The bitcoin price crashed below the $11,000 mark on Thursday, extending the vicious sell-off that began the previous day.
Bitcoin Price Careens Down to $10,800
The bitcoin price crashed through $11,000, just one day after it nearly eclipsed the $14,000 mark. | Source: TradingView
A suddenly-heavy BTC had struggled to defend the $12,000 mark for much of the morning, and around 12:00 pm ET traders capitulated to the stifling downward pressure.
In just 25 minutes, the bitcoin price careened from $11,751 all the way down to $10,800 on Bitstamp, setting a new intraday low and putting the flagship cryptocurrency dangerously close to the psychologically-significant $10,000 level.
BTC Has Crashed More Than $3,000 in Less Than 24 Hours
The 8% slide added to yesterday’s mid-day bloodbath, which served as a painful reminder that parabolic price rallies are often followed by sell-offs that are equally as swift.
On Wednesday, a red-hot BTC soared as high as $13,880, leading bulls to hike their year-end price targets and proclaim that the market would reach a new all-time high sooner rather than later.
Mati Greenspan, a senior market analyst at eToro, had warned euphoric investors to prepare themselves for a 20% bitcoin price crash, the inevitable result of the market’s feverish rally.
Little could he have known how quickly that sell-off would materialize. Just hours later, BTC plunged more than $1,500 in a matter of minutes, and the frenzy proved too much for major crypto exchange Coinbase’s servers to handle the load.