It was a mixed start to the day. Bitcoin slipped to an early morning intraday low $21,197.0 before making a move.
Steering clear of the first major support level at $19,443, Bitcoin rallied to a late afternoon intraday high and a new swing hi $23,630.0.
The breakout saw Bitcoin break through the first major resistance level at $22,069 and the second major resistance level at $22,820.
Coming up short of $24,000 levels, however, Bitcoin fell back to end the day at sub-$23,000 levels.
The pullback saw Bitcoin fall back through the second major resistance level at $22,820.
The near-term bullish trend remained intact, supported by the breakthrough to $23,000 levels. For the bears, Bitcoin would need to slide through the 62% FIB of $11,500 to form a near-term bearish trend.
The Rest of the Pack
Across the rest of the majors, it was another mixed day on Thursday.
Binance Coin (-1.20%), Cardano’s ADA (-2.98%), Chainlink (-0.39%), and Polkadot (-6.95%) saw red on the day
It was a bullish day for the rest of the majors, however.
Crypto.com Coin and Litecoin rallied by 9.21% and by 8.86% to lead the way.
Bitcoin Cash SV (+0.37%), Ethereum (+0.86%), and Ripple’s XRP (+1.49%) also joined Bitcoin in the green.
For the current week, the crypto total market cap fell to a Monday low $545.05bn before rising to a Thursday high $679.01bn. At the time of writing, the total market cap stood at $634.00bn.
Bitcoin’s dominance fell to a Monday low 64.21% before rising to a Thursday high 66.70%. At the time of writing, Bitcoin’s dominance stood at 66.56%.
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