Bitcoin Follows Stocks Down, Shake Out Continues
$BTCUSD $CME, $CBOE
Digital currencies lost ground Wednesday as overall market sentiment waned, pushing the price of Bitcoin back under $11,000.
After trading above $11,700 late Tuesday evening, the price of the #1 digital currency by market cap, Bitcoin lost more than $1,500, trading to a session low of $10,244.32 before trading at $10,324.41 on Wednesday afternoon, down 8.1%.
Currently, Bitcoin is trading at: 10,752.687500, -358.423828, or -3.225803% as of 7:31a GMT, the market is open.
After nearly 2X’ing in price since the 6 February low of $5,947.40, traders are taking some profits.
This rebound took a lot of pressure off of the action, but we are seeing overhead resistance in here.
In other cryptocurrency news
Ether slipped to a 1-week low, falling 6.3% to $836.63.
Bitcoin cash was down 7.2% at $1,322
Litecoin was lower by 9.2% at $211.88, and
Ripple’s XRP coin was trading at $1.02, down 5.9%, according to the data
In other developments
The debate about the utility of cryptos got its latest critic when Bank of England Gov. Mark Carney said Bitcoin had “pretty much failed” as a currency.
In Bitcoin futures, the Cboe Global Market’s March contract XBTH8, +2.80% closed down 11.6% at $10,340 and the CME Group Inc. BTCG8, +3.18% February contract settled 11.7% lower at $10,370.