Bitcoin’s fundamentals remain strong but analysts pinpoint $46,500 as the key level to reclaim as support in order to preserve the current uptrend. The double-digit rallies seen from many altcoins shows traders are becoming increasingly bullish with the passing of each day, but maintaining this momentum will to some extent depend on Bitcoin's (BTC) short-term price action.
Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that after touching the $48,000 price level during the early morning trading hours on Aug. 16 the price of BTC dipped below $45,800 as bulls scrambled to put a halt to the price slide. Here’s what analysts are saying could be the next steps for Bitcoin price.
Bitcoin’s surge from $29,500 on July 20 to $48,000 on Aug. 14 has resulted in the price settling in a trading range between $44,000 and $48,000, as shown in the following tweet from pseudonymous Twitter analyst Nunya Bizniz. The equilibrium point identified in the above tweet is found near $46,123 and the analyst could be hinting that after BTC tests the support, buy volumes could increase because short-term traders would view the current pullback as nothing more than a support/resistance retest.
On the other hand, pseudonymous trader, Gas Fring, suggested that a bounce could also happen at the bottom of a rising channel would provoke the same result but it's worth noting that both analysts are using 1-hour charts so these suggestions simply refer to the possible price action outcomes of today.
A recent report from Glassnode highlighted miner accumulation as another potentially bullish indicator for Bitcoin. The on-chain analytics provider observed “a net reduction in compulsory sell-side pressure sourced from miners.”
Bitcoin miner net position change. Source: Glassnode
China’s crackdown on mining operations which began in May took a heavy toll on the Bitcoin hash rate, leading miners to close up shop and move to different cou with a more friendly stance towards crypto mining.
Glassnode said, “We have seen the net balance position of miners continue to increase over the last two months. The net growth of miner balances has now hit +5k BTC/month which demonstrates a net reduction in compulsory sell-side pressure sourced from miners.”
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According to crypto Twitter analyst Rekt Capital, $46,500 is an important level for BTC in the short-term. As seen above, the price action for BTC has resulted in the formation of an ascending triangle on the daily chart and the price needs to close above the $46,500 level in order to confirm a successful test of the triangle resistance.
A daily close above $46,500 would support the continuation of the uptrend whereas an ascending triangle breakdown could see Bitcoin price slide into the low $40,000 zone. The overall cryptocurrency market cap now stands at $2.007 trillion and Bitcoin’s dominance rate is 43.5%.
|#||Crypto||Prediction||Accuracy||CVIX||Price||24h||7d||Market Cap||7d price change|
|1||BTC||Bitcoin predictions||72.4%||61||$41 312.94||-1.79%||-2.97%||$782 208 393 376|
|2||ETH||Ethereum predictions||65.6%||74||$3 057.90||-4.13%||-4.99%||$364 557 204 266|
|3||USDT||Tether predictions||92.8%||1||$1.000957||0.03%||0.07%||$78 389 539 616|
|4||BNB||Binance Coin predictions||71.6%||61||$454.95||-4.03%||-0.74%||$75 119 228 033|
|5||ADA||Cardano predictions||71.2%||51||$1.37||-11.53%||13.83%||$45 869 836 376|
|6||USDC||USD Coin predictions||90.8%||1||$0.999548||-0.04%||-0.05%||$45 742 193 035|
|7||SOL||Solana predictions||62.8%||81||$134.45||-3.98%||-3.06%||$42 237 959 711|
|8||XRP||XRP predictions||66.8%||64||$0.728701||-3.80%||-4.17%||$34 732 162 139|
|9||LUNA||Terra predictions||69.6%||57||$76.09||-1.12%||0.67%||$27 219 693 512|
|10||DOT||Polkadot predictions||72%||51||$23.84||-5.97%||-7.36%||$23 544 579 275|
|11||DOGE||Dogecoin predictions||77.6%||46||$0.160728||-5.76%||5.59%||$21 323 857 260|
|12||AVAX||Avalanche predictions||62.4%||79||$81.61||-6.07%||-9.81%||$19 942 092 907|
|13||SHIB||SHIBA INU predictions||68.8%||63||$0.000027||-4.93%||-3.67%||$15 025 615 032|
|14||MATIC||Polygon predictions||69.2%||59||$2.02||-8.18%||-12.60%||$14 789 690 265|
|15||BUSD||Binance USD predictions||96%||1||$0.999731||-0.10%||-0.13%||$14 211 573 940|
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