This particular level provided a bounce for Bitcoin’s price on two occasions over the weekend, while it was also a point of resistance on January 8.
A corrective move to the downside would also see a rejection of a potential golden cross, which would have seen the daily 50 EMA cross the 200 EMA to the upside for the first time since April 2019.
Holding the $8,450 level of support is crucial as it would demonstrate that in spite of heavy pressure to the downside, Bitcoin has remained resilient, which would provide strength before the upcoming halving.
Block rewards for miners will be slashed in half this May. Typically, this means that the mining industry needs Bitcoin’s price to double in order for it to stay profitable, which should have a positive impact on price action.
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