Why Crypto Is Crashing – Is this THE END?

Why Crypto Is Crashing – Is this THE END?
This is why Bitcoin, Ethereum, Doge, and other cryptos are crashing.

Even though the crypto market has been going down over 11% since the start of this month, but - that's after we made 27.4% in a single month in October. This is after Bitcoin went from $15,000 in October of 2020 to $53,000 in October 2021 – that's a 466% increase in one year.

Compare that to the stock market which returned 37% in the same time frame which is still good but nowhere near triple digits like crypto. All of this is exciting to be a part of but we have to be careful going forward.

Liquidations in the derivatives and futures markets. People that leveraged (borrowed) money was forced to liquidate (sell) their crypto at a loss when Bitcoin dropped below a certain price threshold. Here is why that happened;

1). China banned bitcoin for the 10 thousandth time.

2). The infrastructure bill was signed into law on Monday, including two new provisions that affected crypto investors. The two provisions are reporting on transactions for everything transferred on the blockchain which includes crypto, NFTs, tokens, etc. What this means is that everyone would be potentially labeled a broker, which means we need to fill out form 1099-B and keep track of our cost basis - or how much we buy things for.

The second change is that anyone receiving more than $10,000 of digital assets needs to report their social security and address to the IRS of the person you received money from. The changes aren't terrible, but it's still not necessarily good for the price.

3). Bitcoin just had the Taproot upgrade which will give it more privacy, efficiency and allow Bitcoin to do smart contracts similar to what Ethereum does. One would think the price should go up, but people usually sell and collect profits on the news. In the long term, it's a very good sign of exciting times ahead for Bitcoin.

4). The fourth reason we went down this week is that another Spot ETF has been rejected by the SEC. This is bad because a lot of Bitcoin's price has been hyped on the assumption that we're going to get a spot ETF this year but that probably won't be happening.

5). The last reason it went down is that there's a high-profile legal battle over the identity of the creator Bitcoin, which involves a fight over the control of 1 million Bitcoins (this creates further uncertainty about who Satoshi could be).
Spoiler alert: It's not him, but speculation creates fear and people sell, causing more liquidations.

Fact: Hundreds of billions has been wiped from the cryptocurrency market amid the market-wide crash.

Tether. Just as much as crypto has the chance to go up in value, it almost equally has the chance to go down depending on what happens. Tether for example is a stable coin that's supposed to be backed by assets or commercial paper $1 for 1 stable coin, but they have been cranking their printer over time.

In October of last year, they went from $15 billion to almost $75 billion in October of 2021. That's an increase of 5x. A large part of Bitcoin's price growth is thanks to Tether. Even though Tether doesn't artificially increase Bitcoin's supply (if anything, it inflates Bitcoin's value), the real risk is that – when Bitcoin goes down (which inevitably will someday), or we have a bear market or it next cycle occurs and it goes down substantially, if enough people panic at the same time, and want to convert their Tethers for dollars, we might find out there are not enough dollars to convert back to.

And if that happens, there could be a huge liquidity crunch and a whole collapse of the whole stable coin system (which would be horribly bad for the entire crypto market).

EndNote: None of these is meant to be construed as investment or financial advice. They're just opinions and we urge everyone to do more deep personal research before investing their money anywhere.

Make sure you check out our other blog posts for more information about the crypto market and trending entertainment headlines. Thanks for reading!
Alade Habeeb

I am a writer with a sense of creativity to write on multiple topics. I create engaging, thrilling and entertaining contents and I always take the time to edit my work well before publishing. I follow all the latest trends and read about recent happenings in the entertainment industry to always update my readers.

Previous Post Next Post