Corona Virus
Stay Safe, FollowGuidance
Fetching Location Data…
Bob Mason
Bitcoin Board

Bitcoin gained 0.81% on Friday, partially reversing a 3.08% slide from Thursday, to end the day at $3,954.9, with the moves through the current week leaving Bitcoin down by just 0.59%, Monday through Friday.

It was a relatively choppy day for Bitcoin and the broader cryptomarket, with Bitcoin rising from a start of a day dip to strike a mid-morning high $3,975.0 before succumbing to selling pressure seen across the broader market.

The reversal saw Bitcoin fall to an early afternoon intraday low $3,850.1 before recovering to strike an intraday high $3,986.0 late in the day.

Through the day, Bitcoin came within range of the first major support level at $3,847.0 to prevent heavier losses, while Bitcoin failed to break through to $4,000 levels to test the first major resistance level at $4,028.9 through the day.

A positive end to the day aptly marked the 10th anniversary since Bitcoin’s genesis block was mined back in January 2009 by Bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto, though it’s been far from plain sailing, with the 2018 bear run seeing Bitcoin hold onto $3,000 levels for dear life, having hit an all-time high $19,891 back in December of 2017.

Some early investor anxiety through Friday came amid concerns that some major Bitcoin exchanges could be caught out by Proof of Keys Day, where Bitcoin holders had been urged to withdraw Bitcoins held in exchange wallets and deposit them into private wallets.

A lack of news of any major exchange facing insolvency issues through the day would have supported the late recovery seen in Bitcoin and the broader market going into the weekend.

The broad based gains seen across the crypto market saw Bitcoin’s dominance ease back to 50.9%, with the total crypto market cap continuing to hover at around the $130bn mark.

Get Into Cryptocurrency Trading Today

At the time of writing, Bitcoin was up 1.04% to $3,996.2, with moves through the start of the day seeing Friday’s late recovery continue into the early hours. Bitcoin rose from a start of a day morning low $3,954.8 to a morning high $4,010.4, coming up against the first major resistance level at $4,010.57 before easing back to sub-$4,000 levels.

For the day ahead, a hold onto $3,900 levels through the morning would support another move through to $4,000 levels, with Bitcoin needing plenty of support from the broader market to breakout from the first major resistance level to bring the second major resistance level at $4,066.23 before any pullback.

Failure to hold onto $3,900 levels could see Bitcoin slide through the first major support level at $3,874.67 before any recovery, with sub-$3,800 levels and the second major support level at $3,794.43 in play should Bitcoin and the broader market hit a bear trap later in the day.

It’s a positive start to the day for Bitcoin and the broader market, with the late Friday rally giving the bulls a head start early on, though whether more meaning full gains can be had through the weekend remains to be seen, the bears still in control of this market.

Don't miss a thing!
Discover what's moving the markets. Sign up for a daily update delivered to your inbox

Trade With A Regulated Broker

  • Your capital is at risk
The content provided on the website includes general news and publications, our personal analysis and opinions, and contents provided by third parties, which are intended for educational and research purposes only. It does not constitute, and should not be read as, any recommendation or advice to take any action whatsoever, including to make any investment or buy any product. When making any financial decision, you should perform your own due diligence checks, apply your own discretion and consult your competent advisors. The content of the website is not personally directed to you, and we does not take into account your financial situation or needs.The information contained in this website is not necessarily provided in real-time nor is it necessarily accurate. Prices provided herein may be provided by market makers and not by exchanges.Any trading or other financial decision you make shall be at your full responsibility, and you must not rely on any information provided through the website. FX Empire does not provide any warranty regarding any of the information contained in the website, and shall bear no responsibility for any trading losses you might incur as a result of using any information contained in the website.The website may include advertisements and other promotional contents, and FX Empire may receive compensation from third parties in connection with the content. FX Empire does not endorse any third party or recommends using any third party's services, and does not assume responsibility for your use of any such third party's website or services.FX Empire and its employees, officers, subsidiaries and associates, are not liable nor shall they be held liable for any loss or damage resulting from your use of the website or reliance on the information provided on this website.
This website includes information about cryptocurrencies, contracts for difference (CFDs) and other financial instruments, and about brokers, exchanges and other entities trading in such instruments. Both cryptocurrencies and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money. You should carefully consider whether you understand how these instruments work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.FX Empire encourages you to perform your own research before making any investment decision, and to avoid investing in any financial instrument which you do not fully understand how it works and what are the risks involved.