Bitcoin (BTC) Price Analysis — February 20

  • The BTC price faces resistance at the $4,200 price level.
  • The crypto's price is likely to rise if more buyers come in at the $4,000 price level.

Bitcoin, BTCUSDBitcoin Chart by Trading View

BTCUSD Medium-term Trend: Bullish

  • Resistance levels: $7,000, $7,200, $7,400
  • Support levels: $3,700, $3,500, $3,300

The price of Bitcoin is still in the bullish trend zone after the February 8 price rally. There is a fresh upward price movement after the range bound movement. The crypto's price is making a series of higher highs and higher lows as the price rises from the $3,700 to the $4,000 price levels. The BTC price is likely to face resistance at the $4,200 price level.

If the bulls face resistance at that price level, the crypto will be forced to a range bound movement. On the upside, if the bulls have a price breakout, the crypto will revisit the highs of $4,500 and $5,000 price levels. Meanwhile, the stochastic band is at the overbought region and above the 80% range which indicates that the crypto is in a strong bullish momentum and a buy signal.

BTC/USD Short-term Trend: Bullish

Bitcoin, BTCUSDBitcoin Chart by Trading View

On the 4-hour chart, the price of Bitcoin is in a bullish trend zone. The BTC price is in a smooth uptrend. The crypto's price is trading at $4,034 and approaching the resistance level. Nevertheless, since on November 24, the bulls have not been able to break above the $4,200 resistance level.

The crypto's price is likely to rise if more buyers come in at the $4,000 price level. A price breakout will make the price of Bitcoin to appreciate in value and attract more buyers. Meanwhile, the stochastic band is at the overbought region and above the 80% range which indicates that the crypto is in a strong bullish momentum and a buy signal.

 

 

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Crypto Exchange Kraken Working to Add Lightning Network Support Later This Year

Popular cryptocurrency exchange Kraken is working on adding support for Bitcoin’s Lightning Network later this year, according to the firm’s Bitcoin strategist Pierre Rochard.

Responding to a user on Twitter asking the firm for a clear timeline on its plans to add support for the layer-two scaling solution, Rochard confidently responded it’s working on adding it later this year.

Rochard later on retweet a user’s question on what the milestone would be for the Lightning network to be considered “ready,” which implies Kraken – and potentially other cryptoassets trading platforms – have been holding off adding support until the network becomes more stable.

Bitcoin Lightning Network was launched in early 2018 and quickly started being adopted right after, By May 2019, a total of 1,039 BTC were locked on the scaling solution, but the number of bitcoins users were moving off-chain started dropping soon after.

LN's growth over timeSource: DeFi Pulse

Several cryptocurrency exchanges have, however, already rolled out support for the Lightning Network. Bitcoin-to-gold exchange Vaultoro added support for it in May 2018, while South American crypto exchange Buda added them in October 2018.

While several other cryptoassets exchanges have since added support for the Lightning Network as well, the oldest cryptocurrency trading platform that added support was Bitfinex. Kraken would be one of the oldest exchanges supporting it as well.

The Lightning Network is supported by various Bitcoin community members as the cryptocurrency’s best scaling solution, as it takes payments off-chain. Another prominent scaling solution, now widely supported by Bitcoin Cash proponents, is to increase the block sizes on the network.

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