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

Journalist:
Josiah Wilmoth @Y3llowb1ackbird
June 10, 2018

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.

BTC Price Chart

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 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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Josiah Wilmoth @Y3llowb1ackbird

Josiah is the US Editor at CCN, where he focuses on financial markets. He has written over 2,000 articles since joining CCN in 2014. His work has also been featured on ZeroHedge, Yahoo Finance, and Investing.com. He lives in rural Virginia. Follow him on Twitter @y3llowb1ackbird or email him directly at josiah.wilmoth(at)ccn.com.