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Bitcoin Hovers Above Crucial Support Zone Amid Price Uncertainty

Bitcoin (BTC) has recently experienced a tumultuous ride, plunging sharply over the weekend amid escalating tensions in the Middle East.

Notably, the asset’s price plummeted to as low as $60,805 on Saturday, triggering panic-selling among investors. Despite attempts at recovery on Sunday and Monday, bullish sentiment waned, with prices dropping again on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the recent downturn has left Bitcoin teetering above a critical support area, raising questions about its future trajectory amidst mounting uncertainty.

In a Monday tweet, popular onchain analysis firm Intotheblock highlighted this situation, noting that Bitcoin is perched atop a major demand zone, where over 1 million addresses recently acquired more than 530,000 BTC at an average price of $64.3k. 

That said, while this area could offer significant price support in the next few days, the firm warned of the possibility of a breach.

“But what if it breaks?” the firm wrote, “The next major demand zone is around $56k. While this doesn’t mean that Bitcoin has to go this low, it is good to keep this range in mind while price is exploring recent lows.”

Separately, the firm highlighted the significance of the Large Holder Netflow indicator, which tracks the accumulation or sale of Bitcoin by wallets holding more than 0.1% of the total supply. Notably, despite the recent dip, there has been no indication of large holders accumulating BTC, suggesting a cautious stance among major investors.

Elsewhere, Julio Monero, head of research at CryptoQuant, commented on the current market conditions, stating on Tuesday, “Bitcoin demand growth has slowed down significantly, both from ETFs and other permanent holders.” He, however, emphasized the potential significance of the ongoing price correction, noting that it could signal a bottoming-out phase in the current bull market.

Additionally, analyst Mark Khalid weighed in on the upcoming Bitcoin halving, a significant event scheduled for April 19th, 2024. Khalid highlighted historical trends indicating that BTC often experienced a dip before such events, followed by a larger price increase.

“Historical data shows that BTC often experiences a dip before the halving, with dips of 30% in 2016 and 20% in 2020. Currently, BTC has only dipped 17%the current bull run mirrors previous patterns, albeit with increased volatility. Yet, this volatility hints at the potential for the greatest bull run in history. So, embrace the dips, for they may lead to greater heights.” He wrote.

Additionally, analyst ‘OWL” emphasized the ongoing struggle around the $63,000 mark and the historical precedent of price drops ahead of halving events. Referencing Fibonacci retracement levels and market dynamics, OWL forecasted potential correction levels ranging from 25% to 35%, corresponding to price ranges between $55,000 and $48,000. He, however, called on his 115,000 followers on X to remain calm, predicting a price target of $200,000 for BTC soon after the halving.

BTC was trading at $62,796 at press time, reflecting a 1.08% drop over the past 24 hours.

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