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October 23, 2023

Bitcoin Breaks $30,000 Barrier: SEC Loss & Lightning Network Concerns

market analysis header imageIn a significant move, Bitcoin has shattered the psychological resistance threshold at $30,000. This surge in price is accompanied by a wave of optimism generated by a couple of noteworthy events. Firstly, the Security Exchange Commission (SEC) suffered a loss in the D.C. Circuit court in its case against Grayscale Investments, which has given a bullish push to the crypto market. Nevertheless, it's essential to approach the situation with caution, as a lightning network developer has issued a warning regarding a substantial vulnerability affecting the funds within channels.

Bitcoin Breaks $30,000 Barrier: SEC Loss & Lightning Network Concerns

Bitcoin Price Action

At present, the overall market sentiment is decidedly bullish, with Bitcoin expected to encounter resistance around the $32,000 mark later in the week.

Analyzing the hourly timeframe chart, the bullish outlook is reinforced by the EMA 50 consistently positioning above the EMA 200, signaling prevailing optimism within the market.


Adding to the positive outlook, the Stochastic indicator exhibits bullish characteristics, with a steep ascending histogram and the signal line consistently above the 0 line.


Price action has Bitcoin hovering above the volume profile's value area, denoted in pink, providing further evidence of a bullish trend. The upper range of the value area at 29,560 and the point of control at 28,400 hold potential as significant support zones in the event of a market reversal.


Additionally, the anchored VWAP indicator, based on the recent swing low recorded on October 11, 2023, strongly reflects bullish momentum. Bitcoin's price consistently remains above the midline VWAP and frequently breaches the first upper VWAP band. Should the need arise, the anchored VWAP indicates that the key support level lies between the mid VWAP and the first lower VWAP band.


In conclusion, Bitcoin's triumphant surge past the $30,000 mark underscores the bullish sentiment fueling the cryptocurrency's journey. However, the cautionary note from the lightning network developer should not be overlooked, urging market participants to remain vigilant as they navigate these dynamic conditions.

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