For kryptokuzas, this year's end may not have the same flavor as in 2017, when its value is reduced to unprecedented levels. For a week, the value of virtual currencies, with bitcoin at the top, suffers a confirmation.
The time of relative stability lived by Bitcoin, which since early summer was around $ 6,400, ended up with 30% of cumulative losses in a week, according to the data compiled by Bloomberg.
The famous Kryptokrurury fell 11.6% only on the day of last Wednesday, its biggest crash since February and the end of the landing phase, slightly violent, suffered by bitcoin after the outbreak of its bubble at the end of 2017.
But that record again hit on Monday, with a new fall of 12.2% compared with the value that the Cryptocruzhi has on Friday night. Subsequently, on Tuesday, have posted more than 9%.
After having spent under $ 6,000, "Bitcoin easily crosses the psychological threshold of $ 5,000, and, with a change of around $ 4500, it is quite possible to return to the level of September 2017 of $ 3,000, or just above, "Says Neil Wilson, an analyst at Markets.com.
The other cryptocoveries have not so much to say: In one week, Echamam, one of the most known Bitkoin, lost 40% and the total capitalization of virtual currencies goes from 210,000 million dollars to 150,000 million, almost 30%.
– It's not the first time –
It is difficult to explain the disdain for the active stars of the end of the year 2017 and many analysts initially found themselves with few complaints.
"The current sales movement is right again with regulatory pressures," says Naeem Aslam, analyst at Think Markets, referring to a recent decision by the Security and Exchange Commission, It. Stock exchange regulator.
The CEC acted last Friday against two start-ups that raised money in cryptography without respecting the regulations: forced them to reimburse subscribers and pay a fine.
The institution "reminded the cryptosphere that it was she who had the last word on everything that smells like a financial asset," adds Asslam.
Some commentators also pointed out the process in the bitcoin cash community, another crypto-chronicle that was presented as a competitor to Bitcoin, which on Thursday resulted in a split into two new virtual currencies.
Three weeks ago, the specialized magazine Dior revealed that Bitcoin exchange rates in October had fallen to their lowest level in a year, showing a significant reduction in investor interest.
"What Is The Incentive To Buy Cryptocoveres?" Asks Wilson, in whose view those who bet on the downside should aim at a zero value because "it's what they are worth".
If the trend trends a year ago, when Bitcoin won almost 370% between the beginning of October 2017 and its peak of $ 19,500 in mid-December, there is a risk to forecast. Because this is not the first time that the sulfurous currency falls precipitously.
By the end of 2013, bitcoin has been $ 1,000 for the first time, before falling projected to around $ 160 at the beginning of 2015. The rest of the story we already know.