BTC Stocks Contact ‘Not What We Want’ – 5 Things to Know About Bitcoin This Week

Bitcoin (BTC) starts the second week of April with a whimper as the bulls struggle to retain support above $ 40,000.

After a refreshing low volatile weekend, the recent weekly closure reversed the market nerves, with the BTC / USD falling in the classic style of the last hour of April 10.

Currently the average Hotler has the feeling of being trapped between two stools – macro forces promise big trend changes, but are slow to play. At the same time, the demand for “serious” buyer is not yet widespread from crypto assets.

However, those inside showed no doubt about the future, as evidenced by the all-time high Bitcoin network basics and more.

The combination of these opposite factors is price action, which is not sure where to go next. Can anything change in the coming week?

Cointelegraph sees five possible Bitcoin price quotes as $ 40,000 under review.

Isn’t there a “massive reduction” for BTC?

Starting April 11 with a $ 42,000 recovery to BTC / USD, the pair briefly lost overnight over the weekend.

In action Bitcoin touched $ 41,771, and Bitcoin saw its lowest level in weeks, which has been in effect since March 23rd.

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

In doing so, the largest cryptocurrency also dropped all its gains from the period between last month to return to the peak of its trading range. However, this would end up being a reconsideration of the previous opposition in favor. Instead of fearing bad, many traders hope a reversal will begin soon.

“Rotated weekly level, bullish review of auctions to fill the Phoenix whale, I buy the dip. If you want to wait for confirmation, you can wait until the end of the month to confirm, ”said the famous Twitter user Credible Crypto Wrote As part of the overnight comments.

Credible Crypto commented on both the Bitfinex whale purchase and the new chart data, showing that Bitcoin’s Aroon indicator has been on the rise in recent days.

Designed to detect ups and downs on a property, Arun has provided only six such rough crossings since 2017 – Bitcoin’s previous blow-off top time.

As Cointelegraph recently reported, trader and analyst Rect Capital had plenty of reasons to accept a positive study for Bitcoin. But, at about $ 42,150, the weekly closing was disappointing compared to the $ 43,100 he needed at the end.

“A BTC weekly candle would close like this and the $ 43,100 review in favor of the new would be successful,” he said. Explained With a chart on April 10th.

“Therefore, BTC will be kept within the 43 $ 43100- $ 52000 range, according to the previous blue circle.”

Cointelegraph contributor Michaël van de Poppe, meanwhile, and more Noted The delay on April 10 closed the possibility for the CME Group’s future break to provide a short-term price target at the start of trading on April 11.

Stocks pressure across the board

Thanks to China’s recent COVID-19 lockdowns, it’s been a dark day for stocks so far as Asia is leading with widespread losses.

Both the Shanghai Composite and the Hong Kong Hong Kong Sheng fell more than 2% in morning trade.

In Europe, markets were not yet open at the time of writing, but the current geopolitical tensions centered on Russia showed no signs of change.

A glimmer of hope for the euro came in the form of a potential front for incumbent French President Emmanuel Macron against rival Marine Le Pen in the polls.

However, beyond the short term, analysts are focusing on trends: rapidly rising inflation, bond market losses and the inability of central banks to respond yet.

The European Central Bank (ECB) this week focuses on controlling inflation – raising property purchases and raising interest rates.

The situation underscores the difficulties faced by stocks and risk assets in the current environment. As commentators agree that the inflationary environment and the associated central banking measures will reduce demand for bitcoin and cryptocurrency, the real scale of the economic reality is already clear.

In an earlier Twitter post last week, Holger Schpitz Revealed For all the gains of the S&P 500, for example, the central bank’s asset purchases mean that progress is really steady after the global financial crisis.

“To put things forward: the S&P 500 may have hit a new ATH today, but if you put the index on the Fed’s balance sheet, it is trading at the same level as it was in 2008, so the shares traded sideways. 2008, basically opposes the expansion of the balance sheet,” he wrote.

Down together?

Arthur Hayes, former CEO of Derivatives BitMEX, is still a value shop for Bitcoin in the face of a failed Fiat.

The problem is, such a scenario does not really exist – yet.

In his latest blog post, published on April 11, Hayes again warned that with significant risk asset exposure, the average investor will experience pain before it hurts.

It is well to see that in the future nation-states and individuals will move from the dominance of the US dollar to different assets, but in the meantime the macro powers will continue to increase their numbers in crypto.

As stocks sink as central banks act to combat inflation, cryptocurrency’s increasing contact with them indicates only one thing.

“Short-term (10-day) contact is high, and medium-term (30-day and 90-day) contacts move up and right. This is not what we want,” Hayes argued about crypto interactions with Nasdaq 100 (NDX).

“In order for me to raise the flag in favor of selling Fiat and buying cryptocurrencies in advance to NTX Meltdown (30% to 50% reduction), the connections in all time frames should be explicitly minimal.”

Can it be seen that the central bank and its shares are actually losing half the value as a result? This would be anyone’s guess, Hayes replied.

“30% less? […] 50% less? […] Your guess is as good as mine, ”he added.

“But let it be clear – the Fed has no plans to re-open its balance sheet at any time, meaning the stock is not going up.”

As of April 4 (screenshot) of the Federal Reserve balance sheet. Source: Federal Reserve

The feeling is different from traditional markets

Since the macro chrome is on the horizon, it is not surprising that market sentiment is beating.

The crypto fear & cry index has now firmly returned to the “fear” area as crypto felt “greedy” throughout the end of March.

An analogue of the traditional market fear and greed index, the metric has halved its normal score in two weeks as cold feet return to traders.

On April 11, Crypto Fear & Crete measured 32/100, while its traditional market was defined as “neutral” at 46/100.

Meanwhile, Van de Pope reminded readers not to trade on the basis of sentimental references, whether they deserve it or not.

“Everyone was very bullish in the markets, but now the markets are starting to adjust and it will take more fear,” he said. In short.

“This feeling is not the best indicator of how you usually trade.”

Crypto Fear and Greed Table (screenshot). Source: Alternative.me

The basics keep the trust

The glow of hope is coming from a familiar source this week. For all price reductions, Bitcoin’s network difficulty will decrease by 0.4% over the next few days.

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Arguably the most important aspect of the self-maintenance paradigm of the Bitcoin network is that the difficulty adjusts downwards from time to time to reflect changes in the mining composition.

The small amount of adjustment indicates that the miners are financially superior to the current level and that they will not be bothered by the 10% BTC / USD decline last week.

Bitcoin difficulty 7 day average chart. Source: Blockchain

Further data support the argument that hash rate ratings have remained similarly record high since monitoring resource miningpoolstots.

As Cointelegraph recently announced, the mine is attracting huge investment, including blackstream, which last week announced a solar-powered farm set, generating 30 beta hashes per hash rate once activated.

Bitcoin rated hash rate chart (screenshot). Source: MiningPoolStats

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