Bitcoin (BTC) maintained trading marginally lower and remained below $27,000 on Wednesday as investors closely watched for indications of the U.S. economy.
According to data from CoinMarketCap, the biggest cryptocurrency by market capitalization is currently trading at $26,701, down around 1.3% for the day.
BTC's price has been fluctuating between $26,572 and $27,234 over the last 24 hours.
In light of this, crypto analyst Ali Martinez highlights the important levels to pay attention to that might mark the next direction for the Bitcoin price.
All eyes on $26,490 https://t.co/L81NDnnrYH— Ali (@ali_charts) May 17, 2023
In a new tweet, Ali notes that all eyes are on the most important support level at $26,490, as failing to hold above here might trigger a steeper correction to $24,100 or $23,190.
On the upside, Bitcoin faces stiff resistance, especially between $28,180 and $28,990, where 1.24 million addresses bought 973,220 BTC.
The trend of accumulation is spotted among Bitcoin whales, categorically, those who own 1,000 to 10,000 BTC.
On-chain analytics firm Santiment reports that these large Bitcoin holders have accumulated 84,897 in the past five weeks.
🐳 #Bitcoin's key large whale addresses tier has been on a steady accumulation run over the past 5 weeks, accumulating a combined 84,897 $BTC during this time while prices are stagnant. In their previous accumulation cycle in January, prices jumped +34.4%. https://t.co/fLhCcBOJZA pic.twitter.com/sV43UxGksj— Santiment (@santimentfeed) May 16, 2023
"Bitcoin's key large whale address tier has been on a steady accumulation run over the past 5 weeks, accumulating a combined 84,897 BTC during this time while prices are stagnant. In their previous accumulation cycle in January, prices jumped +34.4%," Santiment analysts wrote while highlighting the potential of a price increase from current levels.
In positive news for BTC, Tether — the company managing the reserves of the biggest stablecoin, USDT — has shared its new investment strategy.
Starting this month, Tether says it will regularly allocate up to 15% of its realized net operating profits to purchasing Bitcoin (BTC).