Bitcoin and Ethereum Prices Plunge on Wednesday – Market Analysis


Bitcoin and Ethereum saw their prices decrease on Apr. 19, as market participants moved into consolidation following a bull run. BTC fell to a one-week low, while ETH dropped below $2,000.


Bitcoin (BTC) prices moved lower on Wednesday, as crypto markets shifted into consolidation following a recent surge in value.

BTC/USD dropped to a floor of $29,102.17 earlier in the day, which is its lowest point since Apr. 10. This sent the market below the $29,000 level.

The sell-off appears to have been triggered by the 14-day relative strength index (RSI) falling below a floor of 59.00. At the time of writing, the index is tracking at 54.97, with the next visible point of support at the 55.00 mark.

If this level is hit, it could push BTC to a lower floor at $28,600.


Ethereum (ETH) also saw its price decrease on Wednesday, with the price dropping below $2,000.

ETH/USD hit a low of $1,967.17 earlier today, which is just 24 hours after it traded at a peak of $2,121.53. This move came as the price fell below its recent floor at the $2,030 level, with some eyeing a lower floor at $1,830.

It appears that the recent surge in price placed ETH in a state of overbought, with the RSI hitting a reading above 75.00 to start the week. This gave way to bears, pushing the RSI to a current reading of 55.00.

Sellers could be targeting a floor at 51.00, which would likely see ETH trading under $1,900.

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Eliman Dambell

Eliman was formerly a director of a London-based brokerage, whilst also an online trading educator. Currently, he commentates on various asset classes, including Crypto, Stocks and FX, whilst also a startup founder.

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