Bitcoin price began a steady rise above the USD 48,000 resistance zone against the US dollar. BTC is now trading above $ 49,500 and could accelerate to above $ 50,000.

  • Bitcoin began another spike above the $ 48,500 and $ 49,000 resistance levels.
  • The price is now trading well above $ 49,000 and the 100-hour simple moving average.
  • The hourly chart of the BTC / USD pair (data feed from Kraken) broke through a key bearish trendline with resistance near USD 47,750.
  • The pair could accelerate further once there is a close above the $ 50,000 zone.

Bitcoin price breaks important barrier

Bitcoin price formed a base above the $ 46,500 zone and began a steady increase. BTC was able to break through the USD 48,500 resistance zone to move into a positive zone.

The hourly chart for the BTC / USD pair also broke through a key bearish trendline with resistance near $ 47,750. The pair gained pace above the 61.8% fib retracement level of the major decline from the high of $ 49,678 to the low of $ 46,533.

Bitcoin is now trading well above $ 49,000 and the 100-hour simple moving average. It is consolidating near the USD 49,800 resistance zone. On the downside, an initial support is forming near the $ 49,650 level.

Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com

The first major support forms near the $ 49,500 mark. If there is a bearish break below the USD 49,500 support zone, the price could fall towards USD 48,800. The next big support is near $ 48,500, which is where the bulls are likely to emerge.

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If Bitcoin stays above the USD 49,500 support zone, it could continue to rise. Immediate resistance to the upside is near the $ 49,850 mark. The first major resistance is near the $ 50,000 mark.

A closing price above the $ 50,000 mark could raise the price further. The next stop could be the 1.236 Fib extension level of the major decline from the high of $ 49,678 to the low of $ 46,533. Further gains could move the price towards the USD 52,000 resistance zone in the coming sessions. Medium resistance is near the $ 51,550 level.

Technical indicators:

Hourly MACD – The MACD is picking up pace in the bullish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC / USD is well above the 60 mark.

Major Support Levels – $ 49,500, followed by $ 48,800.

Main Resistance Levels – $ 49,800, $ 50,000, and $ 50,400.

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