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Potential Bitcoin Breakout Put on Ice as Markets Flash Red

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 08:21
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Darryn Pollock
Bitcoin’s expected potential breakout took a backseat as the majority of the cryptocurrency market showed losses after a sharp dip in price for the major digital currency
Potential Bitcoin Breakout Put on Ice as Markets Flash Red
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Chart analysis of the Bitcoin price over the past few months saw the major cryptocurrency heading out for a potential breakout. In fact, it has even breached a threshold on Oct. 9 that suggested it would be imminent.

However, the ever unpredictable cryptocurrency market put a stop to that prediction as the majority of the cryptocurrency market showed red numbers with small losses registering across the top 20 coins.

Bitcoin dropped by just over a percent as its price fell back to the tight range of $6,550 that it has been occupying with a strange lack of volatility for some time now. The coin topped $6,673 when the notion of a break out was being discussed.

A short sharp fall

After trading mostly sideways since Sept. 26, Bitcoin’s downturn by just over $100 is nothing to write home about for the traditionally volatile asset; however, it is its timing and nature that makes it worth examining.

Bitcoin Charts

The fall took only 90 minutes and went against all the predictions of an upcoming rally. However, the drop and change in fortune for the cryptocurrency market does not necessarily mean it has dispensed with the chart analysis it is expected to be following.

Red across the scene

While Bitcoin is mostly unpredictable and hard to follow, one truth that seems to will out is that what happens at the head affects the rest of the tail as the majority of the market is seeing similar losses.

The likes of Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Monero, and NEO are down just over a percent while the bigger of the top 20 losses are seen for Tezos, Tron, and Ripple; none of these losses exceed three percent.

Splashes of green

To further highlight the small nature of this red day in the cryptocurrency market, there are a host of coins, more towards the lower end of the market cap, that are seeing green numbers.

Digitex Futures, Noah COin, and Elastos are the biggest winners as they claim over 10 percent gains for the last 24 hours, but these coins are found in the bottom quarter of the top 100 coins.

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About the author

Darryn Pollock is an award winning  journalist from Durban, South Africa. He picked up Vodacom’s Regional Sports Journalist Award in 2017 while expanding his Blockchain and cryptocurrency reach.  He is a contributor to Forbes, Cointelegraph, Binary District, and of course, U.Today. Darryn’s belief is that Blockchain technology will be the driving force of the next technological wave and it is the obligation of journalists and writers to tell its emerging story with integrity and pride.

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