 

However, it began to decrease shortly afterward, with the rate of decrease accelerating on April 18. BTC reached a low of $50,931 the same day. 

Currently, BTC has bounced back and is trading near $57,000.

Despite the ongoing recovery, technical indicators are bearish. The MACD has given a bearish reversal signal and the RSI has dropped below 70. The Stochastic oscillator is decreasing but has not yet made a bearish cross. 

When combined with the bearish candlestick, the long-term trend is showing significant weakness.

Weekly Movement
BTC Chart By TradingView

Altcoin movers

The price dips over the weekend rearranged the top-10 by market cap. Dogecoin (DOGE) has shown resilience and is back to trading just short of $0.36. With a market cap of nearly $45 billion, DOGE has moved into sixth place and is around $4 billion away from overtaking Tether (USDT)

Uniswap (UNI) has fallen out of the top-ten and has been replaced by Bitcoin Cash (BCH). BCH managed to pass the $1,000 price point over the weekend for the first time since June 2018.

NEO is today’s top altcoin mover. It has completely shrugged off the market crash and is trading over $124 at the time of press. The last time NEO saw these prices was back in February of 2018, shortly after it fell from its all-time high of $190.

Most altcoins have enjoyed some recovery gains to kick off the week, but Klaytn (KLAY) hasn’t yet regained its footing. It’s currently down by more than 6%, adding to an 18% loss in the past week.

In other crypto news

  • Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong and early investors sold COIN shares worth roughly $5 billion on the opening day of trading.
  • CEO of Galaxy Investment Partners, Mike Novogratz, recently commented on Dogecoin and XRP by stating that neither made sense regarding their price increases.
  • China will be looking to make use of its own digital currency domestically rather than globally, according to the former governor of the central bank, Zhou Xiaochuan.