Bitcoin bulls grill $31K as Fidelity ETF move fuels BTC price strength

Bitcoin (BTC) challenged $31,000 again after the June 27 Wall Street open as traders hoped for upside continuation.

<em>BTC/USD 1-hour chart. Source: TradingView</em>

$31,000 returns amid Fidelity Bitcoin ETF rumor

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC price action edging higher after holding $30,000 support.

The start of U.S. trading saw fresh positive news as asset manager Fidelity Investments reportedly prepared a filing to launch its Bitcoin spot-based exchange-traded fund (ETF).

“First it happens slowly, then all at once,” financial commentator Tedtalksmacro wrote in part of a reaction, referring to existing ETF plans from largest global asset manager BlackRock and others.

Despite not yet repeating the rapid gains seen last week, BTC/USD preserved the majority of its progress, with commentators hopeful that bulls would come through.

“Bitcoin refuses to dip back below $30k,” popular trader Jelle summarized on the day.

“Looks like this will be one of those times where ‘consolidation below resistance is bullish.’ Flip $30-$32k and all bets are off.”

Jelle added that although he was prepared for a dip lower, he was “not very confident” that it would happen.

Fellow trader Crypto Tony queried the strength of the day’s uptick, while nonetheless repeating calls for $32,000 next.

“Consolidation was to be expected here,” trader and analyst Josh Rager added in part of a Twitter post.

“If price can go and test the $32k to $33k level and hold there, a chance we teleport to $38k+ over the coming weeks.”

<em>BTC/USD annotated chart. Source: Josh Rager/Twitter</em>

Coinbase stock rebound sets the tone

Bitcoin thus branched out to leave altcoins behind on daily timeframes, with the top ten cryptocurrencies by market cap mostly flat.

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Another ETF-related success story concerned the stock of U.S. exchange Coinbase, which added 4% at the open to hit one-month highs.

Despite legal pressure from U.S. regulators, Coinbase’s role in the BlackRock ETF continued to reverse its fortunes.

“What’s good for $COIN is good for BTC and vice-versa,” Tedtalksmacro argued the day prior.

“Following news that Coinbase will be the BTC custodian for the world’s largest asset manager, in the case a spot ETF is approved… it’s hard to imagine Coinbase testing anywhere near those lows in the near future.”

<em>Bitcoin vs. Coinbase stock comparative chart. Source: Tedtalksmacro/Twitter</em>

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