Like much of the cryptocurrency market, Bitcoin (BTC) has been caught in a bearish streak for the past several days, but this doesn’t seem to have affected the token’s transaction volume, which has recently recorded a multi-month high.
Indeed, the transaction volume of the flagship digital asset (according to its seven-day moving average) has just reached a seven-month high of 293,520.059 BTC, according to the data by on-chain metrics platform Glassnode, tweeted by its alert account glassnode alerts on May 9.
Taking into account its current price, this means that $9.7 billion worth of Bitcoin has been traded between market participants in the observed time frame.
According to the tweet, Bitcoin’s recent 7-month record beats the previous one it reached only one day before – on May 8, 2022, when it reached 293,348.968 BTC.
High BTC transaction volume despite market slump
The recent development comes as Bitcoin is facing a dramatic drop in price, which has hit a 10-month low on May 8 and continued to plummet in the wake of a significant stock sell-off that has also shaken the crypto market amid the persistent correlation between the two classes.
Despite showing signs of breaking out on May 4, when it surged 6% following the Federal Reserve’s move to raise interest rates by half a point, Bitcoin has since slumped dramatically, together with most digital assets – recording the market’s lowest results in over two months.
As of May 9, Bitcoin was down by more than 5.05% within 24 hours and 14.78% compared to one week before, currently trading at $32,996. The token’s market capitalization at press time stood at $633.66 billion.
With the recent drop, Bitcoin has lost the critical support level at $37,500, indicating the possibility of a further decline and setting the $30,000 mark as the next possible point.
It is worth noting that the highest point for the price of Bitcoin since the year’s turn remains $48,000, which it reached in early January.
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