The cryptocurrency market is in the midst of another lackluster day as Bitcoin (BTC) price dipped below $40,000 ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting where officials intend to discuss whether interest rates should be raised or kept near zero.
While many investors anticipate that BTC will soon resume its bull run and rally above $40,000, technical analysts are sounding the alarm about a looming death-cross that could send Bitcoin price to $30,000 and below.
Despite the threat of a death cross and significant headwinds residing in the $40,000 to $42,000 resistance cluster, recent data from Glassnode suggests that the newest crop of Bitcoin hodlers show no signs of selling at the current levels, especially for wallets that have been holding for longer than 3 months.
Bitcoin remains range bound
According to David Lifchitz, managing partner and chief investment officer at ExoAlpha, the price action for Bitcoin has been stuck in a range between $33,000 and $40,000 for more than three weeks as the market attempts to stabilize following the May 19 sell-off.
The market crash managed to “wash out speculators who were the ones who tended to move the price in a ‘fast and furious’ way,” leading to a decline in momentum for BTC which is now “stuck in limbo” with “a fierce battle brewing under the surface between bulls and bears” and has resulted in a “higher average traded volume post-crash.”
Lifchitz indicated that the bulls are comprised of “dip buyers and institutional investors such as Micro Strategy which take advantage of the dip to reinforce their holdings,” while the bears are “probably miners who are looking to unload at the best price they can get now (i.e. circa $40k) in order not to…