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Altcoin prices briefly rebounded, but derivatives metrics predict worsening conditions

Published 05/20/2022, 03:15 PM
Updated 05/20/2022, 05:00 PM
Altcoin prices briefly rebounded, but derivatives metrics predict worsening conditions

On May 12, the total crypto market capitalization reached its lowest close in 10 months and the metric continues to test the $1.23 trillion support level. However, the following seven days were reasonably calm while Bitcoin (BTC) gained 3.4% and Ether (ETH) added a modest 1.5%. Presently, the aggregate crypto cap stands at $1.31 trillion.

Total crypto market cap, USD billion. Source: TradingView

Ripples from Terra's (LUNA) collapse continue to impact crypto markets, especially the decentralized finance industry. Moreover, the recent decline in traditional markets has led to a loss of $7.6 trillion in market cap from the Nasdaq Stock Market Index, which is higher than the dot-com bubble and the March 2020 sell-offs.

Weekly winners and losers among the top 80 coins. Source: Nomics
Tether (USDT) peer-to-peer vs. USD/CNY. Source: OKX
Accumulated perpetual futures funding rate on May 20. Source: Coinglass

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