Crypto market drops under $2 trillion as BTC fails to sustain support above $42,000

6 months ago
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After reclaiming the $2 trillion level in late March, the cryptocurrency market capitalization is back below this threshold, influenced by the bearish streak of almost all of its major assets, particularly Bitcoin (BTC).

Specifically, the flagship digital asset which often leads the market has been trading in the red for most of the previous seven days, dropping its price from $45,860 to $41,538 at press time (Monday, April 11, 10:50 GMT), a reduction of 9.42% over the week.

Bitcoin seven-day price change. Source: CoinMarketCap

The digital asset’s current price also measures a 2.23% drop over the previous 24 hours, according to data retrieved from CoinMarketCap.

On Bitcoin’s price movement, leading crypto trader Rekt Capital also noted on April 11 that BTC had failed to successfully retest the two key bull market exponential moving averages (EMAs).

Bitcoin failing to successfully retest bullish EMA. Source: Rekt Capital

On April 8, Rekt had first highlighted that BTC was in the process of retesting two pivotal Bull Market EMAs as support. 

It is also worth noting that, prominent crypto trading analyst Michaël van de Poppe said around the same time that Bitcoin would gear towards the price of $56,000 should it successfully test the key resistance level at roughly $46,881.

The effect of Bitcoin price on the market capitalization

Pushed by the decreasing price, Bitcoin’s market capitalization has suffered dramatic losses as well, decreasing from $87 billion where it stood seven days ago, to the current $79 billion, according to the CoinMarketCap data.

As most other major digital assets recently lost their value as well, the capitalization of the entire crypto market has dropped back below the $2 trillion mark, and at press time stood at $1.9 trillion. 

Seven-day total cryptocurrency market capitalization. Source: CoinMarketCap

The current crypto market capitalization is an 11.22% decrease from its values seven days before when it stood at $2.14 trillion.

Disclaimer: The content on this site should not be considered investment advice. Investing is speculative. When investing, your capital is at risk. 

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Ana Nicenko

Ana Nicenko has a plethora of knowledge and experience as a journalist covering the cryptocurrency and blockchain industries, having written for a variety of projects and organizations. Additionally, Ana has a master's degree in English Language and Literature. At Finbold, she reports news on the digital assets sector.