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Crypto market turns red casting doubt on imminent recovery; Market wrap

Crypto market turns red casting doubt on imminent recovery; Market wrap
Justinas
Baltrusaitis
3 weeks ago
3 mins read

After starting the week with a short-term positive price movement, the cryptocurrency market has wiped out most gains recording a significant capital outflow led by Bitcoin, which has slipped below the $30,000 level.

In the last 24 hours, the general crypto market capitalization has lost $80 billion in capital outflows or a drop of 6%. 

On June 6, the value stood at $1.29 trillion, while on June 7, the figure was at $1.21 trillion, according to CoinMarketCap data. Interestingly, the trading volume has also spiked by 29% in the last 24 hours, from $61.9 billion to $80.9 billion. 

Global crypto market cap. Source: CoinMarketCap.com

With all the significant capital wiped out in just a day, Finbold had earlier reported that the crypto market between June 5 and June 6 recorded a capital inflow of about $70 billion. 

Bitcoin slumps below $30,000

Although Bitcoin had led the resurgence with most assets trading in the green zone, the flagship cryptocurrency has also now inspired the latest correction. In the last 24 hours, Bitcoin slumped below the crucial $30,000, trading at $29,600, a drop of almost 6%. 

Bitcoin 1-day price chart. Source: CoinMarketCap

Notably, market analysts had opined that for Bitcoin to embark on a positive trajectory, it was crucial to sustain its gains above $30,000. 

Amid the Bitcoin volatility, on-chain analysis indicates that about 50,000 BTC worth almost $1.5 billion was withdrawn from known cryptocurrency exchanges over the past week, as per data provided by Sentiment. 

Bitcoin supply on exchanges chart. Source: Santiment

Although the withdrawal can be viewed as a bearish trend, it can also be assumed that the investor outflows are destined for more secure crypto wallets as part of HODLing the asset. 

This is a positive market sentiment as investors might be looking forward to a price surge. Notably, according to senior commodity strategist at Bloomberg Intelligence, Mike McGlone, cryptocurrencies will likely outperform other asset classes after the ongoing bear market

Crypto regulation debate accelerates 

Furthermore, the crypto market losses have emerged when the regulations debate is accelerating, with authorities hinting at the rollout of new laws to govern the sector. 

United States Senator from Wyoming Cynthia Lummis has officially presented the crypto regulation bill before Congress. The bill’s contents are expected to highlight the pathway of integrating cryptocurrencies into the financial systems. 

Additionally, the Federal Reserve Governor Christopher Waller had called for immediate action to handle future crypto losses. According to Waller, if the losses are widespread, the situation might be morally intolerable. 

As proponents continue to push for crypto payments, the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) issued a proclamation stating that all financial transactions should be in the country’s currency, the Birr. However, the bank acknowledged that digital currencies in payment is growing, the move is against the law. 

ADA corrects after massive gains

Elsewhere, Cardano (ADA) was the biggest gainer among the top 100 cryptocurrencies at the start of the week. However, the token is trading in the red zone, plunging by almost 7% in the last 24 hours. 

ADA price drop among top 10 cryptocurrencies. Source: CoinMarketCap

The token is now trading at $0.5. 

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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Justinas Baltrusaitis
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Justin crafts insightful data-driven stories on finance, banking, and digital assets. His reports were cited by many influential outlets globally like Forbes, Financial Times, CNBC, Bloomberg, Business Insider, Nasdaq.com, Investing.com, Reuters, among others.

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