Technical analysis handles the predicting of future security prices by identifying and analyzing shapes and patterns. There is much debate among academics and investors on whether technical analysis provides any accurate and reliable insight into the market. Because the crypto-sphere is largely speculative, with most companies not having an actual revenue stream, technical analysis, with its roots in mass psychology, appears to have the ability to be especially effective. Here are some relevant articles to further your understanding. They discuss the basics of technical analysis and highlight the debate on its effectiveness.