Ethereum (ETH) Price Analysis – February 20

  • If the crypto's price is sustained above the EMAs, the crypto will revisit the $160 price level.
  • The ETH price is likely to face resistance at the $150 price level which had not been broken since November 19, 2018.

Ethereum, ETHUSDEthereum Chart By Trading View

ETHUSD Medium-term Trend: Bullish

  • Resistance Levels: $230, $240, $250
  • Support Levels: $140, $130, $120   

The price of Ethereum is still in a bullish trend after the price rally on February 8. The crypto's price was also in a range bound movement for about a week after the February 8 price rally. On February 17, the bulls commenced a fresh bullish trend and reached a high of $148.87. The following day the crypto's price had a downward correction to the low of $146.61.

Today, the bullish trend of ETH price is ongoing. The crypto's price is likely to rise because the price is above the 12-day EMA and the 26-day EMA. However, the ETH price is likely to face resistance at the $150 price level. The $150 price level had not been broken since November 19, 2019.

On the upside, if the price is sustained above the EMAs and the $150 resistance level is broken the crypto will revisit the $160 price level. Meanwhile, the stochastic band is in the overbought region and above the 80% range which indicates that the price is in a strong bullish momentum and a buy signal.

ETHUSD Short-term Trend: Bullish        

Ethereum, ETHUSDEthereum Chart By Trading View

On the 4-hour chart, the price of Ethereum is in a bullish trend. Yesterday, the crypto's price was resisted at the $152 price level and the ETH price fell to a low of $145.49. The ETH price fell to the 12-day EMA and commenced a fresh bullish movement. The bulls are making another attempt at the $150 resistance level.

The crypto's price is likely to rise because the price is above the EMAs. On the downside, if the bulls fail to break the $150 price level, the crypto's price will be on a range bound movement.The stochastic is in the overbought region but below the 80% range which indicates that the price is in a bearish momentum and a sell signal.

 

 

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Binance ‘Unknowingly’ Earns $775K via Staking, Set to Launch Huge XLM Giveaway

On Thursday (July 18), Binance, the world's largest cryptoasset exchange (by adjusted trading volume), made a rather interesting announcement: it had "unknowingly" earned 9.5 million Stellar Lumen (XLM) tokens through staking rewards, and it is going to give all of it away to all Binance users who maintain XLM balances between July 20 and September 1.

Binance explained via a blog post that in August 2018 the Binance team followed the advice of the Stellar Development Foundation "to change some parameters on both cold and hot wallets," which resulted in the exchange "unknowingly" earning staking rewards for its XLM holdings since 31 August 2018.

Then, this week, while the Binance team was considering the idea of adding support for XLM staking, it found out that Binance had earned around 9.5 million XLM tokens (each of which was worth approximately $0.08157 at the time). Binance notes that all "weekly staking rewards between then and now are documented on the blockchain." 

So, the team made two decisions:

  • add support for XLM staking to Binance.com; and
  • give away the aforementioned staking rewards to the Binance community (i.e. Binance users).

This is not the first time that Binance has added staking support to Binance.com. The exchange already "distributes NeoGas for NEO holders, Ontology Gas for Ontology holders, VTHO for VeChain holders, and BitTorrent tokens for TRON tokens."

Here is how this 9.5 million XLM giveaway is going to happen.

From July 20, Binance will support XLM staking. Between this date and September 1, Binance will take "daily snapshots" of XLM balances in Binance user accounts.

Then, on September 1, Binance will "tally average user XLM balances based on these snapshots," and process the distribution of staking rewards to these user accounts (that maintained XLM balances during the staking period). Furthermore, the roughly 9.5 million XLM tokens that Binance has unknowingly earned to date will be distributed as a bonus payment to all Binance users who jave maintained non-zero XLM balances since July 20. 

Binance says in its blog post that it estimates this "one-time distribution of 9,500,000 XLM shared proportionately among Binance users" to be worth "10 to 12 months of typical monthly rewards."

According to a support article published on July 18, here are the details of Binance's "Monthly XLM Staking Airdrop Program":

  • Binance will start these daily XLM balance snapshots at 00:00 (UTC) on 20 July 2019.
  • This is how Binance will calculate the XLM staking distribution:

XLM generated by each user = Total XLM staking rewards received by Binance * User XLM holdings ratio. User XLM holdings ratio = User XLM holdings / Total XLM staked by Binance.

  •  In order to qualify for XLM staking rewards, Binance users must have a balance of at least 10 XLM.
  • This initial distribution of XLM staking rewards will be calculated until 1 September 2019, "with the total amount distributed equal to the staking rewards accrued on holdings during the 43 day period."
  • These XLM staking rewards are calculated on a daily basis and are distributed monthly. 
  • XLM distrubutions will be "completed before the 5th of each month."

In other Binance news, another support article explained that Binance's Margin Trading platform has added support for two margin assets (EOS and LINK), three borrowable assets (BNB, EOS, and LINK), and three margin pairs (EOS/USDT, EOS/BTC, LINK/USDT, LINKBTC).

Binance's announcement about its 9.5 million XLM giveaway may have helped the XLM price. According to CryptoCompare, XLM is currently trading at $0.08914, up 7.96% in the past 24-hour period:

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Featured Image Courtesy of Binance