EOS (EOS) Price Analysis – July 19

  • The medium-term outlook is ranging while the short-term is bullish
  • Traders should be patient trading the consolidation in the medium term

Eos, EOSUSD, Cryptocompare chartEOS Chart by TradingView

EOSUSD Medium-term Trend: Ranging

Supply zones: $12.00, $13.00, $14.00

Demand zones: $5.00, $4.00, $3.00

EOS continues ranging in the medium-term outlook. The bears successfully pushed price down the lower range at $8.36 in the demand area of the range. This is below the 12-day EMA. The formation of a doji and subsequently a bullish candle confirms the bulls returned. Upward movement in the cryptocurrency is seen as price is above the 12-day EMA at $8.72 in the supply area due to the bull's momentum increased.

The stochastic oscillator is at 49 percent and it signals points up which further confirm upward momentum due to the bulls pressure. The price of the cryptocurrency may be heading north in supply area of the upper range.

EOS is still in consolidation and trading between $9.24 in the supply area of the upper price range and at $8.40 in the demand area of the lower price range. Patience will be a good strategy at this point of consolidation before taking a position.  

EOSUSD Short-term Trend: Bullish

Eos, EOSUSD, Cryptocompare chartEOS Chart by TradingView

The cryptocurrency is in a bullish trend in the short-term outlook. The pullback by the bears retested the broken supply area now demand zone at $8.40 as predicted yesterday. This was a correction for uptrend continuation as the bulls returned.

Price is above the two EMAs which is a sign of the bulls return. The stochastic oscillator is in the overbought region at 79 percent and it signals points. This implies that the cryptocurrency head north as the bullish pressure becomes strong in the short-term. The cup and handle formation seen here is also bullish.

 

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Ampleforth Seeks to Become the Perfect Digital Asset for Portfolio Managers

A new token is seeking to change up the existing paradigm in the cryptoasset market.

Billing itself as “smart commodity money” - a token that has the benefits of commodity-monies like gold and silver, but can respond efficiently to changes in demand - Ampleforth is keen to emphasize that its token represents a new kind of asset in the space.

The Evolution of Money 

Money has been reinvented many times over: for many centuries mankind did without it, instead simply assigning value to particular goods in exchange for other goods. Then gold and silver formed the basis of money, whether coins were made directly out of these precious materials or "stamped" as a standard into baser metals.

Indeed, gold as a standard for global money transfer lasted for many centuries: the official gold standard was dropped by Britain and the US in the early 1930s and by 1971 the system was abandoned completely to be replaced fully by what we now call the fiat money system where global currencies (to a large degree) freely float against each other on foreign exchange markets.

The Crypto-Evangelists

Niall Ferguson is an expert in this field and, as an Oxford and Harvard lecturer, has written and spoken about money and capital many times. He may be a little late to the crypto party but is none-the-less evangelical about it: in a Bank of England seminar last year he called cryptocurrencies "the financial system of the future".

Ferguson has now thrown his weight behind the Ampleforth Project, which - on June 13 - raised $4.9 million in 11 seconds in its initial exchange offering (IEO) of its "Ample" (AMPL) tokens.

The digital asset explains in its white paper that it’s a "synthetic commodity" that aims to become truly uncorrelated from both traditional assets, stocks and currencies as well as from Bitcoin, other cryptoassets and other synthetic commodities. The problem with existing synthetic commodities, the paper explains, is that they have so far failed to do both. 

Ampleforth Explained

While Ampleforth seeks the price target of $1 for the Ample, instead of pegging directly to the dollar - like Tether - or to a basket of fiat currencies - as Facebook's Libra intends - the Ample will allow the quantity of assets a user holds to fluctuate, in addition to price, as it seeks a price supply equilibrium.

The system's protocol will actively seek this equilibrium by either proportionally increasing the quantity of tokens every user holds when prices climb, or proportionally decreasing the quantity of tokens every user holds when prices fall.

This is called money supply and has been one of the tools used by central banks to control inflation for many years. But Ferguson's criticism of this - in his book The Ascent of Money - is that it reflects human sentiment too much:

Money amplifies our tendency to overreact, to swing from exuberance when things are going well to deep depression when they go wrong. Booms and busts are products, at root, of our emotional volatility.

Ampleforth seeks to overcome these problems algorithmically by applying countercyclical pressures that dampen volatility, encouraging markets to self-correct. Supply updates will be freely visible in the market ahead of any changes, allowing the market to anticipate these changes and respond accordingly.

Ferguson explains his enthusiasm for the project:

The ingenious thing about Amples is that this they are not stablecoins, pegged in some way to existing fiat money. They are a special kind of digital asset, the quantity of which varies in response to the behavior of investors and traders.

Crypto Rivals

Ampleforth is unlikely to challenge Bitcoin any time soon as the number one crypto investment, but offers a compelling three-stage plan for the use of Amples. 

In the near-term, the token’s lack of correlation to both traditional assets and Bitcoin, will make it a useful portfolio diversifier. 

In the more medium-term, Amples may be used as reserve collateral in decentralized banks, such as Maker DAO.

Ultimately, the long-term goal however, is that Amples will serve as an independent alternative to central bank money. The team describes it as a “macroeconomically friendly” Bitcoin that averts the deflationary problems associated with fixed supply commodities when used as reserve collateral by banks.

Ampleforth Moves Forward

Such was the success of its first token sale on Bitfinex, that Ampleforth is conducting a second round of funding on the same exchange on Thursday.

The company aims to raise close to $7 million in this IEO, with a maximum contribution per investor of $7,060 and a minimum of $28, with each Ample token worth $0.98.