Bitcoin Drops Under $63K, Leads to Marketwide Correction

Crypto market capitalization fell more than 8% in the past 24 hours, data shows.

AccessTimeIconMar 19, 2024 at 11:17 a.m. UTC
Updated Mar 19, 2024 at 6:51 p.m. UTC
  • Bitcoin short-term holders took profits last week, according to CryptoQuant.
  • Ether, Solana’s SOL, BNB Chain’s BNB and Cardano’s ADA slumped more than 9%.

Bitcoin (BTC) slipped under $63,000 in European morning hours Tuesday, causing a marketwide tumble that saw overall capitalization drop 8% in the past 24 hours.

The losses came after a day of large outflows from the Grayscale bitcoin ETF and lower-than-usual inflows on other ETF products on Monday. The day ended with net outflows of $154 million, as reported.

On-chain analysis firm CryptoQuant said on X bitcoin short-term holders - or users that hold tokens for less than five months - took profits in the past week, which may have contributed to the selling pressure.

Major tokens ether (ETH), Solana’s SOL, BNB Chain’s BNB and Cardano’s ADA slumped more than 9%, CoinGecko data shows.

The meme coin sector saw losses of over 17% on average, data shows, led by dogwifhat (WIF) and floki (FLOKI) at 18%. The sector has been the strongest by gains so far this year but is infamously volatile.

The broad-based CoinDesk 20, an index of major tokens minus stablecoins, slumped nearly 10%.

Edited by Parikshit Mishra.


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