A sell-off took command of the cryptocurrency market on April 7th after the price of Bitcoin (BTC) fell below $ 56,000.
The market-wide sell-off resulted in $ 1.4 billion in liquidations, and some analysts suggested that this could be the final step for overfunded long traders before Bitcoin can soar to $ 70,000.
One sign that the market had moved ahead of itself for the past week was the rapidly rising kimchi premium, which was followed by a seven percent drop in BTC price on April 7 as traders feared it would could be the signal for a market peak.
Despite the market downturn, analysis of the on-chain data suggests that Bitcoin could soon hit a new all-time high as whales, miners and long-term owners have reduced or stopped sales and institutional demand remains high.
Traditional markets close to record highs
Equity markets were near their all-time highs on Tuesday as the acceleration in employment growth, record activity in the service sector and expansion in manufacturing led to unexpected optimism that drove share prices higher.
Despite this positive news, the Dow and NASDAQ closed 0.06% and 0.16% respectively, while the S&P 500 ended the day up 0.06%.
The Coinbase listing offers a little relief
A couple of altcoins managed to accumulate throughout the day after Coinbase announced that 1INCH, Enjin (ENJ), New Type of Network (NKN) and Origin Protocol (OGN) will be listed on Coinbase Pro.
Starting today, inbound transfers for 1INCH, ENJ, NKN & OGN are available in the regions where trading is supported. Merchants cannot place orders and no orders will be fulfilled. Trading begins on or after 9 a.m. PT on Fri 4/9 if the liquidity conditions are met. https://t.co/L5KlZvMiuA
– Coinbase Pro (@CoinbasePro) April 7, 2021
Following the announcement, the price of 1INCH and ENJ saw modest gains of 5%, while the Origin protocol rose 10% and NKN rose 27%.
Solana (SOL) was also up 10% and Ethereum (ETH) was down 7% to trade below $ 2,000.
The market cap for cryptocurrencies is now at $ 1.90 trillion, and the dominance rate of Bitcoin is 55.6%.
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