BTC price holds $16K as analyst says Bitcoin fundamentals ‘unchanged’

Bitcoin (BTC) lingered close to $16,500 on the Nov. 23 Wall Street open as United States markets awaited Thanksgiving cues.

BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView

Grayscale, GBTC nonetheless dominate crypto temper

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView confirmed BTC/USD shunning volatility after recent two-year lows the day prior.

The pair left analysts guessing the day earlier than U.S. markets closed for the Thanksgiving vacation, with crypto commentators nonetheless targeted on Digital Currency Group (DCG).

Potential liquidity issues with DCG-owned Genesis Trading continued to agitate these already anticipating additional losses throughout Bitcoin and altcoins.

As Cointelegraph reported, considerations had already unfold to doubt the way forward for the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC), the most important Bitcoin institutional funding car with belongings below administration value over $10 billion.

On Nov. 22, ex-Grayscale CEO Barry Silbert launched a letter to DCG shareholders, widely shared on social media, in search of to shore up morale.

“Not certain tips on how to interpret the combined studies round DGC, GENESIS, Grayscale, however Barry Silbert’s letter yesterday gave the crypto market some hopium,” analytics useful resource Material Indicators wrote in a part of a Twitter thread on the day.

It added that bulletins on GBTC may nonetheless come after hours in a possible volatility catalyst.

An accompanying chart of purchase and promote strain on the most important international change Binance confirmed robust resistance in place at slightly below $17,000.

On the purchase aspect, solely $15,000 introduced any strong assist on the time of writing, with the majority at $14,000.

BTC price holds $16K as analyst says Bitcoin fundamentals ‘unchanged’
BTC/USD order e book knowledge (Binance). Source: Material Indicators/Twitter

“Never have seen sentiment this dangerous”

Commenting on the final state of the crypto market after the FTX debacle, in the meantime, standard commentator William Clemente mentioned that sentiment shouldn’t be confused with Bitcoin’s underlying energy.

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“Never have seen sentiment this dangerous,” he acknowledged.

“Concerns about each centralized firm within the business, individuals giving up, dropping hope, melancholy. Meanwhile the fundamentals of Bitcoin are utterly unchanged. Posting this to revisit when BTC is pushing to new highs in just a few years.”

According to basic yardstick the Crypto Fear & Greed Index, there was nonetheless room to fall, with a rating of twenty-two/100 nonetheless greater than double that which historically accompanies bear market bottoms.

BTC price holds $16K as analyst says Bitcoin fundamentals ‘unchanged’
Crypto Fear & Greed Index (screenshot). Source: Alternative.me

“The phrase useless has been quickly circulating round crypto platforms in November,” analysis agency Santiment added in insights of its personal on Nov. 22.

“As one of many extra bearish sentiment phrases, this can be a signal of merchants giving up on markets rebounding. Ironically, this capitulation is traditionally when markets rebound.”

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