And just like that, Bitcoin (BTC) has broken out at last. In the past hour, the cryptocurrency has surged by approximately 7%, moving from $8,050 to $8,620 in a rapid move to the upside, passing resistances like they were nothing more than soggy pieces of parchment paper. The chart seen below sums the recent move up pretty well: a massive buying surge out of left field that pushed BTC beyond what many expected.
With this move, much of the cryptocurrency community have taken to Twitter to issue classic “I told you so” quips and cheery comments of a similar sort. Quips aside, this move marks a monumental point in the current market cycle. As Josh Olszewicz of Brave New Coin notes, BTC just broke above an ascending triangle, which was situated at a yearly pivot ($8,400). If Bitcoin closes above $8,400 on the daily or weekly resolution, it may suggest that this market could be poised to head even higher.