Bitcoin firms at $16k; Dogecoin, Litecoin & Solana gain up to 7%

New Delhi: Crypto tokens were trading higher on Tuesday despite the crypto lender BlockiFi filing for bankruptcy. However, the gains were capped in top tokens.

Bitcoin was holding the $16,000 mark while Ethereum continued to march towards $1,200 once again. Market participants were seen in no hurry to buy tokens at lower levels, awaiting more bad news.

All the top crypto tokens were trading higher. Dogecoin gained about 7%. Litecoin zoomed about 5% while Solana was up by 4%.

The global cryptocurrency market cap was trading at $825 billion, down about a per cent in the last 24 hours. However, the total trading volume zoomed almost 2% to $44.21 billion.

What’s cooking in India

Buk technology, an NFT-based hotel inventory distribution infrastructure and secondary marketplace has raised $ 100K in a pre-seed funding from Sandeep Nailwal, Co-Founder, Polygon. Funds will be used for product development and create Minimum Viable Product (MVP).

Buk is a tokenization platform for the hospitality sector that enables open trading and resale of hotel room reservations. aimed at cryptocurrency users and digital nomads, while resolving concerns with hotel distribution and entirely doing away with pricing parity.

Expert Take

“Bitcoin, Ethereum, and most cryptocurrencies rose on Monday as investors and traders returned to the market after the Thanksgiving weekend,” said Edul Patel, CEO and Co-founder, Mudrex.

Bitcoin is trading above the $16,200 level. “If the price breaks above the downtrend line, it might rally to the overhead resistance at $17,622,” he added.

Global Updates

The co-founder of Mobius Capital Partners LLP, said in an interview on Monday that his next target for Bitcoin is $10,000. He added he wouldn’t invest his own cash or client money in digital assets as “it’s too dangerous.”

Crypto lender BlockFi filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday, days after suspending withdrawals amid the ongoing fallout from exchange FTX’s bankruptcy filing.

The market contagion from crypto exchange FTX’s swift collapse has spread to a key digital asset: wrapped bitcoin, a widely traded clone of the largest cryptocurrency.

Crypto funds had the biggest week of outflows in three months as negative sentiment pervades digital-asset markets following the collapse of Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX exchange, and the contagion to other firms.

Centralized exchanges will continue to control the majority of global digital-asset trading volumes, JPMorgan said, contradicting some crypto-native experts who expect a shift toward decentralized platforms in the wake of FTX’s collapse.

Tech view by Giottus

Decentralized exchanges have been enjoying increased popularity in the wake of the FTX bankruptcy, and popular dex Sushiswap – with its token SUSHI – seems to be riding the wave.

While it correctly corrected heavily from $2 to $1 during the November crash, it has since added 20% to its valuation and is showing strength despite a weak and volatile market. Its valuation against BTC rose by a high of 6% on Monday, and it is currently trading above its 200-day EMA of $1.31.


Should the market remain flat to positive, SUSHI may target its 50-day EMA again, which is in confluence with an important resistance at $1.4. A reclaim of this level will be a bullish sign, with possibilities of $1.53 and $1.65 likely.

The broad crypto market remains in an indecisive status as of now though, and volatility could push alts, including SUSHI, to lower levels. In the case of SUSHI, those levels would be immediately supported at $1.25 and $1.14. A loss of the last bounce at $1.07 can lead to a retest of the critical $1 mark.

Key levels

Supports: $1.25, $1.14, $1.07

Resistances: $1.4, $1.53, $1.65

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