Having registered losses for four straight days, CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price index (BPI) fell to a one-month low of $8,371 in Asian hours. The decline was in line with the bearish continuation pattern seen on the bitcoin (BTC) charts during the U.S. session. The sell-off has pushed the market capitalization of BTC below $150 billion for the first time since Feb. 14.
As of writing, the BPI is seen at $8,590. Despite the slight recovery from the session’s low, the cryptocurrency is down 14.5 percent on a 24-hour basis, according to data source CoinMarketCap.
Furthermore, most other crypto-market leaders are reporting double-digit losses. For instance, ether has depreciated by 10.11 percent in the last 24 hours, while bitcoin cash, NEO, stellar, and cardano are down 10 percent each.
The 28 percent drop in BTC seen this week indicates the corrective rally from the Feb. 6 lows below $6,000 has ended, and the bearish drop from December’s record high of around $20,000 has resumed. So, there is potential for prices to revisit $6,000 going forward.
However, chart analysis suggests that BTC could consolidate around $8,000, or witness a minor rally to $10,000 over the next 24-48 hours, before heading down again…