Bitcoin ( BTC) has just seen its craziest three-day period in literal years. For those who missed the memo, Friday saw the cryptocurrency market catch traders with their pants down, pushing digital assets sky-high in a matter of hours.
At its peak on Saturday morning, Bitcoin had rallied 42% on the day, moving from $7,300 to just shy of $10,500. This gargantuan move – the fourth-largest in Bitcoin’s entire history and the largest daily rally since 2011 – liquidated over $400 million worth of BitMEX short positions.
While the bullish momentum has slowed for now, with Bitcoin returning to $9,700 and starting to trade in a range, analysts are expecting for cryptocurrencies to continue higher into the coming days. Here’s why.
Bitcoin’s Bull Case Builds
An analyst going by ‘JB’ pointed out that with this latest move from $7,700 to $9,700, Bitcoin’s three-day chart is looking extremely bullish.
He drew attention to the following reasons to back his prediction: the recent candle can be defined as a ‘bullish engulfing candle,’ a descending trend line that originated at June’s $14,000 top was broken, markets have seen their biggest volume day in months, the MACD is printing a bullish divergence, and the Willy indicator is now leaving oversold territory.
Also, a trader going by ‘Smokey’ has noted that the Ichimoku Cloud is printing a swath of buying signals: a breakout past the Kumo, a trendline, and an impending bullish twist of the Cloud. He thus confirmed that ‘this is either the biggest bull trap ever,’ a scenario which he said is highly unlikely, or ‘we’re in for a nice Q4 2019/Q1 2020 on BTC.’
It isn’t only technical signs that show Bitcoin is gaining bullish momentum.
On the fundamental side of the market, Bakkt’s Bitcoin futures have set a new daily volume record of 1183 contracts, which equated to around $10.3 million worth of trading. These relatively high volumes are not yet a trend, yet may show increasing institutional interest in cryptocurrency. To add to this, China’s leader, President Xi Jinping, endorsed blockchain in a political context, which many say cements the idea that cryptocurrencies and related technology have a key role in the world of the future.
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