Bitcoin falls over 4% to retest $68k support as Q2 starts

    2024.04.02 | exchangesranking | 30onlookers
    Bitcoin fell over 4.5% to a local low of $68,000 on April 1, marking a red start to the month after seven consecutive monthly closes in the green.

    The flash crash resulted in $319.43 million in liquidations over the past 24 hours — with longs making up the vast majority at $252.42 million.

    While there has been some recovery in the past hour, the immediate fallout saw a staggering number of traders caught in the downturn. The decline comes after the flagship crypto climbed to $71,500 over the weekend to close a monthly candle at the highest price in history.

    BTC was trading at a critical support level of $68,500 as of press time, based on CryptoSlate data.

    Most of the crypto market mirrored the crash, with Ethereum and Solana falling 5.91% and 6.63% over the past 24 hours.

    ETH was trading at $3434, while SOL was trading at $189 as of press time.

    Market sentiment

    The trading sentiment remains cautious as BTC/USD levels dipped to their lowest since March 25, prompting traders to monitor support levels closely.

    Continued sell pressure could see Bitcoin retest $67,200 if it dips below the 200-period moving average on four-hour timeframe.

    Despite achieving a historic seventh consecutive green monthly close, there is a consensus that the path to the Halving may not be a straightforward upward trajectory.

    However, the market sentiment indicates a strong belief in achieving new all-time highs post-halving, evidenced by over $150 million in BTC bids placed down to $62,000 after a brief dip below $69,000.

    Bitcoin Market Data

    At the time of press 7:07 pm UTC on Apr. 1, 2024, Bitcoin is ranked #1 by market cap and the price is down 2.73% over the past 24 hours. Bitcoin has a market capitalization of $1.35 trillion with a 24-hour trading volume of $32.85 billion. Learn more about Bitcoin ›


    7:07 pm UTC on Apr. 1, 2024


    Crypto Market Summary

    At the time of press 7:07 pm UTC on Apr. 1, 2024, the total crypto market is valued at at $2.58 trillion with a 24-hour volume of $101.28 billion. Bitcoin dominance is currently at 52.31%. Learn more about the crypto market ›

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