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Weaker dollar lifts Bitcoin to $30.7K as analyst eyes 60% BTC dominance

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Bitcoin (BTC) hit 48-hour highs in a single day into May 20 as U.S. dollar weak point gave bulls some much-needed respite.

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

Dollar power declines after 20-year file

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView recorded a excessive of $30,725 for BTC/USD on Bitstamp.

Still struggling to flip $30,000 to dependable assist, the pair nonetheless prevented a deeper retracement, serving to calm fears that final week’s $23,800 capitulation event didn’t mark the underside.

The U.S. dollar index (DXY) supplied the background to Bitcoin’s comparatively strong efficiency, this coming off two-decade highs to dip 2% in per week.

This appeared to relieve some strain on inventory markets, the S&P 500 ending May 19 down a extra modest 0.58% in contrast to previously in the week, the Nasdaq 100 much less.

U.S. dollar index (DXY) 1-hour candle chart. Source: TradingView

While treading water greater than 50% beneath its all-time highs, the most important cryptocurrency had punished latecomers to the market, one analyst famous.

“Today, newbies who joined last year are in -34% loss,” Ki Young Ju, CEO of analytics platform CryptoQuant, wrote in a series of tweets on the day.

Ki highlighted a chart of bands of unspent transaction outputs (UTXOs) exhibiting the age of investments. Those who had solely skilled one “bear cycle” earlier than had been now down 39%, he concluded, whereas older cash had been nonetheless in revenue.

“So here’s hopium for bears. If $BTC crashed so hard due to the macro crisis and all Bitcoiner institutions go underwater, it could go $14k based on historical MDD,” he added.

As Cointelegraph reported, a number of predictions of a significant BTC value retracement, some underneath $14,000, proceed to flow into.

Altcoins roll over

Meanwhile, consideration targeted on Bitcoin’s rising market presence over altcoins.

Related: Bitcoin must defend these price levels to avoid ‘much deeper’ fall: Analysis

After the Terra LUNA debacle, the temper had turned chilly exterior BTC, and now, indicators had been there that alts might cede dominance quickly.

At 44.8%, Bitcoin’s share of the general cryptocurrency market cap was at its highest since October 2021 on the time of writing.

“We could see dominance rally all the way back to 60%,” well-liked Twitter account IncomeSharks forecast.

“This is why you need to be cautious on alts and trade them with tight stops. There’s a good chance we could see money leave alts and start going back to BTC.”

60% BTC market dominance would symbolize a stage not seen since March final 12 months.

“Most alts I’ve been watching haven’t been able to break their H4 trends despite yesterday’s move on BTC,” fellow well-liked analyst Pierre warned.

“Would still expect most of them to die twice harder if btc was to remain stuck within this same range, or resolve to the downside.”

Bitcoin dominance 1-week candle chart. Source: TradingView

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