In a recent briefing held by the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, the U.S. government revealed its stance on cryptocurrencies and the efforts it will carry upon to regulate Bitcoin because of its use in criminal activity and the threat it poses to the financial system.
Yet BTC surged 4.5 percent after the statements were made by the U.S. government official, which according to the head analyst at Fundstrat Global Thomas Lee, could be a sign of confidence about the underlying fundamentals behind BTC that allow it to function in a decentralized way without the need of regulatory oversight.
Although the news comes at a time when Bitcoin has retraced 25 percent from the high of $13,200 on July 10, it could be the catalyst for a further upward advance.
Bitcoin Technical Analysis
As it was forseen, the break below the 23.6 percent Fibonacci retracement zone on the 3-day chart led to a drop-down to the 38.2 percent Fibonacci retracement level and the support trendline, which are both acting as barriers containing the price of Bitcoin from continuing depreciating due to the high concentration of demand around this area.