- Bitcoin at threat of serious downside pressure, as supporting ascending channel trend line is tested.
- Downside target eyed back towards $6,500, if the bears manage to break down $8,200-100 area.
The Bitcoin price was seen down 2.25% after the midpoint of Tuesday’s trading session, with no sign the bears losing momentum for now. BTC/USD is at threat of further selling pressure, as a key area of support is being penetrated.
BTC/USD over the past two weeks has formed an ascending channel, which came after the trend line running from September 2017 was broken. The continued sell-off is seen across the crypto market, without any clear catalyst behind this current move.
Looking technically, between $8,200-8,100 is where the underlying trend line of the ascending channel tracks. A breach of the mentioned price levels could be devasting for Bitcoin, opening the door to fast downside towards $6,500. Resistance to the upside remains firm between $9,500-10,000.
BTC/USD daily chart