Cryptos turn choppy as bounce momentum ebbs

crypto Cryptos turn choppy as bounce momentum ebbs

SINGAPORE: Cryptocurrencies slipped on Thursday, though without falling through recent lows, as traders clung to hopes that a nascent recovery from last week’s plunge could regain its momentum.

Bitcoin has failed to hold above its 200-day moving average and it fell about 4% in the Asia session to 37,619.

Ether, the coin linked to the ethereum blockchain network and the second-biggest cryptocurrency by market value, fell more than 7% to 2,675.10.

Both have marked sizeable year-to-date gains, with bitcoin up about 30% and ether more than tripling.

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But a month-long selloff culminating in a sharp collapse last week has each of them well below record peaks made in April.

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