Hundreds of billions were wiped from the crypto market in just one day

By: Miguel A. Rodriguez

13:03, 19 May 2021

The largest cryptocurrency in the world took a hit, as the recent negative news impacted market sentiment

Bitcoin fell 13% on Tuesday, continuing its massive selloff that began a week ago. According to CoinDesk, the digital currency hit an intraday low of $38,585.86, marking the lowest point since February 9.

One major news that hit Bitcoin’s price was Tesla suspending vehicle purchases using the cryptocurrency. The company’s CEO Elon Musk made the announcement on May 12, citing environmental concerns over the “mining” process. That day, the cryptocurrency market lost more than $300 billion of its market cap.

Moreover, three Chinese banking and payment industry bodies issued a statement to warn financial institutions not to conduct virtual crypto business.

The latest developments impacted Ethereum too, with the digital coin trading 15% lower at $3,001.70. Approximately $279.65 billion was wiped off from the entire value of the crypto market in the past day.

Despite the recent setback, Bitcoin is up more than 40% year-to-date and 300% in the last 12 months.

Sources: cnbc.com, coindesk.com

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