Why Bitcoin (BTC), Dogecoin (DOGE) Are Mixed Today

Bitcoin and Ethereum were trading slightly in the green at press time on Sunday evening as the global cryptocurrency market cap edged 0.2% higher to $1.2 trillion.

Price Performance Of Major Coins
Coin 24-hour 7-day Price
Bitcoin BTC/USD 0.4% 1.8% $29,934.96
Ethereum ETH/USD 0.3% -0.2% $1,807.24
Dogecoin DOGE/USD -0.8% -1.7% $0.08

Top 24-Hour Gainers (Data via CoinMarketCap)
Cryptocurrency 24-Hour % Change (+/-) Price
Huobi Token (HT) +5.3% $7.5
Moonbeam (GLMR) +4.7% $1.40
Hadera (HBAR) 3.8% ​​$0.094

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Why It Matters: Cryptocurrencies remained under pressure following last week’s U.S. data that showed the country added a better-than-expected 390,000 jobs in May, although fears over tighter monetary policy lingered.

The employment “report showed slower job growth and potentially softening inflation, but still keeps the door open for the Fed to continue with its rate-hiking campaign well beyond the summer,” said Edward Moya, a senior market analyst at OANDA.

“Bitcoin remains anchored and is following the move lower in equities. Fed rate hike expectations need to come down for Bitcoin to stabilize further and today’s job’s report did not help,” said Moya in a note seen by Benzinga.

Equity futures traded nearly flat after yet another week of losses on Wall Street, with S&P 500 and Nasdaq futures down 0.2% and 0.15%, respectively, at press time.

Going forward into the new trading week, investor sentiment continues to be marred by “Extreme Fear,” according to Alternative.me’s “Crypto Fear & Greed Index.”

Michaël van de Poppe said the price action in cryptocurrencies was “boring” and made a note of the anemic trading volumes.

“The play from $29.3Kish is still the primary one. However, if we want to continue, I’d prefer to see $29.75K hold as support here,” the cryptocurrency trader said on Twitter.

Chartist Ali Martinez said the upside potential for Ethereum in the current scenario is limited at $2,150 to $2,550 levels. The analyst pointed to the chart of the second-largest cryptocurrency and said it broke out of a symmetrical triangle that projects a 65% correction to $900.

“Still, the $1,700 support is holding strong. Only weekly close below it will further validate the pessimistic outlook for #ETH,” tweeted Martinez.

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