Bitcoin Bulls' Brutal Breakout Shows No Mercy

Blockchain, Technology, Smart, Bitcoin, Money



Bitcoin has continued on its upward protectory as political factors have continued to fuel the recent breakout. Although a number of fundamental factors have weighed on the greenback, the major event that overshadowed the US senate vote was the protests that took place in Washington DC, where rioters forced their way into the Capitol building where the electoral votes were being held, resulting in four fatalities. This helped to push that bullish breakout in Bitcoin to even higher-highs, and the door may remain open for more.



As reports of the event filtered through the market, BTC/USD price action gained momentum, fueling the bullish breakout that has seen Bitcoin prices soaring over 30% (MTD). As a result, Bitcoin was once again able to reach a new record high, breaking above previous resistance.


The Bitcoin ‘bubble’ that burst in 2018 appears to be a distant memory as the demand for major cryptocurrencies continues to increase, almost presenting a safe-haven type of appeal. While the majority of 2020 was relatively flat for cryptocurrencies, the adoption of Bitcoin by PayPal as a valid payment method in late October, resulted in renewed hope for the virtual currency. Now, after breaking above the 2017 high, bulls have managed to set a continued series of new highs, bringing the key psychological level of $40,000 into view.

Although the Relative Strength Index (RSI) indicates that BTC/USD is well above 70 and is currently considered to be overbought, the break above the Bollinger Band indicates that further advances cannot be ruled out. In addition, price action remains well above the 20 and 50 Day Moving Average (MA) which has previously helped to form an additional layer of support.

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