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Ethereum suffers biggest one-day percentage drop since March 12, 2020

Ethereum was trading at $1,092 at press time dropping as much as 20.07% on the day.

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The world’s utility crypto, Ethereum, was trading at $1,092 as at press time, dropping as much as 20.07% on the day. It was Ethereum’s biggest one-day percentage loss since March 12, 2020.

The bearish move pushed Ether’s market value down to $131 billion, or 13.37% of the total cryptocurrency market value. At its highest price, the crypto-asset’s market value was $147 billion.

READ: Binance offers DeFi coders $100,000; DeFi market value hits $8 billion

  • Ethereum’s price had been ranging between $1,091.97 and $1,257.30 for the day.
  • In the past one week, Ethereum’s value had rallied by 17.86%. The volume of the utility crypto traded for the day to press time stood at $39.4 billion or 21.54% of the total volume of the crypto market.

Ether bears have taken a stronghold on the second most valuable crypto by market value, amid impressive gains recorded in 2021, not forgetting that Ethereum is still up by 40% this year.

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What you should know

Ethereum is a global, open-source platform for decentralized applications. In other words, the vision is to create a world computer that anyone can build applications with, in a decentralized manner, while all states and data are distributed and publicly accessible.

READ: List of Cryptos that could earn you big returns in 2021

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  • The native currency that flows within the Ethereum economy is called Ether (ETH), which is typically used to pay for transaction fees and also the base currency of the network.
  • On Ethereum, all transactions and smart contract executions require a small fee to be paid, which is called Gas. In technical terms, Gas refers to the unit of measure on the amount of computational effort required to execute an operation or a smart contract.

Olumide Adesina is a France-born Nigerian. He is a Certified Investment Trader, with more than 15 years of working expertise in Investment trading. Message Olumide on Twitter @tokunboadesina. He is a Member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Society.

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    Cryptocurrency

    Unknown Bitcoin whale moves $714 million, Bitcoin stays above $60,000 mark

    The flagship crypto traded at $60,514.60 on the FTX exchange with a daily trading volume of $45.5 billion.

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    $700 million worth of Bitcoin moved by an unknown identity

    Bitcoin whales are moving the vastly used treasury crypto in large amounts amid price volatility and bullish rush, as Bitcoin bulls regain control above the $60, 000 mark.

    Data retrieved from BtcBlockBot an advanced crypto blockchain tracking and analytics firm, an anonymous cryptocurrency user revealed someone (possibly http://coinbase.com) moved 11,901 BTC $714 million in block 678,688.

    Whale alert! 🐋 Someone (possibly http://coinbase.com) moved 11,901 BTC $714 million in block 678,688

    READ: XRP surges by 150% in 7 days as Ripple posts early victories against SEC

    The tracker further disclosed that the whale may have come from the world’s pioneer crypto exchange, Coinbase.

    Nairametrics’ research has recently seen the surge in unknown crypto transactions involving Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other top crypto assets at levels not previously seen in the cryptoverse suggesting that more institutional players are getting into the game.

    At the time of writing, the flagship crypto traded at $60,514.60 on the FTX exchange with a daily trading volume of $45.5 billion. Bitcoin is down 0.04% for the day.

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    READ: Why Bitcoin is still going up

    During bull trends in the cryptoverse, these large entities can take profit on their positions, especially if the futures market is overcrowded.

    Wealthy investors reducing their crypto exposure to rebalance their portfolios can cause high price swings in the market, especially when accompanied by cascading liquidations.

    However, recent data suggests otherwise as data retrieved from Glassnode points at entities holding more onto the world’s most popular crypto, rather than selling; as data shows Bitcoin balance on Crypto Exchanges just reached a 2-year low of 2,337,271.262 BTC.

    A previous 2-year low of 2,338,724.621 BTC was observed on 08 April 2021.

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    XRP surges by 150% in 7 days as Ripple posts early victories against SEC

    This surge has pushed the fast-rising crypto into the top 5 cryptos by market value, behind only Bitcoin, Ethereum and Binance Coin.

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    XRP, Ripple's co-founder earned $411 million from selling XRP in 2020

    Amid the strong bullish rally at play in the cryptoverse, Ripple’s XRP looks to be leading the way with a push as it almost triples in value following a series of legal victories and social media rumours of relisting at some crypto exchanges like Coinbase.

    This surge has pushed the fast-rising crypto into the top 5 cryptos by market value, behind only Bitcoin, Ethereum and Binance Coin.

    At the time of writing this report, XRP traded at $1.47 with a daily trading volume of $29.3 billion. XRP is up 147% for the week with a current market value of about $67 billion.

    READ: Why this unknown crypto with over 600% gain in 3 months, might still explode

    The surge in this crypto asset is coming amid a lawsuit from the SEC which accused XRP’s $1.3 billion initial coin offering of being an “unregistered securities offering.” The allegation led most American crypto multiple exchanges to delist the crypto and XRP lost its place as the 3rd largest crypto by market value.

    That being said, crypto traders appear to be backing the crypto asset amid credible reports suggesting that Ripple lawyers have posted two victories in their legal tussle against the powerful American regulator, including gaining access to internal Securities Exchange Commission discussion history regarding crypto assets.

    READ: XRP stands firm, investors wait on Ripple’s legal outcome

    What this means

    Such access by Ripple’s lawyers to these records would offer them insights into why the Securities Exchange Commission has not deemed Bitcoin and Ethereum a security asset.

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