Ever since Bitcoin (BTC) suddenly ran on February 8th, posting a jaw-dropping performance that came straight out of left field, the broader crypto market has entered a lull. While there have been a few notable movers, like Binance Coin (BNB), the broader digital asset class has all but stopped moving. Price action has effectively come to a standstill.
This has left many asking, what’s next for the cryptocurrency market? While one analyst couldn’t give a definitive answer on whether BTC will move higher or lower, he argues that a breakout is festering, and is inbound.
Analyst Hints At Bitcoin Breakout
Josh Rager, an advisor to TokenBacon and Blackwave, recently took to Twitter to convey some analysis regarding Bitcoin’s chart. While Josh didn’t have any explicit predictions, due to the non-volatility in BTC’s value, he did note that as the cryptocurrency has yet to break under its “weekly historical support level,” it is likely building its “next strong move.”
Haven't posted many charts recently with the low volatility of Bitcoin & busy building other projects
Since the 8th of Feb – BTC has been moving slowly sideways as the next strong move builds
Good if you're trading alts – unless you're buying the one going to $0 pic.twitter.com/nxF9vOI2z2
— Josh Rager (@Josh_Rager) February 16, 2019
As aforementioned, he didn’t definitively or tacitly mention what which Bitcoin could head after its ends this lull, but considering theories regarding the “Bart Formation,” some believers claim that BTC could plummet just as fast as it rallied on February 8th.
Josh’s recent comment comes after he took to his Twitter soapbox to make an astute comment. Per previous reports from this outlet, the popular industry personality remarked that after 2019, potentially only a few in the “general population” will be able to afford an entire BTC. He added that while global income per household figures could swell, due to inflation, solid economic conditions, and other factors, after 2021, BTC’s “speculative value could be out of reach for most.”
Crypto Could Fall Further
Interestingly, for once in a blue moon, few commentators are sure where the crypto market is headed in the short-term. But as reported by NewsBTC previously, the few analysts that have issued forecasts in these mundane market conditions expect losses in the near future.
Hsaka, a well-followed crypto trader, recently explained that while the chart indicates a “stalemate” between the bulls and the bears, BTC may be leaning towards more downside. Haska’s peer, TraderArjun, echoed the sentiment that downside is in Bitcoin’s cards. Arjun wrote that ever since BTC entered the 3,000s, he’s been wary that a continuation of the sell-off is likely, if not inbound.
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