After a slow retracement to the $9,100 price point from $9,650, Bitcoin (BTC) finally broke higher on Wednesday morning, following XRP, rocketing 7% higher in a 12-hour time span, surging as high as $9,750 per data from TradingView.
Analysts say that BTC’s ability to erase the past few days of gains in a few four-handle candles is a precursor to an even larger move higher in the coming days that could bring the price of the cryptocurrency above $10,000 for the first time since October 2019.
Bitcoin Preparing to Surge Even Higher
Prominent cryptocurrency trader Byzantine General noted that Bitcoin’s recent price action has him believing that the cryptocurrency will soon retest $10,000, retrace to $9,600, before rocketing into the five digits once again to test the key resistance at $11,000 — 15% higher than current prices.
— Byzantine General (@ByzGeneral) February 5, 2020
Others have echoed the cheery short-term outlook.
Josh Rager, a top industry investor, wrote in a recent tweet that Bitcoin, should it hold above $9,550, could likely “continue upward” from here:
“BTC erasing the last 3 days of loss with one candle. The magic number is to still get above the $9550s, with a close above there, the price would likely continue upward as there isn’t a lot of resistance before $10k,” he explained.
$BTC erasing the last 3 days of loss with one candle
The magic number is to still get above the $9550s, with a close above there, the price would likely continue upward as there isn't a lot of resistance before $10k pic.twitter.com/pjVhlf0sof
— Josh Rager 📈 (@Josh_Rager) February 5, 2020
He echoed this in a message published to his Telegram channel, writing that the target for the cryptocurrency is $10,150, drawing attention to the lack of historical volume until $10,000:
Bitcoin is on a clear uptrend, it’s time to stop being bearish and be realistic. Higher lows and Higher Highs continue to form on the chart, this is a flat out reversal from what we saw from the $13k to the $6400 drop.
Long-Term Outlook Positive Too
Also, Cryptocurrency trader Brent or Blockchainblitz recently noted that Bitcoin’s daily chart just registered a key technical signal: the 50-day moving average just today crossed above the 100-day moving average, creating a bull cross formation.
He notes that in the past eight times this technical signal was seen since 2014, a “rip upward followed.”
— Brent (@blockchainblitz) February 5, 2020
Indeed, our own analysis of this specific moving average cross found that this last took place when BTC was at $5,800 in early-2019, and preceded a 140% move higher. There are also the other historical instances Brent pointed to in his chart.
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