The Rest Of The Crypto Sector Follows The BTC and ETH Decline And Records Massive Losses
The crypto sector may be entering a price turnover, as Bitcoin, the dominant cryptocurrency closed January 21s trading with a 13% price loss. The leading cryptocurrency experienced the same sort of behavior in the COVID-19-related market crash in mid-March 2020.
Source: TradingView; CoinDesk
However, many analysts like Techemy Capital trader Josh Olszewicz believe Bitcoins price fluctuation is "probably just a dip" and a long correction is an almost impossible scenario. Olszewiczs opinion is backed by Bloomberg analyst Mike McGlone, who added that Bitcoin is "probing for support and resistance within a mostly $30,000 to $40,000 range for a while until embarking on the next leg of the stair-step rally."
On the other hand, crypto experts like Guggenheim's CIO Scott Minerd consider Bitcoin to be hitting a temporary top, which may lead the worlds biggest cryptocurrency to date to retrace back to around its past all-time high of $20,000.
Bitcoins price drop may be also due to increased selling pressure since the price per BTC hit $42,000 in mid-January. Selling pressure is most evident on U.S.-based crypto exchange Coinbase.
Meanwhile, Bitcoins price fluctuation affected other key market players like Ethereum, for example. The second-largest cryptocurrency made a 20% price decline in just 24 hours, while the crypto sectors market capitalization shrunk to $850 billion.
After reaching a YTD top of $1,432, Ethereum lost ground and tumbled to the $1,050 - $1,100 region. The price slash, however, was market-wide, with many projects suffering from double-digit losses.
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