Market selling might ease, but traders are on the sidelines until BTC confirms $20K as support

The total crypto market capitalization fell off a cliff between June 10 and 13 as it broke below $1 trillion for the first time since January 2021. Bitcoin (BTC) fell by 28% within a week and Ether (ETH) faced an agonizing 34.5% correction.

Total crypto market cap, USD billion. Source: TradingView

Presently, the total crypto capitalization is at $890 million, a 24.5% negative performance since June 10. That certainly raises the question of how the two leading crypto assets managed to underperform the remaining coins. The answer lies in the $154 billion worth of stablecoins distorting the broader market performance.

Even though the chart shows support at the $878 billion level, it will take some time until traders take in every recent event that has impacted the market. For example, the U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 75 basis points on June 15, the largest hike in 28 years. The central bank also initiated a balance sheet cut in June, aiming to reduce its $8.9 trillion positions, including mortgage-backed securities (MBS).

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