Elon Musk claims to be buying the Bitcoin dip
This is the wake-up call the bitcoin market has been waiting for. The next few hours will reveal if this is enough to stabilise the price, but there are still many uncertainties surrounding the financial viability of many crypto projects and businesses.
On June 19, one of the world's most influential people, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Inc., publicly supported the cryptocurrency business and the meme coin Dogecoin in particular. On June 19, Elon Musk tweeted to his almost 99 million followers, "I will continue to support Dogecoin." After that, a user on an exchange told Musk that if he truly supported Dogecoin, he should buy it. When asked if he was buying the dip, Musk replied, "I am."
Prices are on the rise again
In the wake of his tweet, the cryptocurrency market saw an immediate surge in trust in cryptocurrencies and a flurry of inquiries regarding the long-term viability of numerous projects and businesses.
Data firm CoinGecko reports that Dogecoin, which was trading at $0.052307 per minute before Musk's post, is now trading at $0.058037 per minute, an 8 percent increase. They were followed closely by other coins' values. At $19,735.89 as of this writing, Bitcoin is up 4.4 percent in the last hour, making it the most popular cryptocurrency.
Shortly before Elon Musk's tweet, Bitcoin had fallen to a low of $17,677.43 before rising to a high of $18,290.75. Market capitalization leader Ether has gained 6.5% in the last hour to $1,058.60. Last week, Ethereum's native token was trading at $881, its lowest since 2021. Just over 55% of the crypto market value is held by Ether and Bitcoin, and this fluctuates based on pricing. In the last hour, the total cryptocurrency market value increased by 3.7% to $972 billion.
After a spate of losses, crypto investors appear to be taking a break. Bitcoin's value has dropped by 30.1 percent, while Ethereum's value has dropped by 30.8 percent in the last seven days.
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