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Bitcoin price battles $23.5K resistance amid relief over Pelosi Taiwan trip

Bitcoin (BTC) rose to daily resistance at the Aug. 3 Wall Street open as United States equities gained on relief over Taiwan.

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

Stocks gain as US dollar coils

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD returning to the area just below $23,500, which had figured as resistance since the start of the month.

The pair had previously held the same zone as support, and was now deciding on whether a new resistance/ support flip was on the cards.

For popular trader Crypto Tony, $23,500 was thus the price to watch to long BTC.

$BTC / $USD – Update

Keep it simple this morning on #Bitcoin ..

– Long above resistance at $23,500
– Short below support at $22,650 pic.twitter.com/onXXRvdXx8

— Crypto Tony (@CryptoTony__) August 3, 2022

To the downside, fellow trader Pentoshi highlighted the area between $21,800 and $22,000 as the “line in the sand” for BTC.

Stocks performed well on the day, meanwhile, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite Index gaining 1.2% and 2%, respectively, after the open. News that U.S. house speaker Nancy Pelosi had begun a visit to Taiwan without repercussions from China buoyed the mood.

The U.S. dollar index (DXY), after solid gains of its own at the start of the week, consolidated after facing resistance at 106.8 on hourly timeframes. The intra-day lows matched with highs from May, analysis noted, with the potential for new two-decade highs still in play in what would represent friction for crypto and risk assets.

“As the dollar starts to show potential signs of strength (and yields begin to rip higher), will stocks continue to remain resilient? Price action throughout 2022 tells us ‘no,'” market analyst Caleb Franzen warned.

U.S. dollar index (DXY) 1-hour candle chart. Source: TradingView

ARK taps “emerging risk-on environment”

In a summary of the status quo in Bitcoin and Ether (ETH), meanwhile, investment firm ARK Invest painted a mixed picture of where the market could go in 2022.

Related: ARK Invest ‘neutral to positive’ on Bitcoin price as analysts await capitulation

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