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All eyes are on elections in the U.S. as the crypto market trades sideways

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(Kitco News) – Cryptocurrencies traded flat on Monday as all eyes are on tomorrow’s US midterm elections. The outcome will determine whether President Joe Biden will have a supportive Congress for the next two years of his first term or be relegated to lame duck status.

The stock market posted some gains ahead of the election as traders tried to make up for losses experienced last weekend, with the S&P, Dow and Nasdaq all closing out the day with gains of 0.96% and 1.31%. . , and 0.85%, respectively.

According to TradingView data, Bitcoin (Bitcoin) The bulls have had to recover from an early morning onslaught from the bears that drove the cryptocurrency to a daily low of $20,590. It has since recovered above the $20,700 support and is now in a battle for dominance.

BTC/USD 4-hour chart.Source: Trading View

Despite the weakness seen on Monday, bitcoin’s price “is trending upwards in the daily bar chart after hitting an almost two-month high last Friday,” said senior technical analyst at Kitco. “The bulls continue to fight to maintain their technical advantage in the short term and sustain the uptrend in price,” said Jim Wyckoff.

BTC’s ability to sustain its uptrend was likely affected by last week’s Federal Open Market Committee meeting, Ben McMillan, CIO of IDX Digital Assets, said in a clearer message from the Fed. helped remove uncertainty from the market.

“The latest FOMC meeting and comments have caused the market to recalibrate expectations regarding terminal rates, but in doing so have removed some of the uncertainty,” McMillan said.

On what to expect in the medium term, CIOs said: While this year is decidedly more exceptional than the rule, I wouldn’t be surprised if something similar happened. ”

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While the news headlines focus on the medium term, the results are unlikely to have a significant impact on the cryptocurrency market, independent crypto analyst Mikael van de Poppe said later this week instead. He pointed out that another event that occurs in

And for those who are fed up with the sideways price action of the past six months, crypto analyst Rekt Capital posted the following tweet highlighting BTC’s past performance:

Altcoins Trend Down Ahead of Election

The altcoin market has shown widespread bearishness ahead of the midterm elections, with the bulk of the top 200 tokens trading in the red for the day as traders waited on the sidelines.

Daily cryptocurrency market performance. Source: Coin360

Notable risers on the day include Livepeer (LPT), up 12.75%, and the pair of Chainlink (LINK) and COTI (COTI), up 7.7%.

The overall cryptocurrency market capitalization currently stands at $1.38 trillion, with Bitcoin holding 38.5%.

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