Bitcoin’s price has shown weakness near the $30,000 level, but bears remain at a disadvantage.
Multiple data points suggest that $30,000 should hold as support going forward.
Investors’ sentiment was impacted by an unsuccessful attempt to break above $31,400 on July 6.
Short-term price movements may be causing overreactions, despite Bitcoin’s year-to-date gains of 82%.
Questions arise about whether recent price gains were solely driven by multiple spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) requests.
Other developments, such as Binance’s compliance officers leaving and the yield curve inversion, may also impact Bitcoin’s price and investor sentiment.
Traders show strength in margin, options, and futures markets, indicating growing confidence among traders using margin lending.
There is no significant surge in demand for protective put options, suggesting a higher preference for neutral-to-bullish call options.
The long-to-short ratio for top traders on OKX indicates strong demand for leveraged long positions.
Institutional investors are taking crypto more seriously, as evidenced by multiple Bitcoin ETF filings.
The CEO of BlackRock suggests that Bitcoin’s role is similar to “digitizing gold” and highlights the potential for a spot ETF to democratize finance.
Traders’ bullish conviction and lack of excessive optimism suggest that a correction may not be imminent.
Bitcoin options and futures markets indicate challenging times ahead for bears and those expecting a sharp price correction solely due to regulatory and recessionary concerns.