Cryptocurrency market down instigates Crypto winter fear

Cryptocurrency market down instigates Crypto winter fear

The cryptocurrency market is currently suffering the after-shocks of the lowest market has stooped in the last six months.

This decline was suffered last Thursday putting a dent into the altcoin market and putting them on the mercy of another such episode. Another such episode will result in a dry spell for the cryptocurrency market with distressing results.

The combined income capital of all alternative cryptocurrencies declined to around sixty-six billion dollars ($66.1b) on Thursday, which has been the lowest recorded capitalization since March as reported by CoinMarketCap. This increased to around seventy billion dollars ($70.6b) by Saturday.

Cryptocurrency Market DownSix-month lows chart by CoinMarketCap

Comparatively speaking, on 18th September 2019, the combined worth of all altcoins was around ninety billion dollars ($89.9b). In retrospect, the market in summer peaked around a hundred and forty-three billion dollars ($143b).

The cryptocurrency market in the twenty-four hours of Saturday,

  • Ethereum (ETH) increased by approximately four percent (3.7%) to be increased to one seventy-four dollars ($174.13)
  • Ripple’s cryptocurrency XRP improved by a percent (1.2%) to be $0.2242.
  • Bitcoin cash (BCH) gained a hype of around five percent (4.9%) to cost about two hundred and thirty dollars ($229.27)
  • Bitcoin (BTC) went up around one percent (1.3%) to cost eight thousand one hundred and eighty-eight dollars ($8188.91).

Altcoin performance chartAltcoin performance chart by CoinMarketCap

The era of altcoins in 2019 has been queer. The market leaders Litecoin (LTC) and Binance Coin (BNB) had a very prominent role to play.

LTC caused a bullish charge of altcoins in the market in February. Though short-lived, since Bitcoin soon reached up to claim its rightful throne as the most prominent cryptocurrency, altcoins did share the limelight for a while.

During July, post bullish trend, bitcoin was a big share of the crypto-market with its value around thirteen thousand nine hundred dollars ($13,900). There were a series of lower high-caps in the following days, regulating around ten thousand dollars ($10,000), which formed a descending triangle for bitcoin in the charts.

Ever since then, the trends of altcoin have been relative to the trends of Bitcoin, which is referred to as “King Crypto.”

In early 2018, altcoins had their own marketplace, and thus, their trends did not reflect the trends of bitcoin (BTC) in the market. Altcoins represented seventy percent (70%) of the cryptocurrency during that era. Ever since that time, the value of altcoins in the crypto-market has shrunk tremendously.

A lot of altcoins have been converted to bitcoins which does indicate the imminent annihilation of altcoins. It is too early to confirm this claim; however, the direction in which the market is currently moving suggests something of this essence.

Either the future will be entirely Bitcoin’s or of a few entirely capitalized cryptocurrencies. It is also thought that fiat cash will be completely tokenized and since it would be the era of bitcoins are cryptocurrencies, that would be the sole existing currency in the future.

Aroosa Nadeem

Aroosa Nadeem

A media graduate and passionate media person Aroosa has a knack for digital media journalism and outreach. She has contributed content to different digital media publishers in a variety of areas including technology, health and finance.

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