Market Update: Bitcoin [BTC] Hangs in the Balance as Ethereum (ETH) Defends Supply one


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Market Update: Bitcoin [BTC] Hangs in the Balance as Ethereum (ETH) Defends Supply one

  • Bitcoin surged for two days in a row to trade highs around $5,343.
  • Bitcoin is poised for upside movement above the 50 SMA.
  • Ethereum moved closer to the seller congestion area at $180 while following in Bitcoin’s footsteps.

Bitcoin price update

BTC/USD extended the gains clocking $5,340.75 (on Coinbase) on Wednesday following the initial break above $5,200. The two-day surged court many traders by surprise. Bitcoin added more than $1,300 in less than 48 hours to market the end of the extended consolidation between $3,500 and $4,200. Following the retracement from the highs around $5,343 Bitcoin is calm above $5,000.

According to the data on CoinMarketCap, BTC/USD is up 0.34% in the last 24 hours. The largest cryptocurrency is trading at $5,043.24. Although the uptrend seems to have slowed down, it is evident that the current price is supported by high trading volume above $20 billion. Moreover, Bitcoin’s market cap has been rising since March 26 at $69 billion to the current $88 billion.

Price Analysis
Chart Source: TradingView

As far as the short-term trend is concerned (1-hour chart), Bitcoin is poised for upside movement above the 50 SMA. A forming bullish momentum is trying to push the price towards $5,200. However, the almost horizontal RSI 1-hour stipulates that BTC/USD likely direction of movement is sideways. Therefore, it is essential that the bulls defend support at $5,000 to avoid losses towards the second main support at $4,800.

Also Read: Bitcoin [BTC] ‘Investors are not scared of sell-offs’: Leading Analyst Weighs In on The Rise

Ethereum price update

Etheruem
Chart Source: TradingView

Ethereum moved closer to the seller congestion area at $180. The price battled to break above the zone but lost momentum during the evening (GMT) session on Wednesday. The slide that followed pulled ETH/USD back below $170 before the crypto settled in the buyer congestion zone above $160. At press time, Ethereum is still range-bound within in this region with an upside limit at $164.00.

Marginally above the range limit is the 50 SMA 1-hour. Ethereum must correction above the range resistance and find support past the 50 SMA hurdle for a retracement towards the congestion zone around $180. Meanwhile, the price is dancing at $161.36 while trending sideways. The RSI is confirming the sideways trend which is likely to continue in the coming sessions on Thursday.

If the range support caves in and Ethereum dips below $160, the 1-hour char highlights other support levels at $156.00, $148.19.00 and $140.00.

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Market Update: Bitcoin [BTC] Hangs in the Balance as Ethereum (ETH) Defends Supply one
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Bitcoin surged for two days in a row to trade highs around $5,343. Bitcoin is poised for upside movement above the 50 SMA. Ethereum moved closer to the seller congestion area at $180 while following in Bitcoin’s footsteps.
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Author: John Isige

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