Bitcoin Technical Analysis: BTC Consolidates Below $47,000
Daily Bitcoin BTC Price Analysis
- Bitcoin price has experienced a slight sell-off after posting all-time high.
- The IOMAP shows two healthy support barriers on the downside.
Bitcoin price is currently consolidating below the $47,000-mark after BTC hit a new all-time high on Monday following the Tesla news. Let’s take a closer look with technical analysis.
Bitcoin Price Lacks Strong Resistance Upfront
Since January 28, the Bitcoin price has jumped from $30,600 to $46,550. It seems like BTC has now faced a slight sell-off around the $47,000 area which has prevented further growth. Also keep in mind that the relative strength index (RSI) is presently trending in the overbought zone, which could trigger a potential correction.
Image: BTC/USD daily
Bitcoin price has two healthy support levels on the downside at $42,500 and $40,000. In the $42,500 level, 442,000 addresses had previously purchased 247,000 BTC. This level appears robust enough to absorb a lot of selling pressure.
Also note that Bitcoin price in the 4-hour chart has flashed a sell signal in the form of a green-nine candlestick. This could trigger a bearish correction. The MACD also shows steadily decreasing bullish momentum.
Image: BTC/USD 4-hour
Bitcoin Entering Exchanges Hits 19 day High
With Bitcoin price surging to new heights on Monday, it seems like certain investors took advantage of this to pocket a quick profit. Looking at the chart, the number of BTC flowing into the exchanges reached a 19-day high.
Bitcoin’s Value Briefly Eclipsed Tesla
Popular electric vehicle company Tesla recently revealed that it acquired Bitcoin worth over $1.5 billion for its treasury. Soon after the news broke out, the market valuation of Bitcoin briefly exceeded that of Tesla.
After Tesla filed its annual report with the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) revealing the purchase of Bitcoin, the price of the flagship crypto surged to a new all-time high of $44,801. Naturally, Bitcoin's market value increased as well, reaching $834.2 billion. This resulted in Bitcoin overtaking Tesla as the seventh most valuable entity by market cap ($820.7 billion).
However, BTC dropped some of its gains over the span of 24 hours, letting Tesla reclaim the seventh spot. Bitcoin, now in eighth place, is still ahead of Facebook ($756.4 billion).
RBC Capital Markets: Apple Should Follow Tesla
After Tesla’s whopping $1.5 billion investment in Bitcoin, the crypto community is now speculating which major tech giant will follow suit. According to Bloomberg's client note, RBC Capital Markets has urged Apple to create a Bitcoin exchange platform and acquire some BTC.
As part of the note to investors, RBC Capital Markets argued that Bitcoin investment would be more astute than getting into the electric vehicle (EV) market, adding:
The wallet initiative appears to be a clear multi-billion dollar opportunity for the firm (potential for well over $40 billion in annual revenue with limited R&D).
Rumors about Apple pivoting into the EV market took a hit recently when both Hyundai and Kia dismissed the reported negotiations with Apple. RBC’s note comes when EV manufacturing giant Tesla has acquired $1.5 billion in Bitcoin with plans to potentially accept BTC as a means of payment for its products. The news pushed the price of Bitcoin beyond its previous all-time high, setting a new record above the $44,000 mark.
To RBC, the successes of Coinbase, Square, and PayPal's entities show the viability of the Bitcoin exchange platform model. To ensure an Apple crypto exchange's success, RBC added that the company should convert part of its cash reserve to Bitcoin. According to RBC, such a move would incentivize greater utility for the platform and help boost the price of Bitcoin.
Bitcoin Price Is Expected To Reach These Levels
Bitcoin price will likely consolidate between $47,000 and $42,500 for a bit before the buyers finally gain the momentum required to shoot past the $50,000-mark.