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Cryptocurrency

U.S government set to auction Bitcoins within a few days

The upcoming auction would occur in ten lots and will begin from March 29 to March 31

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Bitcoin suffers worst financial loss in minutes

Few weeks after successfully selling 0.7501 Bitcoin, the U.S government via the General Services Administration (GSA) is set to sell 6.79 Bitcoin worth about $353,000 at current market prices.

The upcoming auction would occur in ten lots and will begin from March 29 to March 31.

The agency’s first-ever crypto auction closed on March 17, with 0.7501 Bitcoin being sold at an almost $9,000 premium. The auction featured 31 bidders and attracted over 200 entries.

READ: U.S Government makes a premium selling Bitcoin

The report advised interested bidders in applying as soon as possible;

This auction marks the second time cryptocurrency was sold by the U.S. government using GSA Auctions. A .7501 fractional share of a bitcoin sold recently for $53,104 after receiving 204 bids from 31 bidders.

This auction marks the second time cryptocurrency was sold by the U.S. government using GSA Auctions. A .7501 fractional share of a bitcoin sold recently for $53,104 after receiving 204 bids from 31 bidders.

READ: U.S Government makes biggest crypto grab, worth $1 billion

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“Our first steps wading into the cryptocurrency market quickly became one of our hottest auctions of 2021, but it was really just a test run for our latest bitcoin auction,” said Thomas Meiron, Regional Commissioner for GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service. “With 10 lots up for bid, we expect this auction will generate even more excitement among cryptocurrency investors.”

It’s important to note that the U.S Federal government, currently has about 70,124 bitcoin worth $3.7 billion, as its crypto holdings are held in various departments of the United States Government primarily acquired through asset forfeitures in legal cases.

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Thousands of BTCs worth $1 billion were seized many months ago by the United States law enforcement agencies in what the Justice Department disclosed was the largest seizure of cryptocurrency in the history of the agency.

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The U.S. enforcement agencies were able to make such a seizure through a unit within the Internal Revenue Service that specializes in tracking virtual currency transactions prevalent when using cryptos.

The Internal Revenue Service agents were able to identify 54 new bitcoin transactions executed on the shady platform.

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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    Bloody Sunday: Over 1 million investors liquidated, altcoins crash by 20%

    For the day, about 1,018,638 investors had their account worth about $10 billion liquidated.

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    A significant number of investors in the crypto market have had their accounts liquidated amid the sudden drop seen in a number of altcoin assets.

    For the day, about 1,018,638 investors had their account worth about $10 billion liquidated. The largest single liquidation order happened on Binance-BTC valued at $68.73 million.

    The flagship altcoin is under high selling pressure with Ethereum trading at $1,952 at the time of writing this report, down 21.46% for the day. It is the biggest daily drop since March 12, 2020.

    Such a fall pushed Ethereum’s market value to $247.15 billion, or 12.16% of the total cryptocurrency market value. At its highest, Ethereum’s market value was close to $300 billion.

    On the altcoins side, the sudden crash at the time of writing this report could not be fully assessed, but market sentiments point to rumours that the U.S. Treasury is planning to charge several financial institutions for money laundering using crypto.

    Top cryptos such as XRP lost as much as 21.17%, Polkadot and Litecoin were down by 20%, bitcoin cash down 20% for the day, while dogecoin has lost about 15% in value.

    Many weeks ago, leading United Kingdom financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority, issued a piece of stern advice on crypto investments. The statement highlighted the risks associated with investing in Bitcoin and other crypto assets and warned the public that there were high chances that all their funds could be lost.

    “The FCA is aware that some firms are offering investments in crypto assets or lending or investments linked to crypto assets, that promise high returns.

    “Investing in crypto assets, or investments and lending linked to them generally involves taking very high risks with investors’ money. If consumers invest in these types of products, they should be prepared to lose all their money,” said the FCA.

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    That said, a significant number of crypto investors appear to be shrugging off the huge fall as another typical bump on the crypto path, and one which, no doubt, will likely see crypto trading volume return as crypto investors look to buy what many are viewing as a bargain, to buy into what is still very much a bullish run.

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    Crypto Armageddon: Over $200 billion wiped off in the Crypto market 

    The global crypto market value was put at $2.03 trillion, a 10.42% plunge for the day.

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    The Crypto is under intense selling pressure amid the recent sell-offs in the cryptoverse, as the fast ever-changing Crypto market lost over $200 billion in value within a few hours.

    The flagship crypto was down by more than 5,000 dollars pulling back below $60,000.

    At the time of writing this report, the global crypto market value was put at $2.03 trillion, a 10.42% plunge for the day.

    The crypto market has shed much of its stellar gains earlier recorded, as significant selling pressure from crypto investors pushed the value of cryptos lower across the market spectrum amid profit-taking.

    Other Crypto assets like XRP, Bitcoin Cash EOS, lost as much as 20% within a twinkle of the eyes.

    Market pundits argue that a likely factor for such intense drop was the relatively high funding rates for taking long positions on Bitcoin alongside a strong dark cloud built around the $64,000-$65,000 price level.

    Adding credence to such bias is Cantering Clark, a popular crypto strategist, who added that recent data points to the market cooling off arbitrarily.

    “50k and 80k strikes highest contract/notional for $BTC I think these writers will be happy and I am still in the same opinion that the end of April – May begins the shift that makes Bitcoin a less favourable long. No breakout, just range and rotation.”

    Crypto pundits anonymously interviewed by Nairametrics are saying that a market correction was long overdue after the sudden bullish move.

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    The bearish trend prevailing at the bitcoin market is largely attributed to a significant amount of profit-taking in play, on the account that Bitcoin’s realized profits are at record highs.

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