June 5, 2024
Bitcoin Price Today is $68,372, Misses Key Resistance Flip
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Bitcoin Price Today is $68,372, Misses Key Resistance Flip

Tuesday, May 28, 2024: Bitcoin Price Today is $68,372, saw its price fall to four-day lows as today’s Wall Street open began, following a period of deceptive holiday price action. Data from TradingView indicated that BTC/USD was trading below $68,000 after hitting weekly highs.

BTC/USD 1-hour chart. Source: TradingView

The Memorial Day holiday in the United States saw Bitcoin surge to $70,600 without significant institutional involvement, such as demand for spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs). However, despite gaining rapid momentum, Bitcoin’s latest rally was short-lived, and the market soon retraced all its progress.

Market Movements and Volatility

The recent volatility occurred as $7 billion worth of BTC moved from wallets linked to the defunct exchange Mt. Gox. Popular trader Credible Crypto commented on this situation on X (formerly Twitter), stating, “And there is a full retrace of that recent pump as expected.”

“Let’s see what kind of reaction we get here at the lows.”

BTC liquidation heatmap (screenshot). Source: CoinGlass

Monitoring resource CoinGlass highlighted that liquidity concentrations were around the spot price, with the area around $67,000 becoming the nearest point of interest below. Fellow trader Daan Crypto Trades observed a positive impact on market structure due to these movements, noting a reduction in leverage. “All positions entered during yesterday’s move were flushed out and the funding rate is back to neutral,” he wrote on X, accompanied by a chart showing open interest data.

“ETH is a bit stronger still but as long as BTC is within its bigger range we’ll keep seeing more of this low timeframe chop.”

BTC/USD chart. Source: Credible Crypto/X

Challenges and Long-Term Outlook

Bitcoin price performance remains heavily dependent on overcoming key resistance levels and flipping them into support. As previously reported, the primary challenge for Bitcoin lies in surpassing the 2021 all-time highs of $69,000 and the all-time high of $73,800 reached earlier this year.

On a broader scale, popular trader Jelle pointed out that despite the lack of upward momentum since March, Bitcoin’s monthly timeframe reveals a consolidatory structure. He suggested that BTC has been confined within a rising channel since mid-2017 when it hit historical all-time highs of $20,000 during the previous cycle. Jelle stated, “Bitcoin has spent the past 6.5 years inside this rising channel, and I don’t expect that to change anytime soon.”

Source: Jelle

“If history is any indication, it’s time for another trip towards the highs of the channel. 6-figure Bitcoin is coming.”

The recent Bitcoin price action underscores the ongoing struggle to maintain higher price levels amid market volatility and significant liquidity movements. The impact of such factors, including historical wallet activities and the resetting of leverage positions, continues to shape BTC’s market dynamics. As traders and analysts watch closely, the quest for new highs and the ability to sustain gains remain critical focal points for Bitcoin’s future trajectory.

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