April 17, 2021

Bitcoin price dips under $55K as US bond yields touch 13-month high

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Bitcoin (BTC) slid under $55,000 on March 17 as United States treasury yields built on a comeback, which took them to their highest in over a year.

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

BTC price stays firmly rangebound

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed further downward pressure for BTC/USD on Wednesday, compounding a comedown that began late on Sunday.

While not plugging the week’s lows at near $53,000, the latest dip to $54,425 on Bitstamp underscores Bitcoin’s correction after hitting all-time highs of $61,700.

The weakness came in tandem with the strength of U.S. bond yields, a classic drain on BTC performance. On-chain metrics showed broad strength, however, while derivatives funding rates also cooled, fueling bullish sentiment beyond spot price action.

“Bitcoin will continue to rise and rise in the foreseeable future — we don’t need charts or technical analysis to tell us what is painfully obvious,” trader Scott Melker forecast in a fresh YouTube update.

Sourced From: cointelegraph.com/news/bitcoin-price-dips-under-55k-as-us-bond-yields-touch-13-month-high
Published Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2021 10:48:33 +0000