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Cardano, Shiba Inu and Ethereum Log Steep Losses as Bitcoin Remains on Shaky Ground

Thu, 02/17/2022 - 15:51
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Alex Dovbnya
Bitcoin is in risk-on mode yet again, trading in lockstep with stocks and pushing altcoins significantly lower, while gold continues to shine
Cardano, Shiba Inu and Ethereum Log Steep Losses as Bitcoin Remains on Shaky Ground
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Ethereum (ETH), Cardano (ADA) and Shiba Inu (SHIB) have recorded significant losses together with other major altcoins amid a steep market correction.

SHIB has plunged as much as 9.4% from its intraday high of $0.00003253 to hit an intraday low of $0.00002950 on the Binance exchange.

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ADA and ETH are down 4.6% and 6.2%, respectively, from their Feb. 17 peaks.     

Virtually all of the top cryptocurrencies are in the red over the past 24 hours, according to data provided by CoinMarketCap.

Cosmos (ATOM) is the only major altcoin that has managed to buck the bearish trend with a decent 6% price spike. The token is currently trading at $29.42 on the Binance exchange.

The leading altcoins moved in tandem with Bitcoin, which recently slipped to an intraday low of $41,882, the lowest level since Feb. 14.

After briefly recovering to nearly $46,000, the world's largest cryptocurrency is struggling to regain momentum amid a streak of sideways trading.

Bitcoin remains under pressure amid an underwhelming trading session for the U.S. equities market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down 458 basis points at the time of writing.

Terra (LUNA) Plunges While Crypto Market Remains in Limbo
The price of gold continues to rally, hitting a multi-month low of $1,897 per ounce earlier today. The recent move has reinforced the yellow metal's safe-haven status. Bitcoin, on the other hand, continues to perform as a risky asset.

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The Japanese yen, which is regarded as a traditional safe-haven currency, has also spiked to the highest level against the U.S. dollar in more than a week.

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About the author

Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at