# Why Did The Bitcoin Rally Stop At The Golden Ratio?

Bitcoin is one of the most interesting and powerful pieces of mathematical code out there, launched as an open source project by the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto.

In yet another one of the many ways math and mystery come together in relation to the cryptocurrency, its origins, and the underlying technology, the current peak in recent price action also just so happens to taken place perfectly at the golden ratio. But why?

## Math, Mystery, And So Much More: Crunching The Cryptocurrency Numbers

Math is one of those love it or hate it subjects in school, but no one can discount just how powerful it is when used effectively. It is by definition “the study of quantity, structure, space, and change.”

When it comes to Bitcoin, math is everywhere around it. The hard-capped “quantity” of BTC will always remain at 21 million, while the “structure” of its code maintains that maximum cap.

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“Space” in this case, isn’t in reference to moonshots, but in the geometric shapes and patterns that appear on Bitcoin price charts, which “change” with each buy or sell order.

Math is integral to quantifying data in fundamental analysis, and measurements go into plotting the lines and averages of technical indicators.

However, there’s no easy way to explain why the cryptocurrency’s recent bull rally, has topped out at a key mathematical area.

Why did Bitcoin stop at the golden ratio? | Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com

## Bitcoin Bull Rally Takes Pause At Golden Ratio, But Why?

Strangely, the current high in Bitcoin price is \$61,800. At first glance, nothing appears to out of the ordinary about the number. But there very well could be some serious significance that could explain why momentum is beginning to turn around.

The number, now more than three times its 2017 record, just so happens to be 61.8% to the price point most investors are HODLing for, which is \$100,000 per coin.

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