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Bitcoin drops to $60,000 at the beginning of the week

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Bitcoin Continues Descent to $60,000 amid Market Jitters and Liquidations

Bitcoin Continues Descent to $60,000 as Cryptocurrency Market Tumbles

Bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, continued its downward trend on Monday, falling to $61,211.00, its lowest level in over a month. The digital asset has seen a more than 8% decline in the past week, with digital asset investment products experiencing outflows for the second consecutive week.

According to CoinShares, crypto investment products saw their lowest trading volumes globally since the launch of U.S. bitcoin ETFs in January. The recent outflows from crypto ETFs, totaling $1.2 billion over the last two weeks, have been attributed to pessimism over the number of rate cuts following the FOMC meeting.

James Butterfill, head of research at a crypto-focused asset manager, stated that continued pessimism over rate cuts is weighing on sentiment for crypto. He also mentioned that any macro data highlighting falling inflation could support prices, while inflationary data could have the opposite effect.

Eleanor Gaywood, head of strategy at Coincover, noted that market jitters ahead of the personal consumption expenditure index, the Fed’s preferred inflation gauge, could be contributing to the volatility in the crypto market. She suggested that signs of a rate cut in September could help stabilize bitcoin’s price.

In addition to bitcoin’s decline, other cryptocurrencies also saw losses. Ether dropped 4%, Solana fell 3%, XRP slipped 1%, and dogecoin decreased by nearly 5%. In equities, Coinbase retreated by nearly 4%, MicroStrategy declined more than 5%, and miners were lower across the board.

Despite the recent downturn, investors and analysts remain optimistic about bitcoin’s long-term prospects. Ryan Rasmussen, an analyst at Bitwise Asset Management, described the current price action as “bullishly choppy” and highlighted the overall positive momentum in the crypto market.

Overall, bitcoin is down nearly 10% for the month but is still up 43% year-to-date. While the cryptocurrency has been trading in a narrow range between $60,000 and $70,000 since March, many believe it has the potential to reach new record highs in the future.

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