Bitcoin struggled to trade back above the $5,650 level of resistance overnight as it proceeded to retest the $5,000 level of support.
It continues to form a consolidation pattern following last week’s miserable descent to the downside, which saw it fall as low as $3,600.
While the period of consolidation could be considered as a positive, the lack of volume or a significant bounce leads towards a more bearish scenario where Bitcoin could retest 2018’s low of $3,150.
As previously reported by Coin Rivet, Bitcoin experienced an exponential moving average death cross on the daily chart, which compounds the bearish sentiment across the market.
A death cross is where the 50 EMA crosses the 200 EMA to the downside to indicate that short-term momentum is down, thus paving the way for a further correction.
The hope and optimism surrounding the Bitcoin halving in May now seems to have subsided, with traders and investors now focusing on the short-term impact of coronavirus.
Despite the fact that the coronavirus first reared its head in China, it has now become a global pandemic with Europe being an epicentre.
With countries beginning to lock down to stem the flow of the virus, European economies look set to suffer, which will likely have a knock-on effect on Bitcoin due to its correlation to the stock market.
Key levels to look out for on the Bitcoin chart are at $5,000, $4,250 and $3,150, although a clear break above $5,600 could provide a set-up for a bounce to the upside.
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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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