Bitcoin (BTC) touched $47,000 on Aug. 17 as ranging habits continued to trace at an assault on main resistance.

BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Supply: TradingView

Volatility narrows for Bitcoin

Knowledge from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView confirmed BTC/USD trying to exit the $46,000 vary on Tuesday after heading decrease because the week started.

The world between $45,000 and $48,000 has acted as a slim buying and selling hall for Bitcoin because it makes an attempt to knock down its final hurdle earlier than $50,000. So, far, nonetheless, bulls have lacked the momentum to impact main change.

For Cointelegraph contributor Michaël van de Poppe, $48,000 was the extent to observe on the day, as a breakout from there may result in one other upwards impulse transfer.

“If we clearly break by means of there, that’s in all probability going to set off an enormous quick squeeze, as all people’s on the lookout for a brief on this space,” he stated in a recent YouTube update.

“It jogs my memory of the $6,000 zone that we had with Bitcoin. If Bitcoin goes to interrupt by means of this stage, I feel we will have a squeeze all the way in which as much as $55,000-$56,000, the following stage that we’ve got right here.”

Fellow dealer and analyst Rekt Capital agreed that there was nonetheless loads of gasoline left in Bitcoin’s uptrend, regardless of the shortage of an impulse transfer up to now.

Solana nonetheless headlines altcoin positive factors

Altcoins in the meantime returned to comply with Bitcoin in its ranging habits, with many of the prime fifty cryptocurrencies by market cap seeing flat 24-hour efficiency.

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The notable exception was Solana (SOL), which added 14% on the day for weekly positive factors of practically 80%.

Ether (ETH) held above $three,200, like Bitcoin staying in a narrower vary since volatility earlier in August.

ETH/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Supply: TradingView