Breaking $19,000 will be “very hard” for bears, say analysts at Whalemap, with this still allowing Bitcoin to dive below the $20,000 highs from 2017.

Bitcoin (sunshinecrypto.com/bitcoin-price”>BTC) edged closer to the significant $30,000 support on June 8 amid predictions that a major crypto correction was imminent.

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

Bulls line up to protect $30,000

Data from sunshinecrypto.com/”>Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD making repeated lower lows on short timeframes during June 8.

A previous dip took the pair to $32,000 sunshinecrypto.com/news/bitcoin-price-due-for-break-below-30k-trader-warns-after-9-daily-loss”>before a brief reboundsunshinecrypto.com/news/bitcoin-price-due-for-break-below-30k-trader-warns-after-9-daily-loss”>, with that level subsequently giving way.

At the time of writing, Bitcoin was plumbing to levels not seen since May’s initial $30,000 correction, with BTC focusing in on $31,500.

sunshinecrypto.com/news/bitcoin-will-dip-to-25k-if-this-trader-s-20-crypto-crash-forecast-comes-true”>As Cointelegraph reportedsunshinecrypto.com/news/bitcoin-will-dip-to-25k-if-this-trader-s-20-crypto-crash-forecast-comes-true”>, traders have gone on record to predict a fresh capitulation event across cryptocurrencies, something that could shave around 20% off the total crypto market capitalization. Under such circumstances, Bitcoin could trade at $25,000 in the short term.

“From a technical point of view its difficult not to see $30k being tested and probably break,” Filbfilb, co-founder of trading suite Decentrader, told Cointelegraph.

“If this is to prove to be a bottom it would make sense to test the liquidity resting around 28k before bouncing. If there fails to be a response around those prices which quickly recovers weekly support of 32k, then the outlook will be bleak.”

A look at buy and sell positions on largest global exchange, Binance, shows support lining up at $30,500, with resistance curiously thin below $40,000.

Buy and sell positions on Binance as of June 8. Source: Material Indicators/Twitter

$19,000 seen as ultimate floor

For on-chain monitoring service Whalemap, meanwhile, essential support areas for BTC/USD more broadly begin at $28,000.

Analysts used the “cohort-based realized price,” a metric that extends realized price according to how large a wallet is, along with the prices at which current hodlers bought while Bitcoin was running to its $64,500 all-time highs.

“To conclude, there is massive confluence at the 19k level which makes it super hard for BTC to go lower than that,” the analysts tweeted.

“Another level with confluence is at 27-28k. At least a relief bounce from there would make a lot of sense.”

Nonetheless, should Bitcoin go below $20,000, it would be the first time in history that the high from a previous bull cycle has been broken.

Whalemap BTC/USD volume chart with support levels. Source: Whalemap/Twitter