This week’s sell-off in cryptocurrency markets worsened on Saturday, with bitcoin falling below $21,000 for the first time in nearly a month. Ethereum also continued its descent in today’s session, as the price of the token dropped under the $1,700 level to start the weekend.
Bitcoin (BTC) continued to reside in the red to start the weekend, as prices of the world’s largest cryptocurrency fell below $22,000.
Saturday saw BTC/USD fall to an intraday low of $20,868.85, with the token edging closer to a key support level.
This floor has been at the $20,800 point, which was last hit on July 16, when prices were trading below $20,500.
As a result of these declines, the 14-day relative strength index (RSI) dropped to a low of 32.97, which is its lowest point since July 12.
Bitcoin prices have since rebounded, and as of writing are back above $21,000. BTC is currently trading at $21,191.27.
Taking a closer look at the chart, it can be seen that the 10-day (red) moving average (MA), is nearing a downward cross with the 25-day (blue) MA.
Should this trend continue, this could signal further declines, with BTC likely falling below $20,000.
After a strong start to the week, ethereum (ETH) has begun the weekend trading over $400 away from Monday’s peak above $2,000.
ETH/USD, which dropped to a bottom of $1,695.15 on Friday, fell even lower in today’s session, hitting a low of $1,611.34.
This is the lowest level ethereum has traded at in the last sixteen days, after falling below the $1,600 level on August 4.
Honing in on the chart, it appears as if ETH bears are attempting to take prices towards a support point of $1,565.
However, bulls have so far resisted this possibility, pushing back from earlier lows, with the token currently trading at $1,636.11.
The rebound came as the RSI hit a floor of 43.00, and as of writing RSI is tracking at 44.90. Should this head back towards 50, we may see the token rise back above $1,700.
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Eliman brings a eclectic point of view to market analysis, having worked as a brokerage director, retail trading educator, and market commentator in Crypto, Stocks and FX.
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