Bitcoin is currently trading at $56,500 as it continues its medium-term downtrend since the $69,000 high earlier this month.
The world’s largest cryptocurrency remains in a consolidative posture as investors begin to cash in on the recent surge from $40,000 to a new record high.
This means that a continuation to the downside could cause a cascade in liquidations, which would pile on sell pressure into the low $50,000 region.
However, it’s worth noting that Bitcoin has a habit of suffering 20 to 30 per cent corrections even during the most bullish cycles, a 30% correction from the high of $69,000 would take Bitcoin to it’s age-old support of $48,500 – so this could provide a temporary floor over the coming months.
Going lower than that in the short to medium term would indicate the cycle is ready for a multi-year consolidation period, commonly known as a bear market.
Downside targets for these periods are typically at least 80% lower than the record high for Bitcoin, which would take it to a price of $13,800.
If it can snap the current downtrend on significant volume, Bitcoin will likely benefit from a bullish stock market with a new all-time high in Q1 of 2022 appearing likely, although these next four weeks will be key.
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In August 2008, the domain name bitcoin.org was registered. On 31st October 2008, a paper was published called “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”. This was authored by Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of Bitcoin. To date, no one knows who this person, or people, are.
The paper outlined a method of using a P2P network for electronic transactions without “relying on trust”. On January 3 2009, the Bitcoin network came into existence. Nakamoto mined block number “0” (or the “genesis block”), which had a reward of 50 Bitcoins.
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