Bitcoin Falls Another 18% To 2020 Low

by Wall Street Rebel - Michael London | 06/13/2022 2:40 PM
Bitcoin Falls Another 18% To 2020 Low

On Monday, the price of Bitcoin fell to its lowest level since 2020, wiping out years of investments in the cryptocurrency industry.


According to CoinMarketCap, a market price tracker, the value of bitcoin has decreased by 18 percent during the past 24 hours, falling to approximately $22,876. This represents its lowest value since December 2020. The value of the second most valued cryptocurrency, Ether, has decreased by more than 20 percent.

The value of the cryptocurrency has decreased by more than 60 percent over the past seven months, and this price crash is the most recent in a string of similar events.

The total value of the cryptocurrency market had a huge decline over the past week, falling below $1 trillion due to a loss of more than $400 billion.

Even other prominent cryptocurrencies, like Ethereum (ETH), Cardano (ADA), Solana (SOL), and Dogecoin (DOGE), suffered losses that were even more severe than bitcoin's, dropping by between 15 and 25 percent in just one day.

It was one of the most widespread declines in value seen in recent times, as not a single cryptocurrency listed in the top 100 rankings on CoinMarketCap witnessed any increases during the course of the previous day.

The fall in the market took place simultaneously as tech stocks saw a similar surrender in the previous days, leading analysts to speculate that the two are reacting in tandem to the same external market pressures.

The failure of a big cryptocurrency about a month ago led to a catastrophe in the cryptocurrency market, ultimately leading to a loss of value of approximately $300 billion throughout the industry as a whole. The bear market for cryptocurrencies is only getting worse as it continues. This is a visual representation of the dangers that are inherent in the practice of investing in untested financial instruments such as cryptocurrencies. A report that showed an increase in inflation in the United States shook the financial markets late in the previous week, which caused cryptocurrency values to begin falling again. Investors were concerned that it might push the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates higher and more quickly than expected, which is a move that might hurt the economy of the United States.

An announcement made over the weekend by Celsius, an experimental crypto bank, stated that it would be halting withdrawals "due to extraordinary market conditions," which hastened the price drop that had already been occurring. This year, at one point, Celsius owned about $20 billion in assets, and it attracted depositors by promising returns of up to 18 percent on their cryptocurrency holdings if they entrusted those holdings to the Celsius project.

As the price of cryptocurrencies continues to fall, further scrutiny is being directed toward a number of start-up companies operating in the murky area of decentralized finance. Celsius is one of these companies.

The failure of TerraUSD, a so-called stablecoin with a fixed price that was pegged to the value of the US dollar, intensified the market crisis that occurred in May. The dollar value of the coin was maintained through intricate financial engineering that connected it to a similar cryptocurrency known as Luna. The "death spiral" that resulted from the precipitous drop in the price of Luna in May was responsible for the widespread market instability that it caused.

Alt (Celsius Exchange Tweet)


A similar situation occurred on Sunday when Celsius said it would temporarily block withdrawals. Anxious investors expressed their concern on a Reddit board dedicated to Celsius clients, asking when, if ever, they would be able to retrieve their investment. The news quickly spread throughout the cryptocurrency markets, resulting in a precipitous drop in the prices of Bitcoin and Ether.



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