By Eliman Dambell
Bitcoin was significantly lower on Friday, as the token fell by over $1,500 in a 24-hour period. The world’s largest cryptocurrency has been declining all week, however today’s drop engulfed previous losses. Ethereum was also in the red, as the token fell below $1,700 for the first time in almost ten days.
Bitcoin (BTC) fell lower for a seventh consecutive session on Friday, as the token broke out of a key price floor earlier in the day..
On Friday, BTC/USD fell to an intraday low of $21,718.54, which saw the token drop below its recent support point at $22,600.
This move saw the world’s largest cryptocurrency hit its lowest point since July 27, and near a new floor of $21,150 in the process.
As can be seen from the chart, the drop coincided with the 14-day relative strength index (RSI) moving below its own floor at 46.
Currently, the index is tracking at 37.87, which is not only in oversold territory, but the weakest point the RSI has touched in over a month.
Despite already being oversold, it appears that bears are attempting to recapture a floor of 34.95, which will see BTC possibly drop below $21,000.
In addition to BTC, ethereum (ETH) also fell considerably lower in today’s session, as prices dropped below $1,700.
ETH/USD dropped to a bottom of $1,695.15 earlier in today’s session, as a red wave swept through cryptocurrency markets.
This is the lowest level ETH has traded at since August 10, when prices went on to hit a floor of $1,705.
Today’s move has seen the token move marginally below this support level, whilst the RSI also dropped below a key floor.
As of writing, relative strength on ethereum is tracking at 47, which like bitcoin, is the weakest point since mid-July.
Should this downtrend continue, it is likely that ETH bears will look to take prices to a lower price floor of $1,600.
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Source: Bitcoin News.