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Bitcoin is in free fall and breaks the $5000 threshold
Bitcoin is in free fall and breaks the $5000 threshold
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Bitcoin is in free fall and breaks the $5000 threshold

By Federico Izzi - 20 Nov 2018

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All eyes were on Bitcoin, which was in free fall until it broke the $5000 threshold with a loss of more than 30% from last Tuesday’s levels, of which more than 20% in the last 48 hours.

The search for the causes of this collapse of bitcoin, the most critical of the last three years, leads to blame the war between the factions that led to the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) fork.

The dispute for the supremacy of the 4th cryptocurrency for capitalization (until last week), in addition to burdening prices, is having negative and dangerous repercussions on the whole sector by fading part of the confidence of those who had placed their hopes in independent and decentralized currencies.

What is happening in the last hours shows how the concentration of power is in the hands of a few people and this can create major imbalances causing heavy reflections in the short term.

As in the past, even if in very different conditions of value and knowledge, these circumstances can be a reason for the growth of a sector which is still immature in some respects.

Total capitalization continues to lose another 15 billion, sinking below 150 billion, the lowest level in 13 months. Bitcoin’s market share remains stable at around 54%. Ripple’s market share continues to rise, reaching almost 12%, while Ethereum’s dominance continues to decrease, reaching almost 9%, the lowest level since March 2017.

Source: https://it.tradingview.com/symbols/BTCUSD/

The free fall of Bitcoin (BTC)

The day begins with another sell-off that in a few minutes pushes prices into the $4400 area.

Observing a drop of over 2000 dollars in six days and without a rebound, not even a small one, highlights the serious phase of the first cryptocurrency that is experiencing the fourth worst downturn in its history.

In such a context, it is necessary to maintain firm nerves. The strong sell-off does not seem to scare the bears who continue to sell not frightened by the long-term supports.

Source: https://it.tradingview.com/symbols/ETHUSD/

Ethereum (ETH) loses dominance

Ether’s decline now extends to more than 90% from its peak at the beginning of the year. The return of prices below $ 130 brings the prices back to the levels now forgotten in May 2017, a very delicate phase for the former second cryptocurrency that seems to have turned its back on the faithful.

Medium-term resistance in the area of $240 is moving away.

 

Federico Izzi
Federico Izzi

Financial analyst and independent #trader – S.I.A.T. & Assob.it partner. He operates actively on stock and derivatives markets (futures and options) since 1997. A precursor of cyclic-volumetric analysis he is known for having identified the most important upward and downward movements in the financial markets of recent years. He participates annually as a speaker at the ITForum in Rimini since the 2010 edition and InvestingRoma and Napoli since the first edition of 2015. He is a guest and market expert on the "Trading Room" and "Market Driver" broadcasts of Class CNBC, Borsa Diretta.tv and on the evening news of Traderlink. Since July 2017 he is a permanent guest on LeFonti.TV, the only weekly national space dedicated to cryptocurrencies alongside the most important international experts in the field. He was interviewed as a cryptocurrency expert for Forbes Italia, Panorama, StartupItalia and DonnaModerna. He was recognized as the first Italian technical analyst to have published the first secular cyclic analysis on Bitcoin. Periodically publishes articles on ITForum News, Sole24Ore, MILANOFINANZA, TrendOnLine and Wall Street Italy. Federico Izzi is... "Zio Romolo".

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