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A $40 Million sell wall preventing #btc from crossing $10k

The price action over the past few days has undoubtedly been positive for Bitcoin. After bottoming at $8,180 on the day of the block reward halving, the cryptocurrency has shot higher, approaching $9,900 just hours ago.

With the price now consolidating around $9,800, analysts are hopeful that BTC will break past $10,000. Yet market data indicates that there’s a building sell wall at the key psychological and technical level that may halt any rally.

Bitcoin Sell Wall Worth Dozens of Millions Could Halt Rally

According to order book data of Bitfinex’s BTC/USD market shared by a popular crypto trader, there’s a massive block of orders looking to sell Bitcoin around $10,000 that may be hard to break past. Bitfinex’s order book suggests that from $9,900 to $10,600, there is ~4,200 Bitcoin worth of sell orders, most of which are clustered around $10,000-10,200. That means on one exchange alone, there is over $40 million worth of sell-side pressure if the cryptocurrency attempts to rally past $10,000.

Similarly, another trader noted two days ago that according to market data, there is 2,461 BTC worth of sell orders at $10,000 on Binance and 500 BTC worth of sell orders at $10,000 on Bitstamp.

It is unclear if the aforementioned sell walls on these other exchanges exist, but it is clear deep pockets are hesitant to let Bitcoin pass $10,000.

Dangerous Precedent

Over $40 million in sell orders may not seem like a lot in a market where dozens of billions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency changes hands each day. But the last time Bitcoin saw a sell wall similar to the current one, it crashed.As reported by NewsBTC previously, on May 9th the cryptocurrency encountered a massive $30 million sell wall from the price of $10,010 until $10,230.

some charts indicate there’s massive selling pressure building above the Bitcoin price.

In the two days after this sell wall was encountered, the cryptocurrency plunged $2,000, crushed as bulls failed to surmount that key level. As per our bitcoin atms analysis, the coins are moving a lot more money and a lot faster during the past weeks when compared with the same span of time earlier this year.

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