January 10, 2021 2:31 am

Dash price explodes 100% – BCH breaks out as BTC cools off bellow 40k

Bitcoin (BTC) price has once again dropped below the $40,000 level on Jan. 10 after crisscrossing it for the past three days as the spotlight shifted to altcoins, namely Dash (DASH) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH). The BTC price drop comes after another failure to break through resistance at $41,500 in weekend trading.

BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart vs. DASH/USD (orange), BCH/USD (blue). Source: Tradingview

One reason for the drop is likely an uptick in selling by miners. As reported yesterday, the Miner’s Position Index (MPI) that calculates the ratio of BTC leaving all miner wallets to its 1-year moving average has reached levels where miners are selling.

Miner Position Index looks enough to make a local top,” commented CryptoQuant CEO, Ki Young Ju, right before the price dropped.

“They’re selling $BTC. I’m going to punt a small short to scalp $BTC in this short-term bearish market.”

Miner position index image
BTC/USD vs. MPI. Source: Twitter/@ki_young_ju

Other reasons are largely technical as BTC gives altcoins some time to catch up and due to sentiment. The Crypto Fear and Greed index, for example, has remained at dangerously high levels suggesting that a pullback is likely. In fact ………………………


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Original link: https://cointelegraph.com/news/dash-price-explodes-100-bch-breaks-out-as-bitcoin-cools-off-below-40k

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