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IOTA Price Soars 70% After $100M DLT Foundation Registration in Abu Dhabi — Will the Uptrend Continue?

Last Updated November 30, 2023 2:01 PM
Nikola Lazic
Last Updated November 30, 2023 2:01 PM

Key Takeaways

  • IOTA has made a significant breakout.
  • The price rise is closely related to the news of establishing a new foundation in Abu Dhabi.
  • Chart analysis points out consolidation before another run-up.

The IOTA cryptocurrency has seen a significant rally in the past day, with an increase of nearly 70%. IOTA, known for its unique approach to blockchain technology that enables faster transactions, has recently made significant strides in the Middle East, which was imprinted on the price chart. 

As the price was trending downward from April 2021, the spike caused a major breakout and could have signaled the start of the bull phase. Will this mark the beginning of a sustainable uptrend, or was it just news-driven? 

IOTA’s Presence in the Middle East

A key development for IOTA is establishing a new foundation in Abu Dhabi. On Wednesday, November 29, the company announced the creation of the IOTA Ecosystem DLT Foundation, a pioneering initiative under the DLT Foundations Regulations of the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM). 

This foundation will receive a substantial investment of $100 million in IOTA tokens, to be vested over four years.

The funds are allocated for developing the IOTA ecosystem and enhancing the growth of the IOTA protocol. This includes partnerships with institutional investors, governments, and academic institutions for tokenizing real-world assets and integrating them into the blockchain, potentially bringing billions of dollars into the UAE’s virtual asset sector.

The move highlights Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and other regions in the UAE’s balanced approach to cryptocurrency, combining a positive attitude with prudent vigilance. This approach contrasts with the more contentious regulatory tactics employed by entities like the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.

IOTA Price Analysis 

From its last bull market high of $2.71, reached on April 15, 2021, the price of IOTA was in a downtrend. It formed a descending channel and pushed the price for a 96% decrease, measured to its lowest point of $0.13 made on June 13, 2023. 

Bounce seen
IOTA found support at its horizontal zone

This low was revisited on August 17 and later in mid-October and validated as horizontal support. It was a higher macro low than the previous one made in March 2020, when the price spiked to $0.060, but the daily candle closed at $0.10, leaving a large wick. 

An upturn and a breakout above the descending resistance on November 8 were seen. After a retest of the broken resistance for support, we saw this larger price spike from $0.16 to $0.28. 

Zooming into the 4-hour chart, we can see that this uptrend was made impulsively, and we can count three waves with the price spike yesterday coming to 1.618 Fibonacci extension level. This level matched the vicinity of the previous high made on February 21 and was most likely why the momentum was stopped. 

IOTA showing bullish signs
Spike seen to the previous high, but another one might come after consolidation

However, if this was a starting five-wave move, the price is currently in its wave 4 and will likely consolidate after another runup. If this count is correct, we could expect some sideways movement between $0.26 and $0.21 at its lowest before a higher high above $0.30. 

If this plays out, it would mean that IOTA has started its multi-year bull market, and after its first correction, it would be expected to surpass even $0.30 at the next runup. 

Disclaimer

Please note that the contents of this article are not financial or investing advice. The information provided in this article is the author’s opinion only and should not be considered as offering trading or investing recommendations. We do not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability and accuracy of this information. The cryptocurrency market suffers from high volatility and occasional arbitrary movements. Any investor, trader, or regular crypto users should research multiple viewpoints and be familiar with all local regulations before committing to an investment.

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