After about two weeks of correction of bitcoin value, the price of the leading cryptocurrency has again approached the level of $ 60,000. Bitcoin began to lose its dominance quickly, giving space to altcoins.
Resistance around 60,000
As we can see from the BTC / USD chart over the last three months, the price of Bitcoin is rippling like a rising roller coaster. We watch from our seats as the cryptocurrency market falls smoothly and then gains new heights. We can also see that some resistance has developed in the area of about $ 60,000 per unit. We have approached resistance several times, and as traders say, if we break it, we can look forward to further growth.
Bitcoin value position
Bitcoin is currently the 8th largest asset with a capitalization of almost $ 1.1 billion. It surpasses Facebook with a capitalization of $ 827 billion and attacks silver, which currently reaches a market valuation of 1.32 billion USD. The first place takes gold with a capitalization of $ 10.7 billion and more than 8 trillion lead over Apple, which reaches 2 trillion.
Bitcoin’s dominance has dropped below 60% to the current 58.9%, which leaves room for the question of whether the long-awaited altcoin season begins. I have been waiting for a decrease in the bitcoin share in the cryptocurrency market for a long time and have been following around 60% as an essential indicator of the altcoin season’s beginning. If the dominance starts to shift down another percentage, we can make an imaginary pipe in this direction.
Another source of data that will tell us about the current market phase is, in addition to the market view and the growth of some cryptocurrencies, also the Altcoin Season Index. As you can see in the chart below, according to this index, the crypt market is already in the altcoin season, i.e., the period when altcoins as a whole grow faster than BTC.
Conclusion on Bitcoin chart
Levels around the round psychological threshold of $ 60,000 become a relatively strong technical level. Bitcoin has reached its shores several times already, and after breaking through, the resistance would turn into a possible springboard and support.
Meanwhile, an even more interesting situation is taking place within the dominance of BTC, which last tried to aim deeper below 60% in September 2020. The last time we could see it only a few percent lower, say below 56%, in mid-2019. Months after that, it is below 60% and has been here for several days in a row. The data confirm that the market has now entered the altcoin season phase.