Binance announced the introduction of a new Basic Attention Token derivative product. Following the announcement, BAT surged nearly 11 percent, but a technical index estimates that a correction could be underway.
Basic Attention Token derivatives on Binance
In a recent blog post, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume Binance revealed that it will launch a Basic Attention Token perpetual contract on its crypto derivatives trading platform, Binance Futures. The newest financial instrument will be leveraged and paired against stablecoin Tether (USDT).
The BAT/USDT perpetual swap is scheduled to begin trading on Feb. 13 at 08:00 AM (UTC) and traders will be able to select any leverage from 1x up to 50x. According to Changpeng Zhao, Binance’s CEO, the high leverage on this contract aims to meet professional traders’ demand for such products.
“We have seen an increase in institutional participation in trading, and these professional traders seek out the most efficient ways to trade very quickly, both in terms of cost and performance.”
The announcement appears to have sparked interest among market participants in Basic Attention Token pushing its price up significantly. Despite the bullish impulse, this cryptocurrency could face a retracement.
The uptrend could find an exhaustion point
The TD sequential indicator is currently presenting two sell signals on BAT’s 4-hour chart. One in the form of a green nine candlestick and the other as a sequential 13 candle. These bearish formations estimate that Basic Attention Token could retrace for one to four candlesticks before continuing its bullish trend.
A spike in the selling pressure behind this cryptocurrency around the current price levels could validate the bearish outlook. BAT could then plunge to the 78.6% Fibonacci retracement level at $0.285.
Breaking below this support level could ignite a steeper decline to the 61.8 or 50 percent Fibonacci retracement levels. These barriers of support sit at $0.256 and $0.236, respectively.
Nevertheless, as the launch date of the BAT perpetual contract approaches, demand for this cryptocurrency could increase. If Basic Attention Token is able to close above the recent high of $0.322 it could climb to $0.369 or $0.394.