In just over 12 hours after Bitcoin price broke past the $10,000 resistance level for the first time in over 20 days, the digital currency came down in despair and heartbreak for many. Before the price came down, Bitcoin saw a barricade of sell orders that dropped the crypto’s price to as low as $8,600 on major exchange BitMEX.
However, the price of BTC on spot exchanges and some of the other derivative exchange platforms, managed to sustain the lows of $9,000. Unfortunately, on the BitMEX exchange platform the price came tumbling down by over $1,500 in a bearish rally that ended up liquidating quite a number of market participants.
According to data by cryptocurrency derivatives platform Skew.com, roughly $96 million in long positions were erased by the plunge. However, this is slightly lower than the previous $125 million BTC liquidation yesterday when Bitcoin’s price action wiped out $10,000, which signals that the market was leaning long before moving.
Bitcoin price next move?
Cryptocurrency and market analysts are yet to react to the next destination after the plunge, but what is clear is that Bitcoin price is below the crucial resistance of $10,500 in the meantime. Bitcoin’s price action has attempted to break past the $10,500 on two crucial occasions but the efforts have ended up futile.
The first attempt was when Chinese president Xi Jinping publicly endorsed blockchain technology, and the other time was during February’s surge to $10,500. Due to this fact of several unsuccessful attempts to mount past this price level, it strongly signals that the crypto is braced for a down trend.