Gate.ioBlogDaily Flash | Crypto Lending Service Celsius Pauses Withdrawals, MicroStrategy Now Down $1B
Daily Flash | Crypto Lending Service Celsius Pauses Withdrawals, MicroStrategy Now Down $1B
14 June 11:25
Markets Performance - BTC price Dives Below $25K, ETH Down 30% in 7 Days
Bitcoin fell to its lowest level in over 18 months on Monday, as the fallout from Friday's surprise US inflation data continued to resonate through global risk assets. The asset has been falling for about three months, from nearly $49,000 in March 2022 to under $25,000 today.
Antoni Trenchev, co-founder and managing partner of crypto lender Nexo, stated,
“Cryptos remain at the mercy of the Fed and stuck in a merry dance with the Nasdaq and other risk assets. We’re hearing Bitcoin forecasts in the mid-teen and single-digit thousands which tells you the type of macro environment crypto is facing for the first time -- and the levels of fear.”
An announcement by crypto lending service Celsius, warned users early Monday that withdrawals would be halted due to "extreme market conditions." The company also announced that its swap and transfer products will be paused. There was no timeline for resuming withdrawals.
The blogpost read,
"We are working with a singular focus: to protect and preserve assets to meet our obligations to customers. Our ultimate objective is stabilising liquidity and restoring withdrawals, Swap, and transfers between accounts as quickly as possible. There is a lot of work ahead as we consider various options, this process will take time, and there may be delays."
Interestingly, clients had contacted the platform in the previous week, claiming they were unable to make withdrawals. Alex Mashinsky, the company's chief executive, challenged critics over the weekend to find "even one person who has a difficulty withdrawing."
Chart of the Day - DeFi Total Value Locked Overview
Due to the market conditions, the total value locked (TVL) in all protocols significantly decreased over the past few months. As the figures show, DeFi’s TVL has decreased by 55% since the end of April.
Influencer of the Day - MicroStrategy Now Down $1B on Its Bitcoin Bet
Michael Saylor's MicroStrategy (MSTR) began purchasing Bitcoin in August 2020 at a price just under $12,000. Subsequent purchases over the following months brought the company's holdings to 129,918 Bitcoin, now valued at under $3 billion, compared with what's a near-$4 billion investment.
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Author: Gate.io Researcher Peter L.
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