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BTC Market Manipulation Suspected Following Downward Push

source-logo  coinedition.com 26 September 2023 09:57, UTC

The recent downward movement in Bitcoin (BTC) price appears to be a deliberate effort to manipulate the market in a negative direction, according to a post shared by the cryptocurrency analyst CrediBULL Crypto. This came after a noticeable and verified accumulation phase took place over the past few days.

We had clear, visible and confirmed accumulation occurring in the green square.

This latest push down looks to be manipulation to the downside (red square) prior to expansion to the upside.

27k incoming imo. $BTC https://t.co/78o9iyIYRI pic.twitter.com/9uSdhLtQK4

— CrediBULL Crypto (@CredibleCrypto) September 25, 2023

Data from the market intelligence platform, Santiment, indicated that MicroStrategy was one institutional investor that decided to take advantage of the buying opportunity to stock up on BTC. According to an X post shared by Santiment yesterday, MicroStrategy acquired about 5,445 BTC, worth more than $147.3 million.

This was MicroStrategy’s largest accumulation since 5 April of this year, where they bought BTC tokens 6 days before the cryptocurrency king’s price rose to $30K. CrediBULL Crypto predicted that he believes, in the current situation, BTC’s price could soon spike to $27K.

😮 #MicroStrategy is the top trending #crypto keyword following their acquisition of 5,445 $BTC for ~$147.3M. This is the highest level of discourse related to the firm since its #Bitcoin accumulation back on April 5th (6 days before its rise above $30K). https://t.co/N65xWH04Dc pic.twitter.com/yW9sfvEB8f

— Santiment (@santimentfeed) September 25, 2023

Over the last 24 hours of trading, BTC’s price managed to increase by 0.64%, according to CoinMarketCap. This brought the value of the leading cryptocurrency to approximately $26,292.14 at press time. Furthermore, BTC’s 24-hour trading volume experienced a slight uptick of 0.28%, reaching a total of $10,478,630,893.

Daily chart for BTC/USDT (Source: TradingView)

From a technical standpoint, 2 significant bearish flags were on the verge of being triggered on BTC’s daily chart. Firstly, the 9-day EMA line was attempting to cross below the 20-day EMA line at press time. This suggested that there had been more sell volume on BTC’s charts over the past 9 days than there was in the previous 20 days.

In addition to this, the daily MACD line was on the cusp of crossing below the daily MACD Signal line as well. If these technical indicators cross, it may be an indication of BTC’s latest bearish trend continuing in the next few days.

If both of these technical flags are triggered and validated, BTC’s price may break below the critical $26K support level. Thereafter, traders may continue to drag BTC down to the $25K mark as well.

On the other hand, BTC closing a daily candle above the 9-day EMA line at around $26,449.58 within the next 48 hours may invalidate the bearish thesis. This may then lead to BTC breaking above $26,915 before potentially rising to the next threshold at $27,915.

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