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Massive Bitcoin Pullback Explained by CryptoQuant CEO, Here's What He Says


u.today 23 April 2021 14:04, UTC
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CEO and founder of analytics platform CryptoQuant, Ki Young Ju, has taken to Twitter to offer his explanation of the recent Bitcoin rollback from the $55,000 level to the current $48,341 mark.

Bitcoin fundamentals are still strong, he adds.

"Technical correction caused by overleveraged longs"

The pullback is a correction, Ki Young Ju believes, which is the result of overleveraged long positions on crypto exchanges.

However, Bitcoin fundamentals remain strong, he argues, adding that once the market cools offwhich may take a few weeksthe flagship cryptocurrency is likely to resume its climb.

The South Korean Kim-Chi premium on Bitcoin has dropped to zero from a whopping 26 percent.

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Bitcoin plummets on fears of doubling capital gains taxes

On Thursday, April 22, the world's leading digital currency, Bitcoin, plunged, losing around seven percent, going below $50,000 and hitting the $48,176 level.

Other big-market-cap cryptocurrencies, such as Ethereum and XRP, dropped approximately 10 percent of their market price.

The reason was the proposal by U.S. President Joe Biden to raise the capital gains tax for the wealthy to nearly 40 percent. That would make the tax go up almost two times for those who earn more than $1 million per year.

Second big sell-off in April

Another recent Bitcoin plunge took place after Turkey officially banned Bitcoin and other digital currencies as a means of payment for goods and services within the country, an approach similar to that of Russia, on April 16.

Two days later, BTC fell from the $62,000 level to $54,223, as per CoinMarketCap. It collapsed below $50,000 before it had a chance to recover above the $62,000 mark. Some analysts believe the correction may continue further to $30,000.


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