Bitcoin hits $25K as bearish voices call BTC price ‘double top’


Bitcoin (BTC) spiked by $25,000 for the primary time in months on Aug. 14, however merchants refused to take any probabilities on a bull run.

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

Weekend produces transient $25,000 faucet for BTC

Information from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView tracked a sudden run-up on BTC/USD, which hit $25,050 on Bitstamp in a $350 hourly candle.

The transfer took the pair to a brand new private finest since June 13, erasing extra of the losses seen that day in what stays a major BTC worth correction.

Analyzing the market setup, nevertheless, acquainted bearish tones remained. 

For widespread Twitter account Il Capo of Crypto, the most recent highs appeared to offer the final piece of the puzzle earlier than a brand new downtrend set in.

Il Capo had beforehand referred to as for a peak of $25,000-$25,500 earlier than Bitcoin modified course to move decrease.

“$25k reached however no bearish indicators but on ltf,” it added in a subsequent post.

“We may see one other leg as much as 25400-25500, however imo the highest of this bear market rally may be very shut. Most altcoins are reaching main resistances.”

Cautious too was fellow dealer Crypto Tony, who demanded Bitcoin flip its multi-month vary resistance at $24,500 to help to contemplate lengthy positions.

Others have been hopeful of pattern continuation, together with Dave the wave, who eyed encouraging indicators on Bitcoin’s shifting common convergence divergence (MACD) indicator as proof.

A basic pattern indicator, MACD permits merchants to measure the power of a selected chart pattern, giving purchase and promote alerts over a number of timeframes within the course of.

“Loads of upward strain constructing at a stage of resistance,” he summarized on the day.

“Weekly MACD about to cross from an over-sold place effectively beneath the zero-line. Bullish.”

BTC/USD annotated chart with MACD. Source: Dave the wave/ Twitter

Ethereum double down on $2,000

A more modest spike meanwhile played out for largest altcoin Ethere (ETH), which managed $2,030 on the day. 

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After passing the $2,000 mark for the primary time since Could earlier within the weekend, ETH/USD gave the impression to be in consolidatory mode with no important momentum persevering with.

ETH/USD 1-hour candle chart (Binance). Supply: TradingView

Trying ahead, nevertheless, there have been loads of merchants keen to guess on bullish instances forward.

“We proceed to observe the construction of the final cycle completely and most of the people are nonetheless in disbelief. $5.000 Greenback (+) for $ETH is not only a meme,” Moustache argued alongside a comparative chart of Ethereum now versus 2016-17,

Ought to a retracement set in, in the meantime, Jackis eyed previous resistance on the ETH/BTC pair as an entry level.

ETH/USD nonetheless circled $2,000 on the time of writing, with ETH/BTC hitting 8-month highs.

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