Bitcoin (BTC) Technical Analysis: 22 April

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The market sentiment for Bitcoin (BTC) has turned bearish ever since the cryptocurrency established its all-time high at $64,863. In the 24-hour timeframe, Bitcoin started off the day at $53,399 but the bears quickly drew the cryptocurrency to the daily low of $52,657. Bitcoin remained on an uptrend for a while and established the 24-hour high at $54,850 but fell, subsequently. At the time of writing, Bitcoin stands at $52,500.

Bitcoin (BTC) Technical Analysis

The technical indicators stand at a neutral position. Bitcoin had been operating in an ascending channel formation with the upper boundary of the channel acting as strong resistance. After completing an Elliot wave, the bearish divergence of the coin intensified and instead of a pullback from the lower boundary of the resistance level, Bitcoin broke out of the channel to the downside. The bearish pressure on the cryptocurrency is also indicated by the 50 Moving Average. Bitcoin has fallen below the 50 MA level – hinting protracted bearish divergence.

The immediate resistance level lies at 1.618 Fibonacci level parallel to the price level of $55,000. The weekly closing of $60,000 is another major resistance which lies parallel to the 0.5 Fibonacci level. While strong support can be found at $50,755 – at the 2.168 Fibonacci level.

The future predictions for the cryptocurrency are not optimistic as the market for Bitcoin is in the grips of bears. The cryptocurrency may settle near the support level or if a trend reversal is spotted then the first major resistance level will be a viable price target.

Bitcoin transaction fee has hit a new record high at $59.87 according to BitInfoCharts. The transaction fee has surpassed the high of the 2017 bull run as well which stood at $55.17. While the high transaction fee suggests an increasing traffic on the block chain, it can also result in a subsequent decrease in the number of transactions on the block chain which appears to be waning.

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