The world’s oldest blockchain-based cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, is in the process of compacting at $1,300 ahead of the US holiday weekend. BTC broke through $1,500 this week, but did not stay long enough to retreat. But the week ends with a safe defense of $10,000 psychologically and technically significant.
In terms of Bitcoin's move around the world, the possibility of a slight retreat in the short period cannot be ruled out, but the overall bullish trend is predominant.
At 4:07 pm New York time, February 15, 2020, Bitcoin pointed to $1,322.00, a 1.11% advance over the 24-hour period at CoinMarketCap (CMC).
Technically, a 50-day moving average (MA) on the BTC/USD daily chart is expected to rise above the 200-day MA. However, there are not many experts who are facing a short-term recession as Bitcoin is near overbought.
Cryptocurrency analyst and trader Crypto Michael wrote on Twitter today that "if Bitcoin goes below $1,100, it will be pushed to $9,750." "In a nutshell, Bitcoin is still healthy, and it's good to be a bit ahead of the continued rise," he added.
Regarding Bitcoin's next move, the near-US $1,500, the so-called Chinese FUD level, will be a short-term game. FEAR (Fear Uncertainty And Doubt) is an English abbreviation for fear, uncertainty and question. China's FUD caught up with Bitcoin, which had a strong rally in October last year thanks to China's President Xi Jinping's blockchain development policy.
Bitcoin soared by more than 43% in just two days to $1,540 in Xi Jinping's comments. But as the rally's heat subsided, BTC/USD turned down and fell 38% in about a month.
Bitcoin's recent retreat after moving to the $1,540 line may be due to concerns about China's FUD, which was witnessed in 2019.
If Bitcoin overcomes this level, it is expected that a further rise will open. On the other hand, experts point out that if you fail repeatedly at $1,500, you can't rule out the possibility of retreating below $10,000.
At press time (02:09 Sunday, 16 February 2020 (GMT-5)), BTC/USD is changing hands at around $9,990.10 (-2.41%) with a market cap of around $181.97 billion and volume (24h) of $44 billion. Its dominance is standing at over $61 percent, according to the data from CMC.
The worst performer among these top 30 altcoins is Ethereum Classic, ETC ($10.43, -12.02 percent) and the best performer is none other than OKB ($7.21, +13.8 percent).