Bitcoin Traders Mark Levels to Watch as Cryptocurrency Price Bounces to $39,000

Bitcoin (BTC) began to see much-anticipated upside volatility on Feb. 23as European markets opened modestly higher.

BTC/USD 1-hour candlestick chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView

$39,600 becomes a “strong resistance”

The data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed that the BTC/USD pair quickly gained on Wednesday, reaching as high as $39,000 before consolidating.

The pair had staged a steady rally overnight, with a total gain of 6.8% from Tuesday’s lows.

“Looks like I’m not getting that little bit of a pull back, but the continuation is higher already. Doesn’t change the structure much. $40,000 is the key level.”, reacted the popular Crypto Ed trader.

Previously, Crypto Ed had warned that any rally towards $40,000 could well end as a relief bounce followed by an even deeper correction than seen this week.

For its part, summarizing the short-term scenario, the colleague and analyst Matthew Hyland introduced $36,300 and $33,000 as the support levels in play. For him, $39,600 was again the bullish resistance zone to overcome, as it was in early February.

Chart with comments of the BTC/USD pair. Source: Matthew Hyland/Twitter

“Look for strong resistance and a likely rejection in the $39.5-40,000 zone if we get to it”, added Ched’s Twitter account.

After entering the lows on Tuesday, the analysis tool Material Indicators had forecast a rebound in buying behavior after days of indecision.

“Market buyers finally got their hands off and started pushing the green button,” announced on Twitter alongside a graph showing the increase in volumes of large and small purchase orders.

A look at the order book data from major exchange Binance on Wednesday, meanwhile, showed that the BTC/USD pair started to tackle a resistance band with its latest move higher.

Binance order book data chart. Source: Material Indicators

Altcoins bounce with “altseason” rumors in the air

Altcoins had a good day on Wednesday; major tokens outperformed bitcoin’s strong performance within 24 hours.

The price of ether (ETH) is up 6.1% to $2,700 at the time of writing, which is indicative of many of the top ten cryptocurrencies by market capitalization.

ETH/USD 1-hour candlestick chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView

The list was led by another solid run from Terra (MOON), which gained 14% over the same period, followed by Avalanche (AVAX) with 11.8%, and Cardano (ADA).

On the other hand, talks about an upcoming “altcoin season” also continued being popular on social networks.

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