Analyst: 4,000 is a Critical Level that Bitcoin Must Defend, Or Else Significant Losses Could be Imminent

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Bitcoin (BTC) has now firmly planted itself in the low-$4,000 region and appears to be increasingly building relative levels of support at the ever-so-important psychological price of $4,000. Despite this, the cryptocurrency still faces resistance levels around $4,200, which may prove to be a difficult price level to break above.

Although $4,000 was only turned into a region of support recently, one prominent analyst is now claiming that this is a key level that BTC must hold above, as a drop below would open the gates to significantly further losses.

Bitcoin Gains Some Upwards Momentum After Trading Sideways Around $4,000

At the time of writing, Bitcoin is trading up just under 1% at its current price of $4,060. BTC has thus far been able to find some levels of stability at its current price, but earlier this month it experienced a sharp rise, followed by a plummet, that validated $4,200 as a strong level of resistance.

DonAlt, a popular cryptocurrency trader on Twitter, recent shared his thoughts on Bitcoin’s current price action, noting that he’s expecting a “big move” soon, with an upwards price target set at around $4,500, and a lower target set at $3,500.

“$BTC update: Watching paint dry is more exciting than watching this. I think we’ll be getting a pretty big move soon. If it’s to the upside I’d expect 4.5k~ If it’s to the downside I’d expect 3.5k~ I’d much rather short an up move or long a down move than trade here,” he explained.

DonAlt further explained in a separate tweet that he sees increased tests of both resistance and support levels as equating increased weakness of those levels, which may be the reason why BTC finally broke above $4,000 – as it was pushing up against this price level for several weeks – and may also mean that it is imperative that bulls do not let BTC sit at $4,000 for too long.

“Most people become more and more confident the more often support/resistance holds. For me it’s the opposite, more tests equal increasing weakness. Buyers/Sellers can only buy/sell so much until they run out,” he explained.

Analyst: $4,000 a “Life or Death” Price Point for Bitcoin

When considering DonAlt’s comment regarding the gradual weakening of both support and resistance levels, it becomes apparent that $4,000 will likely continue to be an important price for the cryptocurrency in the long-term.

Naeem Aslam, the chief markets analyst at Think Markets U.K. recently spoke to MarketWatch about the importance of this price level, notably calling $4,000 a “life or death” price region for crypto traders.

“Since Dec. 14, 2018, there have been several battles between bulls and bears at the price level of $4K. In each. bulls have lost the war because after the first attack at the $4K level the bears have been able to gain enough strength to push the price back below this critical mark,” he said.

Traders and analysts alike will gain greater insight into how Bitcoin responds to being above this price level as the week continues to drag on.

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