On Tuesday, the global cryptocurrency market reached its lowest point in history, with Bitcoin falling below $30,000 a coin, sending millions of investors into a panic.
The whole global cryptocurrency market fell 13%, hovering around $1.37 trillion in market capitalization, its lowest level this year.
Bitcoin had dropped more than 55% from its all-time high of $69,000 in November of last year.
Cardano (20%), Solana (16%), XRP (13%), BNB (16%), and Ethereum (16%) were among the digital assets that experienced double-digit percentage declines (10 per cent),
According to experts, the combination of rising interest rates and declining economic activity has created a risk-off atmosphere.
Terraform Labs (TFL), the company behind UST, LUNA, and the Luna Foundation Guard (LFG), has depleted its treasury wallet of all of its bitcoin (about 42,530 bitcoin) worth $1.3 billion.
According to TechCrunch, the UST stablecoin lost its 1:1 dollar peg for the second time in three days on Monday, falling as much as 5.3 percent to 95 cents.
The drop is due to concerns about the US Federal Reserve’s willingness to combat inflation. The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 50 basis points last week.
The GST council in India is considering a 28 percent tax on cryptocurrencies, similar to the present GST on casinos, betting, and lottery, which might further damper the attitude of crypto investors in the country.
Bitcoin is worth approximately $650 billion and accounts for almost a third of the cryptocurrency market.