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OCEAN’s Rise and the Bitcoin Dominance Rate

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4 August 2020, 19:30 GMT+0000
Updated by Ryan Smith
4 August 2020, 19:33 GMT+0000
In Brief
  • OCEAN reached successive all-time highs on August 3 and 4.
  • The price is following a steep ascending support line.
  • The Bitcoin Dominance Rate could soon initiate a short-term rally.
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The Ocean Protocol (OCEAN) price has been increasing at an accelerated rate since the beginning of July, reaching a new all-time high on August 4.

All-Time High Price

The OCEAN price has been trending upwards alongside an ascending support line since the beginning of July, creating three higher highs and three higher lows until now. On August 4, the price reached a new all-time high price of 2589 satoshis. Technical indicators have begun to show weakness, however. Both the MACD and the RSI have formed bearish divergence, and the latter is also inside overbought territory. Volume was highest during yesterday’s bullish engulfing candlestick, a sign that the move is not yet close to a top. As long as the price is following the current ascending support line, the trend is bullish.
OCEAN Movement
OCEAN Chart By TradingView
Cryptocurrency trader @CryptoCapo_ stated that OCEAN is consistently making higher lows and higher highs, confirming the upward trend. This fits with our analysis, more specifically the rally alongside an ascending support line.
OCEAN Movement
Source: Twitter

Top of the OCEAN Move

The shorter-term chart for OCEAN shows that the move is still strong. The price declined as a result of the bearish divergence on the two-hour time-frame, however, a bullish engulfing candlestick then formed and regained all of the losses. Since the price is at an all-time high, we can use Fib extensions on the most recent fall to attempt to determine the next high. The price has already reached the 1.618 Fib of the previous decline. The next significant level would be the 2.2 one, found at 2914 satoshis, which could act as the top of the move before a retracement. However, the price is at an all-time high, so it’s possible that the current move will extend.
OCEAN Short-Term Movement
OCEAN Chart By TradingView

The Bitcoin Dominance Rate

An important chart to look at when analyzing ALT/BTC pairs is the Bitcoin Dominance Rate (BTCD). BTCD is currently sitting at a strong long-term support level around 62%. A breakdown below this level could trigger a rapid drop. However, there is significant bullish divergence on both the RSI and the MACD, a sign that the price could move upwards, possibly towards the previous support level at 66%, which is now likely to act as resistance.
Bitcoin Dominance Rate Daily
BTCD Chart By TradingView
The same bullish divergence is also present on lower-term time-frames up to the 2-hour chart. An interesting development is that while previously the BTC and BTCD prices moved in the same direction, that changed for a period of 14 hours on August 1 when BTC increased while BTCD fell. Since then, the relationship between the two is unclear.
OCEAN Short-Term Movement
BTCD Chart By TradingView


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