The cryptocurrency market simultaneously fell sharply, Bitcoin price fell 8% in the past 24 hours to $ 33,000
Cryptocurrencies dropped sharply this morning. Bitcoin price is down 8% over the past 24 hours, trading around $33,690.
BTC/USD 4-hour chart | Source: TradingView
Bitcoin price plummeted to $33,000 again due to negative influence from criticism
In the last 24 hours, Bitcoin’s lowest trading volume was recorded at $33,528 and highest at $36,819. According to CoinMarketCap, the amount of Bitcoin traded during the above period was $ 33 billion, the capitalization was recorded at $ 635 billion.
Statistics data by The Block shows that the number of daily transactions on the Bitcoin network dropped to levels not seen since August 2018. Currently, the 7-day average of Bitcoin transactions is down to 217,000 transactions/day. Besides, other on-chain indexes are also affected. The number of daily active addresses on the Bitcoin network also dropped to 940,000. While the number of new addresses per day decreased to 372,000 addresses.
Currently, Bitcoin is trading around the $33,690 level. This may be affected by information about Joe Biden’s upcoming meeting with the G7 group. Furthermore, it may also be due to criticism from former US president, Donald Trump as AZCoin News reported yesterday.
During a White House press conference on Monday, according to Joe Biden’s national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, U.S. President Biden will speak directly about cryptocurrency and its role in the network attacks.
Sullivan said US officials, apparently including Biden, wanted to see an action plan regarding ransomware attacks during the president’s visit to the G7 summit this weekend. The national security adviser said the plan should address resilience to such attacks, how to share information with other democracies, and how to respond to the crypto challenge.
Sullivan said cryptocurrency is at the core of how these ransom transactions are conducted, citing cyberattacks as a national security priority for the US government – especially for the US government’s important infrastructure. His comments come after hackers breached Colonial Pipeline’s network in May, allegedly forcing the company to pay $4.4 million in ransom.
Sullivan says this must become a priority going forward,” referring to the G7 addressing such ransomware attacks. He described the issue as a different severity of security threat that the coalition must address in a way that it did not before.
Personally, President Biden has been largely silent about crypto and blockchain both as vice president under former President Barack Obama and during his campaign for office. Last July, then-candidate Biden said he did not hold Bitcoin.
However, his administration is said to be reviewing existing rules around cryptocurrencies and determining if new restrictions are needed to protect investors following market volatility or not. Since hitting an all-time high of around $65,000 in April, Bitcoin has dropped more than 44% to date.
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