Bitcoin (BTC) reached new 2023 highs on July 6 as a fresh bounce off key support buoyed bulls.

BTC/USD 1-day chart. Source: TradingView

Bitcoin analyst warns of “predatory range”

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC price action surging through the top of its recent trading range.

Analysts had previously reckoned on the largest cryptocurrency dropping further, potentially reaching $28,000 to offer a classic “buy the dip” opportunity.

With momentum headed back upward, Micha?l van de Poppe, founder and CEO of trading firm Eight, was optimistic.

“I hope your long entries are filled on Bitcoin. Looks quite decent here, and I think we’ll slowly continue grinding to the upside,” he told Twitter followers.

“- Breaking & Flipping $30.8K shall result into fast upwards momentum. – Retesting $30.3K would be equal for longs again.”
BTC/USD annotated chart. Source: Micha?l van de Poppe/Twitter

The uptick came several hours after Larry Fink, CEO of largest global asset manager BlackRock, called Bitcoin an “international asset” and listed several advantages during a live interview.

BlackRock’s application to launch the United States’ first Bitcoin spot-price exchange-traded fund (ETF) was refiled with regulators this week.

Continuing the analysis, financial commentator Tedtalksmacro was more cautious, warning that derivatives traders could yet influence short-term market direction.

“Nothing but bullish consolidation”

Zooming out, popular trader John Wick said that there was nothing to fear about Bitcoin’s extended consolidation near yearly highs.

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Analytics account PlanC was equally hopeful that the current phase would end in the bulls’ favor. Bitcoin’s two-year exponential moving average (EMA), currently at $28,500, was in focus.

“Bitcoin is battling to stay above the 2-Year EMA; historically, when it does, this is a bullish sign,” it stated on the day.

“All previous cycle lows occurred when BTC was 45% to 55% below the 2-year EMA, which has already happened.”

An accompanying chart showed the so-called “2-Year EMA Multiplier,” depicting BTC price behavior around its trend lines in years past.

Bitcoin 2-Year EMA multiplier chart. Source: PlanC/Twitter

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