Bitcoin dives below $60,000 as crypto selloff intensifies

World's largest cryptocurrency erases all gains since beginning of May

Övünç Kutlu  | 25.06.2024 - Update : 25.06.2024
Bitcoin dives below $60,000 as crypto selloff intensifies


Bitcoin's price on Monday plummeted below $60,000 as the selloff in the cryptocurrency market has intensified. 

The price of Bitcoin dove to as low as $60,657 at 12.06 p.m. EDT, and later hit below that level at 3.25 p.m. EDT in Binance, the world's largest crypto exchange platform.

While Bitcoin erased all its gains since the beginning of May, it was trading at $59,306 for a daily loss of 7.5% at 4.26 p.m. EDT.

Bitcoin, the world's largest cryptocurrency, last saw its price trading below the $60,000 level on May 3.

Ethereum, meanwhile, was down 5.6% to $3,284 at the time, while some altcoins saw their prices decline more than 10% for the day.

The value of the cryptocurrency market stood at $2.2 trillion with a 5.6% daily loss, while Bitcoin's share, known as dominance, was at 53.1% and Ethereum's was at 18.4%, according to CoinMarketCap, a digital asset price-tracking website.

The major selloff in digital assets started last week after the German government sent 6,500 Bitcoin worth $425 million to crypto exchanges on Wednesday, following a seizure of 50,000 BTC in January -- the biggest crypto seizure in the country.

In addition, the defunct crypto exchange Mt. Gox announced earlier Monday it will begin in July to distribute digital assets stolen from its clients in a hacking event in 2014, which added downward pressure on the price of Bitcoin.

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