- Bitcoin price broke to the upside and cleared the $7,950 and $8,000 barriers against the US Dollar.
- The price even broke the $8,200 resistance area and it is currently correcting lower.
- There is another major breakout pattern forming with resistance near $8,200 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
- The pair is currently trading with a positive bias above the $8,100 and $8,000 support levels.
Bitcoin price started a strong rise after it broke the $8,000 barrier against the US Dollar. BTC is back in a positive zone and it might continue to rise towards the $8,400 level.
Bitcoin Price Analysis
Recently, bitcoin price formed a support base above the $7,700 level against the US Dollar. The BTC/USD pair started a steady rise and broke the $7,800 and $7,850 resistance levels. As a result, the bulls gained strength above the $7,900 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. It opened the doors for more gains above the main $7,950 and $8,000 resistance levels.
The price even surpassed yesterday’s breakout pattern with resistance near $7,950 on the hourly chart. The bulls managed to push the price to a new weekly highabove the $8,100 level. Finally, there was a break above the $8,200 level and a new swing high was formed near $8,284.
Recently, bitcoin price started a downside correction below $8,200. It broke the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent wave from the $7,902 swing low to $8,284 high. On the downside, there are many supports near the $8,100 and $8,080 levels. Moreover, there is another major breakout pattern forming with resistance near $8,200 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair.
The 50% Fib retracement level of the recent wave from the $7,902 swing low to $8,284 high is also near the $8,090 level to act as a support. It seems like there could be a downside spike towards the $8,080 or $8,050 support levels before the price starts a fresh increase. On the upside, a break above the $8,200 level could open the doors for more gains in the near term.
Looking at the chart, bitcoin price is showing positive signs above the $8,000 and $8,100 support levels. In the short term, there could be a few swing moves, but the price is likely to hold the $8,000 support. As long as BTC is above $8,000, it could continue to grind higher.
Hourly MACD – The MACD is slowly moving in the bearish zone.
Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is currently above the 50 level and is correcting lower.
Major Support Levels – $8,100 followed by $8,000.
Major Resistance Levels – $8,200, $8,300 and $8,380.
Bitcoin price prediction: BTC/USD confluence detector shows lack of resistance and support levels
- The daily confluence detector shows one healthy support level at $10,075.
- BTC/USD has gone down from $10,110 to $10,092.
The hourly BTC/USD price chart shows us that the price dropped from $10,130 to $9,815 this Thursday. The bulls then gathered momentum before it picked up to $10,190, meeting resistance. Since then, BTC/USD has been on a continuous downtrend and is currently trending around $10,092.
BTC/USD daily confluence detector
The daily confluence detector shows only one prominent resistance and support level. The $10,500 resistance level has the 5-day simple moving average (SMA 5) curve. The $10,075 support level has the 1-month 23.6% Fibonacci retracement level, SMA 10, 1-hour Bollinger band middle curve and 4-hour previous low.
Bloomberg Says Bitcoin Could be Finding Support at $10,000 as Altcoins Rebound
Yesterday, Bitcoin (BTC) suddenly slipped. After tapping $11,000 just days earlier, the cryptocurrency cratered, falling under $10,000 as bulls failed to step in.
This move was so dramatic that according to the Bitcoin Fear and Greed Index, this sudden reversal has resulted in a reading of five — the index’s lowest value in its history. This is crazy, especially considering that BTC is trading over 300% higher than its bottom price of $3,150.
While the index’s reading may seem entirely arbitrary — just look at the bullish momentum Bitcoin has experienced in the first half of 2019 — the index is backed by data.
The website that hosts the index claims it analyses a fair mix of volatility, market momentum and volume, social media trends, surveys, dominance, and Google Trends to get the gist of how cryptocurrency investors are faring.
Bitcoin Bounces Back
But, the Bitcoin price has managed to bounce back. After remaining under $10,000 for a number of hours, the cryptocurrency managed to reclaim five digits.
Per Bloomberg, the cryptocurrency “appears to be gaining momentum for a push higher”. The analyst recently claimed that as BTC recently dropped “below the lower limit of its GTI Vera Band Indicator, which measures up and down trends”, a spike to the upside may be ahead. The last four times the bottom band was breached, “it managed to quickly rally back into the range”.
According to Mike McGlone, an analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence, Bitcoin is currently setting itself up for a recovery. He explained in a note that its “unique attributes” (likely a reference to its classification as a digital store of value/digital version of gold) and tumult on the macroeconomic stage could help boost the value of Bitcoin. Indeed, many say that if trade wars continue to rage and if central banks continue to enlist unorthodox monetary policy, the need for a form of money that is decentralized, scarce, borderless, and public will only swell.
While McGlone is bullish for the medium term, he told Bloomberg TV in a recent interview that his short and long-term prospects on the cryptocurrency are mixed.
Per previous reports from Ethereum World News, McGlone argued that with there being key support at $8,000 and heavy resistance at $20,000, the cryptocurrency could be stuck in that range “endlessly”. He added that on-chain fundamentals — active addresses, number of daily transactions, fees, and so on and so forth — have begun to taper off like they did to trigger 2018’s bear market.
Altcoins Finally Gain Some Steam
Interestingly, throughout this short-term recovery, altcoins have bounced, actually outperforming Bitcoin for once.
According to CoinMarketCap, Bitcoin dominance has fallen to 68.5% from nearly 70%. Ethereum is up 3.5% on the day, while BTC is up a relatively mere 0.2%. It’s a similar story across the cryptocurrency rankings.
Bitcoin Vs. Ripple: Amidst the Bearish Trend, The Coins Gave Some Brief Moment of Trading
There is a close link between the movement of Bitcoin and Ripple. Both of them are strong coins with a dedicated community of users. At present, they are facing some negative sentiments, but this will wash off soon.
Current Statistics (On August 22 at UTC 08:38):
|Parameters||Ripple (XRP)||Bitcoin (BTC)|
|Market Cap||11,339,553,299 USD||178,409,831,940 USD|
|24-Hour Volume||1,033,612,299 USD||18,408,249,735 USD|
|Circulating Supply||42,890,708,341 XRP||17,890,087 BTC|
|Price in BTC||0.00002654||NA|
BTC Vs. XRP Price Analysis:
Both Bitcoin and Ripple started on a declining note. In the first hours of the day, Bitcoin price has declined by 6.15% and fell to the level of 10,125.86 USD. Similarly, Ripple declined by 4.15% and landed at $0.2628. After that, the declining trend has slowed a bit, and coins kept fluctuating up and down in the range of around 2%. However, during the early minutes of the second half, on the other day, came yet another dip where BTC price declined by 2.21% and Ethereum by 0.96%.
After the second intraday breakdown, the digital coins have shown some strengthening for the next couple of hours. In that period, BTC hiked by 1.75% and XRP by 1.5%. The next plunge that came in around midnight dragged Bitcoin price by 2.91% and took it below $10k mark again. Similarly, XRP declined by 2.02% and landed at the level of 0.26 USD. Lately, the cryptos have been hovering at those levels and showed some bounce back, which helped then to move toward their current position.
BTC vs XRP Prediction & Conclusion:
Making any prediction in this swinging market is a rigorous task. However, for now, Ripple faces immediate resistance at $0.274454 and support at $0.259335. For Bitcoin, the immediate resistance is at 10,636.95 USD and support level at $9,800.93.
The Ripple team has done a recent assessment of the blockchain and assured that they will work toward the narrowing of the skill gap. Further, they added that in order to address the issue, the team would seek the help of experts including academia, governments, and private organizations.