Bitcoin falls Sharply, 2022 Prospects Shaky
Bitcoin, the world's most popular cryptocurrency by market capitalization, dropped approximately N1.3 million on Tuesday, December 27, 2021, as it traded at N19.9 million, near its support level, which analysts believe is critical for assessing its prospects in 2022.
According to a report by Nairametrics, losses caused by cryptocurrency market liquidations reached N153. 5 trillion on Tuesday, December 27, 2023.
At the Cryptocurrency futures market, 129,644 traders were liquidated. The largest liquidation order, valued at N2.07 million, was placed on Bybit. On Tuesday, December 27, 2021, Bitcoin reached a high of 4.5 percent and was trading at around N20.8 million at around 6 p.m. WAT.
According to FTX Exchange, several smaller tokens including Solana, Cardano, Polkadot, and meme currency Dogecoin have also plunged. Crypto investors, notable whales, have begun pulling out of speculative markets in recent weeks, fearful that the central banks' incentive program is dwindling.
The extent to which Bitcoin and the rest of the crypto world are vulnerable to this risk is a contentious topic. Bitcoin values have historically mirrored the price of riskier assets like US stocks. Since December, the S&P 500 index of the top corporations has gained approximately 5%, while bitcoin has lost about 10%.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.