Bitcoin price is back above the 100 hourly SMA, but must surpass $15,600 for more upsides

Bitcoin price will likely initiate a fresh rise from as low as $ 14,380. Now BTC is back above the 100-hour SMA, but it has to break through $ 15,600 to rise further in the near term. At press time, BTC is trading around $ 15,411, up nearly 3% over the past 24 hours. 

BTC/USD 4-hour chart | Source: TradingView

Bitcoin price has bounced back above $ 15,200 and the 100 hourly simple moving average

After a sharp downside correction, Bitcoin found support close to $ 14,400 levels. BTC was trading as low as $ 14,380 and started a steady up move. It broke through the resistance levels of $ 14,800 and $ 15,000.

More importantly, there was a break above the main downtrend line with resistance near $ 15,300 on the BTC/USD pair’s hourly chart. The bulls were able to clear the 50% Fib retracement level of the downside correction from the range of $ 15,990 to the low of $ 14,380. The pair even settled above $ 15,200 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. Bitcoin price is currently facing stiff resistance near the $ 15,600 level.


Source: TradingView

The 76.4% Fib retracement level of the downside correction from the range of $ 15,990 to the low of $ 14,380 also acts as a resistance. A clear break above the $ 15,600 resistance is needed to be more likely in the near term. The next major resistance level is near $ 15,800, above which it can return to $ 15,950. Any further rise could lead the price above the $ 16,000 and $ 16,120 levels.

If Bitcoin fails to break out of the $ 15,600 resistance, there is a risk of a new drop. Initial support is close to $ 15,200 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. A drop below the 100-hour simple moving average and the $ 15,200 support zone could increase Bitcoin’s selling pressure. There is a risk of falling to the $ 14,800 and $ 14,750 supports in the coming sessions in the stated case.

Wall Street legend Bill Miller makes a powerful case for investing in Bitcoin

In a CNBC interview, Bill Miller, the co-founder of Miller Value Partners, said that he is offering a powerful investment case for Bitcoin, labeling it as the single best performing asset in multiple time periods.

According to him, the demand for Bitcoin is significantly outpacing supply:

“The Bitcoin story is very easy, it’s supply-demand. It’s economics not 101 but .01 which is Bitcoin’s supply is growing around 2.5% a year, and the demand is growing faster than that, and there’s going to be a fixed number of them.”

Although Miller expects Bitcoin to remain volatile, he says that the leading cryptocurrency is here to stay:

It’s been very volatile, but I think right now its staying power gets better every day. I think the risks of Bitcoin going to zero are much, much lower than they’ve ever been before.”

In recent months, publicly traded companies like MicroStrategy and Square have made multi-million-dollar bets on BTC. Meanwhile, financial services firm PayPal is also hopping on the bandwagon after announcing support for Bitcoin and other major cryptocurrencies.

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