Newsflash: Bitcoin Price Plunges Below $6,700, Crypto Market Dips Below $300 Billion



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The bitcoin price plunged below $6,700 on Sunday as the market endured a double-digit percentage sell-off.

The cryptocurrency markets had traded down for the majority of the weekend, and on Sunday morning the bitcoin price began to tumble toward the $7,000 mark. At approximately 17:30 UTC, support for that level began to evaporate, and bitcoin rapidly careened as low as $6,630 before experiencing a minor recovery to $6,724 when this article was written at 18:53.

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For the day, bitcoin is down nearly 11 percent, while most large-cap altcoins have seen their prices fall by 12 percent or more. The rout briefly pulled the cryptocurrency market cap below $300 billion, though it is currently holding just above $301 billion.

As CCN.com reported this morning — when bitcoin was still trading above $7,200 — the price decline has correlated with significant decreases in trading volume over the past two months. This decrease in volume not only signals short-term uncertainty among investors but also primes the market for more violent price swings.

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Author: Josiah Wilmoth

Josiah is the former U.S. Editor at CCN.com, where he focused on financial markets. He lives in rural Virginia. Connect with him on LinkedIn or email him directly at josiah.wilmoth(at)ccn.com.

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