Bitcoin price now within 10% of $40,000 after ranging flips to new highs

Bitcoin price now within 10% of $40,000 after ranging flips to new highs

Bitcoin (BTC) climbed to fresh all-time highs on Jan. 7, coming within striking distance of $40,000.

Bitcoin price now within 10% of $40,000 after ranging flips to new highs
Cryptocurrency market overview. Source: Coin360

BTC price reaches $37,800

Data from Cointelegraph Markets, Coin360 and TradingView showed Bitcoin getting yet another boost overnight on Wednesday as protestors stormed the Capitol in Washington D.C.

After showing signs of continuing strength during trading the day before, BTC/USD abruptly headed north, reaching a new peak of $37,800.

By press time on Thursday, a subsequent retracement had sent the pair focus on the $37,000 mark, with Bitcoin still within 10% of hitting $40,000.

Bitcoin price now within 10% of $40,000 after ranging flips to new highs
BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView

According to the latest updates for order books, significant resistance lay in wait at $38,000, with more selling pressure beginning at $39,500. Support was less decisive above $31,000.

Bitcoin price now within 10% of $40,000 after ranging flips to new highs
BTC/USDT order heatmap (Binance). Source: Material Indicators

“It’s amazing, an amazing year,” Cointelegraph Markets analyst Michaël van de Poppe summarized in his latest YouTube update.

He added that while the current price action was something to be celebrated, a “healthy correction” was now getting more likely.

“Would that be bad? No, as the higher Bitcoin goes, the more money is into the markets and the more money can flow towards the altcoins from this perspective,” he continued.

ltcoins still steal the show

As Cointelegraph reported, the end of December was characterized by more funds entering long-term storage, with the remaining available supply subject to what Van de Poppe and others term “FOMOing in” from less experienced buyers.

These felt that they should seize the opportunity and buy Bitcoin at higher levels, having had no interest in doing so while Bitcoin traded at $10,000, he noted.

Across major altcoins, Ether (ETH) was up 2.3% on the day, hitting $1,180, while embattled XRP put in a surprise move to add 27%.

Stellar (XLM) meanwhile continued its march upwards, hitting $0.34 on the back of weekly returns that topped 170%.

Bitcoin’s market cap dominance stood at 68.5% on Thursday, down from 69.7% at the start of the week.

Title: Bitcoin price now within 10% of $40,000 after ranging flips to new highs
Sourced From: cointelegraph.com/news/bitcoin-price-now-within-10-of-40-000-after-ranging-flips-to-new-highs
Published Date: Thu, 07 Jan 2021 08:49:00 +0000

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