Crypto On Feb 3: Market Turns Red Once Again; Experts Say It’s Time For Careful Investments

Crypto On Feb 3: Market Turns Red Once Again; Experts Say It’s Time For Careful Investments

KEY POINTS

  • Bitcoin, Ether plunged
  • Meme cryptos slid
  • Market cap goes down

The cryptocurrency market turned red Thursday after two consecutive days of gains. The global crypto market cap was down 5.18% at $1.68 trillion as of 4.15 a.m. ET.

Bitcoin was down 3.64% at $37,045, CoinMarketCap data showed. Ethereum too plunged 3.44%.

Barring a slight uptick in the USD Coin, all of the top 10 tokens on the crypto chart were trading lower. Solana, Terra LUNA, Polkadot shed up to 10%.

Meme cryptos Shiba Inu and Dogecoin plunged too.

“The reason for the red and dips become more serious after the Fed meeting. The uncertainty outcome from that meeting is lingering in many heads. Adding on to the uncertainties is the recent 30 percent tax in India. This again added more stress to the market,” Anndy Lian, Chairman, BigONE Exchange told International Business Times.

“This kind of dips would remain there for some time. Crypto retail investors will be more careful in their investments in the next few months. Watch out for moves from institutions, that can be an indication for changes,” Lian added.

Adding to the uncertainties, the financial results of Meta came out Wednesday which has shown a significant slump in its virtual business vertical. Facebook’s parent company valuation dipped by almost $200 billion on Wednesday, which, according to experts, may have spooked the crypto market as well.

“We will have to wait and watch if Meta’s NFT and digital asset strategy takes off as expected,” Charles Tan, Head of Marketing at Coinstore told International Business Times.

In other news, hackers have stolen more than $320 million from one of the most popular bridges linking the Ethereum and Solana blockchains Wormhole.

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The crypto market is extremely volatile and experts recommend investors not make decisions based on the sudden shift in prices.

 

 

Original Source: https://www.ibtimes.com/crypto-feb-3-market-turns-red-once-again-experts-say-its-time-careful-investments-3389484

Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author “Blockchain Revolution 2030”. Currently, he is appointed as Chairman, Asia for BigONE Exchange and Chief Digital Advisor, Mongolia Productivity Organisation. Anndy is part of the Gyeongsangbuk-do Blockchain Special Committee, Government of Republic Korea, together with industry experts such as Brock Pierce. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region and was previously the Advisory Board Member of Hyundai DAC Technology.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.

You can read more about Anndy’s work at www.anndy.com

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