Investors Selloffs Knocked Off $340bn from Crypto Market

Investors Selloffs Knocked Off $340bn from Crypto Market

Investors short positions or assets selloffs by investors has knocked off more than $340 billion from the global cryptocurrency market capitalisation in five trading sessions to $2.5 trillion – still more than entire Africa’s economic balance sheet.

But the price volatility which makes investing in the space highly risky for marginal investors especially worsen as against expectation for a further rally after initial growth consolidation seen in the crypto market.

Crackdowns, moved by large economies around the world to regulate the growing adoption of cryptos as a partial means of exchange has been a downside.

Outlook still remains positive as countries are working around digital assets while corporate interest continues to grow.

Earlier today, the value of Bitcoin slipped below $57,000 after a short rise at the beginning of the week following a significant upgrade to the network.

This week, the value of many other leading cryptocurrencies, including Ethereum (ETH), Solana (SOL), and Cardano (ADA), as well as the meme coins Dogecoin (DOGE) and Shiba Inu (SHIB), has fallen as well, FinBold said in a report.

Price declines have resulted in an exodus of hundreds of billions from the global cryptocurrency market. Indeed, on Monday, the entire market capitalization was $2.87 trillion, today it is $2.53 trillion, representing an outflow of $340 billion.

Whatsmore, the worldwide cryptocurrency market cap is $2.54 trillion, representing a 3.05% fall from the previous day, according to CoinMarketCap statistics. Meanwhile, the overall crypto market volume during the previous 24 hours, on the other hand, has increased by 17.62 % to $147.81 billion.

In terms of 24-hour volume, DeFi is present at $19.62 billion or 13.28%; in comparison, the overall volume of all stable currencies is currently $115.16 billion, accounting for 77.91%.

Bitcoin’s price has maintained its hold of over $57,000, boosted by the release of the long-awaited Taproot upgrade over the weekend, which increases the cryptocurrency’s privacy and security.

Nevertheless, after reaching an all-time high last week, Bitcoin is presently trading at $57,142, declining over $10,000 from its previous peak. During the past couple of days, Bitcoin has slipped out of the $59,000-$61,000 range in which it had been trading, plunging just below that level to hit its lowest point since late October.

There is no clear indication that the decline will stop anytime soon; crypto traders will be paying careful attention over the next several hours to see whether the downward trend is maintained or if the price is once again testing its bottom limit.

Altcoins fall, again. In particular, most of the top ten cryptocurrencies have lost between 6% and 10% of their value in the last couple of days, with the flash collapse on Tuesday occurring just less than a week after some of them reached all-time highs.

Ethereum is also challenging the psychological barrier of $4,000, having lost more than 5% of its value in the recent 24-hour period.

Solana has suffered the most significant losses among the top cryptocurrency, the most staked crypto asset by value, with the price dropping by more than 10% the last week. #Investors Selloffs Knocked Off $340bn from Crypto Market

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