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Bitcoin’s price correction rewrites its relationship with the alts



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The cryptocurrency market has been a great place for traders, until recently. Over the weekend there was a major correction setting in the market, that changed the existing trends in the market. As Bitcoin’s price crumbled under $12k, the unprecedented pressure in the market pushed its value briefly under $10k. The lowest price level seen by BTC during the course of correction was $9,825. However, the price managed to surpass the $10k price level and was currently trading at $10,175.

Even though BTC lost nearly 13% of its value over the past week, the new consolidation point has been looked upon as a positive sign. Due to its low volatility, Bitcoin has been outperforming other digital assets in the market, but still shows poor performance of -13%.

Small-cap assets were outperforming other crypto indices by the end of August, and reporting a 51% return. However, as the first week of September culminated, the small-cap assets were once again in the back seat as it was down 25% only after a week.

This slipping value of the entire crypto market also highlighted the reducing correlation between Bitcoin and other major cryptos.

Source: CoinMetrics

The above chart indicated a clear slump in the correlation coefficient of major digital assets with Bitcoin. For instance, the correlation between Bitcoin and Ethereum was 0.893 on 7 September, which has now fallen to 0.8416. Similarly, the correlation between Bitcoin and Litecoin has reduced to 0.8548.

Chainlink [LINK], on the other hand, already shared a restricted correlation with Bitcoin. On 7 September, the correlation between Bitcoin and LINK was at 0.6695, which got pushed further down to 0.5511 on 8 September. Though this correlation was needed, it has hit a high correlation among Bitcoin and other major alts and it may take some time to recover.

Whereas, the sentiment in the market like other metrics also noted a sudden change.

According to the observations highlighted by Arcane Research, the Fear and Greed index, which was at 80 last week, halved in a day owing to the correction in the market. The indicator was now in the fearful territory after being in “Extreme Greed” for over a month.

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Namrata is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto covering the US and Indian market. A graduate in Mass communication, while majoring in Journalism, she writes mainly about regulations and its impact with a focus on technological advancements in the crypto space.