Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Ethereum Price Down by 20% as Cryptocurrency Market Corrects

Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Ethereum Price Down by 20% as Cryptocurrency Market Corrects

Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, and Ethereum price have declined by over 20 percent over the past 24 hours, as the entire cryptocurrency market experienced a major correction.


Bitcoin Cash declined to the $1,200 region for the first time since November 12, while the price of Ether has dropped below $400 after surging to nearly $500 in the past week. The price of Litecoin decreased from $103 to $79, demonstrating a 23 percent decline within a 12-hour span.

In July, when the majority of investors within the cryptocurrency market panicked over bitcoins abrupt price drop, bitcoin and security expert Andreas Antonopoulos stated:

The reason bitcoin price is dropping is the rapid 1500% rise in 2 years, especially the last 3 months. The scaling debate is just a trigger. Relax.

Similarly, most cryptocurrencies in the market including bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, and Litecoin have demonstrated exponential increase over the past few months, without major corrections. The bitcoin price surged to $11,300 from $6,000 in November alone, while the price of Ether surpassed the $400 mark for the first time since September.

The price of leading cryptocurrencies has exploded and surged rapidly within a one-month span, with nary a correction or sharp decline in value.

Earlier today, several news publications attempted to justify the price drop of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. One large-scale news publication claimed that the price of bitcoin dropped because of the lack of endorsement from a European central bank chief. Evidently, there exists no possibility it played a vital role in the price trend of bitcoin, primarily because the European cryptocurrency exchange market accounts for only a fraction of the global bitcoin exchange market.

It is simply unrealistic and illogical to conclude that a market with around 5 percent market share led the bitcoin price, dominated by the US, Japan, and South Korea, to drop by 14 percent.

As highly respected financial analyst, investor, and RT host Max Keiser stated, the price of most leading cryptocurrencies including bitcoin have followed the trend demonstrated below.

Cryptocurrencies tend to achieve a new all-time high, endures a major correction, then peaks to a new all-time high, and stabilizes in the previous all-time high.

It is positive that the cryptocurrency market endured a major correction which only resulted in a 20 percent decline across most cryptocurrencies. Several analysts including Willy Woo of WooBull noted that the drop or the correction could have been much larger, given the exponential growth of leading cryptocurrencies like Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, bitcoin, and Litecoin over the past few months.

Major price corrections allow the market to stabilize and prepare for stronger rallies in the mid-term. It would be considered worrying if cryptocurrencies continue to increase rapidly in value without corrections on several occasions. Price corrections enable cryptocurrencies to establish healthier uptrends and the market to become more stable in the short to mid-term.

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04.03.2018 / 10:36 182
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