Bulls flexed their muscles on Oct. 4 and proof of this came as Bitcoin’s (BTC) price rallied within $500 of the $50,000 mark. This move toward the key psychological resistance helped to pull the Crypto Fear & Greed Index out of the “fear” zone and into the “neutral’ state on Oct. 4. 

Crypto Fear & Greed Index. Source: Alternative

The price action for the top crypto has seen increased volatility in recent weeks as countries like China have increased their crackdown on cryptocurrencies, a move which former United States Central Intelligence Agency agent Edward Snowden says has “just made Bitcoin stronger.

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that after an early morning attack by bears, which pushed BTC to a low of 46,863, bulls arrived with reinforcements and lifted the price back above the $49,200 support/resistance (S/R) zone where they now battle for control.

BTC/USDT 4-hour chart. Source: TradingView

Here’s a look at how traders and analysts think about the current price action and what could happen next as the BTC price approaches $50,000.

$48,700 is a major resistance level

Traders showed an eagerness to buy up the most recent dip in BTC price, according to crypto analyst and pseudonymous Twitter user Rekt Capital, who posted the following chart, showing that BTC’s “recent dip was bought up strongly.”

BTC/USD 1-week chart. Source: Rekt Capital

The analyst was quick to point out that the price is still “wrestling with
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