“Since January 2018, bitcoin and the cryptocurrency market in general have been in a significant downtrend. This trend has seen the largest cryptocurrency lose over 65% of its value, and the market capitalization dropping from over $297 Billion to about $112 Billion as at the time of writing,” according to CCN.

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Concerning Price Erosion

Bitcoin’s all-time high of around $20,000 was seen in December 2017 and the digital currency has not even been close to flirting with those levels this year. Some market observers believe a return to $10,000 anytime soon will be challenging.

“Many speculators who invested in the cryptocurrency market in the course of the bull run have counted their losses and pulled out based on declining value. Others however have continued to hold onto their positions in anticipation of an eventual recovery. Whether the wait is a normal trend of occurrence or not in the bitcoin market cycle remains a subject of individual interpretation based on available information,” according to CCN.

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