Wednesday, Oct. 10: Crypto markets have suffered a sharp decline within an hour, with Bitcoin (BTC) plunging below the $6,300 threshold, and the top altcoin Ethereum (ETH) nearly touching $200.
According to CoinMarketCap, virtually all the top 100 cryptocurrencies by market cap have suffered major declines at press time, with 19 out of the 20 top coins by market cap seeing significant losses over the past 24 hours.
After surging above $6,600 on Oct. 8, Bitcoin dipped below $6,300 today. The major cryptocurrency has dropped to as low as $6,284 before slightly recovering to $6,315 at press time. Bitcoin is down 4.65 percent over the 24 hour period, with 3.36 percent losses over the past 7 days. Bitcoin is barely holding its monthly gains, according to Cointelegraph Bitcoin Price Index.
Ethereum has suffered worse losses, down 9.67 percent over the past 24 hours. The second cryptocurrency by market cap has suffered a significant decline, almost touching the $200 price point after trading around $225 for most the day. Still, the recent sharp losses have not overpowered Ethereum’s monthly gains, the major altcoin is still up around 12 percent over the past 30 days.
Source: Cointelegraph, Coinmarketcap