Bitcoin Price Drops 18%, Fed Discusses ‘Soft’ Inflation, Analyst Says BTC Sell-Off Attracts More Investors – Market Updates Bitcoin News


The digital asset markets are experiencing some turmoil on Tuesday as total crypto market cap has lost 11% in value in the past 24 hours. Bitcoin fell to a low of $ 44,846 during morning trading sessions (EST) and lost more than 18% on the last day.

Bitcoin price drops over 18% and is quickly regaining some of the losses

Cryptocurrency proponents are watching the markets closely after Bitcoin (BTC) price began to decline early Sunday morning after slipping in the $ 55,000 area. Twelve hours earlier, the crypto asset hit an all-time high of $ 58,354 per unit. Since then, BTC has hit a low of $ 44,846 on Tuesday and has been very volatile for the past 24 hours.

Bitcoin (BTC) is currently trading between $ 48,400 and $ 49,250 and is very volatile on Tuesday morning.

Today, BTC’s market valuation is below the $ 1 trillion mark, which was $ 909 billion at the time of publication. There is a whopping $ 47 billion in global BTC deals out of the total of $ 177 billion in swaps across the crypto-economy.

Bitcoin price falls 18%, Fed discussed Top five crypto positions on February 23, 2021. BTC was between $ 48,400 on Tuesday morning and even close to the $ 50,000 (Eastern Standard) range.

The second largest market cap is still held by Ethereum (ETH), but Ether is down 8% at the time of writing. The ETH currently exchanges USD 1,576 per coin and has a market valuation of around USD 180 billion.

Tether has regained third place in the top ten, while Binance Coin (BNB) is now fourth. The BNB is down 14% and is trading for $ 227 per token. The fifth position is held by Polkadot (DOT), which has fallen more than 5% and is trading for $ 34 per unit.

“Soft” inflation, Fed could buy government bonds that fuel Bitcoin

While crypto assets have jumped in the past 24 hours, stocks have also fallen as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testified before Congress. Powell did not appear to be affected by the dire economic outlook in the US and rising bond yields.

Bitcoin price falls 18%, Fed discussed Fed Chairman Jerome Powell.

The Fed chairman noted that inflation was “weak” and that the central bank would be there with continued fiscal policy. Cryptocurrency analyst Ben Lilly stated in a recent blog post that this is bullish. “If the Fed increases its buying of government bonds, it can be bullish for Bitcoin,” Lilly said.

“Sell-off will attract more investors in the long term”

Simon Peters, crypto asset analyst at multi-asset investment platform Etoro, also says the sell-off is part of a global decline. Today’s correction in crypto assets is part of a larger sell-off in markets around the world, “Peters wrote in a notice to investors.

“To be driven by profit-taking,” continued Peters. “Investors are closing positions, which has generated significant profits for many of them. However, as positions close and prices fall, data from Etoro shows that for the first time ever, more new investors are kicking in and buying bitcoin. In the last seven days (until Monday), 26% more positions were opened than closed. “

Peters added:

The sell-off will attract more investors in the long run. In the short term, however, we will see some volatility as we are today. We still see great potential for Bitcoin and colleagues as the year progresses.

Meanwhile, after falling below the USD 45,000 mark, BTC has managed to jump back above USD 48,000 for the time being. So far, people have been excited to see where the crypto asset will go next after a crazy run into the over $ 58,000 territory last week.

What do you think of this week’s crypto selloff? Let us know what you think on this matter in the comments section below.

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