Bitcoin – BTCUSD trades to the upper bound of the recent consolidation range. BTCUSD is 0.31% higher at $8745 approaching the $7880 recent resistance. Bitcoin has formed a base at 8500 that might provide a minor rebound up to 8800.
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Bitcoin is 0.45% higher at $8764 as the number one crypro trapped in the $8500 – $8800 trading range. The consolidation phase for BTCUSD needs to break above the $8800 barrier that might initiate another leg higher.
On the upside, first resistance will be met at $8,792 the daily top. If BTCUSD breaks above, then the next resistance stands at $9002 the 200-day moving average. A new uptrend might start if BTCUSD breaks above $9000, while the next hurdle is at $9372 the high from November 8th.
On the flip side, immediate support will be met at $8,675 the daily low. If BTCUSD breaks below, the next support area stands at $8,454 the low from January 19th. Bitcoin has managed to rebound from that level ($8454-$8500) several times the last trading session. More offers would emerge at $8,109 the low from January 14th trading session.