Crypto Weekly Market Update: The Sudden Bitcoin Drop Below $8,000

The upward trend of the market has stopped and the green we were used to seeing in recent weeks has turned red. However, despite the correction, the trading volume continues to rise. The market trend is mixed and some of the cryptocurrencies reached the resistance points on the graphs.

Binance Coin (BNB) continues to be affected by IEOs and it seems that it is already cut off from the influence of Bitcoin as we usually know it. The market is currently in a fragile situation and it’s challenging to know whether this is a good opportunity to enter or if we are on the verge of another bear market.

GBTC  buys about 21 percent of the Bitcoin issued (mined) every month, which indicates the increasing demand from Wall Street.

A 25-thousand-bitcoin move made between Coinbase’s wallets shook the market and appears to be the cause of the recent declines.

Despite the fact that BSV got delisted from several exchanges, including Binance, it seems that the pump continues and BSV’s price continues to increase. This may be because of the ability to influence prices on smaller exchanges. On Bittrex, for instance, we’ve seen cryptocurrencies rising massively in terms of price. This causes traders to move on to them and it can be said that this is a positive trend, especially at a time when most of the trading is conducted and affected by one exchange – Binance.

Bitcoin’s network fees have risen significantly, which makes it questionable whether it’s close to solving its scalability issues. After the rally in 2017 and after a year and a half of bear market, there was an expectation for solutions before the next wave, and now it seems that the most recognizable answer – the Lightning Network, is still in its infancy.

Market Data

Market Cap: $254.9 B
24h Vol: 81.9 B
BTC Dominance: 55.6%
BTC: $7,995 8.1%
ETH: $249.9 7.6%
XRP: $0.41 4.4%
BTC Shorts (BFX): 21.4 K BTC
BTC Longs (BFX): 20.4 K BTC
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Charts

This week we have a chart analysis of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin SV, and Ethereum Classic – click here for the full price analysis.

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