Bitcoin Price Likely to Hit $3000 On Day Before the Hard Fork
Hard fork who? The Bitcoin price seems to be uncaring about the August 1 fork, with charts showing an imminent trigger at $3100 that will spark a rally and double the price.
Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis
With the technical goal remaining at $3500, the $3100 trigger will result in a swift rise to the long-term objective and beyond, creating a need for a new forecast.
It seems likely that a breakout at $3100 will lead to the bitcoin price doubling from the current level. If that happens, the charts will confirm the third phase of a large Eilliot Wave movement.
Therefore, we can expect the next technical resistance after $3500 to emerge somewhere around $4500. The corresponding support will remain at $1900, where a triangle recently sent prices from this level to $2600.
The $2600 level is active again as a lateral axis. If prices shift to the downside in the mid-term, a bounce at $1900 could attract more trading action.
A former rising resistance at $1800 could then act as a support to that bounce, shoring the markets up against the bears.
On the bullish side of things, we have a flag pointing to a trigger zone that could ignite a rapid rally to $2500 and beyond.
In the short-term the $3000 level works as a resistance due to Round Numbers Theory. However, if the bitcoin price manages to break $3100, a short-term bubble to quickly arise.
According to indicators, a lateral sideways market between $2400 and $3000 could be coming to an end, making that bullish breakout more likely. Currently, there are no other supports for the main historical channel under $1800.
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