- Bitcoin plunged during Friday’s trading session as the cryptocurrency was once again rejected at $12,000.
- $12,000 has been a pivotal level for BTC in the past week and also in the past three years.
- The drop scared many traders, many of whom opened short positions as Bitcoin slid under $11,500.
- Going against the grain, Bitcoin proceeded to bounce as altcoins erupted higher.
- As of this article’s writing, BTC has recovered to $11,750.
- Analysts think the cryptocurrency remains in a bullish state as it managed to hold the pivotal $11,500 support.
Bitcoin Could Soon Test $12,000, Analyst Says As Price Holds Pivotal Level
Bitcoin’s bounce on Friday convinced many traders that bulls may still be in control, despite initial sentiment indicating otherwise.
One cryptocurrency trader, who accurately predicted much of the ongoing breakout, shared the chart below on August 8th. It shows that since Bitcoin cleanly bounced off the support around $11,500, which coincides with the Monday high and monthly open, is will continue to push higher in the days ahead.
Suggesting that BTC could soon revisit the $12,000 price range, the trader wrote:
“$BTC. Nice S/R flip at a confluent level yesterday. 1H MS broke to the upside. Want to see $11.6k hold and then price move up to chip away at the 4H supply again. Still bullish. #Bitcoin.”
Chart of BTC's recent price action with analysis by trader Crypto HornHairs. Chart from TradingView.com
The trader does think, though, that Bitcoin could dip back towards $11,600, before surging higher to $12,000. The prediction suggests BTC could hit $12,000 by this time tomorrow, which really isn’t that far away.
Altcoin Profits Could Strengthen BTC Bull Case
Further boosting Bitcoin is the ongoing rally in altcoins. As the leading cryptocurrency has stagnated, prominent altcoins have pressed higher and higher. In the past 24 hours, Chainlink (LINK) has gained approximately 40%, entering a parabolic price discovery phase.
Eventually, analysts say, these profits will be cycled into Bitcoin and other large-cap altcoins such as Ethereum.
Altcoin profits from the June rally are actually what is believed to have pushed BTC higher from the low-$9,000s to the local high of $12,200 in late July and earlier this month.
Assuming a similar move, BTC could soon trade at $15,000 assuming enough profits from altcoins flood into the market leader.
Featured Image from Shutterstock Price tags: xbtusd, btcusd, btcusdt Charts from TradingView.com Here's Why an Analyst Thinks Bitcoin Is Primed to Retest $12,000