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October 2020 Déjà vu? Bitcoin pullback at $38K has traders at odds over next move

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October 2020 Déjà vu? Bitcoin pullback at $38K has traders at odds over next move


The broader cryptocurrency market entered a period of consolidation on July 27 following Bitcoin’s (BTC) transient spike above $40,000 the day earlier than that helped ignite a rally throughout the market and introduced a renewed sense of optimism to the market. 

Information from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView exhibits {that a} mid-day try by bulls to carry the worth of BTC again above the $40,000 degree was rejected leading to a worth pullback to $37,500.

BTC/USDT 4-hour chart. Supply: TradingView

Whereas Tuesday’s worth pullback could counsel that Monday’s rally was merely a brief squeeze, others level to the rising Grayscale Bitcoin Belief (GBTC) premium, which is now at the highest levels in months at -5.88%, suggesting that establishments are as soon as once more betting on extra BTC worth upside. 

Bitcoin bulls battle to reestablish uptrend

Rumors that Amazon would start accepting cryptocurrency funds in 2021 helped ignite the market-wide rally seen on Monday, although officially denied by the corporate in a while. 

Nevertheless, as pointed out by pseudonymous unbiased market analyst Rekt Capital, Bitcoin’s worth chart exhibits a fractal sample that’s much like the price-performance in October 2020, simply earlier than BTC worth started its run to a brand new all-time excessive.

If an analogous sample performs out within the present market, Bitcoin’s worth will see a continuation of the uptrend that the Amazon rumors initiated.

Not the entire out there suggests a continuation of the upward momentum, nonetheless, as was identified by Jarvis Labs analyst and co-founder, Ben Lilly, who has been monitoring on-chain knowledge to realize deeper perception into the newest pump, notably with Ethereum’s London hard fork slated for Aug. 4.

Lilly said,

“Onchain activity and demand hasn’t showed up. Pair this up with Amazon news as fake and shorts getting rekt, I wouldn’t be surprised to see low $30ks be4 1559.”

An instance of bearish bias, nonetheless, was provided by the pseudonymous Twitter person Bear Wolf, who noticed Monday’s developments as nothing greater than a brief squeeze amid a wider bear market.

“19K is still my target for the end of the bear market,” he wrote. “Lifeless Cat Bounce to 46K (Brief Squeeze). TA invalidates if we pump to 50K and discover help >>ABOVE

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Altcoins give again positive aspects

A big proportion of the positive aspects seen within the altcoin market on Monday got again on Tuesday because the euphoria from the Amazon rumors subsided.

Every day cryptocurrency market efficiency. Supply: Coin360

Dogecoin (DOGE) and Solana (SOL) had been the 2 hardest-hit tokens within the high 20, seeing losses of 10% and 10.8%, respectively, whereas Monday’s top performers Strike (STRK) and Venus (XVS) both dropped by 16%.

A pair of 30% gains from Axie Infinity (AXS) and MyNeighborAlice (ALICE) marked the best performances of the day while the blockchain-based identity management solution Civic (CVC) saw its price increase by 20%.

The overall cryptocurrency market cap now stands at $1.488 trillion and Bitcoin’s dominance rate is 47.8%.

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