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Support Zones for Bitcoin Price: Is $5K the Worst Prediction That Might Actualize?

Support Zones for Bitcoin Price: Is $5K the Worst Prediction That Might Actualize?
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We kept guessing for how long Bitcoin can hold, and here it is – a more bearish scenario played out. BTC did not manage to reach the much sought-after $10,000 level and dumped 12% overnight. It signifies the beginning of a new retracement period, a new bearish market in which alts are drowning, too.

What to expect from the falling BTC price? How long it will take to accumulate new forces? Read Bitcoin price forecasts from TradingView users who come up with their ideas of BTC bottoms.

There’s no way back

There’s not much support until $5,000-5,200

VictorCobra suggests that the recent $6-7,000 area prior to the dump was the accumulation area. This is the reason $6,000 didn't really provide much resistance and the natural bottom was in the $6K area.

As you can see, the yellow scenario has now played out perfectly, which was a very bullish projection. We now have a couple of parallel channels. The bottom channel provided support in the $3K area, while the top channel is the one we just broke back into once $6,800 was surpassed. This gives Bitcoin some room to fall to the low $7,000 area if it's going to make a correction now. It also means that there's not much support until $5,000-5,200 if that breaks.

It's clear that Bitcoin is still on its long term uptrend. Since Bitcoin has followed one of the most bullish possible scenarios, it may play the most bullish possible scenario for the upcoming months. The top resistance (drawn between the previous two bull market peaks, in pink) is currently above $60,000 - that price could actually be reached before the end of this year. Bitcoin has gone through a double bubble cycle before. There's no reason why it can't do it again.

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BTC is in a falling wedge

$8,300 can be a double top

Judging by the Bitcoin chart from WeaverMJordan, we have developed a 4H Falling Wedge hanging off of the "broken" parabola. We have a nice confluence here with a run up to $9,200 based off of the prior measured move and the R3 on the 4H. BTC would possibly back-test of the underside of the parabolic move – if there is large bearish rejection here, a blow-off top could easily follow.

Everyone is expecting a retrace here, so there's a good chance it won't happen. Nice bullish test of the R1 with daily close incoming and nearing the tip of the FW. We will be watching the R2 at $8,300 for a possible double top if rejected.

BTC is running through a descending channel

Bitcoin price chart from Faibik

Looking at the BTC price chart from Faibik, we can see that in shorter TF BTC is making descending a channel, so it can break up or broke down anytime. MA100 line is acting a strong resistance ($8,000). If BTC breaks up the channel then it might test $8,000 resistance. If BTC breaks down the channel then we can see the bottom of $7,460 establishing for long. Judging by the price chart, BTC can do a few downs and ups in the following week before peaking to $8K again.

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BTC can fall by 30%

BTC might fall by 30%

Here’s a quick look at the Bitcoin weekly chart. BTC failed to clear the low $8,000 resistance level. On the daily, all momentum indicators are pointing south so short term the path of least resistance is to the downside. If we stick with historical trends then every summer/spring rally is followed by considerable falls across cryptos, which means at least 30%.

So, what we can see?

  1. During uptrend price respects the EMA, any fall to or below is quickly used as buying opportunity and price returns above the EMA. The market still hasn’t determined.
  2. The MFI value looks to be below 60 during bear markets while the same number acts as support during bull markets. In a bull market when the index hits 85 price tends to fall. Will we have a dump towards the EMA and crucial support of low 6000's? We can see a move down to the mid $5,000 only for the price to stabilize around the EMA and the low $6,000.
  3. As for RSI, in a bull run, 55 is the support while in a bear market it's the resistance. Anything up to or over 87 and the price falls. We are now in the low 90's. That’s another sign that the market is going to fall.

Could the market continue growing despite such scenarios? Why not. BTC could soar at $20K tomorrow, but it would need incredible volume to take it higher. The $8,300-8,400 resistance is key.

Price charts are taken from TradingView

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Crypto writer, blockchain geek & Bitcoin holder with a strong belief in the power of cryptocurrency. Veronika combines in-depth analytical approach with creative writing to deliver the texts that both inform and entertain. With hundreds of reviews, SEO articles and marketing texts under the belt, she has experience of working for blockchain Medium channels, Cryptodiffer site and ICOs. Part of U.Today team since 2018, she focuses on crypto price predictions and monitors the market to provide the most relevant info & opinions.

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Bitcoin in Danger as New Research Shows Google Has Achieved Breakthrough in Quantum Computing

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    Google's quantum computer is still too primitive to pose a threat for Bitcoin's cryptography, but things could escalate quickly

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According to a new research paper published in science journal Nature, Google's quantum computer is able to perform calculations in just three minutes. To put this into perspective, it would take the fastest supercomputer about 10,000 years to perform the same operation, which signifies a major tech milestone for the search behemoth. 

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Google achieves "quantum supremacy"

Back in September, the Financial Times reported that Google has managed to achieve "quantum supremacy," which means that its beast is able to perform calculations that would be impossible to pull off with any other computer. 

However, technology is still way too fragile for commercialization, which is unlikely to happen anytime soon. There is hardly any practical application for quantum computers, but they do have great potential for disrupting a lot of industries, such as finance and transportation.   

Considering that the Trump administration has funneled a whopping $1.2 bln into the development of quantum computing, it might stop being just a buzz word. 

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Will Google's quantum success affect Bitcoin

There is also one notable application for quantum computing -- hacking Bitcoin. The headlines about Google's super-powerful juggernaut has made many wonder whether Bitcoin, whose value derives from the immutability of its Blockchain, is in danger. 

However, ex-Bitcoin Core developer Peter Todd reassured the confused crypto crowd that Google was nowhere near breaking the top coin's cryptography. On top of that, it's not even clear whether quantum computers could potentially be scalable enough for commercial use. 

Bitcoin evangelist Andreas Antonopoulos also opined that Google's quantum breakthrough would have no impact on the orange coin. 

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with an extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets.

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