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Ethereum Vs. Ethereum Classic: A Technical Comparison

Ethereum (CRYPTO:ETH) and Ethereum Classic (CRYPTO:ETC) are two cryptocurrencies running on the Ethereum blockchain.

Ethereum Classic is the old version of Ethereum that executed smart contracts with a Proof-Of-Work platform. Following a hack on the platform, Ethereum worked on the code to switch the execution of smart contracts from Proof-Of-Work to Proof-Of-Stake to avoid another hack in the future.

Below is a technical look at the charts.

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Ethereum Daily Chart Analysis

  • Ethereum recently broke out of an ascending triangle pattern, tested old resistance as support, and has since been rallying.
  • Ethereum is trading above both the 50-day moving average (green) and the 200-day moving average (blue), indicating the sentiment has been bullish.
  • Both of these moving averages may hold as a potential area of support. 

Key Levels To Watch

  • The ascending triangle broke out when Ethereum crossed the $2,000 mark. This level retested at support and then was able to further rally.
  • The crypto showed some resistance near the $3500 level before it crossed above and moved over $4,000.
  • When Ethereum cools off it may find support near the $3,600 level again.

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Ethereum Classic Daily Chart Analysis

  • Ethereum Classic broke out of an old resistance level and saw a large jump into the months of April and May.
  • Ethereum Classic is trading above both the 50-day moving average (green) and the 200-day moving average (blue), indicating the sentiment has been bullish.
  • Both of these moving averages may hold as a potential area of support.

Key Levels To Watch

  • In early May, Ethereum Classic broke out of an old resistance level near $45 and saw a large run up afterward.
  • The crypto peaked near $160 before cooling off, support may be found near the $100 level as this was an area it bounced near.

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