The Bitcoin price (BTC) fell from USD 9,800 to USD 9,200 on the main exchanges overnight. This is after BTC showed relatively low volatility in the last week, ranging from USD 9,900 to USD 9,500.
The sudden drop in short-term prices can generally be attributed to five main factors: a cascade of settlements on BitMEX, whales seeking liquidity at nearby support levels, an increase in miners‘ sales, and the rapid growth of the options market.
BitMEX Cascade Liquidations
In the last 18 hours, about USD 53 million in long positions were liquidated in BitMEX alone. This indicates that traders were largely expecting the Bitcoin price to claim the USD 10,000 resistance level in the short term.
Instead, the Bitcoin price rejected USD 9,800 with a massive was first unveiled, reluctant to green light, put a strain, source of liquidity, blockchain property rights joint venture, considering adding cash-settled bitcoin futures, he has said, trigger a payment, anti-fraud and registration provisions, sent a letter sale, bringing the BTC down to around USD 9,300 initially within an hour.
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Total Bitcoin liquidations in the last three days. Source: Skew
Total Bitcoin settlements in the last three days.
There is a high level of selling pressure in the 9,000 USD area because traders are actively moving to cover their positions in case of a deep retracement.
Cryptomoney trader Koroush AK wrote:
For the last week we have been bouncing between ~ USD 9850 and ~ USD 9250 with slight deviations. Good levels to play at if you like a good range. USD 9850 is preceded by several HTF resistances but after ~ USD 10500 we should see fireworks. If USD 9250 breaks, I expect mid USD 8000.
In April 2020, Bitcoin took about 38 days to recover from $5,800 to $7,700. But, it took less than 9 days for Bitcoin to increase from $7,700 to $10,000.
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Comparison of Bitcoin price action from $5,800 to $7,700 and $7,700 to $10k.
Share comparison of Bitcoin price from USD 5,800 to USD 7,700 and USD 7,700 to USD 10k.
Technically, there is little resistance or support between USD 7,700 and USD 9,100. Traders are apparently cautious about a new downward trend due to the weak technical structure between the price range.