Bitcoin price extended its decline below the $54,000 level against the US Dollar. BTC is holding the $52,500 support, but it must clear $54,000 for a fresh increase.
Bitcoin failed to stay above the $54,000 support and extended its decline.
The price is now facing resistance near $54,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
There is a major declining channel forming with resistance near $54,000 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
The pair could either rally above $54,000 or it might extend its decline towards $50,000.
Bitcoin Price is Facing Hurdles
Bitcoin struggled to continue higher above $55,000 and it started a fresh decline. BTC broke the $54,000 and $53,500 support levels.
There was also a close below the $54,000 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. The price tested the $52,500 support zone. A low is formed near $52,375 and the price is now consolidating losses. It recovered above the $53,200 level.
There was a break above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $56,545 swing high to $52,375 low. It seems like the price is now facing resistance near $54,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.