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Bitcoin Registers Largest Hourly Loss in 4 Months, Altcoins Follow


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Investors have embarked on a modest “buy-the-dip” campaign after the recent price slump.

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Bitcoin (BTC) recently registered its most considerable hourly loss of over 5% for the first time since the FTX blowout. The sudden price dip caused a ripple effect that saw several altcoins, including Ethereum (ETH), XRP, and Shiba Inu (SHIB) record even greater declines.

The firstborn crypto dropped by 5.42% between 01:00 and 02:00 (UTC) today, its biggest hourly decline since the November crash. Consequently, BTC’s market cap saw a loss of $22B. According to Santiment, this has triggered a “buy-the-dip” campaign from investors. Social platforms, including Twitter, Discord, Reddit, and Telegram, have seen an uptick in buy calls.


Following the drop, BTC recorded a mild 0.90% gain the next hour, but a comeback is still not in sight. Santiment asserted that recovery would be triggered by a considerably high level of panic across the markets, triggering a transfer of assets from small shaky holders to more resolute whale addresses.

Expectedly, the drop in BTC’s value had an unfavorable impact on all risk assets on the top 10 list. ETH fell by 5.49%, Dogecoin experienced the largest drop with an 8.31% dip, Litecoin plummeted by 7.56%, and Cardano saw a 6.17% decline. XRP was the least impacted, as it registered a 4.55% decrease. Overall, $46B was wiped from the entire crypto market cap.

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In the wake of Bitcoin’s dip, Shiba Inu collapsed by a massive 7.49% in one hour, dropping to $0.000001111. Although the asset has increased by 2.79% since then, its goal to recoup the latest loss has not materialized. The asset is currently changing hands at $0.00001142.

Santiment linked the latest downturn to concerns surrounding Silvergate’s delay in releasing its 10-K filing with the SEC. Silvergate is one of the most prominent banks responsible for processing crypto transactions. Concerns of Silvergate’s health had risen in the wake of the FTX collapse. The latest development has triggered speculations of an implosion.

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Albert Brown
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Albert Brown is a cryptocurrency investor and journalist who has been in the nascent space since 2017. His love and passion for technological innovations made him delve deeper into the world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. As a journalist, Brown has written on several crypto-related topics that have been referenced by popular industry players like Tyler Winklevoss, Binance CZ, etc.

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