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Bitcoin price reveals that it wants to build up shorts, to confirm an upward move. But on-chain metrics ascertain that its path does harbor some hindrances. The flagship asset could be headed to local highs above $43k if bulls bypass the deathcross. On the contrary, if downside pressure builds up then it may even plunge underneath $40k.

Bitcoin Price In Jeopardy? Tricky Path Ahead!

The flagship asset has risen above $42k by flipping the falling wedge channel at around $41.34k on the daily chart. The move suggests that BTC price could have more room to slide upwards. However, the slice below $41.340 signifies that the most dominant asset could topple over 12% toward $38k

Further, BTC’s 50 days MA is sliding to close below 200 days MA. If the cross-over yields to death-cross then we can expect a significant correction. Usually, during such scenarios, the flagship asset undergoes heavy downfall. The asset has incurred a loss of 71%, 65%, and 55% in 2014, 2017, and 2019 respectively. Hence, if something similar recurs then it would plummet below $38k. 

Why Bulls Would Bypass Death-Cross? 

  • After prolonged depreciation, the number of transactions on the Bitcoin network has flipped the bottom and risen to 247.5k
  • The block crypto analytics also confirmed a rise in the number of new addresses on the Bitcoin network. New addresses have spiked from 395k to 406.8k over the past couple of days. 
  • Bitcoin Hashrate that usually follows the price action is on the rise which is again a positive sign for BTC price action. 
  • Over the past week, there appears to be a spike in accumulation. There is a total of $8.02 billion worth of BTC left exchanges outstripping sellers. 

Collectively, the above catalysts have a big role to play in the next couple of days. If the network growth push increase in the number of transaction, active addresses, and more then bulls would bypass death-cross. However, death-cross remains a scenario, if buy orders continue then values claiming above $45k remain intact. On the contrary, the bearish predominance would bottom out the price below $38k. 

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