Yesterday’s attack pushed ETH’s monthly losses up to around 12%.
- Ethereum has continued to stay in the AU $ 4,000 to AU $ 4,800 price range for over a fortnight now.
- Following yesterday’s liquidations, the total market cap of the crypto industry fell to US $ 1.91 trillion (around AU $ 2.63).
- More than 73% of all available NFTs in circulation today have only witnessed a single transaction in the past 3 months, the report suggests.
Ethereum, the second largest cryptocurrency in the world by total market cap, has come under a lot of downward pressure over the past 36 hours, trading for AU $ 3,940. As a result, ETH’s weekly losses now stand at just over 16%.
That said, even though Ethereum appears to be stuck in a price rut – after struggling to properly cross the AU $ 4,800 threshold – based on derivatives data available online, it seems professional traders are pretty bullish. as to the future of altcoin.
As for the cause of this ongoing collapse – which is affecting not only the crypto market but also a number of traditional industries – many experts believe that the default of Evergrande, a large Chinese real estate company, on its $ 300 billion in loans outstanding with looming fears of inflation may have resulted in the creation of a “fear-based” business environment.
Additionally, a few days ago, United States Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen wrote an op-ed in which she called on members of the United States Congress to raise the US debt ceiling again, claiming that if such a decision were not taken, it could lead to a “generalized economic catastrophe”. Finally, over the next few hours, the Federal Reserve is expected to make a decision as to when it plans to reverse its existing US $ 120 billion monthly asset purchase program.
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Is the NFT market dead?
Even though the non-fungible token (NFT) market continued to dominate headlines across the globe throughout the year – in large part thanks to the success of projects such as CryptoPunks, Bored Ape Yacht Club and Art Blocks Curated – a closer look at the space shows that despite a few million dollars in sales for some NFTs, the overwhelming majority of low-priced NFTs have not been able to accumulate any real value, this which makes them completely illiquid.
According to data made available by Bloomberg, 73.1% of all available NFT assets in circulation have seen only one trade in the past 3 months. If that wasn’t enough, even NFT’s daily sales count has continued to decline over the past two months – with numbers dropping from an all-time high of 138,109 on August 30 to just 42,372 on September 21.
Finally, other notable metrics related to the NFT space – including active market portfolios, primary market sales, secondary market sales, etc.
Another DeFI platform victim of a hacking scandal
According to an official announcement, the decentralized finance platform (DeFi) Vee Finance reported that it was the victim of a hacking exploit that saw criminals making their way with 8,804 ETH and around 214 BitcoinBTC (estimated at around 35 million US dollars at time of publication). The development comes just a few days after the commissioning of the main network of the project on the Avalanche network.
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