Bitcoin sets lower lows as 2021 BTC rate resistance taunts hodlers

Bitcoin (BTC) fell even more pre-Wall Street on Feb. 3 as analysis exposed old resistance levels had actually gone back to haunt bulls.

BTC/USD 1-hour candle light chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView

$38,600 is back

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView painted another uninspiring image for BTC/USD Thursday, with the set conference brand-new lows of $36,275 on Bitstamp.

After shock tech stock relocations throughout Wednesday’s trading session, the ripple effect for crypto stayed palpable as significant tokens had a hard time to support.

Zooming out, popular trader and expert Rekt Capital exposed the location at $38,600 — a stumbling block at numerous points in 2021 — was when again serving as a line in the sand for bulls to cross.

“Indeed, BTC produced an upside wick into resistance on its latest recovery,” he tweeted.

“For the time being, this ~$38600 area continues to figure as resistance.” 

BTC/USD annotated chart. Source: Rekt Capital/ Twitter

For others, consisting of fellow trader Anbessa, it was a case of “the lower, the better” for Bitcoin, this chiming with existing expectations of a more substantial breakdown happening prior to a complete healing.

Tech stock difficulty on the other hand removed favorable belief from other macro hints, with Russia’s proposal to allow banks to offer Bitcoin and India’s brand-new crypto tax proposition taking a rear seats.

Puell Multiple go back to timeless oversold area

Turning to on-chain metrics, it was the turn of the Puell Multiple today to follow Bitcoin’s relative strength index (RSI) in printing a significant “oversold” signal.

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Created by David Puell, the popular indication utilizes miner profits relative to identify rate to figure out when the latter is excessively high or low.

Currently, the Puell Multiple is trending down, and currently at its least expensive given that June 2021, the mid-point of a previous retracement after China prohibited mining.

Puell Multiple chart (screenshot). Source: PurchaseBitcoinWorldwide