Ethereum (ETH) Price Analysis – February 18

  • The ETH price faces resistance at the $160 price level.
  • The ETH price is in a strong bullish momentum in the short and medium-term trend.
  • The crypto's price is expected to reach the highs of $160 and $200  but may face resistance at the $160 price level.

Ethereum, ETHUSDEthereum Chart By Trading View

ETHUSD Medium-term Trend: Bullish

  • Resistance Levels: $230, $240, $250
  • Support Levels: $130, $120, $110   

Last week, the price of Ethereum was ranging above the $120 price level. On February 8, the bulls broke the 12-day EMA, the 26-day EMA and the crypto's price reached a high of $127.37. The bulls have succeeded in breaking the $130 resistance level which was unbroken since January 10. Today, the ETH price has commenced a series of higher highs and higher lows.

The crypto's price is trading at $145.54 as at the time of writing. On the upside, the crypto's price is expected to reach the highs of $160 and $200 price levels but may face resistance at the $160 price level. The ETH price should be sustained above the EMAs and the bulls break the $160  resistance level. Meanwhile, the stochastic band is in the overbought region but above the 80% range which indicates that the price is in a strong bullish momentum and a buy signal.

ETHUSD Short-term Trend: Ranging 

Ethereum, ETHUSDEthereum Chart By Trading View

On the 4-hour chart, the price of Ethereum is in a sideways trend. The 12-day EMA and the 26-day EMA were trending horizontally as the crypto's price was range bound above the $120 price level. Today, the price of Ethereum is in a smooth uptrend. The crypto's price is making a series of higher highs and higher lows.

If the bulls sustained their momentum and break the $160 resistance level, the crypto will reach its previous high of $200.The stochastic is in the overbought region but above the 80% range which indicates that the price is in a strong bullish momentum and a buy signal.

 

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Chainalysis Launches Real-Time Suspicious Transaction Alerts for 15 Cryptocurrencies

Blockchain intelligence firm Chainalysis has introduced "suspicious cryptocurrency transaction alerts" in "Chainalysis Know Your Transaction (KYT)", its "real-time anti-money laundering (AML) compliance solution".

Chainalysis, which was founded in 2014 by Dr. Michael Gronager (the current Chief Executive Officer), Jan Moller (the current Chief Technology Officer), Jonathan Levin (the current Chief Operating Officer), is a company with two main products:

  • Chainalysis Reactor -- its investigation software suite
  • Chainalysis Kknow Your Transaction (KYT) -- its compliance software suite

Chainalysis KYT supports "real-time transaction screening"; "case management capabilities"; "enhanced due diligence"; and "KYT for token issuers".

In a press release published on its blog on Thursday (August 22), Chainalysis says that Chainalysis KYT's alerts are "designed to help cryptocurrency businesses and financial institutions mitigate exposure to regulatory and reputational risk by helping compliance teams focus on the most urgent activity and enforce compliance policies while better allocating resources."

John Dempsey, VP Product, Chainalysis, had this to say:

As lawmakers and regulators focus their attention on the industry, it is more critical than ever that cryptocurrency businesses demonstrate compliance best practices.

According to Chainalysis, this new feature results in alerts being generated "whenever a transfer involves a risky counterparty and crosses a value threshold." Alert levels (Severe, High, Medium, and Low) are "based on factors such as category, service, direct versus indirect exposure, direction of funds, and amount," and are available for all 15 cryptocurrencies that Chainalysis supports (including BTC, ETH, BCH, LTC, USDT, and DAI).

Michael Breu, Gemini's Chief Compliance Officer, also chose to comment on this announcement:

As a New York Trust company we are required to monitor transactions on and off our platform. Tools like KYT alerts, which provide real time and ongoing blockchain analysis, coupled with Gemini's own compliance policies, help us meet our regulatory obligations.

 

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