Bitcoin Price Attempting To Push Higher

May 23, 2015

Bitcoin price has advanced in the familiar base-surge pattern to the descending trendline that has capped the past few months’ downtrend. During the early hours of Saturday, Roger Ver accused OKCoin of dishonesty. We take a look at how the market may negotiate the challenge.

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Bitcoin Price Analysis

Time of analysis: 11h36 UTC

Bitfinex 4-Hour Chart

Why The Preference For BTC-China Charts In Analysis?

From the analysis pages of, earlier today:

Futures charts have already attempted the level for the second time in hours, and BTC-e initially spiked above it and is currently slightly above this significant overhead resistance level.

Bitfinex (above), Bitstamp and BTC-China have yet to convincingly establish trade above the trendline. The indicators are becoming overbought. Three scenarios seem most likely:

1. Price pushes above the resistance level at $243 (Bitfinex) and then consolidates on top of it before moving higher.

2. Price pushes above the trendline and immediately pushes higher despite severe indicator divergence. A surge is likely, in this case, and the upside targets will include the previous local high near $249 / 1540 CNY, and all the way up to an existing support & resistance zone near $260 / 1600 CNY.

3. Price does not breach the trendline and reverses back down in a new corrective wave. This scenario outlook is for ongoing medium-term consolidation.

A break above the trendline is a significant chart event. In the logarithmic chart, the trendline has capped price since August 2014 and has, during the period, resisted 4 attempts to break above it. Today’s attempt is the fifth.


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Never a dull moment in the Bitcoin market. Even yesterday’s article headline “Glum” quickly proved irrelevant as price persistently advanced on the current resistance trendline. Getting above this trendline could see an explosive rally. But first, the market must show that it has the conviction to leave the consolidation zone below $250.

Bitfinex orderbook depth shows there are profit-takers with eyes on $245 and $250:

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Last modified (UTC): July 12, 2015 19:15

Venzen Khaosan @venzen

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