Latest Bitcoin price and analysis (BTC to USD)

Bitcoin is on the brink of eroding all of its 2021 gains in a matter of weeks as it dropped to a woeful low of $32,800 on Monday

Bitcoin is in the midst of a major correction move to the downside following a shocking weekend that saw it dip to as low as $32,800.

The decline in price has coincided with a faltering stock market, with the S&P500 losing 10.5% of its value since January 4.

But that has been a drop in the water compared to Bitcoin and the wider cryptocurrency market as investors opt to stay safe in cash or gold.

The entire cryptocurrency market cap has fallen from $2.956 trillion to $1.543 trillion since early November with it appearing that the asset class has entered a gruelling bear market.

Short-term levels for Bitcoin remain at $32,800, $34,800 and $36,400, it is expected to consolidate in this region for the coming week unless the stock market heads lower, in which case Bitcoin may experience a sweep of the lows beneath $30,000.

Bitcoin chart

BTCUSD chart by TradingView

Ultimate downside targets will be grim reading to Bitcoin bulls. It is not impossible to suggest that Bitcoin may even slump below its 2017 high of $20,000, with $16,000 to $24,000 becoming a key level to look forwards to over the coming months.

However, Bitcoin has a habit of turning the tide when odds are stacked against it. If it can begin to close daily candles back above $43,000, it could well trigger a short-term reversal back towards the psychological level of $50,000 before another key pivot point.

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Current live BTC pricing information and interactive charts are available on our site 24 hours a day. The ticker bar at the bottom of every page on our site has the latest Bitcoin price. Pricing is also available in a range of different currency equivalents:

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Euro – BTCtoEUR

Australian Dollar – BTCtoAUD

Russian Rouble – BTCtoRUB

About Bitcoin

In August 2008, the domain name 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 BTC. 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 BTC network came into existence. Nakamoto mined block number “0” (or the “genesis block”), which had a reward of 50 Bitcoins.

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As with any investment, it pays to do some homework before you part with your money. The prices of cryptocurrencies are volatile and go up and down quickly. This page is not recommending a particular currency or whether you should invest or not.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the author should not be considered as financial advice. We do not give advice on financial products.

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