Weiss Crypto, the crypto-focused arm of leading financial advisor Weiss Ratings has claimed that Bitcoin (BTC) is on the verge of a bullish breakout after a muted weekend, plummeting to $18,200.
According to the financial rating firm, BTC technicals and hash rate indicate that the market is on the verge of a bullish breakout from its descending channel. It seems Bitcoin (BTC) has been stuck in the downward trend since November 2021. The report suggested that if the flagship token rises above the upper bound of the channel, BTC prices is likely to surge. Despite the gloomy macroeconomic conditions, there is a high chance of Bitcoin breaking out.
— Weiss Crypto (@WeissCrypto) October 17, 2022
Bitcoin Looks Good in its Rangebound Zone
Weiss Crypto noted after a weekly close above $19,000, Bitcoin (BTC) is overall looking good in its rangebound zone. A pullback buying can be seen with a breakout above $22,000 likely to lead to further upside movement.
Since June 2022, the bellweather token has been trading in a narrow range of around $20,000. As per the report, the bullishness comes after a weak weekend and an extremely volatile Thursday and Friday, caused by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) report.
On the other hand, the hash rate of Bitcoin (BTC) has continued to renew all time highs. On October 18, Ki Young Ju, CEO at CryptoQuant, tweeted that due to a US based institutional grade mining pool operator, “FoundryUSA”, Bitcoin’s hash rate keeps renewing its all time highs. Despite a difficulty increase and BTC U.S. dollar value sliding to $18,183 on October 13, Bitcoin network’s hashrate continues to climb higher.
Bitcoin hash rate keeps renewing all-time high thanks to FoundryUSA pool.
— Ki Young Ju (@ki_young_ju) October 17, 2022
Crypto Market Enters a Matured Phase
At print time, Bitcoin (BTC) is trading at $19,519 gaining 0.95 per cent in the last 24 hours. Bitcoin’s dominace has also increased 0.18 per cent over the day to 40.20 per cent. In a span of 7 days, BTC has jumped nearly 2.40 per cent.
It seems the crypto market has entered a more mature and stable phase since the beginning of this month with Bitcoin finding strong support at the $19k level. In a statement, Edul Patel, CEO and Co-founder at Mudrex said,
“It seems like BTC has fixed above the $19,000 level, which indicates the rise of buyers in the market. BTC is currently trading above the $19,500 level. The next resistance could be at $19,647. If bulls break the resistance, BTC might rise to the $20,000 zone.”