Bitcoin (BTC) took a breather from its latest upside on March 26 after predicted resistance kicked in just under the yearly open.
Bitcoin fakeouts: Third time‘s the charm?
Traders had sounded the alarm on a possible retracement after a large sell wall appeared on major exchange Bitfinex. In the event, sell-side pressure prevailed, halting bulls‘ advance at just above $45,000.
“Still waiting to see how price trades around yearly open. The prev times I targeted it we came up short but got very close although this time looks better for BTC. Almost there,” popular trader Pentoshi summarized.
Fellow Twitter user B C Richfield, meanwhile, highlighted the need to crack the current local high of $45,135 after two “fakeouts” on lower timeframes. A failure to do so, he argued prior to the high occurring, would be bad news.
$BTC— B C Richfield (@BC_Richfield) March 25, 2022
Two Fakeys (fake breakout) on the last 4H inside bar.
I think we see a breakout towards 45135 before a decisive correction or reclaim attempt.
A third Fakey would be brutal but definitely not beyond Bitcoins capabilities.
Happy Friday everyone - have a great weekend ☀️ pic.twitter.com/QN5oHr5EAh
Another topic of debate from the week: Blockchain protocol Terra‘s multibillion-dollar Bitcoin buy-in continued with executives adding roughly another 3,000 BTC to a wallet now containing 24,954 BTC, or $1.1 billion at the time of writing.
Media attention and excitement increased in step, with analytics firm Messari highlighting “increased usage and fundamentals” as driving the price of Terra (LUNA) while other smart contract tokens traded down.
At the time of writing, LUNA/USD was nonetheless in the same position it traded last weekend, while both Bitcoin and the largest altcoin Ether (ETH) were up over 6% during the same period.
Fees remain a bargain
For all the focus on a turnaround coming from within the crypto industry, Bitcoin remained firmly under the radar for the mainstream.
“To some degree, Bitcoin transaction fees tell you what you need to know,” he said.
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