While Ethereum fell by about two percent but stayed below the $1,800 barrier, Bitcoin experienced some profit booking as it fell by more than one percent while holding roughly 34,000 levels.
After the ticker for BlackRock’s (BLK) spot bitcoin ETF, IBTC, was taken down from the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation’s (DTCC) website and then added back, the price of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies fell on Wednesday morning. But profit booked from rash cryptocurrency purchases is nothing new.
Following a robust secular surge, Bitcoin experienced some profit booking. Despite declining more than 1%, the largest cryptocurrency held its ground around roughly 34,000 levels. Ethereum, its biggest rival, saw an almost 2% decline but managed to stay below the $1,800 mark. The majority of altcoins had decreased in value.
Following the unexpected debut of BlackRock’s spot bitcoin ETF (IBTC) ticker on the US Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation website, the value of bitcoin recently surpassed the $35,000 mark. But after the ticker briefly vanished and then reappeared, prices during the previous day stabilised back around $34,000.
Grayscale’s legal victory over the US SEC, in which the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the agency to reevaluate its denial of Grayscale’s spot bitcoin ETF application, may also be connected to this positive trend. Market participants are optimistic that the Bitcoin spot ETF applications will soon be approved due to the combination of these factors.
With a few notable exceptions, the bulk of popular cryptocurrency tokens saw a decline in price on Wednesday. Toncoin, Polygon, Solana, and BNB all saw declines of two percent apiece, while Dogecoin and Polkadot fell by more than three percent each. Chainlink gained more than 11% of the gainers, and XRP gained almost 1%.
The market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies worldwide was trading much lower, dropping to $1.25 trillion after decreasing by almost 1% over the previous day. But at $69.61 billion, the total trading volume fell by more than 13%.
The temporary withdrawal of BlackRock’s (BLK) spot Bitcoin ETF ticker, IBTC, from the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) website may have contributed to the declines in both Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) over the last day. It’s crucial to remember, though, that the ticker was relisted a few hours later.