Bitcoin prices surged on hump day, as the token climbed towards the $24,000 level in today’s trading session. The move came as bullish pressure intensified, following several days of recent gains. Ethereum also remained higher, once again climbing above $1,600.
Bitcoin (BTC) extended its recent gains on Wednesday, as prices rose towards the $24,000 level in today’s session.
The world’s largest cryptocurrency surged to an intraday peak of $23,759.76 on hump day, which is its highest point since June 13.
Wednesday’s fresh five-week high comes as price strength increased, breaking out of a key resistance level in the process.
Looking at the chart, this ceiling on the 14-day RSI of 56.7 was broken in the last 24 hours, leading to an influx of new bulls.
This move also comes as the 10-day and 25-day moving averages finally crossed, with both gauges of momentum moving in an uptrend.
As of writing, the RSI is tracking at 62, which has historically been a resistance point, and should this history repeat, we may see today’s gains begin to ease.
Like yesterday, ethereum (ETH) was once again trading above $1,600, as bullish sentiment remained in the token.
Following a low of $1,517.16 in Tuesday’s session, ETH/USD rose to a high of $1,602.13 on hump day.
Today’s peak saw the token trade at its highest point since June 11, and comes as bulls now look set to push prices closer towards $2,000.
This may be challenging, as price strength currently looks as though it is overbought, with the 14-day RSI tracking at 68.35.
Overall, this is the highest reading for the index since April 4, and unless this ceiling is broken, the move towards $2,000 will be on hold for now.
A key resistance of $1,645 is on the horizon, and should prices fail to move past this point, bears could look to reenter.
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Eliman brings a eclectic point of view to market analysis, having worked as a brokerage director, retail trading educator, and market commentator in Crypto, Stocks and FX.
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