Bitcoin Breaks Key Resistance Level as Valuation Surpasses $45K — When Investors Should Expect Future Barriers

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Bitcoin seems to have made a turnaround in March — the crypto soared over the weekend, hitting a milestone by breaking what many analysts say is the $45,000 “key resistance level.” Bitcoin was hovering around $47,000 on March 28, a 6% jump in 24 hours, and up 14% in a week, according to CoinMarketCap.

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“The token broke through a key resistance level last night, having traded around $44,000 for much of the week. It has now hit a three-month high and is now close to reversing all of its losses from 2022. With the price of BTC through $45,000 all eyes will be on what range it settles in this week,” Simon Peters, eToro market analyst said in a note sent to GOBankingRates.

Ether has also been recouping its losses in March, up 6.5% in the past 24 hours, and up 15% in the last week, trading around $3,300, according to CoinMarketCap.

Bloomberg reported that Bitcoin may encounter its next resistance level at $52,000 and should it break through that, it could advance to $65,000 — not far off the all-time high it reached in November, according to Fadi Aboualfa, head of research at Copper.

Bitcoin is still down 31.7% from its all time high of $69,044, which it hit on Nov. 10, 2021, according to Coingecko.

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Hayden Hughes, CEO of crypto social trading platform Alpha Impact, told GOBankingRates that since late January, we’ve seen a slow reversal of the institutional tide that had been ebbing since November.

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“Major institutions alongside large Bitcoin and crypto investors started accumulating slowly in January and the pace has quickened,” he said. “The price action in January was highly responsive to the perception of decreasing liquidity. We’ve now seen the market price in rate hikes and even armed conflict. Although it was institutions who started this rally, retail has been picking up assets as evidenced by sustained price movements over the weekends.”

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Yaël Bizouati-Kennedy is a full-time financial journalist and has written for several publications, including Dow Jones, The Financial Times Group, Bloomberg and Business Insider. She also worked as a vice president/senior content writer for major NYC-based financial companies, including New York Life and MSCI. Yaël is now freelancing and most recently, she co-authored  the book “Blockchain for Medical Research: Accelerating Trust in Healthcare,” with Dr. Sean Manion. (CRC Press, April 2020) She holds two master’s degrees, including one in Journalism from New York University and one in Russian Studies from Université Toulouse-Jean Jaurès, France.
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