Nicholas Merten, a crypto trader and the creator of the DataDash YouTube channel, joined Cointelegraph’s Crypto Trading Secrets podcast for an interview with host Benjamin Pirus, discussing a number of topics, including his opinions on the state of the crypto market. “I think that right now, we’ve been going through what can only be seen as a period of consolidation,” he said when asked about his thoughts on the price of (BTC) as of Jan. 9, the date of the interview.
Bitcoin largely traded sideways for part of November and most of December. January, however, has seen the asset rise from below $17,000 to above $23,000. Looking back at Bitcoin’s price chart shows the asset near the beginning of its ascent on Jan. 9, sitting in the low- to mid-$17,000 range.