Bitcoin traders are at odds about where BTC price may head after it failed to flip the $40,000 level to support. The rumor that Amazon would accept cryptocurrency payments sparked a wave of bullish enthusiasm across the crypto market earlier in the week but now this sentiment has begun to wane as Bitcoin (BTC) bulls face stiff resistance at the $40,000 level.
Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that bears have managed to fend off multiple attempts to flip the $40,000 level to support and defense of this zone continued on July 29 as Bitcoin's stagnant price action and added to concerns that the price could fall back to last week's $35,000 to $30,000 range. Here’s what analysts and investors are saying about the recent developments in Bitcoin’s price.
Bitcoin's rapid ascent from $31,000 to $40,925 lifted the price near its 21-week exponential moving average, a level that is widely considered as a bull market indicator according to pseudonymous crypto Twitter analyst Rekt Capital. As seen in the tweet above, the 21-week EMA is currently near the $40,000 price level, effectively becoming the ‘line in the sand’ that separates bulls and bears.
One of the responses to the above tweet offers a word of caution for overly bullish traders because similar moves in the past were followed by lower lows and an extension of bear market conditions.
As shown by the yellow circles in the chart above, previous instances of the price breaking above the 21-week EMA have resulted in a reversal that leads to a retest of lower lows in the following weeks and months.
One group of market participants who have shown little evidence of indecision are Bitcoin whales, who have embraced Warren Buffett's mantra to “be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful,” by buying up low-priced BTC as weaker hands tap out. According to data from Santiment, an on-chain and behavioral analysis platform, whale wallets have accumulated 130,000 BTC in the past four weeks as the price of Bitcoin traded below $35,000.
With such heavy accumulation being seen in the lower $30,000 to $35,000 range, some analysts have suggested that whales may attempt to orchestrate another pullback in price so that they can continue to accumulate. When near-term confusion prevails, sometimes it's best to take a step back to see the bigger picture of where the market is and what possibilities the future holds.
According to Inmortal UP ONLY, a pseudonymous Twitter user, Bitcoin's four-year cycle is currently about 65% through its bull-market phase and the trader predicts a top at $150,000, which will be followed by a correction to $32,000.
For traders and holders that prefer to operate on a longer time scale, there remains plenty to be optimistic about in the future for and experienced market participants know the price moves seen over the past few months are part and parcel of the normal progression for Bitcoin. Further confirmation of the long-term perspective was offered by Ecoinometrics, who compared Bitcoin's current post-halving price action to performances in the previous two halvings. As shown above, the current price of BTC is well below the average growth of previous cycles, indicating that the BTC has some “catching up to do” if it will achieve a similar trajectory and reach a new all-time high above $100,000.
|#||Crypto||Prediction||Accuracy||CVIX||Price||24h||7d||Market Cap||7d price change|
|1||BTC||Bitcoin predictions||70.8%||61||$27 827.13||1.19%||-1.41%||$537 868 680 168|
|2||ETH||Ethereum predictions||78.8%||45||$1 767.63||1.39%||-2.96%||$216 311 335 394|
|3||USDT||Tether predictions||93.6%||1||$1.000701||-0.02%||-0.23%||$79 077 698 544|
|4||BNB||Binance Coin predictions||69.6%||55||$327.72||1.73%||-3.47%||$51 743 768 515|
|5||USDC||USD Coin predictions||95.2%||2||$0.999827||0%||-0.02%||$33 886 286 193|
|6||XRP||XRP predictions||83.6%||31||$0.446577||-3.04%||13.10%||$22 753 511 437|
|7||HEX||HEX predictions||64%||82||$0.084139||-6.16%||-3.23%||$14 590 702 808|
|8||ADA||Cardano predictions||78.8%||39||$0.355862||0.71%||1.72%||$12 359 438 439|
|9||STETH||Lido stETH predictions||96%||1||$2 941.39||-0.40%||-3.32%||$10 258 752 564|
|10||MATIC||Polygon predictions||74.8%||45||$1.095244||0.67%||-9.12%||$9 945 329 040|
|11||DOGE||Dogecoin predictions||75.6%||42||$0.074422||0.07%||-2.38%||$9 873 616 140|
|12||SOL||Solana predictions||76.4%||46||$20.94||1.78%||-5.87%||$8 037 086 883|
|13||BUSD||Binance USD predictions||93.6%||1||$0.999684||-0.01%||-0.10%||$8 021 813 679|
|14||DOT||Polkadot predictions||80%||39||$6.02||1.08%||-8.38%||$7 046 355 080|
|15||LTC||Litecoin predictions||70.8%||57||$93.32||1.91%||8.83%||$6 772 424 245|
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