Bitcoin price analysis: Technical indicators suggest a new bull run is on the way

Posted: 30 July 2021 2:23 am
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Bitcoin (BTC) has grown 25% in a fortnight, smashing through several resistance levels.

  • Bitcoin’s exponential moving average (EMA) value is currently hovering around its 21-week high.
  • Since May 22, Bitcoin whales have accrued an additional 130,000 BTC.
  • Despite a massive number of BTC options contracts expiring later today, the digital asset’s value has remained fairly stable.

After a couple of months of continued turbulence, Bitcoin’s price seems to have found support around its all-important $40K psychological barrier. Over the past week, the digital asset has showcased returns over 23%. BTC is currently trading at $41,474.

Bitcoin’s surge from $29K to $42K saw the crypto asset’s exponential moving average (EMA) rise to its 21-week high. EMA is widely considered a solid indicator of a bull market, and in pseudonymous crypto Twitter analyst Rekt Capital’s opinion, BTCs current technical markers seem to point towards a “bull run” in the near term.

Additionally, it also bears mentioning that despite the recent volatility, Bitcoin whales have continued to accumulate, while retail investors sat on the sidelines. In this regard, data released by blockchain analytics firm Santiment shows that the number of addresses holding anywhere between 100 and 10,000 BTC reached its all-time high a few days ago. “They [whales] have added 170,000 more BTC since May 22nd, and a staggering 130,000 BTC in the past 4 weeks alone,” the report further reads.

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Microstrategy promises to buy more BTC

Michael Saylor-led business intelligence and analytics company Microstrategy has pledged to accrue even more Bitcoin in the near term, even though the firm reported an impairment loss of $424.8 million for Q2 2021 earlier today. That being said, this figure is a bit misleading since the impairment loss only considers the value of BTC at the end of Q2, therefore not accurately depicting the asset’s “realized loss.” The report further adds:

“Our latest capital raise allowed us to expand our digital holdings, which now exceed 105,000 bitcoins. Going forward, we intend to continue to deploy additional capital into our digital asset strategy.”

In this vein, it also bears mentioning that just a few days ago, Tesla too released its Q2 financial report, revealing an impairment loss of $23 million on its BTC holdings.

Looking ahead

On Friday, July 30, a total of 42,850 Bitcoin options contracts expired, potentially allowing bulls to draw profits from the $40,000 call (buy) option. This could potentially result in some volatility. However, at press time, BTC has continued to hold steady around the $40K range.

Interested in cryptocurrency? Learn more about the basics with our beginner’s guide to Bitcoin, dive deeper by learning about Ethereum and see what blockchain can do with our simple guide to DeFi.

Disclosure: The author owns a range of cryptocurrencies at the time of writing

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