Correction? $15 Billion Evaporate from Crypto Markets as Bitcoin Loses $700 in Hours

There’s never a boring day in the cryptocurrency field. Yesterday, the entire community was ecstatic as Bitcoin’s price made a run for the 2019 highs. Unfortunately, it came inches away from it and started to retrace.

Today, the total cryptocurrency market capitalization is down about $15 billion since its most recent peak hours ago.

Bitcoin Price Down $700 in Hours

Crypto bulls would have to wait another day as the most recent surge has been halted. Bitcoin’s price lost about $700, crashing from a high of $13,859 to an intraday low of $13,142 on Binance.

As CryptoPotato reported earlier today, BTC’s price came very close to breaking the peak of 2019 but failed to do so.

In any case, the price has currently settled above $13,250, and it’s interesting to see where do we go from here. Should the bulls continue to dictate the pace, $13,400 is the immediate mark to look for. On the other side, $13,150 and $13,000 are the closest support areas to defend.

btcusd_chartBTC/USDT. Source: TradingView

Altcoins Suffer Just as Much

As it’s almost always the case, the negative move in Bitcoin’s price dragged the entire market down as well.

Altcoins are also deep in red, and most of them are charting substantial decreases.

heatmapCryptocurrency Market Heatmap. Source: Quantify Crypto

As can be seen on the above heatmap, Ethereum is down to below $390, while other majors such as Ripple, Binance Coin, Link, and so forth are also bleeding out.

However, Bitcoin’s dominance took a hit, and it lost about 0.4% in the past few hours, meaning that altcoins managed to reclaim some grounds.

Elsewhere, the pain is felt on legacy markets as well. At the time of this writing, S&P 500 futures are trading at a 2% loss, while NASDAQ futures are down about 1.65. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) is down a whopping 2.2%.

Publication date: 
10/28/2020 - 15:32
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