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Bitcoin $10k scenario in play as BTC slumps below $19k extending losses


finbold.com 18 June 2022 11:42, UTC
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On June 18, the price of Bitcoin (BTC) fell below $20,000, the historic all-time high it reached in 2017 and also the lowest the flagship digital currency has dropped since December 2020.

This comes on the heels of a larger market correction, which has resulted in the majority of cryptocurrencies trading deep into the negative territory.

Currently, Bitcoin is trading at $19,081 after briefly breaching $19,000 and trading as low as $18,926 before rebounding marginally above. Notably, Bitcoin is now down 9.00% on the day and a further 34.47% across the previous seven days.

Furthermore, the crash means that Bitcoin has lost almost $40 billion from its market cap in 34 hours as it went from $402 billion to a total market worth of $363 billion in that time.

As things stand, the global market capitalization has fallen even farther below the $1 trillion level, reaching just $840 billion, according to CoinMarketCap.

Where is the Bitcoin bottom?

It’s worth mentioning that the ‘Fear and Greed’ Index has dropped to 6, extreme fear, so the current sentiment in the market looks particularly gloomy.

According to the crypto trading analyst, Rekt Capital, Bitcoin could go as low as $15,000, highlighting that BTC tends to wick -14% to -28% below the 200- moving average historically. The prominent trader noted:

“Right now, BTC is -15% below the 200-MA But if $BTC were to repeat the March 2020 downside wicking depth below the 200-MA. BTC would revisit the ~$15,500 price point.”

Meanwhile, leading crypto market analyst Michaël van de Poppe identified a similar block below $19,000 that could be the next support level.

“Weekly RSI is on its lowest point ever + we’re swimming beneath the 200-Weekly MA. Destructive market structure. “

Finally, on June 16, billionaire and DoubleLine Capital CEO Jeffrey Gundlach said that he was skeptical of Bitcoin at $20,000; he said the digital asset could drop well below the mark.

Gundlach said, “I’m not bullish at $20,000 or $21,000 on Bitcoin. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if it went to $10,000,” noting that the trend in crypto is clearly not positive. 

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