$140 Billion Gone From Crypto Markets as Russia-Ukraine Conflict Boils

source : cryptopotato.com

The escalating conflict between Russia and Ukraine continues to harm the financial markets, and the crypto space is no exception. Bitcoin slumped by $3,000 in a day, while most altcoins went through double-digit price drops in 24 hours.

Bitcoin Nosedived to $36K

Less than a week ago, bitcoin traded at $45,000 before the bears took complete control over the market and started to push the asset south vigorously. After dropping by $5,000 to the coveted $40,000 line, BTC stood there for a while but ultimately dumped below it during the weekend.

After falling by $2,000, bitcoin initiated a brief recovery yesterday but was stopped at around $39,500. It nosedived once again to $37,500 before the bears pushed it to a new three-week low of just over $36,000, leading to roughly $400 million worth of liquidations.

Despite recovering several hundred dollars since then, bitcoin is still deep in red on a daily scale. This comes amid the growing tension between Russia and Ukraine. The latest news from that direction informed that Russia had ordered troops into two of the rebel-held regions in eastern Ukraine after recognizing them as independent states.

The US and the EU continue to threaten President Putin and its administration with severe sanctions, but they seem to have a little-to-no effect yet.

BTCUSD. Source: TradingView
BTCUSD. Source: TradingView

Altcoins Bleed Out Heavily

As it typically happens when BTC suffers, the alts are in an even worse shape. Ethereum is down to a new monthly low of around $2,500, following a massive 7% decline. Just days ago, the second-largest cryptocurrency stood above $3,200.

Binance Coin has lost a similar percentage and now sits at $360. Even more substantial price losses are evident from Ripple (-13%), Cardano (-14%), Solana (-12.5%), Polkadot (-8.5%), Avalanche (-14.5%), Dogecoin (-9%), Shiba Inu (-11%), MATIC (-12%), CRO (-10%), and many others

The situation with the lower- and mid-cap altcoins is somewhat similar. As a result, the cryptocurrency market cap is down by $140 billion since yesterday and $400 billion in less than a week.

BTCUSD. Source: TradingView
BTCUSD. Source: TradingView
SPECIAL OFFER (Sponsored)

Binance Free $100 (Exclusive): Use this link to register and receive $100 free and 10% off fees on Binance Futures first month (terms).

PrimeXBT Special Offer: Use this link to register & enter POTATO50 code to receive up to $7,000 on your deposits.

Disclaimer: Information found on CryptoPotato is those of writers quoted. It does not represent the opinions of CryptoPotato on whether to buy, sell, or hold any investments. You are advised to conduct your own research before making any investment decisions. Use provided information at your own risk. See Disclaimer for more information.

Cryptocurrency charts by TradingView.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *