Tuesday 20 July 2021 12:10 pm

Bitcoin price slumps amid wider market crash

Crypto at a glance

Bitcoin slipped below $30k this morning for the first time in almost a month. It’s currently down five per cent over the last 24 hours, while alt coins including Ethereum (ETH) and Cardano (ADA) have seen even deeper crashes of nearer 10 per cent or more.

Bitcoin has been stuck in a broad price range between $30,000 to $40,000 since mid-May, only briefly dipping below the $30,000 mark on June 22.

However, while recent price drops have been largely restricted to cryptocurrency, this crash coincides with a similar downturn for the global stock market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average yesterday experienced its worst one-day fall since last October, as fears continue to rise that the rapid spread of the highly contagious Covid-19 Delta variant could again hinder economic recovery efforts.

The fall will bring back memories of last March, when total lockdowns were announced across the world. Back then, Bitcoin fell from around $9,000 to $6,000, with the stock market plummeting. It recovered rapidly afterwards, kickstarting a winning streak that took it all the way to $64,000 in April.

Bitcoin is in a different place today, up almost 500 per cent since then and on the plus side it seems to be holding its value a lot better. The 2020 crash and other apparently similar COVID-related drops were different, however, in that it was driven by a single event and this time around there doesn’t seem to be any one driver. Where to next?

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Total crypto market cap

The total capitalisation of the entire cryptocurrency market at time of writing is currently $1,197,695,361,223.

What Bitcoin did yesterday

We closed yesterday, July 19 2021, at a price of $30,817.83, down from $31,796.81, the day before.

The daily high yesterday was $31,885.86 and the daily low was $30,563.74.

This time last year, the price of Bitcoin closed the day at $9,164.23. In 2019, it closed at $10,767.14.

Bitcoin market capitalisation

Bitcoin’s market capitalisation at time of writing is $557.44 billion. To put it into context, the market cap of gold is $11.544 trillion and Facebook is $955.4 billion.

Bitcoin volume

The total spot trading volume reported by all exchanges over the last 24 hours was $23,740,894,084, up from $17,309,332,496 yesterday. High volumes can indicate that a significant price movement has stronger support and is more likely to be sustained.


The price volatility of Bitcoin over the last 30 days is 59.44%.

Fear and Greed Index

Market sentiment today is 22.

Bitcoin’s market dominance

Bitcoin’s market dominance today is 46.01, Its lowest ever recorded dominance was 37.09 on January 8 2018.

Relative Strength Index (RSI)

The daily RSI is currently 39.47. Values of 70 or above indicate that an asset is becoming overbought and may be primed for a trend reversal or experience a correction in price – an RSI reading of 30 or below indicates an oversold or undervalued condition.

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– Peter Thiel, PayPal co-founder

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Cautionary Notes

It’s definitely tempting to get swept up in the excitement, but please heed these words of caution: Do your own research, only invest what you can afford, and make good decisions. The indicators contained in this article will hopefully help in this. Remember though, the content of this article is for information purposes only and is not investment advice or any form of recommendation or invitation. City AM, Crypto AM and Luno always advise you to obtain your own independent financial advice before investing or trading in cryptocurrency.

All information is correct as of 08:00 BST