Market Outlook: Bitcoin Breaks $11K, Whales Refuse to Sell, Downside Risk Remains

The price of bitcoin jumped above the $11k threshold on Saturday morning and into the afternoon, after hovering above the $10,900 range the day prior. The entire crypto-economy of 7,600+ coins has gained 2.29% during the last 24 hours touching $344 billion.

Bitcoin (BTC) markets have surpassed key levels above the $11k mark on Saturday, as the cryptocurrency has seen close to $4 billion in global trade volume. A number of people are watching the current price range and believe the $11,000 region is a key zone to watch. One trader explains that BTC has a number of price hurdles ahead to remain bullish in the short term.

“Seeing a lot of people bullish on [bitcoin (BTC)] in the short term, but unless it gets above $11,100 and then $11,500— I think there’s still [a] real risk of short term downside,” @Dirkcryptodiggy tweeted.

The crypto economy had a decent day on Saturday gaining 2.29% during the last 24 hours. However, digital currency trade volume on the global level has dropped by 23% this weekend.

Data from the blockchain analytics firm, Cryptoquant shows that BTC whales are possibly waiting for better prices. Cryptoquant’s CEO, Ki Young Ju discussed the situation concerning ‘BTC whales’ on Thursday.

“Exchange Whale Ratio hits the year low—the fewer whales moving to exchanges, the less dumping, and makes [a] higher BTC price,” Ki Young Ju said.

The Cryptoquant chart shared by the company’s CEO Ki Young Ju on Thursday shows fewer whales are moving to exchanges.

“Exchange Whale Ratio is the relative size of the top 10 inflows to total inflows by day of each exchange,” the analytics firm CEO added. “I used the weighted average for all exchanges.”

Meanwhile, the very next day, Cryptoquant’s Telegram channel alerts noted “unusual miner outflows” with 632 BTC in aggregated outflows from miners on Friday. The data shows a majority of the BTC miner outflow stemmed from the mining pool called Poolin. The mining operation Poolin is the…

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