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Why Have Crypto Markets Dumped $60B in Less Than an Hour?

Within the last hour, the market value has decreased by more than $60 billion. As a consequence, according to CoinGecko, the amount has decreased to $1.06 trillion as of this writing.

The large Friday dump’s origin is now unknown. Yet, this week saw a lot of bad news involving the cryptocurrency bank Silvergate. In its coverage of the crypto markets today, Bloomberg also made passing mention of the Silvergate controversy. On March 2, the American cryptocurrency bank questioned if it could continue operating. Also, when important partners terminated links with Silvergate, its shares fell to a record low.

The cryptocurrency markets have now retreated to their mid-February lows, which provided support for the present price. They continue to trade inside the range-bound channel, nevertheless, which has been consolidating over $1 trillion for the last six weeks.

Within the last hour, Bitcoin has dropped by 5.2% and lost close to $1,200. As of the time of publication, it had stabilized at $22,250, and $21,500 serves as additional support.

Cryptocurrency skeptic “Mr. Whale” accused a whale of selling and starting the downturn.

While Bitcoin values have returned to those of mid-February, a 5% change is nothing out of the ordinary for the commodity. Similar percentages have been lost by Ethereum, which has seen a drop to $1,567 during the Friday morning Asian trading session. The network’s most recent development was the Shanghai upgrade’s postponement until mid-April.

The support levels are back around the mid-February lows on the ETH chart, which has followed BTC’s lead. Now, the whole cryptocurrency market is a sea of red, with altcoins suffering more losses than normal. For Cardano (ADA), Dogecoin (DOGE), Solana (SOL), Polkadot (DOT), and Shiba Inu, larger losses of more than 6% have been seen (SHIB).

Others were suffering losses of more than 8%, including Litecoin (LTC), Avalanche (AVAX), Uniswap (UNI), and Chainlink (LINK).

 

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