Christmas Bloodbath Is The Ultimate Downtrend For Crypto

The crypto market again plunged on the Christmas day. Also the Christmas Bloodbath has come up with few recovery signs.

In the crypto market there wasn’t much to celebrate about. The struggling market experienced a pull out of more than $15 billion from its total valuation in the last 24 hours. The Christmas bloodbath came after recovery signs shown in the market. The period of Christmas is meant to bring joy to the world. But, when it comes to the cryptocurrency traders, this period has been all doom and gloom.

The struggling market pulled out more than $15 billion from its total valuation within 24 hours. In Christmas 2017, Bitcoin was trading above $14,000 and the market was booming with demand from all over the world. A similar bear occurred during the Christmas day trading session, as the market shed around $26 billion. However, the growing demand made the price rise again. Thus, in about 15 days the crypto market reached an apex valuation of $828 billion.

Bloodbath Despite Recovery Signs

Presently, Bitcoin is trading at $3,812. This is about 80 percent less than its apex value. Although, the condition of other major coins is even worse. Ethereum has gone down by 90 percent from its peak value. Ripple, the second largest coin by about 91.5 percent. However, this Christmas bloodbath came after recovery signs was shown by the coins in the past week. The recovery was triggered as the market fell and lost $102 billion in total capitalization.

Ripple And Binance Adoption Of XRP

Ripple, is one of the leading gainers in the last ten days. The coin rose from as low as $0.28 to the current value of $0.37, a 24 percent rally. This growth was triggered by many market developments. For instance, the South Korean blockchain firm Coinone’s tie-up with Ripple. It was meant for remittance transfer to Thailand and the Philippines. Also, with Binance’s addition of XRP as the exchange’s base currency.

Other Currencies

Bitcoin Cash, sister of Bitcoin, is another token that bounced back, and gained more than 55 percent. It was mainly triggered by Roger Ver’s public statement about Bitcoin Cash’s future. According to, the Bitcoin Cash network has now been upgraded. Its 5461 blocks have been mined under the new consensus rules. Bitcoin Cash is currently 20.4% ahead on proof of work. It is currently 54 blocks ahead.

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