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Dogwifhat Price Spikes Over 20% After Coinbase Perpetual Contracts Announcement — Can WIF Go Higher?

Published April 19, 2024 10:51 AM
Nikola Lazic
Published April 19, 2024 10:51 AM
By Nikola Lazic
Verified by Peter Henn

Key Takeaways

  • WIF rebounds 24% after Coinbase announced it would add Dogwifhat perpetual contracts.
  • Crypto market volatile, rapid rebound after geopolitical tension.
  • Altcoin market shows signs of potential reversal.

On April 13, memecoin dogwifhat (WIF) dipped below $2, concluding its downtrend from its March 31 peak of $4.86 on a 59% decrease. Since then, it has started consolidating, recovering to $3 initially, but later fell to retest its $2 low on April 18. 

Today, it rose by 24% to a daily high of $2.80 following Coinbase’s announcement  of adding WIF perpetual contracts. Can this ignite a new larger uptrend or is it just a brief reaction to the news?  

Altcoin Market Context 

The cryptocurrency market recently faced high volatility, with most major digital assets briefly recovering before a sharp downturn triggered by geopolitical tensions from military actions between Israel and Iran. This downturn saw Bitcoin drop below $60,000 for the first time in nearly two months. However, the market rebounded quickly, with significant gains on April 19. 

Daily chart

The altcoin market cap, crypto’s total market cap excluding Bitcoin and Ethereum,, is showing promising signs. Since its $791 billion peak on March 31, it fell to a horizontal support zone and has stayed above it. 

The daily chart RSI is at its oversold threshold of 30%, indicating that the low could be in. MACD, although still bearish, is starting to show curvature both on the moving averages and the oscillator, hinting at a potential trend reversal. 

Expanding its offerings to include WIF perpetual contracts, Coinbase brought legitimacy to the memecoin sector. The resurgence of WIF coincided with other meme coins like MEW, which surged by 17%, while PEPE, FLOKI, and BONK also posted notable gains. 

WIF Price Analysis 

From its March 31 peak of $4.86, WIF formed a descending channel, falling to a low of $2. This was a retest of the 0.618 Fibonacci retracement level, which served as support. As we previously saw the completion of the larger five-wave impulse, the descending channel could be its proceeding correction, especially as it came to its typical 0.618 Fibonacci point. 

4-hour chart

There are two scenarios ahead. Either the correction ended, or it has one more retest of its $2 support before it does. In the first case, the recovery we saw today is the start of its next uptrend. This should lead WIF to a breakout above the descending resistance. 

If that happens, we could see a larger rise to the $4 area and receive a signal of the next advancement to a new all-time high later in 2024. However, should we see a rejection at the falling resistance, WIF could make another downturn and even have the potential to fall further than $2. 


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