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Bitcoin[1] has maintained above the $55K level for over a week now. As the king coin traded at $57,936 at press time its price was closer to a new all-time high than to the price on 1 October, 2021. This, in turn, fueled the market with high expectations that BTC will soon hit its ATH on the charts. 

However, the top coin has been testing the $57,750 mark for the last three days. Its over 1% fall at the time of writing presented a similar “hit and fall” scenario wherein the asset hits a high price level and falls after facing considerable resistance. 

But with the asset making considerable leaps on a longer time frame these minor drops hardly seemed to concern the larger market. In fact, looking at the long-term rally in perspective, there were a bunch of bullish signs that confirmed BTC’s momentum this time. 

Metrics favoring a run to ATH?

Bitcoin finally broke over the $58K level on October 14 after consolidation between key Fibonacci levels. The price rise was supported by growth in key metrics noting consistently high on-chain activity from August till October.

As per Glassnode, many activity metrics were up by approximately 24% since the $29K low. Bitcoin’s Active Addresses were growing at the rate of 179K per day while Active Entities saw a 51K rise per day. While BTC’s Entities Adjusted Transaction Counts saw a 43K growth per day. 

BTC on-chain activity growth | Source: Glassnode[2]

Further, Bitcoin balances on exchanges have plateaued throughout October. The total exchange balance till October 14 is around 2.45 million BTC, which is roughly equivalent to the August 2018 levels. From the 3.11 million BTC ATH in March 2020, a total of 657K BTC have flowed out, equal to 21% of the

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