Bitcoin whales fill their bags despite warnings BTC price could fall below $40K

Bitcoin whales fill their bags despite warnings BTC price could fall below $40K


Bitfinex heavyweights are not the only ones who see current Bitcoin price levels as a buying opportunity

Bitcoin (BTC) headed toward $42,000 on April 9 after bulls failed to spark a late-week turnaround.

BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView

Bitcoin lines up 10% weekly red candle

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD slowly dissolving support levels in place for several weeks as the weekend began.

After multiple tests of $43,000, that area finally gave way to see the pair hit lows of $42,131 on Bitstamp, its lowest since March 23.

Bulls hoping for a rescue move felt the pain, with cross-crypto liquidations totalling $200 million in the 24 hours to the time of writing Saturday, data from on-chain monitoring resource Coinglass confirmed.

Crypto liquidations chart. Source: Coinglass

For traders, the short-term outlook was thus firmly bearish in character. Popular commentator Crypto Ed eyed a retest of $40,000 but warned that Bitcoin might not stop there.

“As long as it doesn’t reclaim 44k or even better 45-46, I’m afraid we have to be ready for more downside and at least retesting 40k and maybe even lower,” he warned Twitter followers.

“Like I said a week ago, not trusting anymore those moves up.”

An accompanying chart showed a projected multi-step downtrend with support levels at $40,000 and $37,500.

BTC/USD annotated chart. Source: Crypto Ed/ Twitter

 Yann Allemann and Jan Happel, co-founders of on-chain analytics firm Glassnode, meanwhile drew attention to the potential for volatility thanks to lower weekend market volumes.

#Bitcoin is trading at a liquid range of $42-$45k. Low volume over the weekend can cause abrupt price swings.#BTC Risk signal at the high-level threshold.

— 𝗡𝗲𝗴𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗶𝗰 (@Negentropic_) April 8, 2022

In contrast to the previous week, Bitcoin’s weekly candle set to close Sunday thus included almost $5,000 of losses or nearly 10%.

Nothing stops Bitfinex whales

Nonetheless, not everyone was attempting an exit.

According to the latest data, Bitcoin whales were busy buying up new supply from sellers, with exchange Bitfinex seeing some notable bid volumes getting filled.

More bids being filled… $BTC

— Credible Crypto (@CredibleCrypto) April 9, 2022

Previously, Cointelegraph reported on the significance of Bitfinex whales and their buying and selling habits this year.

Another large-volume wallet of unknown origin likewise continued to buy millions of dollars worth of BTC at regular intervals regardless of price action — a strategy known as dollar-cost averaging.

Source: Cointelegraph

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