Fresh panic over Evergrande appears to have a limited impact on cryptocurrency markets.
Bitcoin (BTC) kept $50,000 as a focus on Dec. 9 as consolidation on BTC/USD continued to avoid last weekâ€™s lows.
Bitcoin â€œappears on trackâ€
Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingViewÂ showed the pair acting within a small range around the $50,000 mark overnight, this yet to become firm support.
â€œA crucial area to hold is that region weâ€™ve touched already at $42K. The close was above $46-47K and Iâ€™d prefer not to lose that at all.â€
â€œChop, chop, chop it is for Bitcoin,â€ Cointelegraph contributor MichaÃ«l van de Poppe wrote on the day.
Amid broadly calmer conditions despite macro markets dealing with an unprecedented debt default from Chinaâ€™s Evergrande property giant, analysts thus focused increasingly on longer-term phenomena to gauge Bitcoin price actionâ€™s overall health.
â€œBitcoin appears on track,â€ popular Twitter account TechDev summarized Wednesday in an optimistic discussion comparing this year to previous post-halving years 2013 and 2017.
A frequent topic for TechDev, the relationship, conditioned by halving cycles, has survived despite the most recent drawdown from all-time highs totaling 39%.
He further agreed with separate analysis from popular trader and analyst Rekt Capital, who late last week highlighted key Fibonacci levels for Bitcoin to hold and reclaim.
Very nice work. Did not see this. Agree with the positioning and outlook. Also see parallel to 2013 macro PA.
â€” TechDev (@TechDev_52) December 8, 2021
Despite the similarities between cycles, however, commentators have conceded that this time, Bitcoin will likely take longer to reach its cycle peak, leaving December without a classic blow-off top.
Ether takes aim at BTC pair
Altcoins were similarly calm overnight, with the only standout in the top 10 cryptocurrencies by market cap being Terraâ€™s LUNA token, up 11%.
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Ether (ETH) was down by 1.2% at the time of writing to just above $4,300 while maintaining almost four-year highs against BTC.
For Rekt Capital, $4,384 was the support level to reclaim in order to fuel a retest of ground nearer all-time highs.