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Will Optimism finally cross the $1.6 roadblock?

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Optimism could take a cue from BTC’s narrow price consolidation and extend its range trading.

Will Optimism finally cross the $1.6 roadblock?

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Disclaimer: The information presented does not constitute financial, investment, trading, or other types of advice and is solely the writer’s opinion.

  • OP has consistently faltered at the roadblock below $1.65.
  • The funding rates turned negative into the weekend (29/30 July). 

Optimism’s [OP] uptrend in mid-July has faced one crucial obstacle – climbing above $1.65. Notably, three consecutive attempts to cross the $1.65 mark have been thwarted, setting the native Layer-2 altcoin to chalk up a range formation between $1.38 and $1.65. 


Read Optimism’s [OP] Price Prediction 2023-24


Meanwhile, Bitcoin [BTC] faced another price rejection at the range-low of $29.5k. That makes the level a crucial resistance to overcome if bulls are to advance further. But the derailment could further undermine OP from fronting an upswing. 

Will the price consolidation persist?

Source: OP/USDT on TradingView

At the time of writing, price action hit the 50 EMA (Exponential Moving Average) of $1.498. In addition, the RSI (Relative Strength Index) inched closer to the neutral 50-mark. Besides, the CMF (Chaikin Money Flow) was yet to cross over the zero mark decisively. It shows muted buying pressure and capital inflows. 

Taken together, OP bulls could face a tough call unless both price chart indicators cross their respective median thresholds. With a weak BTC, OP could falter at 50 EMA or D1 bearish order block (OB) of $1.59 – $1.66 (red). 

So a likely drop towards the immediate support of $1.4 couldn’t be overruled. If BTC’s narrow price consolidation of $29.0k – $29.5k persists, OP could take a cue and extend its price range of $1.4 – $1.65. 

Funding rates turned negative into the weekend

Source: Coinglass

Optimism’s funding rate turned negative over the weekend, which could allow sellers to gain ground if the trend persists. The above negative chart of the OI-weighted funding rate shows that even open interest (OI) rates declined over the weekend. 


How much are 1,10,100 OPs worth today


It reinforces a bearish bias and a dip in demand for OP in the futures market. 

The sentiment could only change if BTC decisively reclaims and surges above the range-low of $29.5k. Hence, tracking BTC movement is necessary. 

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Benjamin is a Telecommunication Engineering graduate who is passionate about crypto-markets and unraveling market trends. Armed with charts and patterns, he's interested in making the intricate, complex landscape of digital assets more palatable for every user.
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