Bitcoin slides once more and, whereas its recovered from earlier losses, there may be a lot of to come back relying upon the end result of today’s onerous fork.
Bitcoin fall down 8.31% on Wednesday, following a 0.19% rise on Tuesday, to end the day at $5,922.4, the day’s loss the largest since an 8.81% slide on 5th September.
Another range bound start to the day saw Bitcoin strike a late morning intraday high $6,485.8, falling shy of $6,500 levels and the day’s first major resistance level at $6,507.77. It what was Bitcoin’s last range bounce move of the day and possible of the week, the deadlock between the bulls and the bears broken, with that much undertakes storm being delivered as Bitcoin slid from beginning to end the day’s most important support levels to a late afternoon intraday low and new move to and fro lo $5,678.
As you would have thought, the sell-off gathered momentum through the early hours of the afternoon, with stop-loss bounds getting hit across the majors, the new swing lo reaffirming the bearish inclination formed back at early May’s swing hi $9,999.
There was no single news event that throw in to the late morning sell-off that, not only left Bitcoin down in the dumps, but saw the rest of the foremost suffer heavier losses, the cryptomarket’s total market cap sliding to $187.74bn, having been on the edge at around the $210bn mark in recent days.
Possibly of greater connotation is the fact that Bitcoin’s dominance failed to rush forward, currently sitting at 52.9%, reflecting the depth of the sell-off that, timing wise, could be featured to uncertainty surrounding today’s Bitcoin Cash hard fork that could distribute a blow to Bitcoin Cash and the broader market should there be no compromise.
While Bitcoin made an effort come back to $6,000 levels, with a post sell-off $5,911.4, improbability over the cause of the sell-off and the Bitcoin Cash divergence itself later today will have given the crypto investors reason to pause, with another sell-off on the cards should things not go Bitcoin ABC and Bitmain’s way later in the day.
Bitcoin was surely not the worst performer on the day, with Monero’s XMR sliding by 13.58% and Bitcoin Cash by 13.03%, with only a handful of other crypto majors managing to stay away from double digit failures on the day.
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At the time of writing, Bitcoin was down 3.13% to $5,737.1, with moves through the early hours seeing Bitcoin fall from a start of a day morning high $5,940 to a morning low $5,712 before steadying, the day’s foremost support and resistance levels left untested early on.
Somewhere else, things were no better, with Bitcoin Cash, the likely mastermind of this week’s sell-off, down 6.43% at the time of writing, as sentiment towards today’s BCH hard fork continued to strike the majors.
For the day ahead, we can look forward to Bitcoin Cash and the outcome of the hard fork to eventually influence Bitcoin and the broader market, with those having wished for the return of instability to the markets likely to be regretting it.
A move back through the morning high $5,940 to $6,000 levels would provide the markets with some anticipation of a second half of a day bounce back, though we can expect Bitcoin Cash SV and Bitcoin Cash ABC futures price and hash rate chatter to grip the cryptomarket ahead of today’s main event.