Coinbase & CoinmarketCap Go Down Amid $500B Crypto Wipe Off

Published May 19, 2021 | Updated May 19, 2021

In Brief
  • Coinbase and Coinmarketcap malfunction during peak trading hours amid market mayhem.
  • The Crypto market saw the liquidation of over $8 billion over the past 24-hours.
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Coinbase & CoinmarketCap Go Down Amid $500B Crypto Wipe Off

  • Coinbase and Coinmarketcap malfunction during peak trading hours amid market mayhem.
  • The Crypto market saw the liquidation of over $8 billion over the past 24-hours.

Coinbase Inc. ($COIN), one of the largest crypto exchanges that went public last month has malfunctioned again as users were unable to access their accounts amid a $500 billion market wipe-off.

The crypto market is down by over 25% with liquidations of over $8 billion. Bitcoin market registered the biggest liquidation with $3.47 billion worth of leveraged positions both long and short getting liquidated over the past 24-hours. Etheruem with over 40% decline for the day saw the second-highest liquidation with $2.19 billion in leverage positions getting rekt over the past 24-hours.

CoinmarketCap, the popular crypto price data platform is down as well. The market mayhem has not just lead to the liquidation of billions of leveraged positions, it has also disrupted major service platforms as well.

The top cryptocurrency nearly recorded a 50% correction from its ATH recorded 35 days ago while Ether’s price fell over 50% from the top within 8 days of ATH.

Binance Dismisses ETH & ERC-20 Withdrawals Temporarily

The world’s largest crypto exchange by trading volume Binance has temporarily suspended Eth and ERC-20 withdrawals on the platform.

The growing list of crypto platforms malfunctioning during the peak liquidation period has also run havoc on traders who were not able to access their accounts or sell during the peak trading hours. The falling markets amid malfunctioning crypto platforms bring back the memories of March last year which saw a similar liquidation spree across the whole cryptocurrency space.

The Bitcoin futures open interest reached a 3-month low as well indicating declining institutional confidence amid a market turmoil.

Prominent Bitcoin proponent Michael Saylor reinforced his confidence in Bitcoin amid the market correction suggesting he won’t sell despite their Bitcoin profit worth $1 billion getting wiped off just after a day of purchasing $10 million in BTC.

The crypto market is currently fighting back to regain its losses and Bitcoin has jumped back above $37,000 and ETH regained its position above $2,500 at the time of writing.

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An engineering graduate, Prashant focuses on UK and Indian markets. As a crypto-journalist, his interests lie in blockchain technology adoption across emerging economies.

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