Bitcoin nears $70k as Bitfinex sees end to sell-off

Bitcoin, for the first time in its history, rose above $70,000, and experts believe that this may signal the end of a prolonged phase of the BTC rate’s stagnation. This top digital currency hit this level for the first time in a week and then pulled back to around $69,200, rising just 2% over the past day. 

However, Ethereum was relatively stable and hovered just around the $3,800 mark. While Bitcoin surged past $73,000 in March, the larger cryptocurrency market has largely stagnated in recent months. Nevertheless, there was an overall growth of 1.6% when evaluated by a benchmark known as the CoinDesk 20 Index.

Market analysts at Bitfinex have observed signs that point to the likelihood that the current trading range will not be long-lasting. They have noted that long-term holders’ selling pressure has decreased since the Bitcoin price peaked. Investors are now re-accumulating the cryptocurrency, replacing the previous trend. The growth of accumulation addresses for both BTC and ETH has supported this change in behavior since December 2023. These factors indicate that traders have a positive outlook on these digital assets.

CryptoQuant, cited by Bitfinex and others, shows that there are signs that point to optimism in the future of cryptocurrencies. This is evident with the new accumulation addresses increasing in the last month, according to the data highlighted above. Swissblock, a company that specializes in modeling trends in the cryptocurrency market, has also identified notable resistance levels at $70,000 and $73,000 for Bitcoin. However, while some consider these resistance levels short-term bearish, they always view the dips as buying signals. The firm also notes that Bitcoin’s performance has remained above the $67,000 level.

The upcoming week is going to be crucial for both Bitcoin and the rest of the cryptocurrency industry. This is due to the release of crucial inflation figures and the important meeting of the Federal Reserve. Such events can lead to massive price changes. Joshua Lim, one of the co-founders of Arbelos Markets, a company that focuses on crypto derivatives trading, highlighted the importance of investors looking at such developments and analyzing their implications for the economy and markets.

During these conditions, the cryptocurrency market experiences significant volatility. The actions of those who have been holding their investments for an extended period of time, as well as how they respond to various economic indicators, will significantly affect the further evolution of not only Bitcoin but also other digital currencies. The community is closely watching these trends and is prepared to decode them to update their strategies as the market evolves.

David Cox

David is a finance graduate and crypto enthusiast. He projects his expertise in subjects like crypto and Blockchain while writing for CryptoNewsZ. Being from Finance background, he efficiently writes Price Analysis. Apart from writing, he actively nurtures hobbies like sports and movies.

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