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Bitcoin Jumps 12% to Eye $40K on Positive Tesla and Taproot News

BTC price reached a high of $39,847 on Coinbase.

Bitcoin price has jumped over 12% to hit a two-week high of $39,847 on US-based crypto exchange Coinbase. The cryptocurrency’s upside towards the recently elusive $40,000 comes as the market continues to react positively to news.

Buyers are looking to hold the gains above support as shown in morning deals on Monday. Bitcoin currently trades at $39,286 on Coinbase.

Bitcoin price broke major resistance at $37k

After finding it difficult to break above $37k due to FUD related to a heightened crackdown on mining in China, BTC added more than $3,400 to its daily candle on Sunday to trade at the highest price level since 26 May.

While the broader recovery could align with other factors across the market, BTC’s value soared just after Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed that the electric car maker was ready to resume Bitcoin transactions. It follows negative comments from Musk regarding Bitcoin’s energy consumption and impact on the environment.

“When there’s confirmation of reasonable (~50%) clean energy usage by miners with positive future trend, Tesla will resume allowing Bitcoin transactions,” the Tesla chief said.

Bitcoin price jumped nearly 10% following Musk’s tweet and traded higher to establish support above the 20-day simple moving average line ($36,756).

Bitcoin’s upside also comes after miners indicated support for the Taproot upgrade slated for November 2021. The upgrade seeks to revamp the network’s privacy and scripting capabilities.

From a technical point of view, analyst Rekt Capital says the upside might have helped push a potential death cross by a couple of weeks.

BTC/USD daily price chart showing the 50 and 200-day moving averages. Source: TradingView

The death cross happens when the 50-day moving average cuts below the 200-day moving average. It is a bearish signal that usually suggests further price correction, and as seen on the price chart above, BTC/USD was likely to make the cross if the 50 DMA continued to slope towards increasing 200 DMA.

“Fantastic upside movement from #BTC lately. The $BTC breakout has pushed back the potential Death Cross by two weeks.  Price increases from here would further postpone it,” the analyst pointed out.

And if $BTC is able to rally above $55K-$60K soon, then BTC could avoid the cross altogether.”

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