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Privacy coin season? DASH price gains 100% in a week as Monero, Zcash flip bullish


The strength of the cryptocurrency market is spreading appears to be spreading to privacy-focused coins. The calm price action of Bitcoin (BTC) often sets up an intense period for altcoins to rally, where several groups of coins can start becoming bullish. 

One of those segments is the privacy coin segment. For example, Monero (XMR) rallied by more than 50% last week. Meanwhile, Dash (DASH) has more than doubled with a 125% gain while Zcash (ZEC) rallied by 70% during the same period.

Monero breaks out of USD downtrend

XMR/USD 1-week chart. Source: TradingView

Prior to the rally, XMR  was lagging behind Ether (ETH) as the construction is quite similar between the two. After a two-year-long accumulation period, ETH price finally broke to the upside at the beginning of 2021.

Such breakouts often see a support/resistance (S/R) flip, after which the price of the underlying asset can continue rallying. This S/R flip zone for Monero price is marked with the green box where support was found. This support zone held and XMR price continued accelerating toward the next resistance zone around $300.

XMR/BTC 1-week chart. Source: TradingView

The weekly chart for Monero’s BTC pair shows an entirely different view, however, as it’s still in a downtrend. Therefore, a rally in the XMR/BTC pair may be on the horizon. Specifically, a breakout above 0.006 sats would likely lead to more upside.

DASH leads the way

DASH/USD 1-week chart. Source: TradingView

Frequently, when one coin from a segment starts to run, other coins follow suit. Such a correlation can be found between Dogecoin (DOGE), XLM, and XRP, as these often mirror each other’s moves and privacy coins aren’t any different, namely XMR, DASH, and ZEC.