Bitcoin sheds 6% in battle for all-time high support amid falling funding rates


Bitcoin (BTC) briefly dipped under $63,000 on Oct. 21 as an ordinary correction cooled the market.

BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Supply: TradingView

Bitcoin battles for brand spanking new assist at previous peak

Knowledge from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView adopted BTC/USD because it got here off all-time highs above $67,000 to hit lows of $62,860 on Bitstamp.

The roughly 6% drop from its peak got here as little shock to seasoned merchants, regardless of Bitcoin up to now failing to create stable assist on the website of its earlier all-time excessive of $64,900.

“Bitcoin continues to be present process this retest try,” common dealer Rekt Capital wrote in his newest replace, suggesting that the previous excessive may nonetheless flip to assist.

Others took the prospect to poke enjoyable on the jittery temper on social media, the place numerous customers have been getting chilly toes observing the retracement.

The return to close $60,000, now the highest of a giant purchase wall, in the meantime served to flush out extreme optimism on derivatives markets.

As Cointelegraph reported, funding rates had skyrocketed overnight but were slowly returning to more sustainable levels at the time of writing.

Sentiment showed prevailing “excessive greed” amongst market members, with the Crypto Worry & Greed Index at 84/100. Historic prime eventualities have concerned 95/100 or larger.

Crypto Worry & Greed Index as of Oct. 21. Supply: Different

Altcoins stabilize with Ether, SOL main

Altcoins offered a blended however altogether extra constructive image on the day.

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After shedding out broadly in opposition to BTC, main altcoins have been spared a comedown of their very own, with Ether (ETH) nonetheless above $4,000. Solana’s SOL has gained over 25% in the past two days.

Solely Binance Coin (BNB) noticed any noticeable downward motion, buying and selling 4% decrease over the previous 24 hours.

“Whole altcoin market cap near taking out its September excessive (and ATH). Didn’t do this in 2017 till mid-Nov,” famend analyst TechDev noted in regards to the altcoin scenario on Oct. 20.

“Might sign some critical alt runs earlier than anticipated. Will preserve shut eye. Ethereum ain’t playin round this cycle.”

ETH/USD 1-hour candle chart (Kraken). Source: TradingView