In the last 24 hours, the bitcoin dominance index achieved 55 percent, its highest point since December of last year. As tokens lost out largely against Bitcoin, the dominance index of the cryptocurrency increased significantly over the past few days, from 51 percent to 55 percent.
The steepest daily drop in valuation in recent years, the crypto market has struggled to rebound in a convincing manner, pushing the dominance index of Bitcoin further up this is subsequently recorded.
While the crypto market has avoided a drop below the $200 billion marks to its yearly low at $192 billion, Bitcoin and the rest of the market are still in a steep downward trend, with little to no support in mid-$6,000.
Goldman Sachs chief financial officer said he wasn’t the trigger as it was reported that Goldman Sachs is delaying the launch of its Bitcoin trading operation, characterizing the reports as fake news.
Chavez said at a TechCrunch conference that “I think one of the wonderful things about us is that we get written about a lot. I never thought I would hear myself use this term but I really have to describe that news as Fake news.”
The unconvincing movement of the cryptocurrency market despite the decision of Goldman Sachs to refute all reports related to its crypto venture has shown that the market initiated a large sell-off due to large sell pressure that was built on top of Bitcoin since late August.
If Bitcoin fails to break out of the $7,000 resistance level in the next 24 to 48 hours to completely reverse its fall from the $7,400 mark, then it is highly likely that Bitcoin will test the $6,000 resistance level once again in the upcoming days, as it has done in April, June, and August.
The expected drop of Bitcoin to the low $6,000 level is not necessarily negative, as it would allow the dominant cryptocurrency to bottom out at its low price range and prepare for a mid-term rally in the months to come. In the meantime, due to low volumes and increasing activity of Tether (USDT), tokens and small market cap cryptocurrencies will likely continue to bleed out against Bitcoin and the US dollar.