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Ethereum and DeFi to come under spotlight this week - Faicy

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Ethereum and DeFi to come under spotlight this week


  • Bitcoin likely to continue its recovery rally to $70,000.
  • Ethereum ETF approval deadline could cause ETH-based altcoins to take off.
  • Nvidia earnings coupled with ASI launch could see AI tokens rally as well

Bitcoin’s (BTC) attempt at a comeback has stirred the pot, causing altcoins to become volatile again. With the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) set to make its decision on Ethereum ETFs this week, some sectors of altcoins might see higher liquidity and volatility than others. 

Bitcoin outlook to help traders

Currently, BTC trades at around $67,000 in the early Asian session and is poised to push into the daily imbalance, extending from $67,937 to $70,024. This zone also harbors the 2021 all-time high (ATH) at $69,138, coupled with the declining trend line connecting the swing highs formed since Mar 14. These two key levels will serve as resistance to the ongoing uptrend.

  1. A rejection here could likely cause altcoins to crash again and the new-found hope to crumble.
  2. Bitcoin price swiftly breaches the confluence of resistance and attempts to retest the ATH at $73,949. 

The first scenario could see a major red streak across the markets, with altcoins posting double-digit losses. However, if the second outlook plays out, certain sectors of altcoins will witness a massive uptick in liquidity and volatility.

BTC/USDT 1-day chart

BTC/USDT 1-day chart

This week’s crypto events

  • May 21 – Chiliz Dragon8 hard fork
  • May 22 – Nvidia earnings
  • May 23 – VanEck Ethereum ETF approval deadline
  • May 24 – Ark 21Shares Ethereum ETF approval deadline
  • May 24 – Fetch.ai, Singularity.net, Ocean Protocol collaboration – ASI Launch
  • May 24 – OpenBook user sell pressure ends for Bonk

Altcoins that could rally

As seen above, the most important event this week is the SEC’s decision on the Ethereum ETF applications from VanEck and Ark 21Shares. Hence, ETH-based altcoins like Ethereum Classic (ETC), or Layer 2 scaling solutions like Polygon (MATIC), Mantle (MNT), and Decentralized Finance (DeFi) sector tokens like Lido DAO (LDO) Chainlink (LINK), and so on. 

In addition to the ETH-based altcoins, AI coins could see a massive spike in investor interest due to the upcoming Nvidia earnings report on May 22. Furthermore, the ASI launch could see Fetch.AI (FET), Singularity.net (AGIX), and Ocean Protocol (OCEAN) shoot up. 




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