Bitcoin Faces Do Or Die Situation, Will Miners Save the Day for BTC?

By Prashant Jha
Published April 20, 2021 Updated April 20, 2021
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Bitcoin Faces Do Or Die Situation, Will Miners Save the Day for BTC?

By Prashant Jha
Published April 20, 2021 Updated April 20, 2021

Bitcoin price on Sunday fell by nearly 10% reaching sub $54K levels and later recovered up to $57K on Monday before facing another wave of corrections leading to $54K levels again. While many analysts have pointed towards the recent sharp drop in network hashrate due to a power outage in China being the reason for the price drop, others suggest the drop was nothing out of the blue as Bitcoin price has registered a sharp correction up to 25% after every new ATH.

The Sunday price correction led to record liquidation of high-leverage long positions in upward of $4 billion. The liquidation spree started a war of words on the reason behind the sell-off giving rise to the Hashrate FUD, where many analysts claimed the drop of nearly 40% was the main reason behind the price correction, while others pointed towards the fact that power outage happened on April 15 and e even though did record a sharp correction it was only around 15-20% from its ATH.

The other thing concerning about the recent correction was the flat funding rates where a low funding rate indicates a bullish trader behavior, however, despite that Bitcoin market saw one the biggest liquidation in history.

Is it the Top?

The discussion around bitcoin reaching its potential top started last month, however as soon as BTC bounce back to the new ATH, the narrative change rapidly from bearish to bullish. The supply crunch is still visible as the exchange outflows have continued despite the massive sell-off.

Another thing to note from the price pattern of BTC is the thinning gap between two ATHs with each passing month and growing consolidation period raising concerns over Bitcoin losing its steam and nearing a short-term top. It would be interesting to see if improvement in hashrate would help bitcoin gain some momentum before entering the consolidation phase.



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Prashant Jha
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An engineering graduate, Prashant focuses on UK and Indian markets. As a crypto-journalist, his interests lie in blockchain technology adoption across emerging economies.