Following Bitcoin’s momentary breach of $9,000 last week, the market quickly reversed and price fell almost $1,000 to a low of just over $8,000. Since then, the market found support above $8,400 to trade up to a weekend high of $8,800.
Since that local high, Bitcoin again started to sell off over the last 12 hours to retest and find support again around the $8,400 level. This level is historically key as the 2017 support found here helped propel Bitcoin’s parabolic rise up to an eventual high of $20,000.
If price can find support following this morning’s fall, then it looks like it may be consolidating inside a potential rising wedge formation. At the time of writing, it looks like we may see some more short-term consolidation inside this formation.
Any break outside the upper or lower bounds would most likely cause Bitcoin to either fall back down to around the $6,800 support level or – if we see a bull market continuation – rise back up to a five-figure valuation for the world’s most decentralised digital asset.
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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 3rd January 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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