Bitcoin has fallen through its recent support at $53,000 as volatility picks up before a record options expiry event.
Bitcoin’s (BTC) price has been in retreat, down 20% since the recent all-time high at $62,000 in mid-March. As crypto markets are frequently volatile, this may very well be another normal pullback within the current bull cycle.
Corrections are needed to generate strength for further upward momentum as markets can’t go up in a straight line. Additionally, a record $6 billion expiration of options is expected on March 26, which often brings some volatility.
It is also quite common for the market’s momentum to shift momentum once the options expiration date comes and goes.