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Bitcoin, Ethereum Technical Analysis: BTC Consolidates Lower Ahead of FOMC Meeting Minutes

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BTC Consolidates Lower Ahead of FOMC Meeting Minutes

Bitcoin dropped below $31,000 on Wednesday, as markets consolidated ahead of the upcoming U.S. Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) minutes. The minutes of last month’s meeting are expected to show the Fed’s potential path to further hikes this year. Ethereum fell for a second straight session.


Bitcoin (BTC) consolidated on Wednesday, as markets prepared for the release of last month’s FOMC minutes.

BTC/USD dropped to an intraday low of $30,656.03 earlier in the session, following a peak at $31,106.00 the day prior.

The decline resulted in bitcoin retreating further away from last Friday’s one-year high, which was at $31,443.

Bitcoin chart by TradingView

Overall, sentiment appears to have shifted bearish, and this comes after the relative strength index (RSI) failed to break out of a ceiling at 70.00.

As of writing, price strength is tracking at 63.76, which is marginally below a support point at 63.99.

The next visible floor appears to be at 59.00, and should momentum continue in this current direction, a collision could take place in the coming days.


Additionally, ethereum (ETH) was in the red for a second consecutive session, after failing to sustain a breakout of a key price ceiling.

Following a high at $1,964.89 on July 4, ETH/USD moved to a low at $1,920.79 earlier in the day.

Ethereum’s current downturn comes after it was unable to maintain Monday’s breakout of the $1,970 resistance level.

Ethereum chart by TradingView

In addition to this, the RSI also fell below a ceiling of its own at 61.00, and is now at a reading of 57.54.

Bears had expected a shift in momentum after price strength rose deep into overbought territory in the past two weeks.

Despite this, bullish sentiment could potentially return following this afternoon’s report.

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