Bitcoin price outlook: Analyst identifies key level for bulls as BTC breaks above $20K

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on Oct 26, 2022
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  • Bitcoin price jumped 7% to $20,700, its highest level in weeks as crypto market cap rose above $1 trillion.
  • BTC on the monthly chart is at support from 2013.
  • However, analyst warns Bitcoin needs to break above $23k if it's to trigger further upside acceleration.

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have added more than 7% in market capitalization over the past 24 hours, with more than $72 billion added to the global crypto market cap

Bitcoin (BTC/USD) jumped more than 7% to break above $20,000 and hit highs of $20,700. Meanwhile, Ethereum (ETH/USD) rose nearly 14% to breach the $1,500 demand zone for the first time since mid-September.

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The rest of the crypto market also registered decent gains, with Cardano, Solana and Dogecoin seeing double-digit upsides among the top ten cryptocurrencies by market cap. Altogether, the green across the crypto early Wednesday helped push total market capitalization to $1.04 trillion.

BTC remains in consolidation, analyst says $23,450 is key

Scott Melker ‘The Wolf Of All Streets’ says Bitcoin on the monthly chart shows an attempt at a reversal at a support level from 2013. This level holding as support and Bitcoin bouncing off it would be “poetic” the popular crypto analyst and investor tweeted.

Another crypto analyst, Rekt Capital, says BTC remains in consolidation between the 200MA and 300MA on the weekly chart. But though historical bottom zones for the flagship cryptocurrency, bulls could do well to watch a key price level.  

In a tweet early Wednesday, the analyst said BTC needs to break above $23,400 to register a stronger acceleration. He noted:

“Though it may be easy to get excited about this recent uptick in BTC’s price action…Macro-wise, $BTC is still in its historical bottoming area & hasn’t registered a major breakout yet. BTC would first need to break ~$23450 to see stronger trend acceleration”

Rekt also points out:

The gains in crypto over the past day come despite broader market jitters around central bank rate hikes and an economic slowdown that has impacted major Wall Street firms.

Meanwhile, optimism around crypto in the UK rose as the country welcomed a new prime minister seen as being more crypto-friendly. UK lawmakers have also voted in favour of a bill recognising crypto as regulated financial instruments.

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