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Bitcoin Dips Below $26K Amidst Bearish Sentiment Sweeping Crypto Market

Bitcoin's value dropped below the $26,000 mark during the early hours of Monday, signaling a pessimistic sentiment prevailing among cryptocurrency traders and a dearth of fresh catalysts to ignite market momentum. According to price charts, there are indications of potential further declines, even as notable investors increase their bitcoin holdings.

On platforms like Binance, Bitcoin (BTC) plummeted to $25,886 before showing a slight recovery, based on data from CoinGecko. Notable cryptocurrencies like XRP, cardano's ADA, and solana's SOL also witnessed declines of up to 2.2%, continuing a downward trend that had begun the previous week.

Although Ether (ETH) experienced a decline of 1.1%, there was a noteworthy move in the market as the trading aggregator protocol 1Inch utilized over $10 million worth of stablecoins from its treasury to acquire 6,088 ETH late on Sunday. This injection of funds provided a degree of buying pressure to an otherwise subdued market.

Interestingly, the decline in major cryptocurrencies occurred in contrast to the buoyant performance of traditional markets on Monday. Indices like the Shanghai Composition and Nikkei 225 closed with gains exceeding 1%, while Singapore's index increased by 0.73%, and European indices began the day with a 0.36% higher opening.

In contrast, FxPro trader Alex Kuptsikevich conveyed the anticipation of further declines, drawing from his analysis of price-chart data. He pointed out, "The technical outlook for Bitcoin remains bearish on weekly timeframes, as the price is below its 200-week average and outside of its ascending channel." Kuptsikevich added, "The most likely short-term projection is a decline to the $23.9-24.6K range."

An ascending channel on a price chart is characterized by higher highs and higher lows, and a breach below this pattern suggests a bearish stance among traders.

Consequently, traders have maintained a bearish stance since the beginning of August. Futures traders are positioning themselves for a market downturn, while options trading activity indicates a prevailing expectation of further downside movement.