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Bitcoin whales plan to buy BTC higher as fresh Mt. Gox payouts add to market fear

Whales reposition their BTC buy bids higher as price action appears to bore those seeking a continuation of the Bitcoin bull market.

Bitcoin (BTC) showed no sign of tackling $60,000 resistance on Nov. 23 as the specter of defunct exchange Mt. Gox returned to haunt price action.

Bitcoin whales plan to buy BTC higher as fresh Mt. Gox payouts add to market fear

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

Mt. Gox makes waves with payouts yet to come

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD again reversing progress, which had produced a local high above $59,500 Monday.

The return toward $55,000 came as the latest events in the Mt. Gox rehabilitation process, originally published Nov. 16, began to hit the media.

In an announcement, trustee Nobuaki Kobayashi confirmed that the plans had now become “final and binding,” with the implication that the 141,000 BTC under custody would soon be distributed.

“The Rehabilitation Trustee will then make repayments to rehabilitation creditors holding allowed rehabilitation claims in accordance with the Rehabilitation Plan,” it states.

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In common with previous downside periods, meanwhile, large-volume investors on exchanges appeared to be betting on and even trying to hasten new gains.

As noted by Charles Edwards, CEO of asset manager Capriole, buyer support levels are creeping higher as Bitcoin fails to drop to targets.

“Bitfinex whales once again walking up their bids,” he revealed alongside a chart from the platform showing $54,000 as a new focus instead of $50,000.

Bitcoin whales plan to buy BTC higher as fresh Mt. Gox payouts add to market fear

BTC/USD annotated chart with support and resistance strength. Source: Charles Edward

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