- The Bitcoin price hit a new all-time high, with the price reaching a high of $68,684.
- Since the weekend, BTC has been quite bullish, with the price surging by almost 6% on Monday.
The Bitcoin price surged past $68,000 as it set a new all-time high of $68,684 before falling marginally. BTC has been extremely bullish since the weekend, as the price picked up on Saturday, rising by 0.70% on Saturday. The price continued to push up on Sunday, as it rose to $62,731, before rising by 5.52% on Monday to start the week on a positive note. BTC settled at $66,196 on Monday before pushing past $68,000 during the current session.
Bitcoin Price Chart Indicates BTC Could Drop To $66,500
The Bitcoin price started the previous weekend in the red, as the price dropped marginally on Saturday before dropping by almost 2% on Sunday and settling at $60,886. The price dropped further on Monday as BTC slipped below the 20-day SMA before recovering and rising by over 3%, pushing above the 20-day SMA and settling at $63,008. On Wednesday, BTC registered another marginal increase before falling into the red on Thursday, slipping below the 20-day SMA and settling at $61,440.
Image: BTC/USD daily
After slipping below the 20-day SMA on Thursday, the Bitcoin price dropped marginally on Friday, dropping by 0.12%, before recovering over the weekend and rising by 0.70% on Saturday. BTC pushed further on Sunday, moving above the 20-day SMA and settling at $62,731. The week started with BTC still bullish, as it rose by 5.52%, pushing up to $66,196, before surging past $68,000 and setting a new all-time high of $68,684 during the current session. We can see that the Parabolic SAR and MACD are currently bullish. However, if the price drops, then we could see them flip to bearish.
Looking at IntoTheBlock’s IOMAP for the Bitcoin price, we can see that BTC has strong support at around $61,690. At this price level, nearly 2 million addresses have bought more than 900,000 BTC.
The 4-hour Bitcoin price chart shows us that BTC had surged to $64,052 on the 2nd before dropping to $62,249. With the 20-bar SMA acting as support at this level, the price pushed up to $62,995 before slipping below the 20-bar SMA and 50-bar SMA to settle at $60,918. The price recovered from this level, pushing up to $62,299 but could not get past the 20-bar SMA, dropping back to $61,054 and then to $60,815. BTC made a strong recovery from this level, as the price surged to $62,478, pushing above the 20-bar and 50-bar SMA. The price continued to push up, rising to $66,521 and then to $68,503, before dropping to its current level of $66,577. We can see that the Parabolic SAR has just flipped to bullish, and if the price continues to drop, then the MACD could flip to bearish as well.
Image: BTC/USD 4-hour
BlockFi’s Physically-Backed Bitcoin ETF
Cryptocurrency lending firm BlockFi has filed paperwork with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to launch a physically-backed Bitcoin exchange-traded fund.
The company recently completed the Form S-1 filing for BlockFi NB Bitcoin ETF. The filing states that BlockFi will serve as custodian and that the ETF’s investment objective is to reflect the underlying performance of Bitcoin as opposed to any futures or derivatives benchmark.
The filing further states that the “Trust will not purchase or sell bitcoin directly, although the Trust may direct the Custodian to sell bitcoin to pay certain expenses.”
The news caused speculation that the SEC may be nearing its first physical Bitcoin ETF approval. As Bloomberg’s James Seyffart noted, the SEC’s decision on the highly anticipated VanEck spot Bitcoin ETF is due this coming Sunday. “It will be either approval or denial from SEC,” he said, which means “no more delays.
Last month, the US securities regulator approved ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF, the country’s first BTC exchange-traded fund. However, the approval came with a caveat - the fund’s price is linked to BTC futures, not the spot price.
Shortly after approving the ProShares fund, the SEC gave the green light to Valkyrie’s Bitcoin Strategy ETF, another futures-based product.
Bitcoin Price Is Expected To Reach These Levels
Looking at the Bitcoin price chart, we can see that BTC has been extremely bullish since the weekend, but with sellers in control of the current session, we could see BTC drop towards $66,000.