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Liquidation of $300 million as Bitcoin wrestles with the market

After a celebratory atmosphere on Satoshi Street in the week gone by, Bitcoin (BTC) and substitute cryptocurrencies are now up against an adverse situation. The wider cryptocurrency space is going through a correction amounting to over 3%. 

Bitcoin (BTC) saw a fall of 7.5%, with the price dropping to $40,521. Soon after, it managed to reduce its fall and stood at 4%, with the trading value being $42,095. Currently, Bitcoin is going through a fall of 3.37%, with a price value of $42,357 and a market capitalization of $828 billion.

According to the data received from CoinGlass, there has been a liquidation of almost $300 million in the last four hours. This is throughout the wider crypto arena. In the case of small-cap altcoins, the decline has been even higher. 

Bitcoin has seen substantial movement in 2023, boosted by expectations of regulatory consent regarding the initial US spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs). This may help in positively influencing cryptocurrency investors.

In the words of the Co-Founder of Digital Asset Capital Management, Richard Galvin, there seem to be rumors making the rounds that interest rates may be lowered by the Federal Reserve in 2024. In turn, virtual currencies saw an upward trend. 

Investors are getting ready to go up against influencing situations, such as US inflation data and the Federal Reserve’s conclusion of its policy-related meeting in 2023. This may provide further rate cuts. 

In the opinion of a market analyst at IG Australia Pty, Tony Sycamore, profit-taking is the right way of addressing the situation, and he expects matters to settle down to a $40,000 to $37,500 level, attracting buyers wanting to take advantage of the fall. 

Altcoins experienced an advantageous week, but the situation has presently become stagnant. Smaller cryptocurrencies like Polkadot, Ether, XRP, and Avalanche have seen a drop. The prime 100 digital assets went through a fall of nearly 4%. 

In the case of Ether (ETH), there was a lowering of more than 4%, and at the same time, multiple tokens such as FLOW, along with APETHETA, CRO, XTZ,  TON, NEO, KAVA, and PYTH, saw a downfall of over 10%.

Erica Lee

Erica is a finance professional who has over a decade of experience in the finance sector as a management consultant. After years of reporting on forex, stock markets, and finance, she now contributes her strong financial skills with the CoinNewsSpan team. Since 2014, she has been deeply involved in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space. She believes that blockchain technology has tremendous potential to make our lives better.

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