Top 3 Coins to Watch Today: FIL, ETC, LINK – August 4 Trading Analysis

August 04, 2022, 8:00 AM AEST - 1 week ago

Let’s take a closer look at today’s altcoins showing breakout signals. We’ll explain what the coin is, then dive into the trading charts and provide some analysis to help you decide.

1. Filecoin (FIL)

Filecoin FIL is a decentralised storage system that aims to “store humanity’s most important information”. The project was first described back in 2014 as an incentive layer for the Interplanetary File System (IPFS), a peer-to-peer storage network. Filecoin is an open protocol backed by a blockchain that records commitments made by the network’s participants, with transactions using FIL, the blockchain’s native currency. The blockchain is based on both proof-of-replication and proof-of-space-time.

FIL Price Analysis

At the time of writing, FIL is ranked the 32nd cryptocurrency globally and the current price is US$8.64. Let’s take a look at the chart below for price analysis:

Source: TradingView

FIL has dropped 80% from its Q2 highs. It found support near $5.20 before starting a consolidation range. This level, near the lows, could continue to provide support. A year-long consolidation from 2019 to 2020 pivoted around this level many times. It’s also near the middle of the last down candle before 2020’s massive rally. A retest of this level would run bulls’ stops under swing lows formed in late June and early July.

The price is testing a closer area of possible support near $8.00. Bulls rejected bears many times in early July at this level. It’s also in the upper part of July’s swing low candle. The closest resistance is likely near $8.95. This area, up to $9.30, shows inefficient trading on the daily chart. It also contains the 9 and 18 EMAs.

If the price breaks through this level, it may aim for bears’ stops above $9.62. Even if it doesn’t reach these stops, the area between $9.90 and $10.25 could provide a bearish setup. Here, bears rejected bulls near the bottom of an area of inefficient trading on the weekly chart.

If the market turns more bullish, a rally beginning in this range may be aiming for the new monthly highs, near $10.39. This level is near the bottom of an area of inefficient trading on the daily chart.

2. Ethereum Classic (ETC)

Ethereum Classic ETC is a hard fork of Ethereum that launched in July 2016. Its main function is as a smart contract network, with the ability to host and support decentralised applications (DApps). Its native token is ETC. Since its launch, Ethereum Classic has sought to differentiate itself from Ethereum, with the two networks’ technical roadmaps diverging further with time. Ethereum Classic set out to preserve the integrity of the existing Ethereum blockchain after a major hacking event led to the theft of 3.6 million ETH.

ETC Price Analysis

At the time of writing, ETC is ranked the 19th cryptocurrency globally and the current price is US$36.94. Let’s take a look at the chart below for price analysis:

Source: TradingView

During July, ETC broke several swing highs that could be the signal for a new bullish trend. Last week’s break of the most recent swing low could suggest some downside in the short term. It formed probable resistance near $40.32 and may target the swing low and possible support near $33.90.

The swing low and possible support near $30.21 could be the second bearish target if the move down continues. The relatively equal lows near $29.00 and possible support underneath near $27.45 could provide more substantial support.

The last swing high near $43.52 gives a near-term target if the bullish continuation continues. However, resistance beginning around $47.80 could cap this move. A break of this resistance might continue to probable resistance near $53.03 and reach above the cluster of relatively equal highs near $58.49.

The Chainlink Network LINK is driven by a large open-source community of data providers, node operators, smart contract developers, researchers, security auditors, and more. The company focuses on ensuring that decentralised participation is guaranteed for all node operators and users looking to contribute to the network. Chainlink allows blockchains to securely interact with external data feeds, events, and payment methods, providing the critical off-chain information needed by complex smart contracts to become the dominant form of digital agreement.

At the time of writing, LINK is ranked the 24th cryptocurrency globally and the current price is US$7.51. Let’s take a look at the chart below for price analysis:

Source: TradingView

LINK‘s early Q2 trend retraced near $5.70 into the consolidation that began the impulse before bouncing to $8.42. This consolidation could provide support again, although bears would first have to push the price through possible support near $7.90.

The market’s structure may be shifting bearish, with $7.10 likely to provide some resistance if this is the case. A sustained bearish move could reach the swing low near $6.70 before finding support near $6.27.

However, the bullish higher-timeframe trend may prevail, with relatively equal highs near $8.37 potentially giving an attractive target to lure the price over the monthly open. If so, the price could reach for the midpoint of the Q1 wick near $9.18.

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