BTC drops 8% in two days

Bitcoin (BTC) dropped by nearly 5% to $37,000 on May 5, falling again the following day by an overall 8% down to $36,251.50, from its recent rise to $40,000 on May 4.

It seems that Ethereum, the second-largest cryptocurrency followed suit on May 5 with ETH declining by a drop not dissimilar to BTC’s (also at 5%).

The market cap saw a dip from $2,900 to $2,750 in a matter of hours (as of Thursday May 5). Over the following 24 hours, the coin had hit an overall drop of 7%, trading at $2,710.

As of May 5, the market cap for crypto assets had declined by around 7% with a decrease from $1.89tn to $1.77tn.

Those affected the most were ApeCoin, Near Protocol (who also took a hit in April) and STEPN. Now, updated figures show that in less than 24 hours $129bn in total was sliced off the cryptocurrency market as of 4:03am ET Friday May 6, according to data from CoinMarketCap.

The decrease across the crypto market could be attributed to the US Federal Reserve raising interest rates by half a percentage point.

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Updated: 05/09/2022 — 07:00

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