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Is the Bitcoin, Altcoin Bull Market Over? Analysts Weigh In

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Updated by Bary Rahma
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In Brief

  • Bitcoin's future hinges on macroeconomic factors, with scenarios ranging from $30,000 to $60,000.
  • Analysts predict either significant corrections or consolidation phases for Bitcoin and altcoins.
  • Sentiment and key price levels play a crucial role in market direction, say industry experts.
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The cryptocurrency market has experienced significant turbulence recently, raising questions about the longevity of the current bull market in Bitcoin and altcoins.

Analysts and industry insiders offer varied perspectives on the future of Bitcoin and altcoins, reflecting on market trends, macroeconomic factors, and investor behavior.

Analysts’ Predictions on Bitcoin, Altcoins

Bitcoin investor Murad Mahmudov highlighted two possible scenarios for Bitcoin’s future. He suggested that if the price remains above $60,000, the bull market might continue following the typical four-year cycle.

However, depending on macroeconomic conditions, a global recession could drive Bitcoin’s price down to $30,000.

Bitcoin Price Analysis
Bitcoin Price Analysis. Source: TradingView

Likewise, Julio Moreno, Head of Research at CryptoQuant, pointed out the high probability of Bitcoin reaching $60,000. He said that Bitcoin is at a crucial price level, around the short-term holders’ realized price of $62,800.

This metric could either provide support or lead to an 8% to 12% correction if the price drops below this level, potentially bringing Bitcoin down to about $60,000.

From a technical perspective, trading veteran Peter Brandt warned that breaking through the $60,000 support levels could lead to further declines. He noted that a drop below $60,000 might see Bitcoin reaching $48,000.

Read more: Bitcoin (BTC) Price Prediction 2024 / 2025 / 2030

Bitcoin Short-Term Holder Realized Price
Bitcoin Short-Term Holder Realized Price. Source: CryptoQuant

Meanwhile, market analyst Bob Loukas took a more moderate stance, predicting a period of consolidation similar to what was observed last summer. He emphasizes the possibility of a repeated pattern, suggesting that patience might be required as the market stabilizes.

“Last summer’s consolidation, visualized this summer. Not saying it’s going to repeat, but serves as a reminder of what’s possible and the patience that might be needed,” Loukas said.

Will Clemente, co-founder of Reflexivity Research, also anticipates a consolidation phase. He has adjusted his investment strategy, retaining only core Bitcoin holdings and a few other positions.

Clemente believes that while Bitcoin might experience a sideways movement during the summer, there is potential for higher prices in the fourth quarter, influenced by economic data and Federal Reserve actions.

Bitcoin Price Analysis
Bitcoin Price Analysis. Source: TradingView

Regarding altcoins, Andrew Kang, co-founder of Mechanism Capital, expressed caution. He remains unsure if the momentum generated by Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) approval will extend to altcoins, particularly Ethereum. While Bitcoin might see increased interest, he doubts the same for Ethereum ETFs.

Read more: What Is Altcoin Season? A Comprehensive Guide

Despite the pessimistic outlook, analysts at blockchain analytics firm Santiment noted the current market sentiment. They observe heightened fear among investors as Bitcoin’s price drops to $65,000. If panic selling continues, this fear could lead to a temporary bounce and a buying opportunity.

“Spikes in mentions of selling or taking profit are common after a drop, and a temporary bounce and buy opportunity may form if we see continued FUD and panic from small traders,” Santiment explained.

Bitcoin's Social Media Sentiment
Bitcoin’s Social Media Sentiment. Source: Santiment

In summary, the future of the Bitcoin and altcoin bull market is uncertain. Potential outcomes range from significant corrections to periods of consolidation. The direction will largely depend on macroeconomic factors and shifts in investor sentiment.

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Bary Rahma
Bary Rahma is a senior journalist at BeInCrypto, where she covers a broad spectrum of topics including crypto exchange-traded funds (ETFs), artificial intelligence (AI), tokenization of real-world assets (RWA), and the altcoin market. Prior to this, she was a content writer for Binance, producing in-depth research reports on cryptocurrency trends, market analysis, decentralized finance (DeFi), digital asset regulations, blockchain, initial coin offerings (ICOs), and tokenomics. Bary also...
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