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Leading up until this Tuesday a great majority of cryptocurrency markets have lost considerable value over the past few days. Since our last markets update this past Saturday, the overall cryptocurrency capitalization as a whole has dropped significantly by losing $ 20 billion USD. All eyes will surely be fixed on digital asset charts this week as there’s been a plague of bearish market sentiment cast over the entire crypto-economy.
There’s Blood in the Crypto-Streets
When it comes to cryptocurrency markets today on August 14, there’s an awful lot of ‘blood in the streets.’ During yesterday’s trading sessions, the entire cryptocurrency economy dropped under the sub-$ 200B zone and today the valuation is hovering around $ 195-199B. This is due to the extreme losses many digital currencies have suffered through over the past three days. A great majority of coins are seeing losses between 3-25 percent today as many assets have touched their previous bottoms or lower. Overall trade volume this Tuesday has increased, likely because prices are so low right now, and over the last 24-hours around $ 15.9B cryptocurrencies have been traded.
Bitcoin core (BTC) has been able to dodge a lot of the downward blows as the currency has lost a lot less percentage wise than most other coins. This has led to BTC dominance or its market capitalization measured in comparison with the entire crypto-economy valuation to spike upwards of over 54 percent. Out of the top ten digital assets, cardano (ADA) has taken the biggest blow and has sunk to the 8th highest position because it lost over 16.8 percent in value over the last 24-hours. The price of ADA has dipped to around $ 0.09 per coin at the time of publication.
This is followed by the second biggest top ten loss with ethereum (ETH) seeing its market value lose 16.1 percent today with one ETH trading for $ 268. The third largest top ten loss today belongs to EOS as its markets are down 13.7 percent with one EOS trading for $ 4.44 per coin.
Bitcoin Core Market Action
Bitcoin core markets are down 3.94 percent today, and the cryptocurrency has been fighting to hold above $ 6,050-$ 6,175 per coin over the last day. Last night the BTC/USD price dropped to $ 5,880 coming awfully close to the currency’s assumed bottom at $ 5,774. Today BTC trade volume over the last day has been fairly decent at $ 5.5B and the currency’s entire market valuation is about $ 106B at press time.
The top five exchanges swapping the most BTC includes Bitflyer, Okex, Bitfinex, Binance, and Coinbene. The trading pairs seeing the most swaps today with BTC includes tether (USDT 50.2%), USD (26.5%), JPY (11.3%), EUR (4.7%), KRW (2.4%) and bitcoin cash (BCH 1.88%).
Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Market Action
Bitcoin cash markets have seen a 24-hour loss of around 15 percent today and the currency’s market capitalization is around $ 8.5B. At the moment bitcoin cash is trying to stay above $ 490-515 at the time of writing but bulls have been struggling. Last night BCH dipped to a low of $ 472 on Bitstamp, but trade volume had spiked over $ 400M+ pushing the price back up after the drop.
The five leading bitcoin cash exchanges today include Coinex, Okex, Binance, Hitbtc, and Bitfinex. The currencies that are currently being traded with bitcoin cash the most includes tether (USDT 49.1%), BTC (27%), USD (13.1%), QC (2.83%), ETH (2.79%), and the KRW (1.88%).
The Verdict: Volatile Markets and Heavy Losses Increase Uncertainty
Digital asset markets have been wild over the past few weeks and many traders seem uncertain about where the ‘good-ship-crypto’ will go from here. 2017 was an exceptional year and the past seven months of 2018 has been literally the exact opposite as far as cryptocurrency values are concerned. The cryptocurrency economy as a whole has lost considerable value which in turn is brewing deep skepticism towards the future of certain crypto-markets. For now, most traders remain uncertain of where things will go and many are praying they played their positions correctly in hopes they don’t get squeezed. At the moment digital asset prices are starting to see a slight recovery after the significant losses last night.
Where do you see the price of BTC, BCH and other coins headed from here? Let us know in the comment section below.
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Number of Crypto-Aware Russians Drops
The majority of Russians do not quite understand what cryptocurrency is and have no intentions to acquire digital assets, according to a new poll released by Romir Holding, one of Russia’s largest market research companies. The survey has been carried out among 1,500 adults, 18 years and up, from across the vast country to determine how important the crypto topic is for Russians these days.
“It became clear that despite the increased attention to the matter, less than half of Russians have any idea about cryptocurrencies – 44 percent. At the same time, a large portion of the respondents – 56 percent – said they did not know what that was,” noted the authors of the study, quoted by RIA Novosti. They found that 31 percent of the respondents had an “approximate idea” of what cryptos are but admitted they didn’t have an accurate and clear understanding of these financial assets.
The results also suggest that the number of crypto-aware Russians is dropping, probably along with the prices of the digital coins this year. 56 percent of the respondents in an earlier poll, published in January by VCIOM, said they knew about Bitcoin. The results for active internet users were even higher – 66 percent: men – 71 percent, residents of Moscow – 74 percent, and young Russians – 75 percent.
Poor Russians Know More About Cryptocurrency
The ability of cryptocurrencies to provide people of lesser means with permissionless access to a financial system is a well-known characteristic that many around the world are taking advantage of. Ask people in inflation-hit Zimbabwe, Venezuela, or Argentina. The latest Russian crypto survey has made another interesting discovery regarding the attitudes of rich and poor towards the crypto space.
According to the researchers at Romir, the respondents from the lower income bracket – less than 10,000 rubles (~$ 160) monthly per family member – are more likely to understand cryptocurrencies (38 percent), compared to the group of the rich – those with 25,000 rubles per family member – where the share of the knowledgeable, at just 26 percent, is smaller than the average.
The poll has also found that only 13 percent of those questioned know and understand the principles of how cryptocurrency works. These are mostly young people, between 18 and 24 years of age (27 percent), and also Russians that are 25 – 31 years old (21 percent). Among those who are well aware of digital money, men are twice as many as women – 18 percent compared to 9 percent.
Majority Not Willing to Buy Crypto Now
Unfortunately, even among those with a decent understanding of cryptocurrencies, there aren’t too many willing to buy these assets at the moment. 87 percent said they were not planning to acquire cryptocurrency, while 11 percent don’t mind buying. Only 2 percent of the participants in this particular survey confirmed they currently own digital coins.
The majority of Russians who own cryptocurrency, 75 percent, said they bought it with the goal to make a profit from their investment, which more than half of them managed to accomplish. Another 24 percent wanted to possess virtual money out of a desire to be part of the modern trend.
Around 16 percent needed cryptos to pay for goods and services and 15 percent admitted their decision to buy was influenced by media coverage and ads. Most respondents purchased either bitcoin (BTC) or ethereum (ETH), with BTC favored fivefold.
Do you think the level of awareness of cryptocurrencies is influenced by prices and market trends? Share your thoughts on the subject in the comments section below.
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