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Bitcoin's Support Dynamics and Miner Insights

Martin Walker
Aug 30, 2023 at 01:39 pm

Bitcoin, denoted as BTC, has witnessed a noticeable descent in its ticker symbols, now resting at a value of $27,442.

A fresh analysis is putting forth the notion that a distinct window of opportunity might be unfolding for investors to acquire Bitcoin within a support zone renowned for its consistent and favorable performance in long positions.

Presenting its latest update on August 29th, Capriole Investments, a cryptocurrency management entity, is advising investors to keep a vigilant eye on a potential downturn in BTC's price, possibly reaching as low as $24,000.

The founder of Capriole expresses a high level of certainty regarding the stability of Bitcoin's price support at $23,000

Exuding a high level of assurance, the founder of Capriole underscores the robustness of Bitcoin's price support at the $23,000 mark. Despite Bitcoin's current lateral movement around the $26,000 range, numerous market participants are voicing predictions of further price slippage.

While a number of voices are aiming for a target of $25,000, Capriole finds itself captivated by the historical tenacity of certain trend lines. Especially notable is Bitcoin's historical affinity for its weekly support threshold at $24,000, along with the metric known as the "Electrical Price" (EP), which reflects the average cost of electricity for mining a single BTC on a global scale. This EP figure presently hovers slightly above the $23,000 mark.

The course of history has witnessed EP unfailingly serving as a pillar of strength over extensive timeframes. Even during the tumultuous period of November 2022 when Bitcoin saw a dip to lows not observed in two years, EP maintained its role as a dependable bulwark. It's worth noting that in late December of the preceding year, EP sank to lows slightly surpassing $14,000.

Capriole aptly describes EP as a rock-solid price floor, possessing a flawless record in bolstering long positions. This significantly bolsters the case for the potential of the price range between $23,000 and $24,000.

In a subsequent commentary, Capriole characterizes these trend lines as "fascinating and exceptional structures" that warrant not only attention but also contemplation.

Further elucidating this stance, Charles Edwards, the progenitor of Capriole, reiterates that $23,000 stands poised to offer an unwavering foundation of support. His conviction is steadfast, portraying it as an extraordinary long-term prospect, particularly within the impending weeks.

"Electrical Cost has, without fail, demonstrated its reliability throughout Bitcoin's entire history. It stands as my preferred and most telling long-term metric for Bitcoin."

Comparison between Bitcoin production expenses, electrical costs, and BTC/USD chart, as provided by Capriole Investments.Comparison between Bitcoin production expenses, electrical costs, and BTC/USD chart, as provided by Capriole Investments. 

Impending challenges for Bitcoin miners?

Shifting our focus to the domain of BTC/USD trading, records from TradingView indicate that the cryptocurrency hovered close to $26,000 on August 29th during the opening of the Wall Street session.

Delving into the financial well-being of miners, James Straten, a meticulous research and data analyst at CryptoSlate, delves into a comparative analysis, drawing parallels between the prevailing behavior of BTC prices and the patterns observed in 2019. This period, notably, served as the groundwork for the subsequent bull run.

Presenting his findings, Straten underscores that the revenue generated by Bitcoin miners currently stands at a substantial $25.5 million, marginally surpassing the 365-day Simple Moving Average (SMA) of $22.5 million. This striking resemblance to the conditions of 2019 hints at the potential for history to repeat itself.

Chart illustrating Bitcoin miner earnings. Reference: James Straten/X.Chart illustrating Bitcoin miner earnings. Reference: James Straten/X. 

Complementing this analysis, data from Glassnode, a prominent on-chain analytics firm, supplies evidence that miners experienced earnings beneath their annual average as they entered into the year 2020.

Straten further expands on research initiated by Dylan LeClair, a distinguished senior analyst at UTXO Management, who characterizes this recurring scenario as a "conventional pattern."

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