The price of Bitcoin has dipped below $10,000 for the third time in four days, after the cryptocurrency already broke the psychological figure twice within the last week. At the time of writing, Bitcoin’s current price is $9,940.
On September 5, 2020, Bitcoin fell to $9,958, before breaking the $10,000 barrier only to fall back down again two days later to $9,946. But despite the dip, Bitcoin is still at one of the highest points in its lifespan, having spent one of its longest periods of consecutive days above the $10,000 mark.
“Despite the price falls last week, we should remember that Bitcoin is in the 7th week of only its third ever extended period above $10k,” Philip Gradwell, chief economist at Chainalysis, told Decrypt.
Apart from the drop below the five-figure mark, the price is relatively stable, with only a 0.6% change to the cryptocurrency value over the last 24 hours. Other coins like Chainlink have been hit worse; it's down 3.5% today.
The $10,000 barrier has long been psychologically important for Bitcoin. Tyler Winklevoss, founder and CEO of Gemini, said that he was focused on the $10,000 barrier during Bitcoin’s first price drop of the week.
“Remember when a Bitcoin dip was well below 10k? Now Bitcoin dips are comfortably above 10k. New baseline. Bitcoin is consolidating before its next breakout,” Winklevoss said.
— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) September 7, 2020
He wasn’t the only one to tweet about Bitcoin recently. His new friend and Barstool Sports President, Dave Portnoy, also tweeted the word Bitcoin yesterday—along with a screaming cat emoji. Perhaps he’s glad he got out when he did.