Bitcoin Price Target Hits $13.5K As BTC Trader Says ‘Get Out Of All Markets’

Bitcoin Price Target Hits .5K As BTC Trader Says ‘Get Out Of All Markets’

Bitcoin (BTC) hovered around $16,500 on November 17 as markets digested the latest events surrounding the FTX exchange.

BTC/USD 1-Hour Candlestick Chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView

FTX boss talks about “complete failure of corporate controls”

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed that BTC/USD saw only mild volatility at the Wall Street open.

The pair showed acclimatization to events surrounding the FTX insolvency, the latest of which included revelations that Alameda Research had been immune from liquidation while trading on the platform.

After Sam Bankman-Fried’s departure, new CEO John Ray III wasted no time in acknowledging the extent of the problems left in his wake.

In a filing with the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, Ray describes corporate control of FTX as a “complete failure.” He wrote:

“Never in my career have I seen such a complete failure of corporate controls and such a complete absence of reliable financial information as occurred here.”

As Cointelegraph reported, US lawmakers intend to hold a dedicated hearing on FTX next month, while Bankman-Fried is reportedly subject to efforts to extradite him from the Bahamas.

The BTC price action has nevertheless managed to shake off related volatility, as can be seen from modest reaction to news of contagion affecting the crypto lending arm of Genesis Trading on November 16.

Analyzing today’s climate, popular commentators on November 17 were far from optimistic.

“Bulls really need to reclaim $17,600 for us to shift nicely in a long position,” Crypto Tony tweetedadding that “for now, the bears are in control.”

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Il Capo of Crypto, who reiterated a warning that altcoins could see further losses of up to 50%, was even more candid in his message to followers.

“I repeat… GET OFF ALL MARKETS,” he tired 16 November, which suggests that “most people are not ready for what is coming”.

Bid liquidity offers support of $13,500

On the subject of potential BTC/USD downside targets, co-analyst Titan of Crypto the flag various high liquidity zones on exchange order books.

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The largest of these, comments said, is at $13,500.

“While there is liquidity to be had around $18.5k, $17.2k and $15.5k, the largest is lower at $13.5k,” they said.

Indicators of analytical resource material, meanwhile, calculated the total bid liquidity between the spot price and $13,000 as $195 million on the Binance order book.

BTC/USD order book data (Binance). Source: Material Indicators/Twitter

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