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Bitcoin value faces ‘last stand’ as weekly shut threatens $22K retest

Bitcoin (BTC) stayed close to key assist on March 5 because the weekly candle shut introduced recent fears of a breakdown.

BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView

Analyst warns over destiny of $20,000

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView adopted BTC/USD because it continued to maneuver in a good vary over the weekend.

The pair had remained virtually stationary since its abrupt fall on March 3, triggered by a margin name amid uncertainty over  Silvergate Bank.

While avoiding additional losses, evaluation warned that Bitcoin may nonetheless simply fall a lot decrease if a close-by assist stage failed to carry.

Monitoring useful resource Material Indicators defined that BTC value motion had “lost key technical support” and that $22,000 — the sight of a current resistance/assist (R/S) flip — was now all that remained for bulls to carry onto.

“The local R/S Flip zone is the last stand between a retest at the trend line. Meanwhile, Trend Precognition is indicating a downtrend,” it wrote in a part of a Twitter replace on the day.

“Will see if that changes after the W close.”

Accompanying charts confirmed the pattern line and the BTC/USD order e book on Binance at stake, with bid liquidity at $22,000.

BTC/USD charts. Source: Material Indicators/ Twitter

Cointelegraph contributor Michaël van de Poppe, founder and CEO of buying and selling agency Eight, warned that ought to $21,300 fail to carry as nicely, $20,000 could not assist to stem the exodus.

“Crucial area for #Bitcoin is to hold the $21.3K area. Losing that, and we’ll see another sweep toward $19.5Kish and altcoins dropping 15-25%,” he predicted on March 4.

Van de Poppe nonetheless maintained a extra optimistic view general, suggesting that $40,000 may nonetheless seem “in a few months.“

“Moral of the story: Dollar-Cost Average and have balls to buy when you don’t feel confident,” he suggested in a part of a subsequent submit.

“Overwhelmingly bearish sentiment”

With Silvergate’s potential chapter nonetheless a sizzling matter, analysis agency Santiment queried why the market response had been so extreme.

Related: Bitcoin value would retest $25K with out Silvergate saga — evaluation

In a devoted submit on the phenomenon, analysts revealed what they described as an “unusually high amount of negative commentary about the markets.“

“It’s particularly interesting that #cryptocrash has been a key of-and-on trending hashtag on the platform, even though Bitcoin’s mild -5% pullback occurred more than three days ago,” it continued about Twitter consumer conduct.

“Typically, you may capitalize on this stage of negativity on the markets, and this sort of overwhelmingly bearish sentiment can result in a pleasant bounce to silence the critics.“

Twitter information chart with chosen crypto phrases. Source: Santiment

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