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Historical patterns repeat as Bitcoin declines before halving (Cryptoslate)

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With the halving event looming roughly 18 days away, Bitcoin is showing a predictable downturn. It has dipped below $65,000, marking a 12% decline from its all-time high and nearly 10% lower since the beginning of April.

In a pattern reminiscent of March, when Bitcoin reached its peak, it promptly retreated to around $60,000, experiencing a 17% decrease.

Historical data reveals drawdowns of comparable or larger magnitude preceding prior halving events.

BTCUSD: 2024 Halving: (Source: Trading View)

For instance, before the first halving in November 2012, Bitcoin experienced a 40% decline in August and a 23% drop in October of the same year.

BTCUSD: 2012 Halving: (Source: Trading View)

Leading up to the second halving in July 2016, Bitcoin encountered a 22% decrease in June, followed by an 18% decline in August after the halving.

BTCUSD: 2016 Halving: (Source: Trading View)

The 2020 halving in May was followed by an anomalous 53% crash attributed to the impact of COVID-19. However, Bitcoin had fully recovered from the significant crash within the same month.

Meanwhile, Bitcoin experienced a 14% decline just before the halving.

BTCUSD: 2020 Halving: (Source: Trading View)

Though this volatility may concern some investors, it aligns with the characteristic fluctuations observed during halving periods.

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