After the biggest cryptocurrency dropped $700 in minutes earlier today, the bearish movement continued as Bitcoin dipped below the $10,000 mark.
Market visualization | Source: Coin360
At the time of publication, Bitcoin is trading at $9,983 — down 6.5% over the past 24 hours. Over the past seven days, Bitcoin is down about 4.3% after reaching an intra-week high of $10,929 on Aug. 19.
Bitcoin 7-day price chart | Source: Coin360
The latest drop below $10,000 is one of many that have occurred over the past 30 days, with Bitcoin hovering around this threshold since mid-August. In fact, this will potentially be the fifth time that BTC will test the critical support level at about $9,300 — a level that has proven resilient since mid-June.
Bitcoin first dropped to about $9,700 on Aug. 15. Although it reclaimed $10,000 later that day, it then slipped to about $9,800. Bitcoin trader Jacob Canfield calls the latest drop a “pretty classic rising wedge that hit resistance.”
However, Canfield doesn’t see BTC dropping lower than $8,900.
“First support zone didn't hold up price at all,” he wrote on Twitter. “Ideal buy zone $8900-$9100 if we can get there.”
Despite prices struggling to stay above $10,000, Bitcoin fundamentals have been continuously improving. On Aug. 19, the Bitcoin network hash rate broke another record, hitting 82.5 trillion hashes per second. Bitcoin’s dominance has also been growing over the past month, reaching 69% at the time of publication, according to data from CoinMarketCap.