Ethereum’s (ETH) Price Holds $168 Support Amidst Historic Oil Dump

In transient:

  • The value of US Crude oil fell arduous to $0 with its futures contracts going as far down as $-40.
  • The as soon as in a lifetime occasion, shook the crypto markets with Bitcoin (BTC) going again under $7,000.
  • At the time of penning this, the worth of Ethereum (ETH) is holding the $168 assist zone.

Analysts the world over have always been calling for a recession however nobody was ready for yesterday’s (April twentieth) value motion of US Crude Oil. The commodity fell arduous to $0 per barrel with its futures contracts taking place to detrimental territory. In the case of the latter, futures on US Crude Oil had been at one level buying and selling at $-40. However, and on the time of penning this, US Oil is at present buying and selling at round $16.6 per barrel and $16.90 for its futures contracts. The aforementioned chaos did its justifiable share of injury to the worth of Ethereum (ETH) as shall be elaborated.

Ethereum’s $168 Support Zone Holding Well

In one in every of our earlier evaluation of ETH/USDT, we had famous that the worth of Ethereum was again in bullish territory. We had cited two causes as to why this was so: Bitcoin’s dwindling dominance within the crypto markets and the prospects of ETH 2.0 launching in a while this yr. We had additionally recognized $168 as a really robust assist zone for the King of Smart contracts.

Revisiting our favourite ETH/USDT chart, we observe the next. In phrases of decrease timeframe assist zones, Ethereum has the next:

  • $168
  • $164
  • $162
  • $154
  • $150
  • $148

Ethereum’s present value at $170 is above the 50, 100 and 200 Moving averages thus offering one purpose to nonetheless be optimistic that $200 is achievable.

However, the MACD has crossed in a bearish method and the MFI additionally signifies that ETH/USDT is heading in the right direction to retest a number of the assist zones recognized above. Additionally, trade quantity appears to be lowering in tandem with the remainder of the cryptocurrencies within the markets together with Bitcoin.

ETH 2.0 Progress

The Ethereum 2.0 testnet was efficiently launched on the 18th of this month and has nearly 20,000 validators within the few days that it has been lively. The Mainnet launch remains to be heading in the right direction to occur in July of this yr.


On twentieth April, we witnessed a historical past meltdown of the American crude oil costs as suppliers ran out of area of storing the commodity as a result of decreased demand. This is on account of the worldwide impression of COVID19. This meltdown affected each Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) and nearly all of the cryptocurrencies within the markets. In the case of ETH, the coin remains to be holding the $168 assist zone regardless of the oil crash. With the ETH 2.0 launch solely days away, the coin may simply dwell as much as expectations of reclaiming $200. However, as with all Technical evaluation, buyers and merchants are suggested to make use of sufficient cease losses to guard their buying and selling capital.

(Feature picture courtesy of Victor Freitas on

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