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Bitcoin On Track To $50K, Why BTC Whales May Blaze The Trail
Bitcoin is back on the green side across the board with important gains on lower timeframes. The benchmark crypto managed to push away from the high area around $30,000, taking off deep into the $40,000 territory.
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As of press time, Bitcoin trades at $44,351 with a 6.4% profit in the last 24-hours.
BTC with important gains on the daily chart. Source: BTCUSD Tradingview
During today’s trading session, BTC’s price seems to be positively reacting to several bullish news, including the announcement made by accounting giant KPMG. The Canadian-based company added Bitcoin and Ethereum to its balance sheet boosting the case for crypto adoption.
Of all the institutions and high profile investors to go public on owning BTC in recent years, KPMG’s announcement today is right at the top in terms of importance and credibility. Hard to overstate this one.
— MacroScope (@MacroScope17) February 7, 2022
On-chain analyst Jan Wüstenfeld showed the potential impact from the BTC purchase announcement. As seen below on the daily chart, BTC’s price rose from $4,3700 and almost broke through the major resistance point at $45,000.
Source: Jan Wüstenfeld via Twitter
In addition, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has green-lighted investment firm Valkyrie’s Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) based on publicly traded Bitcoin mining companies. The investment product will start trading tomorrow, February 8th, and will allow for more institutional investors to gain indirect exposure to the underlying asset, BTC.
In that sense, on-chain analyst Will Clemente recorded an increase in whale accumulation over last week, when Bitcoin started to recover from a sustained downward trend which started on Q4, 2021. The analyst believes that BTC’s price recent move to the upside could extend due to its strength making institutional investors attempt to capture some of the momenta:
Just as the move down gave no dead cat bounces or clean retests, this up move so far has given shallow dips and no clean retests, leaving sidelined capital sweating and potentially having to chase.
Source: Glassnode via Will Clemente
Bitcoin Strengthens Bullish Fundamentals, $45K Holds The Key
In the short term, and as NewsBTC reported last week, Bitcoin seemed poised for a short squeeze. Investment firm QCP Capital supported a bullish case for BTC’s price due to a brief pause in the macro-economic factor operating as a headwind for the cryptocurrency.
On the top of the list, the U.S. Federal Reserve, set to increase its interest rates, will go into a period of hibernation at least until mid-March. Still, two days from now, the institution will release January 2022 Consumer Price Index (CPI) metrics.
If the numbers are higher than expected the U.S. financial institutions could be incentivized to speed up their shift in monetary policy. In the past months, Bitcoin has reacted with volatility to the monthly CPI print.
In addition, QCP Capital has recorded some “real-buying” for BTC as the rally continues beyond last week’s options expiry. This suggests “sizable demand” operating in the market. The firm added:
Crypto prices rallied even though NASDAQ traded lower towards the end of last week. We don’t think this means that crypto has necessarily decoupled from NASDAQ but this tells us there is tangible and targeted crypto demand right now.
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BTC futures are also showing signs of bullishness as funding rates for perpetual swaps have been trending into negative territory. As more traders open short positions, the likelihood of an extended short squeeze rise, QCP Capital said.
9/ The market is still very long gamma (short-tenor options) from the DOV strikes (BTC: 41,000-43000, ETH: 3,200). This would naturally cause some resistance up to around 45,000 in BTC and 3,400 in ETH (because market makers would be selling spot against the calls).
— QCP Capital (@QCPCapital) February 7, 2022
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