Bitcoin creeps toward $30K, but data shows bears in favor for Friday’s $1.8B BTC options expiry

Bitcoin (BTC) price has been unable to close above $32,000 for the past fifteen days and is currently down 37% year-to-date. Although that might seem excessive, it does not stand out among some of the largest U.S.-listed tech companies that have also sustained notable losses recently.  In this same 15-day period, Shopify Inc. (SHOP) stock dropped 76%, Snap Inc. (SNAP) crashed 73%, Netflix (NFLX) is down 70% and Cloudflare (NET) presented a negative 62% performance. Cryptocurrency investors should be less concerned about the current “bear market” considering Bitcoin’s 79% annualized…

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Bitcoin Reclaims $30K Territory After Recent Weeks’ Struggle

Bitcoin recorded a significant positive divergence early Monday, following seven days of trading below $30,000. The crypto is trading at $30,536.93 at press time, a decrease of 2.5 percent from the previous week, according to Coingecko data. In the preceding 24 hours, the worldwide cryptocurrency market capitalization increased by almost 2 percent, reaching nearly $1.3 trillion. However, the total trading volume of cryptocurrencies was up by more than 28 percent to $62.13 billion. Bitcoin has struggled in recent weeks as the U.S. Federal Reserve has increased interest rates and inflation has remained up, increasing…

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Bitcoin Reclaims $30K, Why Bulls Face Uphill Task

Bitcoin started a fresh increase from the $28,500 support zone against the US Dollar. BTC must clear $30,600 to move further into a positive zone. Bitcoin formed a base above $28,500 and started a fresh increase. The price is now trading above the $30,000 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near $30,400 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair could gain bullish momentum if there is a clear move above $30,600.…

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Bitcoin bulls aim to flip $30K to support, but derivatives data show traders lack confidence

Bitcoin (BTC) bounced 19% from the $25,400 low on May 12, but has investor confidence in the market been restored? Judging by the ascending channel formation, it’s possible that bulls at least have plans to recover the $30,000 level in the short term. Bitcoin/USD 4-hour price at Bitstamp. Source: TradingView Does derivatives data support reclaiming $30,000, or is Bitcoin potentially heading to another leg down after failing to break above $31,000 on May 16? Bitcoin price falters in the face of regulatory concerns and the Terra debacle One factor placing…

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Bitcoin stays under $30K as LUNA gains 600% during ‘insane volatility’

Bitcoin (BTC) failed to reclaim $30,000 into May 14 as traders looked forward to a relatively stable weekend. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Bitfinex longs gather strength Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView followed BTC/USD as it lingered below the $30,000 mark, now rapidly becoming resistance. The pair had reached just shy of $31,000 before retracing, while the end of the traditional market trading week had been accompanied by fresh warnings of a new macro low still to come. #Bitcoin – Looks like we might get the…

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Bitcoin macro bottom ‘not in yet’ warns analyst as BTC price holds $30K

Bitcoin (BTC) failed to clinch $31,000 by the Wall Street open on May 13 as new warnings forecast a continuation of the downside. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Dollar declines, stocks bounce at week’s end Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD consolidating after reaching just short of $31,000 earlier on the day. United States stock markets saw some relief, the S&P 500 up 2.2% and the Nasdaq gaining 3.3% on the open. The conspicuous exception was Twitter stock, which at the time of writing traded down…

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Bitcoin Gains Momentum, Why Break Above $30K Is Crucial

Bitcoin dived towards the $25,000 support zone against the US Dollar. BTC is now recovering and might eye an upside break above the key $30,000 resistance zone. Bitcoin found support above $25,000 and started an upside correction. The price is still trading below $30,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near $30,000 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair must clear the $30,000 barrier to move into a positive zone and started…

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3 reasons why bears aim to pin Bitcoin below $30K for this week’s BTC options expiry

Investors were surprised by Bitcoin (BTC) price falling to $25,500 on May 12, and this shock extended to options traders. The strong correction was not restricted to cryptocurrencies and some large cap stocks faced a 25% or heavier weekly losses in the same period. Growing economic uncertainty impacted S&P 500 index members like Illumina (ILMN) which declined by 27% over the past 7 days and Caesars Entertainment (CZR) faced a 25% drop. Shopify (SHOP), one of the largest Canadian e-commerce companies also saw its stock plunge by 28%. Traders are…

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Bitcoin Breaks $30K, Why This Could Turn Into Larger Downtrend

Bitcoin failed to recover above $32,000 against the US Dollar. BTC is gaining bearish momentum and trading below the key $30,000 support zone. Bitcoin started a fresh decline and traded below the key $30,000 support zone. The price is now trading below $30,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $31,000 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair might accelerate lower below the $27,500 and $27,000 levels in the near term. Bitcoin…

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Bitcoin price reclaims $30K as Bitcoin Cash hits fresh record low against BTC

Bitcoin (BTC) bounced back from ten-month lows on May 11 as the start of Wall Street trading gave bulls some relief. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView One day, $860 million more crypto liquidations Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD erasing the impact of above-expectation United States inflation data, hitting $32,000 on Bitstamp. April’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) print has sent the pair into a fresh tailspin, with $30,000 giving way to levels not seen since July 2021. As turmoil over Terra, its LUNA and TerraUSD (UST)…

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