Bitcoin’s spike to $50,000 renewed calls for a new all-time high, but analysts caution that a daily close above $51,000 is needed to solidify the current uptrend.
The crypto market is back in high spirits on Sept. 2 after Bitcoin price briefly tapped the $50,000 level in the early morning trading session. The move above the key resistance level came as industry insiders hinted that major companies and institutional investors hinted that recent Bitcoin purchases would soon be disclosed in public documents.
Additional bullish news came after Vast Bank announced that it had become the first U.S. bank to allow customers to buy, sell and hold Bitcoin (BTC) directly in their checking accounts.
Here’s what traders and analysts are saying about what to expect next from Bitcoin now that it is trading near the psychologically important $50,000 level.
Bitcoin finally broke out of resistance
This latest move from Bitcoin managed to break above the bottom trendline of the ascending channel and according to Rekt Capital, a pseudonymous crypto analyst on Twitter, BTC needs to test $51,000 before the market has a better idea of whether $50,000 will hold as support.
Based on the chart provided, Rekt Capital warned to be on the lookout for a retest of the support line which could see the price drop as low as $48,500.
Rejection at overhead resistance could prompt a drop to $41,300
Further insight into Bitcoin’s price action came from Crypto Chase, who is looking at the $56,000 price level as a signal to go long.
While the trader did not indicate which scenario is most likely to develop, he did point out that a support/resistance flip of the zone highlighted in blue would play a role in determining the direction of the trend.
Bulls need a close above $51,000
Cointelegraph contributor Michaël van de Poppe also suggested that Bitcoin needed to secure a close above $51,000 in order to see continuation.
As highlighted in the chart provided above, the $51,000 level was a significant price level during BTC’s run-up in early in 2021, so a breakout above this level would need to be seen in order to confirm that the trend change is confirmed.
Failure to break out above this level could result in further consolidation for BTC and this would bode well for altcoins which typically pack on significant gains when Bitcoin price trades sideways.
The overall cryptocurrency market cap now stands at $2.227 trillion and Bitcoin’s dominance rate is 41.8%.