BITCOIN HALVING DUMP FROM $10K TO $8.1K: 3 REASONS WHY | BTC Can Stay Bullish After 15% Retracement

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Bitcoin (BTC) price dropped from $10,000 to $8,100 within just over a day, as it plunged by 9% in a single hour.

It liquidated $200 million worth of longs, obliterating the futures market.

The three key reasons that triggered the immense Bitcoin correction were: strong multi-year resistance area above $10,000, whales moving to short the market on BitMEX, and extreme volatility heading into the Bitcoin Halving.

REASON #1: $10,200 to $10,500 is a multi-year strong resistance area for Bitcoin

Since mid-2018, the $10,200 to $10,500 range served as a historically strong area of resistance for the top-ranking cryptocurrency by market capitalization.

After its first breakout above $10,500 in June 2019, which led to a swift run to $14,000, Bitcoin failed to move above that level five out of six times in the last two years.

When the Bitcoin price initially broke down at $10,100 on May 8, it signaled the rejection of a key resistance level and left BTC vulnerable to a steep correction.

As whales started to sell at $9,900, it led to a cascade of long contract liquidations primarily on BitMEX and Binance Futures.

In one hour, more than $200 million worth of longs were liquidated.

REASON #2: Whales quickly moved to sell BTC at the point of rejection

Almost as soon as the rejection of $10,200 was confirmed, whales started to fiercely short Bitcoin across major cryptocurrency exchanges.

The open interest on the big four derivatives exchanges that include Binance Futures, BitMEX, Deribit, and OKEx plunged.

The term open interest refers to the total amount of long and short contracts open at a given time.

The rapid decline in open interest meant that as selling pressure began to build up, it caused over-leveraged buyers in the futures market to get trapped in their positions.

REASON #3: Massive volatility ahead of halving

Ahead of the Bitcoin block reward halving set to occur on May 12, trading activity on all major cryptocurrency platforms surged significantly.

CME saw record-high open interest, Deribit recorded all-time high volume for its options contracts, and spot exchanges demonstrated 2017-esque volume in the last three weeks.

When many new investors enter the market in anticipation of a major event, it opens the market up for a steep selloff.

For instance, after the 2016 block reward halving, the Bitcoin price dropped by more than 30%, as traders reacted with a sell-the-news response.

A confluence of an over-extended Bitcoin rally to $10,000, whales front-running retail investors with a sharp sell-off at $9,900, and high anticipation for the halving are triggering a near-term pullback prior to the May 12 Bitcoin halving.

In other trending Bitcoin News today:

Bitcoin Can Stay Bullish After 15% Retracement as Long as This Crucial Level Holds

It may seem like all hope is lost for bulls, yet one top trader recently shared that this isn’t the case.

Bitcoin holding $8,530 in the next 24 hours, a trader argued, will confirm a sweep of liquidity at a “pivotal level.”

Should Sunday’s candle close above this level, it would confirm that a bullish market structure remains somewhat intact.

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Show Notes / Resources:

https://cointelegraph.com/news/3-reasons-for-the-bitcoin-price-halving-dump-from-10k-to-81k

https://bitcoinblockhalf.com/

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