Total crypto market cap erased $52.4 billion from its value for the period since Monday morning and now stands at $938 billion. The top ten coins are mostly in red for the last 24 hours with PolkaDot (DOT) and Cardano (ADA) registering an 8.9 and 1.4 percent increase respectively while Bitcoin Cash (BCH) lost 5.6 percent. At the time of writing bitcoin (BTC) is trading at $31,700 on the Bitstamp daily chart, ether (ETH) dropped to $1,210. Ripples XRP is hovering around $0.278.
Bitcoin closed the trading day on Sunday, January 17 at $35,779. It was the third straight day in red for the leading cryptocurrency after it was rejected at $40,000 on January 14.
Not only that, but it was trading as low as $33,741 at some point during the intraday session, touching the lower limit of the symmetrical triangle formation on the daily chart. BTC ended the week with 6.4 lower compared to the previous seven-day period.
On Monday, the BTC/USD pair once again hit the $34,800 horizontal support and fell below the 100-day EMA on the 4-hour timeframe before rebounding in the afternoon forming a green candle to $36,600.
Bulls continued to push the price upwards and on the second day of the week reached $37,700 for the second time in the last three days. This zone was also in line with the 61.80% Fibonacci retracement level on the lower timeframes. Bitcoin faced a solid resistance there and retraced down to $35,900, moving below all short-term EMAs.
The mentioned triangle figure was broken down in the morning of Wednesday, January 20, which caused a widespread selloff in the markets. The coin retraced to $33,372 before finding stability near 34,200 and eventually closing at $35,500.
Both the Volume Zone Oscillator and Relative Strength Index indicators entered the oversold area.
The bear pressure increased dramatically on Thursday, driving the price of BTC to t ...
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