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Bitcoin decides fate of $60K as weekly close keeps BTC traders on their toes

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Bitcoin (BTC) is lining up a crucial weekly support test on Oct. 23 after impulsive sellers moved large amounts of BTC to major exchange Binance.

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BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView

BTC dices with $60,000

BTC/USD is keeping traders nervous into Saturday, data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows, deciding on the fate of $60,000 support.

The level had proven the first major area of buyer interest overnight after old all-time highs at $64,900 failed to prop up the market.

While analysts remain bullish on longer timeframes, the comedown is creating an interesting close to the current weekly candle.

For Cointelegraph contributor Michaël van de Poppe, however, called the correction “fine” and maintained his prognosis of a macro price top of as much as $300,000.

Elsewhere, a popular theory revolves around a structured flushing out of overleveraged traders, these having pushed up funding rates to classic unsustainable levels during the run to $67,100 all-time highs.

Front-running the United States’ first Bitcoin ETF is likewise still a major topic of debate, as noted by popular Twitter account BitBit.

Binance reserves shoot higher

While exchange balances broadly continue to trend lower, meanwhile, Binance has seen a dramatic uptick in its reserves in recent days.

Related: Price analysis 10/22: BTC, ETH, BNB, ADA, XRP, SOL, DOT, DOGE, LUNA, UNI

According to data from statistics resource Bybt, these increased by over 50,000 BTC to near 400,000 BTC as of Friday.

Bitcoin balance on Binance. Source: Bybt

Exchange reserve upticks tend to signify a desire to sell or have BTC available to sell at short notice.

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