After hitting a high of $58,300 over the weekend, things have turned for the worse as Bitcoin (BTC) has plunged by more than 20% this week. This pullback is the worst weekly slip for the leading cryptocurrency since March 2020.
Risk assets experiencing a global selloff
A strengthening dollar is not good news for Bitcoin because the two have an inverse relation, as shown by analysts. For instance, as BTC surged by more than 295% in late 2020, the US Dollar Index (DXY) slipped to a 32-month low.
These sentiments are echoed by Vijay Ayyar, the head of Luno’s Asia Pacific region. He noted:
“The dollar is strengthening, which is a good indication to expect a slide in Bitcoin and crypto.”
Ayyar also pointed out that risk assets were taking a hit as they were experiencing a global sell-off. It is the reason why stocks and cryptocurrencies were sliding. He said:
“The rough patch for Bitcoin comes amid wider chaos in global markets, as a surge in bond yields heralds growing expectations that growth and inflation are moving higher and forcing traders to reevaluate their positions across multiple asset classes.”
The fight past $50,000 continues
Crypto trader Carl Martin recently disclosed that $50,000 might be the new resistance level, which the leading cryptocurrency has to fight, and this may take some time. The leading cryptocurrency is trading at $46,330 at the time of writing, according to