If Bitcoin price can reclaim $12,000, chances of a higher high in 2020 will become a lot more likely
Bitcoin price is experiencing a surge of intraday volatility, rocketing $150 in minutes then collapsing more than $250 just moments later. Here’s what is going on in the top-ranked cryptocurrency and what to watch for as price action to develops.
Bearish Bitcoin price chart pattern points to a retest of $11,000, will it hold?
Bitcoin’s notorious volatility is back after a short-lived phase of tranquility. Explosive price action this week following a bullish breakout of a downtrend line on the heels of Square news sent the cryptocurrency well above $11,000 and kept climbing.
Bulls rejected after false descending triangle breakout | Source: TradingView
Resistance above $11,750 proved too strong to penetrate and the leading crypto asset by market cap fell lower, where a triangle began to form. This morning, a false breakout of the upper trendline baited bulls into a fierce rejection, resulting in a sharp drop of $250 lower.
Zooming out further, shows the descending triangle breaking down with a potential target of $11,000.
Descending Triangle Bearish Breakdown in Progress | Source: TradingView
Bears have a chance of pushing Bitcoin back down toward $10,000 if bulls cannot defend the key support level. However, if the crypto asset can reclaim $12,000, chances of a higher high in 2020 will become a lot more likely.
The current price level is a pivotal range where whichever way breaks, could set the trend for the rest of the year and into 2021.
Bitcoin hash rate hits a record high of 144 EH/s as miners are putting high-powered ASICs to work
According to CoinMetrics, the Bitcoin hash rate ramped up to a fresh new record of 144 EH/s on October 14. It has now surpassed the previous lifetime high of 143.1 EH/s that was recorded last month. The new record means that Bitcoin reached its peak level of security, given that it is now more challenging to carry out a 51% attack that could allow malicious actors to take control of the network.
The soaring hash rate is making Bitcoin mining more competitive, which subsequently results in increasing the reward cut.
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