Bitcoin surged to $42,695 on Thursday morning, redeeming its losses from more than a week ago, indicating that the current market sell-off is nearing its end.
Bitcoin (BTC) reached $42,695 on Bitstamp according to TradingView on April 21, a ten-day high, after bears failed to grab control of short-term market action overnight.
The largest cryptocurrency soared to its highest level since April 11 early on Thursday with the Wall Street open still to come, which is expected to be favorable. Despite the fact that bearish market pressure accompanied Wednesday’s opening price, bulls are becoming more vocal about their Bitcoin price targets.
The two most popular cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH), are both in the green today, as are the majority of other major cryptocurrencies.
The pump resulted in nearly 50,000 traders liquidating their positions across the cryptosphere in just 24 hours, bringing the total value liquidated to more than $160 million, according to Coinglass data.
Whales are split on Bitcoin’s short-term price movement, with roughly 5% of Bitcoin addresses with more than 10,000 BTC selling or reallocating their tokens in the last week.
Although some Whales may be hesitant to accumulate, bulls are becoming more vocal about their Bitcoin price targets, and the positive price action can be attributed to Blockchain protocol Terra, which is now known as one of the largest Bitcoin whales, having purchased nearly 45,000 BTC so far in 2022.
The firm’s official account said in a tweet earlier today that Bitcoin was about to “get spicy,” implying that it did not expect sideways price action to continue.
However, when looking at whale activities in general, there is no predictable pattern. Rekt Capital, a trader and analyst, highlighted that buying and selling among Bitcoin’s biggest hodlers is still stuck in a narrow range.
The direction of Bitcoin’s price is now undetermined, and there are no clear clues as to what will happen in the months ahead. One thing is certain: as Bitcoin’s global popularity grows, demand will soon outstrip supply, forcing the price to rise once more.