Bitcoin Price Drops Suddenly After Filling Futures Gap with $10,000

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) rose rapidly to $10,000 on May 14, a new and spectacular bullish wave that completely cancelled out the weekend’s losses.

Cryptocurrency market daily overview

Daily summary of the crypto-currency market. Source: Coin360

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Data from Cointelegraph Markets and CoinMarketCap showed that BTC/USD rose to five figures this Thursday, up 13% in the last 24 hours.

Resistance levels on the way to $9,000 fell quickly as BTC gained momentum to return to last week’s position.

After hitting just below $10,000, a retracement took the markets to $9,700 levels in a matter of minutes.

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For Cointelegraph Markets analyst Michaël van de Poppe, Thursday’s figure was the result of Bitcoin filling a record gap in CME’s Bitcoin futures markets.

CME Bitcoin futures 1-week chart showing gap

Weekly chart of GCE’s BTC futures showing the gap. Source: TradingView

A common event for BTC/USD: the price maneuvering to close the gaps between the weekly trading sessions was probably to blame for today’s volatility.

“Based on the CME chart the gap was filled in 4 hours. This caused a significant drop of $400, but also a good trading range. Lows; $8,250-8,400 / $8,600 highs; $9,800-10,100,” he summarized on Twitter.