Volatility Returns to the Crypto Market as Bitcoin (BTC) Plunges to New 2018 Low
This drop comes as short interest was sitting at a near 1-month low. According to data from TradingView, the total short interest on Bitfinex currently stands at 23,309 BTC, which roughly equals $125 million.
In addition to Bitcoin, all other major altcoins have dropped more than 10%. As a result, the AltDex 100 Index (ALT100), a benchmark index for large-cap coins and tokens, is currently down 12.7% to a 3-month low.
BTC is now down 12% on the day to $ 5,616. This brings the largest cryptocurrency’s market cap to $97.5 billion.
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