BTC/USD climbs to $10,700, with BCH/USD top gainer among the top 10 with 7% to displace Binance Coin as the 6th largest cryptocurrency by market cap.
Bitcoin’s impressive recovery above $10k has continued over the past 24 hours after the benchmark cryptocurrency rose nearly 4.0% to hit highs of $10,838 on Tuesday morning. In hitting the intraday highs, BTC/USD price cleared resistance at $10,500 to bring a potential run to $11,000 into play.
This is Bitcoin’s best performance in nearly two weeks, even as it mirrors traditional markets that have posted similar bounces within the past 24 hours. The upside was also very much similar to that of Gold. On September 14, the precious metal touched highs of $1,970, adding nearly 0.4% to its price during the US trading session.
Bitcoin’s gains also reflected the action in the derivatives market where buy liquidations on BitMEX outpaced sell liquidations. Also in play appears to be the optimism around the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting scheduled for Wednesday.
Traders are waiting to see if the Federal Reserve continues to take a dovish approach. This, coupled with a floundering Dollar index, is likely to provide further impetus to Bitcoin’s upside.
Bitcoin technical outlook
Away from the bullish macros, BTC/USD has cooled some of the momentum and bulls are finding it hard to clear resistance at the 0.5 Fibonacci at $10,777. If the pair breaks above that immediate hurdle, a retest of the 0.382 Fibonacci level at $10,956 on the 4-hour chart could see bulls lay eyes on 0.236 Fibo at $11,176.
If the downward pressure overwhelms buyers, the first major support area is at the 0.618 Fibonacci level and the 20 EMA at $10,599 and $10,523 respectively.
The 0.786 Fibonacci at $10,344 and 20-day SMA at $10,334 provide further support.
BTC/USD is changing hands around $10,780 as at the time of writing.
BNB/USD and TRON (TRX) behind top altcoins
Among the top 10 cryptocurrencies by market cap, only Binance Coin has dipped in the past 24 hours. After surging into 5th spot over the weekend, BNB has dropped nearly 3.0% to trade around $29.40 and sit in 7th behind Polkadot (DOT) in 5th and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) in 6th spot.
Ethereum is trading around $376 with its price +2.5% up on the day, while XRP is behind Tether (USDT) in 4th on CoinMarketCap, trading around $0.246 and up 1.5%. Bitcoin Cash is the biggest gainer among the top altcoins, rising nearly 7% in the past 24 hours to change hands around $238 as of writing.
TRON (TRX) continues to lag, declining by about 5% in the past 24 hours, while DeFi tokens yearn.finance and Aave have also dipped, more than 6% on the day.