Bitcoin price tests key resistance amid Hong Kong news
- Bitcoin price rose to $27,500 on Coinbase early Tuesday, with the upside coinciding with positive crypto news from Hong Kong.
- This is after the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) announced that registered exchanges will begin allowing retail investors to trade BTC and ETH from 1 June.
- Analysts say Bitcoin’s immediate price outlook needs a break above $27,600 for bullish continuation.
Bitcoin (BTC) traded to highs of $27,500 on Coinbase as crypto prices bounced earlier on Tuesday.
The upside for the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market cap came amid an extended struggle around the 27k area, and happened as bulls capitalised on positive market reaction to news out of fast-growing crypto hub Hong Kong.
However, as of writing, the price of Bitcoin was hovering near $27,200 as bulls retreated from the resistance level marked by the 20-day moving average on the daily chart.
BTC price rose amid positive news from Hong Kong
On Tuesday, crypto news out of Hong Kong was that retail investors will as from 1 June be able to buy and trade digital assets.
The announcement was made by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), which noted that crypto exchanges will soon be allowed to extend crypto trading services to retail investors.
According to the SFC, this will be effective 1 June, 2023, and tokens that receive the nod would require a 12-month track record. The tokens will also need to have a substantial market capitalization, a category that Bitcoin dominates.
“The news of Hong Kong allowing retail investors to trade in BTC and ETH on registered digital asset platforms delivered a notable BTC price bump in a bleak market – gives you an idea of how significant this news is,” Noelle Acheson, the author of the Crypto Is Macro Now newsletter, said in a tweet.
Acheson believes the next key step of this announcement is that indeed retail investors can trade Bitcoin and Ethereum on registered exchanges.
FINALLY the crypto market gets some good news, in the form of Hong Kong’s regulatory crypto framework which enters into force on June 1. The big deal is confirmation that retail investors will be able to trade BTC and ETH on licensed platforms.🥡https://t.co/NQboEsx5b5
— Noelle Acheson (@NoelleInMadrid) May 23, 2023
$27,600 is a key level for BTC – analyst
Despite the positive news, Bitcoin’s latest attempt to break to key levels above $28k look to hinge on overall market outlook. In particular, the headwinds currently in place regarding the US debt limit situation is one investors are likely to watch keenly.
On what could be next for Bitcoin price, crypto analyst Rekt Capital says the critical resistance area that bulls must conquer for upside continuation is $27,600.
“BTC may be forming an “exaggerated” Bullish Divergence on the Daily RSI. A potentially positive sign for some upside movement. However, [it is] important to realise that the key resistance to beat is ~$27600,” he noted.