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Bitcoin Slides to 3-Month Low Around $34K

Bradley Keoun - CoinDesk
2022-05-08 18:53
Bitcoin (BTC) fell to a three-month low Sunday, days after crypto analysts warned that price charts were sending bearish signals.
  • The bitcoin price was around $34,500 as of press time, down 3.8% over the past 24 hours.
  • BTC price has fallen for four straight days.
  • Early Sunday the largest cryptocurrency slid to $33,710, the lowest since Jan. 24.
  • If price falls below $32,951, it would hit a new low – since July 2021.
  • Bitcoin had stayed mostly between $35,000 and $46,000 for the past couple months, so the latest price decline might mark the beginning of a new market trend.
  • Popular price-chart indicators were leaning bearish late last week, as bitcoin's price broke below a three-month rising trend line.
  • A U.S. Labor Department report on Friday showed that employment growth stayed robust last month, at a level that should continue to worry the Federal Reserve about a too-tight jobs market. As more employers compete for workers, wages might start to escalate, adding to inflationary pressures and forcing the Fed to tighten monetary conditions faster. Recently, bitcoin has reacted negatively (along with stocks) to more aggressive actions by the U.S. central bank.
  • Some traders may have been rattled by data showing that the Terra blockchain's stablecoin, UST, briefly lost its peg on Saturday. The Luna Foundation Guard, which maintains a standby reserve that kicks in if the "algorithmic stablecoin" falls below $1, held about $3 billion of bitcoin as of last week.
  • All-time high reached in late 2021 was $69,000, so a price drop below $34,500 represents a correction of more than 50%.
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