Crypto Insiders Put a Floor Price for Bitcoin Around $ 30,000
Bitcoin fell into a trading range of just above $ 30,000, prompting cryptocurrency insiders to point out the round number as a potential floor for the virtual coin.
The crypto prognosis is fraught with risk, not least because the price of Bitcoin has halved from a record three months ago. Even so, some in the industry are raising around $ 30,000 as a point of support, citing clues to recent options activity and trading patterns.
In options, $ 30,000 is the best-selling bearish strike price for July and August, signaling confidence among these traders that the level will hold, according to Delta Exchange, a crypto derivatives exchange. It “should provide strong support to the market,” said Managing Director Pankaj Balani.
Traders are also trying to take advantage of price brackets, including buying between $ 30,000 and $ 32,000 and selling in the $ 34,000 to $ 36,000 area, said Todd Morakis, co-founder of the supplier. of digital finance products and services JST Capital, in emailed comments, adding that “the market right now seems to be paying more attention to bad news than good news. “
Bitcoin has suffered a number of setbacks in recent times, including China’s regulatory crackdown – in part due to concerns about high energy consumption by crypto miners – and the progress of the central bank’s digital currency projects. that could compress private rooms. The creator of the Dogecoin meme token recently lambasted crypto as essentially being a sham, and the appetite for speculation is generally on the decline.
Bitcoin was trading around $ 31,600 at 9.26am in London and is down around 6% so far this week. It is still up more than 200% in the past 12 months, despite a rout in the 2021 schedule.
Konstantin Richter, CEO and founder of Blockdaemon, a blockchain infrastructure provider, hints at institutional demand, arguing that Bitcoin should fall below $ 20,000 before institutions begin to question “the validity of the space”.
“If it goes down fast, it can go up fast,” he said in an interview. “This is exactly what crypto is.”
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