DOGE Frenzy Continues While Bitcoin (BTC/USD) Backs Down

Despite a recent pullback in the prices of major cryptocurrencies, Dogecoin has remained supported as bulls have made an admirable push for fresh highs. As the meme-based alt-coin (originally created as a joke in 2013) secured fifth place in the crypto market-cap hierarchy, crowd psychology remains the primary catalyst of the unprecedented rally.

For those who don’t recall, it was Tesla CEO Elon Musk who played a major role in fueling the recent Bitcoin rally as key market participants followed Musk in adopting BTC/USD as an alternative method of payment. Likewise, it was another one of Musk’s optimistic crypto tweets that has once again sparked a rapid surge in the demand for Dogecoin, allowing it to maintain its current bullish narrative. However, as discussed in Friday’s article, there is very little analytical evidence that can be used to justify this exorbitant move.

Dogecoin (DOGE/USD) Daily Chart

DOGE frenzy continues while Bitcoin (BTC/USD) Backs Down

Dogecoin price chart created using TradingView

BITCOIN BEARS TEMPORARILY TAKE BACK CONTROL

Although the recent public offering of Coinbase allowed Bitcoin bulls to achieve yet another all-time high, Bitcoin currently continues to trade below the key psychological level of $60k, a former hindrance for bullish momentum.

However, after five consecutive days of losses, BTC/USD price action has temporarily stalled between the key Fibonacci retracement levels of two prominent moves.

After a minor flash crash, Bitcoin remains under pressure as bears continue to drive prices lower in an effort to break support, holding firm at the key psychological level of $55,000. But bulls aren’t giving up without a fight, which makes one wonder if the current pullback is another correction, as seen in prior months, or is the crypto ‘Bubble’ finally ready to burst?

For the first time this year, Bitcoin prices have slipped below both the 20 & 50-period Moving Average (MA), while the Moving Average Convergence/Divergence (MACD) has crossed above the zero lines with recent divergence suggesting that the bullish momentum has lost steam.

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