Bitcoin & Altcoins Suffer Price Drops as Market Confidence Wanes

The cryptocurrency market took a tumble this weekend after a brief price upswing, with Bitcoin and altcoins suffering losses.

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  • The cryptocurrency market has faced a setback after a brief attempt to recover.
  • Altcoins have mirrored Bitcoin’s price drop, with some prominent tokens having witnessed big losses.
  • What has caused the broader market decline, and will these positive outliers hold onto their gains?

The cryptocurrency market faced a setback this weekend after a short-lived attempt at price recovery. Bitcoin, the world’s leading digital currency, saw its recovery efforts stall after dipping to $62,400 earlier on Sunday before rebounding slightly to its current price of around $63,500.

Cryptocurrency Market Stumbles

This stall in Bitcoin’s price reflects a broader trend across the cryptocurrency market. Altcoins, or alternative cryptocurrencies, mirrored Bitcoin’s downturn, with most experiencing significant losses. The total market capitalization for all cryptocurrencies dropped a staggering $150 billion over the past two days, signifying a collective decline in investor confidence.


The pain extended to the altcoin space, with many prominent tokens experiencing substantial price drops. Toncoin, a relative newcomer, witnessed the most severe decline, plummeting over 12% over the week. 

Popular tokens like Shiba Inu (SHIB), Dogecoin (DOGE), Avalanche (AVAX), Cardano (ADA), and Solana (SOL) weren’t spared either, suffering losses ranging from 6.6% to 9%. Established players like Bitcoin and XRP surprisingly took hits, dropping 3% and 2.3%, respectively.

However, there were a few bright spots amidst the general market decline. Ethereum (ETH) managed to defy the downtrend, posting a gain of 3.7%. This positive performance comes despite ongoing rumors surrounding potential delays or even denials for upcoming Ethereum-based ETFs. Binance Coin (BNB) also bucked the trend, experiencing a 4% increase in value this week.


Only 2 of the top 10 cryptocurrencies experienced price increases over the past week. Here’s a look at them:

DailyCoin's Snapshot of the Crypto Markets' Weekly Winners: Source DailyCoin
DailyCoin’s Snapshot of the Crypto Markets’ Weekly Winners: Source DailyCoin


Over the past week, all but 2 of the top 10 cryptocurrencies experienced price losses. Here’s a look at them, ranked by their percentage decrease:

DailyCoin's Snapshot of the Crypto Markets' Weekly Losers: Source DailyCoin
DailyCoin’s Snapshot of the Crypto Markets’ Weekly Losers: Source DailyCoin

This is just a snapshot of the current market conditions at the time of writing. Cryptocurrency prices are constantly fluctuating, so it’s important to do your own research before making any investment decisions.

On the Flipside

  • The recent downturn could be a short-term correction after sustained growth in the cryptocurrency market.
  • The recent geopolitical tensions could contribute to the market decline as investors seek safer assets.

Why This Matters

This weekend’s price stall across the cryptocurrency market, including Bitcoin’s failed recovery and losses for major altcoins, indicates a potential shift in investor sentiment. The collective decline in market cap suggests a return of caution. ETH and BNB’s gains against the trend highlight the continued potential for select tokens even during broader market downturns.

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Kyle Calvert

Kyle Calvert is a cryptocurrency news reporter for DailyCoin, specializing in Ripple, stablecoins, as well as price and market analysis news. Before his current role, Kyle worked as a student researcher in the cryptocurrency industry, gaining an understanding of how digital currencies work, their potential uses, and their impact on the economy and society. He completed his Masters and Honors degrees in Blockchain Technology within Esports and Business and Event management within Esports at Staffordshire University.