• Bitcoin price has dropped by around $7,000 on Tuesday as markets shake off Easter holiday.
  • BTC RSI is at levels last seen when Bitcoin price was at $41,800.
  • The 200-day EMA remains critical in preventing an extended fall.

Bitcoin (BTC) price is drawing further away from the $69,000 threshold, which is a critical level as it barred the upside potential for the pioneer cryptocurrency for years. There is concern, however, as the BTC RSI idnciator is at levels last seen in January. 

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Bitcoin price crashed from $71,366 to $64,588 in less than 48 hours. The nearly $7,000 crash liquidated nearly $700 million in positions across the market between Monday and the early hours of the US session on Tuesday.

The dump comes after the upward momentum for BTC disappeared, and sellers took over the market. According to some analysts, the drop is a typical shake off, intended to wipe out the weak hands.

It has not escaped the eyes of analysts that the BTC Relative Strength Index (RSI) has dropped below 50, resetting to levels last seen during the last week of January when Bitcoin price was around $41,800. Specifically, this was just before the exchange-traded fund (ETFs) inflows started to explode.

Nevertheless, reports indicate that weekly ETF flows are positive again after seesawing between a slowdown and more outflows compared with inflows. This should keep hope alive for BTC bulls.

Elsewhere, Tether, the cryptocurrency stablecoin (USDT) pegged to the US Dollar, has moved 60 million USDT from its treasury to Kraken Exchange. The network has also donated $100,000 to BTCPay Server, so it can continue working on enabling anyone to accept BTC. This encourages adoption for the digital asset.

This is also reinforced by speculation that BTC ETFs will be added to UBS platform, which manages $3.5 trillion in global wealth and boasts around $98 billion in market capitalization. Notably, UBS integrating Bitcoin ETFs marks a significant shift in traditional finance's embrace of crypto.

It is a bullish move that erodes barriers for high-net-worth individuals to dive into digital assets. The adoption curve steepens as big players capitulate to crypto's allure. In the latest, the US government has sent a possible test transaction of around 30,174 BTC worth $2.1 billion to Coinbase. The BTC is reportedly from the Silk Road hack funds.

Bloomberg’s James Seyffart, an ETF analyst, has commented, “Government was simply waiting for Judge Failla to dismiss the SEC's accusations that Coinbase conducted brokerage activity through Coinbase Wallet before making this move.”

Bitcoin price outlook as BTC RSI dips below 50

Despite a prevailing bullish thesis on the big picture, the market is currently leaning in favor of the downside after the BTC RSI slipped below the 50 mean level. The Awesome Oscillator (AO) indicator is also accentuating what is seen with the RSI, pointing to falling momentum.

If Bitcoin price breaks support offered by the 200-day Exponential Moving Average (EMA) at $65,556, which has been critical since October, the fall could extend to the $60,800 level.

Notice the hidden bearish divergence on the BTC chart, seen with the RSI recording lower lows whilst the Bitcoin price records higher lows. This increases the chances for further downside if a full reversal emerges.

BTC/USDT 1-day chart

If the 200-day EMA holds as support, it would guarantee a rebound in Bitcoin price toward the upside. A flip of the $69,000 threshold into support would signal more buy orders, increasing the odds for further upside. The first target in such a directional bias would be to reclaim the $73,777 peak before a chance to record a new peak above the $74,000 range.

 

Cryptocurrency prices FAQs

Token launches like Arbitrum’s ARB airdrop and Optimism OP influence demand and adoption among market participants. Listings on crypto exchanges deepen the liquidity for an asset and add new participants to an asset’s network. This is typically bullish for a digital asset.

A hack is an event in which an attacker captures a large volume of the asset from a DeFi bridge or hot wallet of an exchange or any other crypto platform via exploits, bugs or other methods. The exploiter then transfers these tokens out of the exchange platforms to ultimately sell or swap the assets for other cryptocurrencies or stablecoins. Such events often involve an en masse panic triggering a sell-off in the affected assets.

Macroeconomic events like the US Federal Reserve’s decision on interest rates influence risk assets like Bitcoin, mainly through the direct impact they have on the US Dollar. An increase in interest rate typically negatively influences Bitcoin and altcoin prices, and vice versa. If the US Dollar index declines, risk assets and associated leverage for trading gets cheaper, in turn driving crypto prices higher.

Halvings are typically considered bullish events as they slash the block reward in half for miners, constricting the supply of the asset. At consistent demand if the supply reduces, the asset’s price climbs. This has been observed in Bitcoin and Litecoin.

 


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