Bitcoin sellers in ‘disbelief’ or BTC price wouldn’t still be at $41K — Analyst

Bitcoin (BTC) closed July above $41,000 in a “bullish engulfing” candle that dramatically upends its earlier downtrend.

In a tweet on Aug. 1, investor and entrepreneur Alistair Milne joined many celebrating a traditional return to type for BTC worth motion.

Bitcoin refuses to flip bearish

After seeing three straight month-to-month pink candles in a row, BTC/USD held onto late beneficial properties to submit a month-to-month shut that few had anticipated.

Regardless of the dip to $29,000, bears failed to remain within the driving seat as July drew to a detailed as resistance ranges fell and sentiment improved. 

“Bullish engulfing on the month-to-month chart for Bitcoin,” Milne summarized. 

A bullish engulfing pattern is a chart pattern that forms when a small red candle is followed by a large green candle, i.e. July, the body of which completely covers or engulfs the body of the previous candle (June).

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

The move up — and its staying power — have been so surprising that even seasoned hodlers appear confused about what to do next.

On-chain data shows that some long-term holders (LTHs) are in fact selling as BTC/USD rises, something that analyst Lex Moskovski believes corresponds to the “disbelief” stage of a traditional market cycle.

Moskovski highlighted the long-term holder spent output revenue ratio indicator (LTH-SOPR), which this weekend hit its lowest ranges in 2021.

SOPR seems on the worth of cash moved in a selected time interval to get an impression of profitability of cash being bought. A downtrend in direction of the impartial 1 worth, host Glassnode explains, means that profitability among the many cash in query is low.

“Some long-term bitcoin holders are promoting into this bounce with minimal revenue as indicated by LTH-SOPR hitting this yr’s low for 2 days straight,” Moskovski commented.

“This is among the causes we’re nonetheless at 41k. Disbelief.”

Bitcoin LTH-SOPR annotated chart. Source: Lex Moskovski/ Twitter

“Like clockwork”

Bulls meanwhile continue to look for triggers that could send BTC/USD past $42,000 resistance for good, this having seen two tests in the past 24 hours.

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Past there, as Cointelegraph famous, little lies in the best way till $45,000 and $47,000.

Equally enthusiastic for upside on Saturday was PlanB, the creator of the stock-to-flow worth mannequin household, who described Bitcoin’s July shut as being a restoration “like clockwork.”

Inventory-to-flow, whereas presently demanding a Bitcoin worth of practically $100,000, stays legitimate, with PlanB giving a minimal August shut requirement of $47,000.