In the fast-paced world of cryptocurrency trading, the relative strength index (RSI) serves as a valuable tool for investors and traders to gauge the momentum of an asset. A recent development has set the stage for a significant market event, as the Bitcoin (BTC) daily RSI has plummeted to levels not seen since the COVID-19-induced crash in March 2020.

RSI, a widely used technical indicator, measures the speed and change of price movements. It oscillates between 0 and 100, with readings above 70 typically indicating an overbought condition and readings below 30 suggesting an oversold condition. 

The recent drop in Bitcoin’s daily RSI below the 20-mark has raised eyebrows in the cryptocurrency community. This level of oversold territory hasn’t been witnessed since the turbulent days of the pandemic-induced market crash in March 2020, when the entire financial landscape was gripped by fear and uncertainty.

Market analysts and enthusiasts are now closely watching this RSI movement as it could signal a potential turning point in Bitcoin’s price trajectory. Historically, extreme oversold conditions have often preceded significant price rebounds, leading to speculative discussions about the possibility of a bullish reversal in the coming weeks.

However, it’s essential to approach these indicators with caution. While oversold RSI levels can offer insights into potential price reversals, they are not foolproof predictors. Cryptocurrency markets are notorious for their unpredictability, and a multitude of factors, both macroeconomic and technological, can influence their direction.

Bitcoin price analysis

As things stand, Bitcoin is changing hands at the price of $26,013, representing a decline of 0.34% on the day, an 11.53% loss over the past week, as per the data retrieved on August 21.

Elsewhere, renowned cryptocurrency analyst Michael van de Poppe has turned the spotlight onto Bitcoin dominance, pointing out a trend that could reshape the landscape of the digital currency market. According to Poppe’s observations, Bitcoin dominance has been on a steady decline, raising the possibility of a noteworthy altcoin rally.

Poppe’s analysis focuses on the technical aspect of Bitcoin dominance. He highlights that Bitcoin dominance recently tested the significant 200-week moving average (MA) and exponential moving average (EMA). Following this test, the dominance percentage has experienced a downward trajectory, indicating a potential shift in market dynamics.

MVP 200-week MA and EMA. Source: Michael van de Poppe

This downward trajectory, as outlined by Poppe, could persist over the forthcoming months. Such a trend implies that alternative cryptocurrencies, often referred to as “altcoins,” might outperform Bitcoin in terms of price appreciation and market capitalization growth. This phenomenon could signal a broader diversification in the cryptocurrency market as investors seek to explore other promising projects beyond the dominant Bitcoin.

However, Poppe acknowledges a crucial caveat in his analysis. He suggests that his thesis of altcoins outperforming Bitcoin would be invalidated if Bitcoin reclaims the 200-week MA and EMA. This scenario would likely lead to a resurgence in Bitcoin dominance, potentially stifling the anticipated altcoin rally.

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