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Comparing Bitcoin’s Current Crash to That of 2018

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On March 11, the BTC price opened at $7,974 but began a very rapid price decrease. The price reached a low of $5,665, a decrease of almost 30% from the opening price prior to initiating a weak bounce toward $6,200, where it is trading at the time of writing.

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Highlights

  • The price has bounced on its 200-week moving average (MA).
  • BTC has decreased by 43% measuring from its local high.
  • The prior accumulation phase lasted for 126 days.
Well-known trader @cointradernik stated that he believes that this could be an accumulation process for BTC, and he is not expecting to see the price above $10,000 for the foreseeable future. In addition, he has outlined several phases for the Bitcoin price. Will the BTC price ever reach $10,000 again? If yes, when will it do so? Continue reading below if you are interested in finding out.

Accumulation Phase

The previous accumulation phase occurred in December 2018 and lasted for 126 days. Assuming that the current accumulation phase lasts for the same amount of time, it will be completed on July 20, 2020. An interesting observation is the fact that the drop prior to that accumulation phase and the current drop have an almost identical rate of decrease of 43%. Furthermore, both of them touched the 200-week moving average (MA) prior to moving upward. If the fractal continues to hold, the BTC price will trade around this range next week before making a slightly lower low and initiating the accumulation period. Bitcoin Decrease

Comparing The Movements

In the 2018 movement, the decrease lasted for a total of 13 days. The price initially bounced all the way to the 0.236 Fib level before making a slightly lower low inside the accumulation phase. Bitcoin 2018 Movement The current decrease has been sharper, currently being on its sixth day. If it lasts for the same amount of time, it will continue until March 19. A possible outline of this movement would be a decrease to touch the 200-week MA at $5,500 before a slight bounce to the 0.236 Fib level at $6,200. This would be succeeded by a lower low that would begin the accumulation phase. Bitcoin Current Movement To conclude, the BTC price initiated a very rapid price decrease on March 11. The move is reminiscent of the decrease of November 2018, which eventually led to the December low of $3,281. If the price continues following this fractal, it will consolidate between the $5,000-$6,000 area until July 2020 before breaking out.


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Valdrin Tahiri
Valdrin discovered cryptocurrencies while he was getting his MSc in Financial Markets from the Barcelona graduate school of Economics. Shortly after graduating, he began writing...