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Bitcoin (BTC) Breaks Key Resistance: $85,000 Next

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In Brief

  • Bitcoin price broke out of the triangle pattern during the intra-day trading hours on Monday, expecting a 21% rally.
  • On the long-term outlook, BTC follows the Wyckoff pattern, which suggests that price upside is highly likely.
  • Long-term holders, however, are realizing profits, and historically, this has proven to be a drawing-inducing event.
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Bitcoin’s (BTC) price recently posted a new all-time high and has since been attempting to do it again.

Looking at the chart, it seems that a long-term bullish outlook is the possible outcome. However, investor behavior suggests differently.

Bitcoin Breaks Out

Bitcoin price has been enjoying the bullishness emanating from the consistent accumulation noted by the investors. In the past week alone, the total supply of all exchanges has declined from 812,000 BTC to 799,000 BTC. This suggests that close to 13,000 BTC worth over $926 million has moved from exchanges to investors’ wallets.

Bitcoin Supply on Exchanges.
Bitcoin Supply on Exchanges. Source: Santiment

This is a sign that BTC holders are expecting a further rise in price, which seems to be the case based on this pattern.

On the 3-day chart, Bitcoin is validating the Wyckoff pattern, a technical analysis concept that identifies trends and potential reversals in financial markets. It analyzes price and volume movements to discern accumulation, distribution, or markup phases.

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Bitcoin Wyckoff Pattern.
Bitcoin Wyckoff Pattern. Source: TradingView

At the moment, Bitcoin price is breaking out of the pattern of resistance, which indicates that BTC will continue to rally over the coming trading sessions.

BTC Price Prediction: Another Rally Next

While the long-term target is rather difficult to identify given the unprecedented, unaccountable factors, it seems like the short-term target for Bitcoin price will be $85,000. This is drawn from the symmetrical triangle trading pattern BTC is observing at the moment.

This pattern is characterized by converging trend lines, forming a triangle shape. It indicates a period of indecision in the market, with prices consolidating between higher lows and lower highs. A breakout could lead to a significant price movement.

Based on the pattern, the target is set 21% above the breakout point, coming in slightly above $85,000. Thus, investors should expect a rally down the line.

BTC/USDT 4-hour chart.
BTC/USDT 4-hour chart. Source: TradingView

However, another major factor that could invalidate this bullish thesis is the realization of long-term holder profit. Historically, following new all-time highs, these holders tend to book profits, which results in Bitcoin price correction over the coming weeks.

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Bitcoin LTH Profit Taking.
Bitcoin LTH Profit Taking. Source: CheckonChain

If this happens to be the case with BTC as well following the halving, Bitcoin price could correct, potentially falling back to $60,000.

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Aaryamann Shrivastava
As a Mass Media (Journalism) graduate, my journey into cryptocurrency journalism has evolved into a distinguished role as an On-Chain Analyst over the past two and a half years. Collaborating with industry-leading media companies like FXStreet, AMBCrypto, and FXEmpire, I’ve delved deeply into the intricate realms of Crypto and Blockchain, crafting over 2,500 meticulously curated SEO-focused articles. Driven by a commitment to excellence, I remain steadfast in delivering the highest caliber...