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Bitcoin Attempts to Hold Above $48,000 on Its Journey to $50,000
Bitcoin is struggling to climb above the $48,000 resistance as the coin settles in a tight range between $47,000 and $48,000, after hitting a new 10-day high yesterday, the coin calmed around the $48,000 mark.
The past several days have been going well for the primary cryptocurrency which rose and fell by a few thousand dollars on Monday, after bottoming at $43,300, the bulls regained control of the market and started to gradually push the asset higher.
Bitcoin is recovering again
As such, Bitcoin started to recover some of its lost losses and jumped above $48,000 on Thursday, continuing to climb until it reached an intraday high of $48,500.
This became the highest price streak since last week’s massive crash, as the leading cryptocurrency dropped by $10,000 per day.
After this multi-day peak, Bitcoin rebounded a bit and fell to $47,000 earlier today, though, and managed to reclaim nearly $1,000 and stand shy of the $48,000 level again.
During the past seven days, the market value of cryptocurrencies increased slightly by 0.7%, showing a decline since mid-Thursday, to end the recovery in the cryptocurrency market after the collapse it witnessed early last week.
The pressures are still there
As Bitcoin failed to break above $48,000, increasing pressure on the benchmark cryptocurrency’s price at current levels will confirm the downside, as sharp selling may start from increasingly lower levels.
Last April, the value of the Bitcoin was close to $60,000, in May, the speculators gave up due to their failure to push the price above $55,000, and this September, the coin could not even stay above $50,000 for a long time.
However, pressure on the leading cryptocurrency will not be limited to technical or speculative factors alone, as the S&P 500 warned El Salvador of direct negative effects on its credit rating, after its decision last week to officially make Bitcoin a payment instrument alongside the US dollar.
Standard & Poor’s said such action could deprive the country of IMF aid programs and increase vulnerabilities in its banking and financial systems. News such news exacerbates the perception of digital currencies among institutional investors who have been the main driving force behind bitcoin this year.
Professional Trader and Analyst, economist in Financial and Forex market since 2004.holds an MBA from the American University in Egypt. Mohammed works as an economic writer and technical & fundamental analyst for many international Forex and financial trading companies in both English and Arabic on a daily basis.