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Crypto Assets Mark Cap Sinks by $800bn within a Month

Annie Li   May 11, 2022 07:25 2 Min Read


   

The market cap of crypto assets lost $800 billion within a month, Bitcoin continues to suffer from the bearish sentiment, battling at the key technical levels - $30,000.

The cryptocurrency market cap hit a low of $1.4 trillion on Tuesday, well below its all-time peak of $2.9 trillion last November.

The price/earnings growth (PEG) of TerraUSD (UST), the world's fourth-largest stablecoin, has lost its peg to the U.S. dollar on Tuesday, falling below $1 and its value by a third as the broader cryptocurrency market continues to pound one.

Bitcoin briefly dips below $30,000 on Wednesday during the Asian trading section, once rebounding to near $31,703. BTC has down more than 56% from its all-time high of about $69,000 in November. Ethereum, the second-largest cryptocurrency by market value, fell to around $2,386 per piece, a 24-hour drop of nearly 2.64%.

“Bitcoin remains highly correlated to the broader economic conditions, which suggest the road ahead may, unfortunately, be a rocky one, at least for the time being,” blockchain data provider Glassnode said in a note.

While cryptocurrencies have been hit hard by the Federal Reserve’s rate hikes, investors don’t seem to be getting discouraged. Digital asset management firm Coinshares said in a report released Monday that a total of $45 million flowed into related cryptocurrency funds and products last week..

"Institutional investors are paying close attention to bitcoin, and a lot of people who bought last year are now losing money on their investments," said Edward Moya, a market analyst at currency trading platform OANDA, adding that "Bitcoin broke through key technical levels as Wall Street's relentless selling pressure continues."


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