- The analyst Altcoin Sherpa revealed that he was surprised by BTC’s strong price movement after it broke above $38K.
- Despite a lack of buy power, the analyst predicted that BTC may rise to $40K in the next few days.
- BTC was trading above the upper level of a medium-term bullish price channel as indicators suggest it could continue climbing.
The cryptocurrency trader and analyst Altcoin Sherpa revealed that he was not expecting Bitcoin (BTC) to perform so strongly once it breached the $38K resistance level. In the post, he shared that he was waiting for more bullish power for the market leader to reach its current level. Nevertheless, he predicted that $40K is BTC’s next target.
Meanwhile, Wu Blockchain also shared an update regarding the market leader. According to their post, Conglass data shows that the entire Bitcoin network has seen $133 million in liquidations over the last 24 hours. These liquidations included $23.6283 million in long positions and $109 million in short positions.
At press time, BTC was trading at $39,414.51 after it was able to break above the major $39K mark. According to data from CoinMarketCap, the cryptocurrency was able to print a 24-hour gain of 1.73%. This latest increase in price also pushed BTC’s weekly performance deeper into the green zone to +4.38%.
Although BTC’s price rose, its dominance in the market slipped 0.09%. Despite this slight drop in BTC’s market dominance, it still accounted for 51.96% of the market’s total valuation of $1.46 trillion.
BTC was able to establish a high at $39,678.94 during the past day of trading. Since then, it has dropped slightly to trade at its current level. Nevertheless, BTC’s price was still closer to its daily high than its 24-hour low of $38,692.65.
BTC was able to rise above the upper level of a medium-term positive price channel that had formed on its chart over the last few weeks. A daily candle close above this level could result in the leading cryptocurrency climbing to $40K. Conversely, a daily candle close today within the price channel may lead to BTC correcting down to $38K.
Continued sell pressure could force BTC’s price down to as low as $36,880 in the following few days. As long as BTC’s price remains in the positive price channel, there is still the possibility of the cryptocurrency’s price climbing to $40K in the coming week.
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