Bitcoin crashes below $45K as institutions continue to buy the dip. The largest weekly cryptocurrency pullback since march is ongoing in the market.
BTC slipped to $44,279 at 7:40 UTC on Friday. It is the lowest level since February 11th. The currency has been unable to stay above $50K for two days straight. Altcoins are following BTC and plunging below their recent gains. ETH, the second most popular cryptocurrency, is below 1,500 USD despite breaking off the $2K barrier last week.
The reason for the latest bitcoin crash is the loses in the global stock market. The S&P Global fell by 2% on Thursday. Wall Street, Asian Stock Markets and Germany’s Dax all took some beating.
The overall cryptocurrency market is down by 1% in the past 24 hours. Whereas, the fall is nearly 20% compared to the last week. This is the largest weekly loss in value since March 2020. At that time, the crypto market crashed by 33%.
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Bitcoin price has had two double-digits weekly losses in the past 11 months. Despite volatility, pullbacks and price correction, the market has remained bullish as institutes continue to buy the dip.
Institutes Are Still Buying The Dip:
The data from crypto exchange Coinbase suggests that Bitcoin is consistently being transferred to private wallets. 12,100 BTC left Coinbase as the second-biggest outflow this week.
The crypto whales are increasingly buying the dip. Nonetheless, bitcoin continues to crash. Financial analysts see the spike in buying as a strong signal for yet another bitcoin bull rally.