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Will Bitcoin Enter 2020 on a Bullish Note?

Bitcoin price went through a pre-Christmas rally, with prices vaulting the $7,500 level. BTC also saw a collection of factors that suggest 2020 may start on a bullish note.

Bitcoin Price Avoided Crash to $5,000, For Now

BTC, previously expecting to lag around $6,500 and slide further in early 2020, saw a relief rally late on Sunday, which erased the previous losses. Bitcoin price climbed to a high of $7,518.03, and continued on an upward trajectory on Monday.

Bitcoin now faces a new resistance at $7,800, with the potential to reclaim $8,000, predicts CryptoMichael.

In the coming days, he sees BTC move within its range of support and resistance. The climb may not be continuous, with potential moments to short the coin. Curiously, the $7,400 level proved a losing trade for those that attempted to short the coin. Josh Rager commented on the opportunities to short bitcoin at higher prices:

For now, BTC avoided the worst scenario of an ongoing slide, at the least going through a short-term year-end rally. This time, the climb happened on volumes of around $26 billion in the past 24 hours, sparking the climb during relatively inactive trading hours.

USDT Activity, Futures, Picked Up to Test New Resistance

The climb was partially sparked by higher activity in Tether (USDT)  trading, which climbed from a recent low close to 60%, to above 71%. The recent climb arrived after a period of stabilized prices, which hovered close to $7,200.

BTC now faces another period of pressure in both directions, potentially sparking other battles of shorting and new highs.

Open interest and volumes immediately picked up on most crypto-based exchanges, for more bets on the price development. OKEx saw the highest volumes, above $3.67 billion in the past day. Bakkt futures also increased their activity as bitcoin price started to shift positions.

The year 2020 is seen as answering the question of whether there will be a halving rally. The event, about 147 days away from now, may either spark a rally in May or generally drive BTC to a higher range. The current bitcoin price rally may also be a precursor of the halving, as 2020 is generally seen as a positive period for the benchmark crypto, though without certainty for new all-time highs.

What do you think about the pre-Christmas bitcoin price rally? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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Will Bitcoin Enter 2020 on a Bullish Note?

I am a believer of the HODL philosophy because we are still in the nascent stage of blockchain technology. Although we are in a bear market now, my outlook on the adoption and growth of blockchain solutions remains unchanged. Blockchain transactions has been growing exponentially and demand for cryptocurrency like Bitcoin [BTC], Ethereum [ETH], Ripple [XRP], Litecoin [LTC] and other Altcoins will only continue to grow exponentially in the next five to ten years.

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