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Bitcoin preserves $51K — Here are the BTC price levels to watch


Bitcoin (BTC) started testing new assist ranges on Monday after an in a single day rally paused at $52,000.

BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Supply: TradingView

Analyst: Bitcoin must maintain $47,000 to keep away from “breakdown”

Information from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView confirmed BTC/USD difficult $51,000 after breaking by means of the extent for the primary time in practically 4 months.

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In so doing, the biggest cryptocurrency was “seemingly” testing the endurance of assist, which had acted as resistance all through the summer season.

“Sturdy weekly shut for BTC,” dealer and analyst Rekt Capital commented on the one-week chart.

“Any dips into orange would seemingly represent a retest try of earlier resistance into new assist.”

BTC/USD 1-week annotated candle chart (Binance). Supply: Rekt Capital/Twitter

On the time of writing, BTC/USD was nonetheless above $51,000, preserving the extent to hover in a variety slightly below its native highs.

Cointelegraph contributing analyst Michaël van de Poppe, in the meantime, highlighted a wider choice of assist ranges for Bitcoin to carry in an effort to protect its momentum.

“$47,000 stays to be the final low, so that’s the one which you have to be staying above if you wish to keep away from any breakdown, however we do see that we break about $50,000, so the earlier resistance right here is the extent that you simply wish to maintain,” he mentioned as a part of feedback in his newest YouTube update.

He added that ought to Bitcoin break into a variety above Monday’s highs, it may keep between there and April’s all-time highs for weeks and even months.

Altcoins see eerie calm

Altcoins, in the meantime, supplied a combined bag within the face of Bitcoin’s consolidation, with Ether (ETH) and Cardano (ADA) each flat over the previous 24 hours.

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The highest 10 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization had been led by XRP on the time of writing, XRP/USD gaining 6.25% on the day.

“So long as $50,000 stays, the altcoins will begin breaking out closely as nicely,” van de Poppe forecast.

An current excessive flyer, FTX Token (FTT), preserved 15% returns and the newly claimed $70 stage.