Litecoin Halving Hype Takes Hold Pushing Bitcoin Up to $7.8K

Litecoin price has broken past $110 with its halving event now 60 days away. The bullish sentiment has also seen bitcoin price recover back to $7,800 during the morning Asian hours.


Bitcoin Price Holds $7,800 For Now

Bitcoin price 00 has done very little over the past couple of days. It remains in a sideways channel trading around $7,800.

A minor dip again to support at $7,450 a few hours ago was quickly recovered during the morning’s Asian trading session but again, BTC has failed to push any higher.

At the time of writing BTC was trading at just over $7,800 with total crypto market capitalization at the same level it was yesterday – $250 billion. The double bottom on the BTC charts has been noticed by analysts.

As the three-day descending triangle lengthens a breakout is approaching and analysts are leaning towards the downside. Trader ‘Jonny Moe’ called it a bearish pennant also with possible downsides.

Analyst Josh Rager noted that the pullback areas can be plotted with the Fibonacci retracement tool and that BTC was currently sitting at 0.236 Fib, which it has held for the past three days. Further lower levels are 0.382 which is at $6,800, the most expected drop zone, 0.500 at $6,150, and 0.618 all the way down to $5,400.

The current correction is around 14%, which is less than half of the 30% plus move that many are expecting. If the pullback plays out to its fullest bitcoin could quite easily drop to that 0.500 Fib level around $6,200. Weiss Ratings chimed in with:

#BTC has fallen from a high of $9,000 to a recent correction low of $7,500. And the correction may not be over yet. Use this as a buying opportunity.

There is no doubt that anything below $7k will be used as a big buying spree which is likely to drive the next bull cycle, possibly taking BTC price back to five figures.

Litecoin Pair Flashes Buy Signal

With Bitcoin still consolidating, the Litecoin pair appears to have awoken and completed a significant buy signal as noted by chart analyst Peter Brandt.

Momentum for LTC/USD 00 at the moment is still coming from the halving event which is now less than 60 days away.

With a drop in block rewards and emission of new litecoins is reduced suppressing the supply on the open market. This is expected to drive prices up leading up to the event, currently slated to occur on August 6.

Over the past few hours LTC has climbed 8.6% against BTC and is currently trading at 1,423,000 satoshis. Against USD Litecoin has gained 6% on the day to reach $110 during Asian trading this morning.

As Bitcoinist reported in March, it was Litecoin that first flashed bullish leading a shift in market overall sentiment. In fact, it’s not uncommon for LTC to be a ‘bellwether’ for bitcoin, which then began a parabolic advance to current prices.

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Source: Bitcoinist

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