- Bitcoin’s price faced strong resistance at the $31,000, while altcoins made attempts to recover.
- BTC’s recovery above the $27,000 mark pushed certain altcoins towards a short-term recovery.
- BNB, TRX, MANA, and MKR were among the coins that got a decent upswing.
Bitcoin’s price attempted recovery above the $30,000 resistance level, but after facing rejection ahead of the $31,000 mark, its price oscillated close to $28,983 at the time of writing. BTC’s price jumped by almost 7% in a day, cutting its weekly losses to less than 18%, in tandem altcoins saw a short-term price push.
The world’s largest cryptocurrency by market cap was still down by over 50% from its all-time high made in November 2021 at around $69,000. After BTC’s recent short-term uptrend, most of the major altcoins faced the uphill task of recovering above their key support/resistance levels.
Altcoins short-term price surge
In addition to that, two ethereum (ETH)-based altcoins called Chain’s XCN and FLEX Coin’s FLEX token charted notable weekly gains despite the widespread crypto meltdown.
The native token of the blockchain technology company chain, XCN, rose by more than 30% in price over the last seven days from a low of $0.071 to a high of $0.091.
On the other hand, Hong Kong-based futures exchange platform’s native token FLEX jumped by over 33% in the last week from a low of $3.72 to a high of $4.95.
Furthermore, many altcoins like DOT, AVAX, SHIB, MATIC, FTT, FTM, and APE were briefly in the green zone. Apecoin’s APE token rallied by 46%, breaking above the $9.00 level, while FTM, MANA, and GALA saw close to 50% gains over the last week.
BNB, TRX, MANA, and MKR see short-term price gains
Binance Coin’s BNB saw a bounce from the $200 support zone, rising to as high as $300 on May 13. However, the fifth-ranked coin by mark cap faced considerable resistance at the $315 mark and after making a high of $313 on May 13, it made its way back to the $250 level.
If bulls fail to ride the sell-side pressure, the price might correct lower, but dips could be limited below the $250 level. At the time of writing, BTC’s price pullback to the $28,900 mark brought BNB’s price down to the $279.36 level.
BNB’s price was down by 9.35% in the last 24-hours and almost 25.62% over the previous week.
Apart from BNB, Tron’s TRX token maintained its price above the key $0.067 mark despite the market-wide sell-off. TRX’s price made it close to the $0.084 mark but faced resistance at the higher level, which led to a pullback towards the $0.067 mark.
While TRX’s price maintained its rangebound movement between the $0.067 and $0.084 mark, its price didn’t fall below the key support zone at the $0.065 mark which was noteworthy.
Defi token MKR was another coin that performed well amid high sell pressure in the larger market. On the other hand, Decentraland’s MANA gained up to 50% as the market saw a short-term recovery.
Maker Protocol’s MKR token recovered from the last week’s losses as the price pushed above the $1500 mark. At press time, MKR traded at $1,456.29, noting 1.71% daily and 9.55% weekly gains.
On a weekly chart, MKR’s price made a higher high for the last four days.
At the time of writing, data from CoinMarketCap highlighted that MANA was the top gainer in the top 100 assets by market cap.
The 33rd ranked coin by market cap traded at $1.14, noting 4.19% daily gains. Over the last two days, MANA’s price recovery above the $1.13 mark has instilled positive momentum for the coin.
If bulls push MANA above the $1.15 mark, further gains could be expected in the near term for the alt.
So, what do altcoins need to recover?
Most of the top altcoins have a high BTC correlation during bear markets. The top coin’s price movement and volatility provide ample opportunities for alts to rally.
Crypto analyst Rekt Capital notes that BTC would need a monthly close above the $35,000 mark for a bullish higher timeframe close and to keep losses at bay. While a monthly close above the $35,000 mark may seem unachievable, if volatility and buying pressure takes on the same could pan out in favor of the bulls.
BTC’s monthly close above the key resistance at $35,000 could aid positive momentum to altcoin trajectories. In the last week, BTC’s price has made some decent progress recovering above the range low of around $28,600, but a push from bulls above the $30,000 mark would be needed for altcoins to move upwards.
#BTC has made some progress in recovering the Range Low (green), specifically ~$28600
For $BTC to develop some semblance of bullish momentum, it needs to keep ~$28600 as support for price to challenge ~$32000 (orange)
— Rekt Capital (@rektcapital) May 12, 2022
Analyst Rekt Capital also highlighted that for ‘BTC to develop some semblance of bullish momentum, it needs to keep $28600 as support for price to challenge $32000.’ However, a BTC weekly close below the $28600 mark would be bearish.