Traders delay $100K Bitcoin prediction, but still expect a blow-off top in 2022

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Bullish merchants that drank the “Bitcoin to $100,000 by year-end” Kool-Help are actually coming to phrases with the truth that there could also be no Santa Claus rally to wrap up 2021. In the mean time, the pipe dream has morphed into easy hopes that the highest cryptocurrency can not less than end the 12 months above $50,000. 

Information from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView exhibits that the bounce in price seen in BTC following remarks from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell has just about evaporated and over the previous 48-hours the value has swept contemporary lows at $45,500 and from the look of issues, the value may drop even additional.

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BTC/USDT 4-hour chart. Supply: TradingView

Right here’s a have a look at what merchants take into consideration Bitcoin’s present value motion and what might be in retailer for the rest of 2021.

Bitcoin’s consolidation mirrors Might’s value motion

Pseudonymous Twitter analyst, ‘Rekt Capital’, compared the present value motion to the consolidation seen in Might via July.

BTC/USD 1-week chart. Supply: Twitter

Rekt Captial mentioned,

“BTC continues to be consolidating inside these two key bull market EMAs. Similar to in Might 2021 (yellow circle).”

If the same sample had been to play out, the value of BTC may proceed to consolidate and drift decrease for one more 6 to eight weeks earlier than resuming its uptrend.

$44,000 might be the “backside”

An analogous state of affairs was forecast by Cointelegraph contributor Michaël van de Poppe, who posted the next chart outlining a tough sketch of how BTC value motion may unfold over the subsequent couple of months.

BTC/USDT 4-hour chart. Supply: Twitter

Primarily based on the chart offered, van de Poppe sees the potential of one other drawdown to the $44,000 vary which can be adopted by a return to the present ranges for a quick consolidation interval after which a resumption of the uptrend.

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Swings in sentiment don’t change the underlying energy

A remaining little bit of perception got here from cryptocurrency analyst ‘TechDev’, who posted the next chart detailing a extra macro view of BTC’s value motion after every halving cycle.

BTC value throughout every halving cycle. Supply: Twitter

TechDev recognized two earlier cases the place BTC value noticed intense durations of volatility solely to be adopted by a late stage rally and blow-off high state of affairs to a brand new all-time excessive.

TechDev mentioned,

“Regardless of a number of swings in sentiment during the last 2 weeks, Bitcoin is in the identical macro place.”

Observe-up tweets and responses pointed to a usually bullish outlook for BTC in the long run for TechDev, who stated that “all eyes on the retracement ranges.”

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