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There was plenty to cheer for above $50,000 last Thursday, followed by consolidation above $51,000 on Christmas eve.investors over the holidays as the benchmark cryptocurrency soared
Barring a brief dip below $50,000 on Sunday, Bitcoin went on to hit a three-week high of $52,050 on Monday evening.
The bullish action was cut short, however, as an attempt to settle above the resistance level failed.
In the following hours, the price of Bitcoin fell by 4% to an intraday low of $48,700. Despite a recovery to $49,101 by press time, the industry’s leading crypto is still down 3.6% over the last day, according to CoinGecko.
, the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, followed a similar pattern after it failed to clear the $4,120 resistance level. It also dropped 4%, falling to $3,878.
ETH is changing hands at $3,905 at press time, a decline of 3.9% over the past 24 hours.
Crypto markets follow Bitcoin
The vast majority of other cryptocurrencies are in a downtrend as well, with Terra’s LUNA suffering the biggest losses.
LUNA has been on a tear over the past few weeks, hitting a new all-time high above $103 on Monday. As markets tumbled, the token is currently trading around $89.2, down 9.9% over the day, per CoinGecko.
The combined market cap of all digital assets is currently $2.43 trillion, down 2.5% from $2.57 trillion on Monday.