Key indicator shows Bitcoin may be on the cusp of entering a bull market Key indicator shows Bitcoin may be on the cusp of entering a bull market
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Key indicator shows Bitcoin may be on the cusp of entering a bull market

with insights from Glassnode

The Bitcoin price action seen throughout 2020 has done little to offer investors insight into its macro outlook, with its intense rise in January and February kindling optimism before this was shattered during the capitulatory decline seen on March 12th – a day that will live in infamy as “Black Thursday.” One key indicator may […]

Key indicator shows Bitcoin may be on the cusp of entering a bull market

Cover art/illustration via CryptoSlate

The Bitcoin price action seen throughout 2020 has done little to offer investors insight into its macro outlook, with its intense rise in January and February kindling optimism before this was shattered during the capitulatory decline seen on March 12th – a day that will live in infamy as “Black Thursday.”

One key indicator may signal that the crypto is on the cusp of entering another full-fledged bull trend, but in order for this possibility to be validated it is imperative that the crypto climbs higher in the near-term.

There is also a technical formation that could help confirm this bullish possibility, with a newly formed “tweezer bottom” suggesting that Bitcoin may soon push higher.

This indicator shows Bitcoin is just a stone’s throw away from bull market territory

Presently, Bitcoin is caught within a bout of consolidation in the upper-$6,000 region, with bulls attempting to defend against it breaking below the support that has been established around $6,600.

This lackluster price action comes closely after BTC faced three firm rejections within the lower-$7,000 region, with this degrading the strength of its market structure.

Despite the near-term uncertainty with regards to where Bitcoin may trend next, its macro outlook still remains bright and one indicator is suggesting that any further upwards momentum could push it firmly into bull market territory.

Glassnode – an on-chain analytics firm, recently offered insights into the Short-Term Holder NUPL indicator, presenting a chart showing that its recent lows look strikingly similar to previous long-term bottoms.

“Short-Term Holder NUPL has been extremely accurate in timing Bitcoin market tops (green zone). Also, consistently staying above the red zone has indicated BTC bull markets. The current upwards trend needs to be confirmed for a bullish trend reversal.”

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Image Courtesy of Glassnode

Could this newly formed technical pattern tip the scales into bull’s favor? 

Although this indicator shows that Bitcoin does have to potential to enter yet another macro bull run, it is imperative that buyers step up and bolster BTC in the short-term in order for this possibility to be validated.

One pseudonymous trader on Twitter pointed out that the benchmark cryptocurrency could be in the process of forming a “tweezer bottom” on its one-hour chart – a sign that a rebound is imminent. Big Cheds said:

“Bitcoin: 1 hour – Though early, possible tweezer bottom forming below lower BB

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Image Courtesy of Big Cheds

If this technical formation is able to generate some notable short-term momentum, it could ultimately bring Bitcoin one step closer to being in bull territory, per the Short-Term Holder NUPL indicator.

At the time of press, Bitcoin is ranked #1 by market cap and the BTC price is down 3.69% over the past 24 hours. BTC has a market capitalization of $121.69 billion with a 24-hour trading volume of $34.12 billion. Learn more ›

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16 Apr at 4:07 am UTC

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At the time of press, the global cryptocurrency market is valued at at $189.6 billion with a 24-hour volume of $117.84 billion. Bitcoin dominance is currently at 64.16%. Learn more ›

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