Bitcoin, Other Crypto Assets Slump on Retail Selloffs
Bitcoin price slowed down by $225.28 or 0.85% to $26,294.47 due to retail selloffs across the cryptocurrency exchange. The largest digital asset is up 1.15% month-to-date. The current market conditions are marked by Bitcoin’s struggle to sustain above the $26,000 support level after a descent from highs over $27,500.
However, it is trading on pace for the best month since June 2023 when it gained 12.02%. From the beginning of the year o date, BTC has gained 58.88%. But the most widely accepted cryptocurrency is down 61.22% from its all-time high of $67802.30 on Nov. 9, 2021. Compared with today’s price, it has however gained 37.42% from 52 weeks ago when it traded at $19134.97
As Bitcoin enters the last week of September, it grapples with the challenges posed by an ongoing price range and external factors impacting its direction. Ethereum is down $3.98 today or 0.25% to $1586.68. The second most popular digital asset has been swinging due to volatility in the market.
Also, Dogecoin is down $0.0003 today or 0.52% to $0.061 The past week saw Bitcoin’s price retesting the $26,000 level, reflecting a lacklustre month with an uninspiring weekly close.
While the cryptocurrency market has endured macroeconomic events, more tests lie ahead in September, including the release of United States GDP data and Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) figures.
One significant event on the horizon is a speech by Jerome Powell, Chair of the Federal Reserve, scheduled a week after the Fed’s decision to maintain U.S. interest rates at elevated levels.
Inflation remains a central concern, and Bitcoin continues to lack a clear trend as the weeks pass without decisive upward or downward movement. Bitcoin’s recent performance indicates that the crypto market is near two-week lows, fueling concerns among cautious analysts about potential future developments.
As September draws to a close, the cryptocurrency market remains dynamic and influenced by a variety of internal and external factors, setting the stage for potential shifts in Bitcoin’s price trajectory. #Bitcoin, Other Crypto Assets Slump on Retail Selloffs
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