Crypto FOMO

Bears Regain Control as Crypto Selloff Continues

Martin Young | July 21, 2018 | 9:10 am
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Bears Regain Control as Crypto Selloff Continues

Martin Young | July 21, 2018 | 9:10 am

FOMO Moments

A red start for the weekend in Crypto land; altcoins falling heavily are Dash, Cardano, Monero and Nem, only VeChain is climbing

Anticipation of a quantifiable recovery for crypto markets has faded as we enter the weekend. The selloff has continued and the rally appears to have been another blip in a lengthening bear market. Total market capitalization has fallen below $280 billion and looks to be heading further south.

After holding steady at $7,400 for a few days Bitcoin has fallen back by 1.7% to $7,320. Further declines could see BTC dropping below $7k again and into dangerous territory. Likewise with Ethereum however it has remained stable over the past 24 hours with no further losses, trading at $460.

Predictably the altcoins are all in the red for the third day though today’s losses are not as heavy as yesterday. Everything is down in the top ten with Cardano taking the biggest hit of just over 9%. ADA has consistently been one of the worst performing altcoins since its January all-time high. It is currently trading at $0.161 which is about the same level as it was this time last month. Stellar has also fallen back again by another 5.5% on the day to $0.274, the rest are down by 3-4%.

Dash is getting absolutely trounced this morning with a 12.7% slide to $240. Over the month is has lost 10% as all gains from the recent rally are getting wiped out. Other altcoins in the top twenty losing heavily are Monero and Nem, both down over 6% on the day.

The only cryptocurrency in the green in the top 25 is VeChain which is posting a 8.3% gain on the day to trade at $1.80. Since the beginning of May VEN has been absolutely trounced losing 67% from $5.50 to its current levels. Today’s gain raises VeChain back to its level this time last weekend. During the mid-week rally it broke $2 but since then has lost all gains.

A couple of obscure alts are also posting gains today, way down the chart is WAX and Kin which are both up around 4%. The rest are still be sold off though at a slower rate indicating that the next low may not be as low as the previous and another rally may be possible.

Total crypto market capitalization has fallen for the third day in a row. Today it is down 2.8% to $277 billion and still falling. Trade volume has also fallen again from $16 to $14 billion. Apart from VeChain the only other thing that is up at the moment is Bitcoin market dominance which has climbed 5.3% since last weekend to 45.3%.

FOMO Moments is a section that takes a daily look at the top 25 altcoins during the current trading session and analyses the best performing ones, looking for trends and possible fundamentals.

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