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


Bullish merchants that drank the “Bitcoin to $100,000 by year-end” Kool-Assist are actually coming to phrases with the truth that there could also be no Santa Claus rally to wrap up 2021. In the meanwhile, the pipe dream has morphed into easy hopes that the highest cryptocurrency can no less than end the yr above $50,000. 

Information from Cointelegraph Markets Professional and TradingView reveals that the bounce in worth 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 might drop even additional.

BTC/USDT 4-hour chart. Supply: TradingView

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

Bitcoin’s consolidation mirrors Might’s worth motion

Pseudonymous Twitter analyst, ‘Rekt Capital’, compared the present worth motion to the consolidation seen in Might by means of July.

BTC/USD 1-week chart. Supply: Twitter

Rekt Captial mentioned,

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

If an identical sample have been to play out, the value of BTC might proceed to consolidate and drift decrease for an additional 6 to eight weeks earlier than resuming its uptrend.

$44,000 could possibly be the “backside”

The same state of affairs was forecast by Cointelegraph contributor Michaël van de Poppe, who posted the next chart outlining a tough sketch of how BTC worth motion might unfold over the subsequent couple of months.

BTC/USDT 4-hour chart. Supply: Twitter

Primarily based on the chart supplied, van de Poppe sees the opportunity of one other drawdown to the $44,000 vary which will probably 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 worth motion after every halving cycle.

BTC worth throughout every halving cycle. Supply: Twitter

TechDev recognized two earlier cases the place BTC worth noticed intense intervals of volatility solely to be adopted by a late stage rally and blow-off prime 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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