On Wednesday (May 19), shortly after falling as low as $38,520 on Bitstamp, the Bitcoin ($BTC) price managed to bounce back above the psychologically important $40,000 level.

According to data by TradingView, on crypto exchange Bitstamp, the Bitcoin price, which had started the day (i.e. 00:00 UTC on May 19) at $43,037, fell to the intraday low of $38,520 by 7:15 UTC, reaching levels last seen on February 7, the day before Tesla disclosed that it has invested $1.5 billion in Bitcoin.

That’s when Bitcoin started rallying and by 7:41 UTC, the Bitcoin price managed to get back above the $40K level.

One-Day BTC-USD Chart (Bitstamp) by TradingView

According to data by TradingView, currently (as of 09:47 UTC on May 19), Bitcoin is trading around $40,161, down 10.73% in the past 24-hour period.

Popular New Zealand based crypto analyst Lark Davis had this to say about Bitcoin’s recent price action:

crypto analytics firm IntoTheBlock explained using on-chain data where the selling was coming from:

And Binance Co-Founder and CEO Changpeng Zhao (aka “CZ”) recommended to his followers on Twitter to avoid over-trading and try HODLing instead to avoid losses:


According to data by Bybt, as of 10:00 UTC on May 19, in the past 24-hour period, nearly $919 million in BTC positions were liquidated across crypto derivatives exchanges.


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