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It's Saturday Folks! The last week in Jan of 2023 and Bitcoin seems to be topping out with many still asking the all important question, was this a bull run or a bull trap? Let's recap the week, shall we?
Monday the price of Bitcoin closed at $22,934.43 and the sentiment was extremely positive to kick off the week. The most covered news of the day was Vitalik Buterin names one of Ethereum’s ‘biggest challenges,’ says improvement can be implemented fairly quickly.(6)
Podcast of the Day: When Main Street Banks Dabble in Crypto | Bloomberg Crypto
Tuesday the price of Bitcoin closed at $22,636.47 and the sentiment remained about the same as the day before. The most covered news of the day was Binance holding token collateral and user funds on same wallet by ‘mistake.’(6)
Podcast of the Day: Bitcoin Security + the Future of AI with Jameson Lopp | What Bitcoin Did
By Wednesday (Humpday) the price of Bitcoin closed at $23,117.86 and the sentiment still rocking positive. The most covered news of the day was BlockFi uncensored financials reportedly shows $1.2B FTX exposure; nope.(5)
Podcast of the Day: BTC114: Bitcoin is Banking & Electrifying the Developing World w/ Lyn Alden and Alyse Killeen | Bitcoin Fundamentals
Right over the hump on Thursday the price of Bitcoin closed at $23,032.78 and the sentiment was still going positive. The most covered news of the day was Coinbase gettting fined $3.6M in the Netherlands.(6)
Podcast of the Day: Bull Trap, or Bull Market? with Vance Spencer | Bankless
As the week came to a close on Friday the price of Bitcoin closed at $23,078.73 and the sentiment was hella positive. The most covered news of the day was Polygon flipping Ethereum for daily active addresses as $MATIC price surged 10% ahead of zkEVM network upgrade and spike in transactions.(4)
Podcast of the Day: Why Grayscale Is Suing the SEC Over Its Denial of a Bitcoin ETF | Unchained
Bottom line: As I type Bitcoin is trading at $22,985.00; gained $144.40 for the week (M-F); however, it's right back to where it started on Monday. It's been performing well given the current state of affairs: Issues with Binance, Coinbase, FTX drama, the disaster CeFi continues to be, etc. Where to from here? On the weekly chart it appears to be running out of steam and a pull back would do it well. On the 4 hour chart, the bands are constricting once again and I anticipate a breakout sometimes next week if not on Monday; which way I don't know.
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