Bitcoin fell Tuesday, extending losses from the previous session and putting the cryptocurrency on track for its fifth consecutive losing session.
A single bitcoin
was fetching $3,402.32, down 1.1% since Monday’s level at 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the Kraken cryptocurrency exchange. Earlier in the session, the cryptocurrency made a new low for the year at $3,344.80.
“There’s just no catalyst to push it [bitcoin] higher at the moment,” said Charles Hayter, co-founder of CryptoCompare. “The macro backdrop isn’t great and the ETF decision has dampened enthusiasm.” Hayter said he expects volumes to pick up in the coming weeks after a December lull.
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Altcoins mixed, futures lower
Digital currencies other than bitcoin, commonly known as altcoins, were mixed on Tuesday. Ether
was up 0.5% at $103.99, Litecoin
rose 1.4% to $30.73, Bitcoin Cash
is trading 1.2% higher at $110.30 and XRP
was down 1.2% at 29 cents.
Bitcoin futures were tracking spot markets lower on Tuesday The Cboe Global Markets February contract
was down 0.9% at $3,350, while the CME Group February contract
fell 1% to $3,345.
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