Cryptocurrency prices fall as global markets tumble; Bitcoin slides below $21,000, Ethereum 6% down

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By Asmita Pant  Sep 14, 2022, 08:21 AM IST (Published)

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Bitcoin — the world’s largest and most popular virtual currency — slumped below $21,000. Bitcoin fell 7.8 percent to $20,423. Its market value stood at $389.8 billion. The trade volume was at $51.2 billion.

Major cryptocurrencies extended losses on Wednesday amid fall across global markets. The global crypto market cap stood at $995.35 billion with a volume of $101.14 billion in the past 24 hours.

Bitcoin — the world’s largest and most popular virtual currency — slumped below $21,000. Bitcoin fell 7.8 percent to $20,423. Its market value stood at $389.8 billion. The trade volume was at $51.2 billion.

Ethererum or Ether — the second largest virtual currency — fell 6.6 percent to $1,589.3 with a market capitalisation of $194.2 billion. The trade volume of Ethereum was $23.1 billion in the last 24 hours.

Meme-based virtual currency Dogecoin was 4.5 percent down with a trading volume of almost $8 billion. Shiba Inu was trading 3.1 percent lower while Solana fell 11.2 percent to $33.6 billion.

On the domestic front, Indian equity indices — BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty50 — are expected to make a gap down start on Wednesday tracing losses across global markets.