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  • Ethereum revers the large  chunk of recent gains.
  • Local support is created by 200-SMA at $450.

Ethereum has been sliding ever since it hit $516 high (July 18). The price of the second largest coin broke $475 support level created by 100-SMA (1-hour chart) and proceeded towards $450. ETH/USD is currently changing hands at $459.

Ethereum’s market value is registered at $46.4B, while the average daily trading  volume  settled at $1.9B. The coin has lost 3.5% on a daily basis and 1.8% since the  beginning  of the day. Short-term trend is strongly bearish, while growing volatility may add pressure to the prices.  

Ethereum’s technical picture

Looking technically, ETH/USD is supported by 200-SMA at $450 (1-hour chart). Once it is cleared, the sell-off may be extended towards $440 (the upper line of former consolidation rang0  )  and $421 (the lowest level of July 12). On the upside, the resistance is created by $480 with both 50 and 100-SMAs on approach. The psychological $500, followed by $516 (recent high) are likely to cap potential recovery for the time being

ETH/USD, 1-hour chart