The $1.19 trillion crypto economy is now lower in value than the lows recorded in July 2021. During the last week, digital currencies like bitcoin, ethereum, caradano, and xrp, have shed significant value against the U.S. dollar, as the top cryptos have lost 50% to more than 80% from their all-time price highs.
How Low Can the Crypto Economy Go?
It hasn’t been a great week for crypto assets, as the top ten digital currencies are down between 4% to 15% during the last seven days. Bitcoin (BTC) has lost 4.6% in value this week, while ethereum (ETH) has dropped by more than 14%.
BNB is down 9.7% this week and ADA has only dropped by 0.7% during the past seven days. XRP has lost 7.4%, SOL dipped by 11.6%, and the tenth-largest market cap dogecoin (DOGE) has dropped by 13.6% this week.
Presently, the crypto economy is valued at $1.19 trillion as it has lost 6.1% during the last day alone. This value is lower than the lows recorded in July 2021, when the market cap tapped a low of $1.32 trillion that month. The last time the entire crypto-economy was valued this low, was the first week of February 2021.
At that time on February 6, 2021, BTC was trading for $39,405 per unit, ETH exchanged hands for $1,665 per unit, and XRP traded for $0.43 per coin. Presently, these coin values are lower than they were during the first week of February.
Other top coins were lower in value than they are today. For instance, avalanche (AVAX) exchanged hands for $16.42 on February 6, 2021. Today, AVAX is trading for $20.04 per unit.
In February 2021, solana (SOL) was $6.05 per unit and today it is changing hands for $33.84. Moreover, terra (LUNA) was trading for $2.74 up 86% during the first week of February 2021, but today it is only worth $0.00006805 per unit.
Currently, the Crypto Fear and Greed Index (CFGI) shows “extreme fear” is in the air today, as far as crypto sentiment is concerned. At the time of writing, the CFGI indicates the “extreme fear” score is a “12” compared to yesterday’s score of “13.”
Google Trends (GT) data shows search interest for the term “bitcoin” has dropped worldwide by more than half since the search term’s peak. GT data for the search term “cryptocurrency” is even worse, as search interest has lagged to a fresh new low of 3 out of 100.
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Jamie Redman is the News Lead at Bitcoin.com News and a financial tech journalist living in Florida. Redman has been an active member of the cryptocurrency community since 2011. He has a passion for Bitcoin, open-source code, and decentralized applications. Since September 2015, Redman has written more than 5,000 articles for Bitcoin.com News about the disruptive protocols emerging today.
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