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Why Bitcoin (BTC) Price Is Falling Suddenly, How Low It Can Go?



Bitcoin price started falling and paring earlier gains after new macroeconomic data, signaled that macro factors are key drivers of the Bitcoin price currently. And as PPI, CPI, and Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s speech are due this week, BTC price is likely to remain under pressure and volatile.

The latest pullback in BTC price was a result of US consumer inflation expectations data. The inflation expectations for the year ahead came at 3.3%, the highest since November, from 3% in each of the previous four months. Moreover, the inflation expectations for five-year horizon increased to 2.8% from 2.6%.

Meanwhile, the hotter inflation remains a concern for the FOMC members, with Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Phillip Jefferson and Fed’s Loretta Mester expressed mixed outlook on inflation and rate cuts.

CoinGape recently reported University of Michigan consumer sentiment data caused BTC price to tumble below $61,000 as inflation expectations for the year ahead rose to 3.5% and the five-year inflation outlook hit 3.1% from 3.0%.

Crypto Market Saw Over $210 Million Liquidation

Coinglass data shows more than $212 million were liquidated across the crypto market in the last 24 hours. Among this, $132 million long positions were liquidated and nearly $80 million short positions were liquidated. Most of the liquidation happened in the last hour, which was recorded at over $50 million.

Over 90K traders were liquidated and the largest single liquidation order happened on crypto exchange Binance as someone sold ETH for BTC valued at $3.98 million. This was an interesting move by an investor or a whale.

BTC price fell more than 1% in a few hours to $62,566. The 24-hour low and high are $60,769 and $63,422, respectively. The prices are likely to maintain the weak momentum and fall to support at $62,000.

Popular analyst Ali Martinez predicts a retrace toward $62,000 as Bitcoin is facing rejection by the 200-EMA on the 4-hour chart. The TD Sequential indicator also presents a sell signal. However, BTC will continue its upward trajectory if the candlestick closes above $64,000.

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Also Read: Solo Miner Scoops Entire $3.125 BTC From Single Block, Here’s How

Miners Face Capitulation Risk

Bitcoin miners are facing significant capitulation risk after the recent Bitcoin halving of block subsidies and relatively low transaction fees. The trading volumes have also plummeted and caused a further increase in risks. On-chain analyst Maartunn said, “This is likely to cause substantial strain, especially for less efficient miners.”

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According to crypto researcher firm Kaiko, the crypto market to see more selling pressure as Bitcoin miners with large holdings of the digital asset face a sharp drop in revenue. “Higher transaction fees offset lower miner rewards for firms in April, but this has since reversed,” it added.

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