Within the past few hours, a fresh wave of selling pushed Bitcoin (BTC) price close to the $32,000 support level as the low trading volume and general disinterest from traders saw the price revisit the lower section of its current range.

BTC / USDT 4-Stunden-Chart. Quelle: TradingView

Der Preis von Ether (ETH) also fell under pressure alongside Bitcoin as the building momentum ahead of the network’s upcoming London Hard Fork failed to support a price above $2,000, resulting in a daily low of $1,918.

Bitcoin’s compression range tightens

Some insights into the current market conditions were offered by Gas Fring, a pseudonymous Twitter account, who posted the following tweet highlighting previous instances of range-bound trading for BTC.

Wie in der folgenden Tabelle gezeigt, Bitcoin price has a tendency to trade within a consistent range following significant price moves, with previous instances lasting up to 132 days as was the case in late 2018 to early 2019.

BraveNewCoin liquid index for Bitcoin 1-day chart. Quelle: Twitter

The current compression range has lasted 55 days with a tighter range between $30,000 und $36,500 being seen since June 19.

According to Gas Fring, in the previous instance of a “layered stricter compression” seen in Q4 of 2018 and in the summer of 2020, the period of tighter compression “lasted for roughly half the overall period.”

“This tells me that we might have another 2 weeks or so of such inner tighter compression which will take the periods to 34 und 68 days respectively.

verbunden: Nonfungible tokens soar even as Bitcoin price drops close to $32,000

Altcoins hit hard as Bitcoin continues to struggle

The altcoin market was hit hard by the afternoon sell-off, leaving few coins in the green as traders hastily made for the exits.

Tägliche Marktleistung bei Kryptowährungen. Quelle: Coin360

Nonfungible and gaming tokens like Axie Infinity (AXS) and Small Love Potion (SLP) continue to be the bright spot in an otherwise gloomy market, putting on gains of 22% und 35% respectively as new users embrace the daily income opportunity provided by the blockchain-based trading and battling game.

Other notable gainers include a 16% increase in the price of Phala Network (PHALA) und ein 15% gain for MyNeighborAlice (ALICE).

Die Gesamtmarktkapitalisierung für Kryptowährungen liegt nun bei $1.314 Billionen und die Dominanzrate von Bitcoin beträgt 46.1%.

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