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Bitcoin Holds Steady Near $42,000, Traders Optimistic About Upside Potential

On January 27, Bitcoin remained steady at approximately $42,000, instilling confidence in traders due to recent price gains towards the end of the week.

Market data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView revealed the usual calm weekend price movements, with $41,800 as a focal point.

The preceding day had witnessed a 5% increase in Bitcoin’s value, marking an improvement in market conditions compared to previous weeks, as reported by Cointelegraph.

Several recurring factors continued to capture the attention of investors, including the outflows from exchange-traded funds (ETFs), selling pressure stemming from defunct exchanges like FTX and Mt. Gox, and the impending block subsidy halving.

In a recent YouTube update, Michaël van de Poppe, the founder and CEO of MN Trading, expressed his belief that the current correction in Bitcoin’s price had come to an end.

He anticipated that, leading up to the halving in April, Bitcoin would experience a climb to its long-term range highs, with the possibility of encountering liquidity in the mid to low-$30,000 range before this ascent. He speculated that there might be one more rally to reach $48,000 before a final correction.

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Van de Poppe also posited that over time, the negative impacts of FTX, Mt. Gox, and GBTC maneuvers would diminish in significance.

He suggested that Bitcoin was likely to consolidate in the range of $37,000 to $48,000 in the coming months, during which Altcoins might gain momentum.

Furthermore, he projected that the ETF’s real impact on Bitcoin’s price would materialize in the next few years, potentially driving it to a range of $300,000 to $500,000.

However, not everyone shared the same optimism, as some analysts believed that Bitcoin could still face a potential return to $30,000 or even lower in the months ahead.

For shorter timeframes, Rekt Capital, a well-known trader and analyst, emphasized the significance of the upcoming weekly close.

He noted that Bitcoin had displayed a favorable response during the week, gradually positioning itself to reclaim the lost range.

He suggested that a weekly close above the critical level of approximately $41,300 could potentially salvage the range.

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