Bitcoin’s volatility continues to fall as the price holds in the $19,000 range. After gapping down from just above 80 in July to around 25 in August the Bitcoin Historical Volatility Index (BITMEX), volatility continues to decline breaking below 20 last week. Today the volatility index hit its lowest point in over a year at 18.83.

In trading last night overseas, Bitcoin broke out above its descending triangle for the first time since June. BTC traded over its resistance trendline at around 11 PM ET, the same hour hitting the high for the week at $19,954. BTC held above the upper resistance trend line for almost 6 hours before moving back into the descending triangle.

In our last article, we discussed the flat bottom descending top in BTC, which defined resistance since the beginning of June. We noted that this upper resistance line was tested five times giving us an indication that this resistance has tracked the highs over the last five months.

After a two-day rally that ended two weeks of stable prices Bitcoin failed to move above its descending resistance trendline. This descending top goes back to the hard fall BTC took on May 9th, 2022, giving up $4,000 on that day. Since that time, we have had five failed attempts at cracking this resistance line including yesterday’s try.

Last week the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency made history by becoming the first major cryptocurrency to effectively replace its consensus mechanism and while this is truly a landmark accomplishment for Ethereum developers, the hype surrounding the switch to proof-of-stake quickly dissipated.