Forget $3,000, Bulls May Retreat If Bitcoin Breaks $2,877: Chart

Bitcoin’s more-than 20 percent slump this week on China’s reported plans to shut down cryptocurrency exchange trading has investors speculating when it will drop below the key psychological level of $3,000. But the level to watch may be just beyond that threshold: $2,877. Not only is that bitcoin’s intraday high on Aug. 4 -- about the time the digital currency’s most recent leg up began -- it’s also bitcoin’s current 100-day moving average. For Chris Weston, IG Ltd.’s chief market strategist in Melbourne, $2,877 is a “key line in the sand” and “the bulls will want to see this hold,” he said.

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