Bitcoin (BTC) returned to $46,000 after a brief consolidation on Aug. 10 amid continued surprise at the strength of the BTC price comeback.
3 days to Bitcoin golden cross
The pair had spent the night ranging slightly lower, at one point testing and recovering from $45,000 support.
In the absence of a larger pullback after days of significant gains, analysts were keen eyeing the approaching “golden cross” event on the daily moving average and weekly moving average convergence/ divergence (MACD) BTC/USD charts.
Traditionally considered to be a bullish event, a golden cross involves the rising 50-day moving average crossing above the 200-day moving average.
“The new BTC Golden Cross is only 3 days away,” trader and analyst Rekt Capital confirmed.
Turning to the 4-hour chart, Rekt Capital added that Bitcoin had “confirmed” a breakout over a longer-term range.
#BTC confirmed the breakout with a 4HR Close above the Ascending Triangle
— Rekt Capital (@rektcapital) August 10, 2021
$47,000 still remained a crucial level to break, with sellers lined up prior to the psychologically significant $50,000 zone.
Crunch time for infrastructure bill
As Cointelegraph reported, it may not be all plain sailing in the coming days — Tuesday was scheduled to see voting for the United States’ infrastructure bill which could go into law with inflammatory language regarding cryptocurrency tax procedures.
Concerns over the bill’s final form had not swayed sentiment over the weekend however, as Bitcoin continued to gain, recovering ground originally lost in the May price crash.
“The public reacting to the infrastructure bill the way they have shows the Government how important Bitcoin is,” Danny Scott, CEO of United Kingdom exchange CoinCorner, argued Sunday.
“The public care for it and are willing to fight. They wouldn’t care if it was a bank related rule. Bitcoin is changing the world. Regardless of result it’s pivotal.”
Overall, Bitcoin was up 4.85% on the day, with weekly gains standing at 19.1% at the time of writing.