Just a few hours ago, Bitcoin’s price plunged from about $8,070 down to $7,840 in a staggering red candle. Interestingly enough, a large BTC transaction to Binance took place hours before the dump. 10,000 bitcoins worth more than $80 million were sent to the exchange.

Bitcoin’s Price Below $8,000

Bitcoin’s price plunged below $8,000 a few hours ago, going as low as $7,840. The decline was quick and definitive in a sudden red candle.

At the time of this writing, Bitcoin is trading at around $7,900, marking a decline of about 1.1% in the past 24 hours. Its current market cap stands at $143 billion, while the Bitcoin dominance rate is 66.1%.

BTC/USD. Source: TradingView

Interestingly enough, a notable transaction took place hours before the dump. Caught by the Whale Alert bot on Twitter, someone sent 10,000 BTC to Binance. The amount is worth around $80 million.

🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 10,000 #BTC (80,670,856 USD) transferred from unknown wallet to #Binance


— Whale Alert (@whale_alert) October 17, 2019

It’s questionable if the money was used to drag the price down, but the concurrence is undoubtedly suspicious. On a more positive note, the transaction cost was minimal, as its miner fee was just $1.73. So far, there’s been no explanation from Binance in regards to the huge transaction.

What’s Next For Bitcoin’s Price?

Just a couple of days ago, CryptoPotato reported that Bitcoin’s price had plunged below $8,000 again, and the current situation looks fairly similar.

Bitcoin is currently trading at slightly below $7,920, but the key area to watch is between $7,700 and $7,800, which has served as support twice so far. Should the price drop below these levels, we could expect it to go down to $7,500 rather quickly. From there, the next significant support is at $7,200 which is the Golden Fibonacci level (61.8%) as measured from Bitcoin’s all-time high back in December 2017.

The nearest level of resistance is $8,000, and after that, we’ll be looking out for $8,200. Should these levels be breached, the next stop upwards would be around $8,300.

It will be very interesting to monitor Bitcoin’s price over the coming days. The long-awaited volatility seems to be back, and we might be in for some interesting weekend action.


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