The sell-off in the crypto market has continued this weekend with bitcoin (BTC) briefly dipping below USD 10,000 on Saturday.
Since Wednesday, the total market capitalization dropped by almost 20%, to USD 318bn today.
At pixel time (06:48 UTC), BTC trades at USD 10,113, somewhat recovering from USD 9,951 reached on Saturday evening (UTC time). The price is down by almost 4% in a day and 13% in a week, increasing monthly losses to 14.5%.
However, BTC recorded the smallest drop among the top 60 coins today, except bitcoin (SV) (unchanged in a day), and LEO (-2%). As a result, BTC dominance, or the percentage of the total market capitalization, increased to 58.8%, or the level last seen in the first half of August.
Meanwhile, ethereum (ETH), which recently rallied on the back of the DeFi frenzy, is down by 16% to USD 325, while other coins from the top 10 dropped by 4%-17%.
As usual this week, DeFi tokens crashed the most, with some top projects diving by more than 40% (UMA).
I’ve said this a few times the past couple days.
— Kevin Svenson (@KevinSvenson_)
Good evening to everyone except sellers.
— light (@LightCrypto)
This is how a bull market looks like. U will see huge dumps up to 30 – 40%. pic.twitter.com/d9I3sgtosm
— Buttcoin (@CryptoTroll10) September 5, 2020
Markets bleak, exit scams, fear everywhere.
— The Crypto Dog📈 (@TheCryptoDog)
Feeling down about DeFi? Things look a lot better over a 30-day period
— Eric Turner (@ericturnr)
Entire $crypto portfolio down ~20% from its recent high. Kind of sad but I am very convinced this is a marketwide c… https://t.co/TQWXjSXpBt
— notsofast (@notsofast)
$BTC ideally, with the current condition, we should hear all over CT the bulls screaming BUY BUY BUY now at the bes… https://t.co/YxZrvKCkPS
— Wilson (@cryptowilson)