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Here’s How Bitcoin Price Could Hit $20,000 By as Early as March: Analyst

Avatar Nick Chong 3 months ago

Bitcoin saw quite the bout of volatility on Wednesday. Early in the morning, the cryptocurrency tanked, falling as low as $6,450 in a strong move lower, before rebounding to the upside.

By the end of the day on Wednesday, the price of BTC had rallied as high as $7,300, surging by over 10% from its local bottom in the $6,400s on the back of seeming short covers and long-term investors buying the crypto dip.

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Although it may be too early to tell whether or not this is a fully-fledged macro reversal, one prominent trader, who called the drop in November to the $6,000s, suggests that Bitcoin has a good likelihood of reaching $20,000.

Here’s more on that.

Could Bitcoin Top $20,000 By March?

Bitcoin’s latest bounce higher has infused bulls with a fresh dose of hope, culminating in positive analyses that imply BTC’s reversal rally is just starting.

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One such analysis was posted by Velvet, a popular cryptocurrency trader. They noted that “this week[‘s close]” for BTC is “very important,” noting that the key thing Bitcoin will need to do by Sunday’s close is “holding the” trend line, seen in red in the chart below.

For reference, the trend line in question, which always ended up in bear markets when BTC crossed below it, currently sits in the high-$6,000s, which BTC is currently above.

If Bitcoin rides that level, Velvet remarked that Bitcoin “could see $20,000 by March,” referencing the fact that prior to previous halvings, BTC always surged, rallying higher on the expectation that a negative supply shock would hit the market.

Velvet’s optimistic analysis comes hot on the heels of an observation by Thomas Thornton, a hedge fund services specialist and market analyst that Bitcoin’s chart on Bloomberg recently printed a “buy 13” candle, according to the TD Sequential Combo indicator.

13 candles, the TD Sequential suggests, are indicative of impending price reversals. That’s not to mention that such candles were seen when Bitcoin hit $20,000 in December 2017 and when 聽BTC cratered to $3,150 on December 14th last year.

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Bearish Factors Remain Potent

Despite these factors, there remain bearish wildcards in the cryptocurrency market, two wildcards in fact. These are the potential selling pressure from the PlusToken pyramid scheme and miner capitulation concerns.

Per聽previous reports from NewsBTC, the PlusToken cryptocurrency scam, which managed to procure billions worth of digital assets over its year or so in existence, has slowly been liquidating its proceeds on the open market, resulting in continual, excessive selling pressure.

There鈥檚 also fears that Bitcoin miners聽are selling their mined cryptocurrencies聽due to the fact that many miners are running unprofitable ventures.

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Nick Chong

Since 2013, Nick has shown interest in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. He has since become involved in the industry as a full-time content creator, working for NewsBTC, Bitcoinist, LongHash, among other outlets. Aside from covering...

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