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Crypto Market Wrap: Did Binance Just Cause a $6 Billion Dump?

Martin Young | April 16, 2019 | 7:00 am
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Crypto Market Wrap: Did Binance Just Cause a $6 Billion Dump?

Martin Young | April 16, 2019 | 7:00 am
Crypto markets cooling off again; Only Bitcoin Cash surviving as Bitcoin SV drowns.

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There has been no further momentum on crypto markets and the pullback appears to be decelerating. The Binance BSV debacle seems to have sent markets into a temporary tailspin as $6 billion left the space a few hours after the announcement. Volumes and total capitalization is thinning out again as it approaches $170 billion but no major decline has ensued.

Bitcoin dumped to an intraday low of $5,025 a few hours after Binance delisted its smaller sibling. It has slowly clawed back to just below $5,100 today though and appears to be comfortable holding this position for now. There is still a lot of resistance looming above this level though.

Ethereum has plunged almost 4 percent on the day as it fell back to $160. Markets have been generally bearish over the past 24 hours but ETH has taken a harder hit this time. XRP which has moved very little in recent days has receded 2.5% overnight falling back to $0.32.

The top ten is all in the red this morning during Asian trading. That is all aside from Bitcoin Cash which has mopped up losses from Bitcoin SV. BCH has added 5% on the day to reach $313 after an initial surge of 25% to surpass $330 as it continues to benefit from BSV’s misfortune. All other altcoins are dumping with Litecoin and Stellar dropping 4 – 5 percent and EOS and Cardano over 3%.

The top twenty is also all red at the time of writing. BSV has predictably started to collapse as Binance flexed its digital muscles sending this altcoin into free fall dumping over 20% down to $57 in a matter of hours. Tezos is almost back to a dollar losing 7% of its big pump from yesterday. NEO and Ontology are also in a bad way today dropping 5 percent and the rest are not far behind.

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There are no crazy fomo pumps going on at the moment. The top one hundred’s top performer is MXM but it has only made 5.5% on the day, this is how weak markets are today. BCH as mentioned is also doing well but there are very few altcoins in the green at the moment.

Bitcoin SV’s epic dump makes it the day’s biggest loser. Lambda is also falling back as it sheds 14 percent and Komodo is getting hit with an 11 percent slide on the day.

Total market capitalization 24 hours. Coinmarketcap.com

Total crypto market capitalization has shrunk by $6 billion since the same time yesterday with many asking if CZ’s decision had anything to do with it. In all likelihood it is just another unrelated minor correction as market cap drops back to $172 billion. Volume is still over $40 billion so a resistance break by one of the top cryptos could get things moving again today.

Market Wrap is a section that takes a daily look at the top cryptocurrencies during the current trading session and analyses the best-performing ones, looking for trends and possible fundamentals.

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