Bitcoin traders worry as BTC price remains pinned below $50K

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The worth of Bitcoin (BTC) has failed to interrupt above the psychological $50,000 resistance going into the weekend and has dropped beneath the $48,000 stage on March 6. 

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

Now merchants are watching whether or not BTC/USD can break above the $50,000 stage to renew the bull cycle. Conversely, a drop beneath the current lows beneath $46,000 will possible open the door to new decrease lows, which can then pose a menace to the bull run that has been in place for nearly a yr, at the least within the quick to medium time period. 

Pseudonymous dealer Rekt Capital identified comparable value ranges to observe. If BTC fails to carry the present ranges above $46,000, the dealer expects Bitcoin to backside someplace within the space between $38,000 and $45,000 regardless of Bitcoin posting greater lows in current days. 

“BTC greater lows maintain till they do not,” he wrote. “Every subsequent response from the January HL was lesser and lesser. Might be the identical now. Higher to be protected than sorry by making ready for a possible breakdown from this HL.”

One main issue that is possible inflicting the present downward strain on value is an uptick in whales’ exercise. Knowledge from CryptoQuant exhibits a rise in giant transactions to exchanges on March 6, although miners’ exercise stays comparatively low. 

As proven within the chart beneath, earlier upticks in whales transferring funds to alternate coincided with drops in Bitcoin value on March 3-4.  

Whales (blue) vs. Miners (orange) vs. BTC value (crimson). Supply: CryptoQuant

Macroeconomic headwinds for Bitcoin

As Cointelegraph reported, Bitcoin can also be going through downward strain from macroeconomic headwinds. A sharp spike in 10-year U.S. Treasury yields and a pullback in tech shares, specifically, are weighing on cryptocurrency costs as traders flee risk-on property.

In the meantime, the Greenback forex index, or DXY, has broken through technical resistance, hitting the very best ranges since November 2020. 

BTC (blue) vs. DXY (orange). Supply: Tradingview

Cointelegraph Markets analyst Michael van de Poppe factors out that Bitcoin’s downtrend stays intact after the most recent try to interrupt $50,000 failed. 

“Because of this the pattern continues to be down and general weak spot on the markets within the quick time period,” he defined. “$50,000 is up to now a no-go for Bitcoin.”

Nonetheless, Bitcoin, in addition to gold, may even see some respite quickly because the DXY and Treasury yields are nearing their very own technical resistance ranges.  

“I consider that the yields are getting topped out comparatively quickly together with the DXY,” defined van de Poppe. “Each are in resistance areas, which implies that we needs to be near a high formation on these two, but additionally on a backside formation for Bitcoin and gold comparatively quickly.”

He added: 

March is usually a nasty month for markets and historical past repeats itself. So macro-wise, we’re nonetheless bullish on the cycle and heating up for continuation, regardless of the current curiosity in yields.”