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Bitcoin price targets $35K bounce level on El Salvador legal tender milestone

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Bitcoin price targets $35K bounce level on El Salvador legal tender milestone

Bitcoin is now officially legal tender in a sovereign state for the first time, but can it exit its bearish price phase?

Bitcoin (BTC) headed towards $35,000 on June 9, boosted by historic news that El Salvador had made it legal tender.

BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView

Trader “not sure” if Bitcoin has bottomed

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed a swift uptick in BTC/USD on Wednesday as Bitcoin saw its first adoption move by an official state.

The #BitcoinLaw has been approved by a supermajority in the Salvadoran Congress.

62 out of 84 votes!

History! #Btc

— Nayib Bukele (@nayibbukele) June 9, 2021

As reactions celebrated the decision by El Salvador’s parliament, traders remained edgy. As Cointelegraph reported, expectations call for a short-term return to $35,000 before a reversal and deeper BTC price dip takes hold.

“Bitcoin printing a higher low, expecting some more bounce today,” popular trader Crypto Ed summarized on Twitter.

“Not sure yet if bottom is in, will update later today.”

A starker warning had come from trader Crypto Cobra, who this week repeated forecasts of a significant write-down across cryptocurrency. This, he said, could cost tokens 20%, meaning that Bitcoin would target $25,000.

Crypto Ed nonetheless added that a declining U.S. dollar, which as recently as Monday was on the up, could yet create the conditions for a “miracle” growth spurt in Bitcoin.

“All we need for a bullish BTC,” he commented on the latest readings from the U.S. dollar currency index (DXY).

“DXY breaking down here and it will happen.”

U.S. dollar currency index 1-hour candle chart. Source: TradingView

Altcoins enjoy respite from losses

Meanwhile, Bitcoin’s renewed upward trajectory had a generally positive knock-on effect for altcoins.

A look at the top fifty cryptocurrencies by market cap showed gains typically reaching 3% on the day, with some exceptions up or down.

Ether (ETH) was above $2,500, yet like Bitcoin still over 5% lower versus its position a week ago.

The overall crypto market cap stood at just under $1.54 trillion, with Bitcoin’s dominance at 41.6%.

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