Expert analysis: Bitcoin price set to drop to $44,000

Posted: 27 August 2021 3:02 am
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Despite a lot of volatility recently, Bitcoin’s weekly gains still stand at a little over 5%.

  • Analysts believe that Bitcoin’s (BTC) ongoing volatility can, in large part, be attributed to investors cashing out their short-term profits recently.
  • Bitcoin’s market dominance index has continued to hover around the 45% range over the last week or so.
  • The market capitalization of the crypto industry currently stands around the $2 trillion mark.

After having established strong support around the $49K range, Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency by total market capitalization, proceeded to dip as low as $46,700 only to bounce back a few hours later. At press time, BTC is trading at a price point of $48,889.

Commenting on the recent euphoria surrounding Bitcoin’s run-up to the $50K mark, prominent analyst Michaël van de Poppe believes that there is a lot of profit-taking going on at the moment. He added: “Might be making a slight bounce here, but the overall trend is south for a little. Massive support around $44K. Invalidation if breakout above $49K happens.”

As per crypto analytics tracker Whalemap, Bitcoin needs to hold on to its all-important $46K support level because a further slip could see the flagship crypto potentially sliding down to the $40K zone.

Lastly, independent analysts like Will Clemente believe that BTC’s retraction from $50K to its current levels was quite natural, especially with short-term profit seekers cashing out bigtime. He added: “It’s not unexpected to see some profit-taking after the move up to $50,000, but watching the rate at which this is happening and more importantly, are sellers willing to start selling at a loss?”

At press time, Bitcoin’s dominance is still hovering around 44.2%, with the total market cap of the industry standing at $2 trillion.

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Peter Schiff continues to bash BTC despite its recent surge

Despite the digital asset market making a massive comeback over the last couple of weeks, perennial gold bug and crypto critic Peter Schiff has continued to slight the flagship digital asset. Schiff recently squared off in a debate against Skybridge founder and former politician Anthony Scaramucci regarding whether gold is a superior store of value to Bitcoin.

Before the debate commenced, a poll was initiated to gauge the audience’s sentiment. 38% of the online audience voted in favor of the precious metal, 26% for BTC and 35% as undecided. However, by the end of the event, Schiff turned the tide largely in his favor, with the final poll results showing majority support at 51% for gold, 32% for BTC, with the remaining 17% undecided.

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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