Bitcoin Price Soars To New 2-Month High: But This 2017 Resistance Can Make Some Trouble Before $10,000 (BTC Price Analysis)

As we are getting closer to the halving event, Bitcoin is likely to mark its third consecutive green day, where the primary cryptocurrency had increased more than $1000 over the past four days. As of writing these lines, it seems like $10K will come in a matter of hours.

If you had followed our price analysis from yesterday, we had mentioned a symmetrical triangle formation on Bitcoin’s 4-hour chart, and also stated that the triangle is likely to break out in the next few hours.

As can be seen on the following short-term chart, the triangle broke out to the bullish side at around $9070. Since then, the BTC price had reached the resistance level of $9400, went down to confirm the triangle this time as support.

As of writing these lines, Bitcoin skyrockets over $9600. The current daily high now lies at $9630 (Bitstamp); however, this could be changing while you are reading this update.

The critical part is the fact that Bitcoin set a new price record since the end of February, including a full recovery from the devastating price plunge on March 12.

Overall, the indicators are pointing up. The daily RSI is nearing the 80 levels, a decent higher-highs trajectory (which is following the price action), while the volume is also rising.

For the longer time frame, after Bitcoin went through a Death Cross on March 24, if the price action continues this way, we will likely to see a bullish Golden cross in a matter of one to two weeks.

As mentioned here yesterday, Bitcoin is crashing the altcoins. As of writing this update, the Bitcoin dominance ratio sets another record – 67.3%. Major altcoins like Ethereum (ETH) and Ripple (XRP) are both recording 11% declines against Bitcoin over the past week, while Tezos (XTZ) sees a 15% price drop at the same period.

Total Market Cap: $257 billion

Bitcoin Market Cap: $173.5 billion

BTC Dominance Index: 67.3%

*Data by CoinGecko

Bitcoin’s Real Test Since December 2017

Following the breakout of the previous high at $9400 – $9500, this level now becomes the first significant support. Down below lies $9200, followed by $9000 and $8800.

From above, it gets interesting.

The first resistance lies around $9600, which is the current daily high, whereas the real test will be the price range between $9800 and $10,000. This is a long-term weekly descending trend-line, which started forming in December 2017 – Bitcoin’s all-time high at almost $20K. In case that Bitcoin breaks through, the first resistance above the 5-digits number lies at $10,300 – $10,400.

BTC/USD BitStamp Weekly Chart

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BTC/USD BitStamp 4-Hour Chart

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BTC/USD BitStamp 1-Day Chart

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