The crypto market has been in turmoil in recent days. According to research from BanklessTimes, Bitcoin experienced its worst quarter in a decade. The popular crypto fell by 56.27%, exceeding its previous record of a loss of 40.37% in the first quarter of 2021.
BTC was trading at roughly $45,000 at the beginning of the quarter that concluded in June. This was a 35% decrease from its all-time high of $69,000. On June 19, BTC was $17,100, the lowest price in the previous 18 months.
Commenting on the report, the CEO of BanklessTimes, Jonathan Merry, said this. „Bitcoin performance is worrying. However, if the past informs the present, then it will surge. In 2011, the drop was at 85%, but later it went up. So, Bitcoin’s bad performance in Q2 might not be the end of the road. Historically, Bitcoin has been volatile. So, the recent drop in price should not come as a surprise to investors. Nevertheless, monitoring the market and making informed investment decisions is important.”
Reasons for the Bitcoin Correction
During the quarter, the crypto market as a whole worked in an atmosphere characterized by excessive inflation. This was due to the Federal Reserve’s efforts to impose high-interest rates.
With the collapse of the Terra (LUNA) ecosystem, the decline in the price of Bitcoin increased. The dispute was a contributing factor that led to Bitcoin dropping below a critical support level of $30,000.
Effects of Bitcoin Meltdown
Due to volatility, most businesses involved with cryptos have adjusted their business strategies. For instance, organizations like Coinbase have resorted to layoffs and hiring freezes. Some, such as Vauld and Voyager Digital, have filed for bankruptcy, while others had to close down their operations entirely. Full story and statistics can be found here: Bitcoin’s Q2 Performance Worst in the Last 10 Years