Bitcoin slips to a one-week underside next $3,400

Bitcoin prices on Wednesday traded subsequent $3,400, unresolved around a lowest turn given Jan. 29.

One bitcoin,

BTCUSD, +0.10%

 the world’s largest digital currency, was changing hands during $3,364.70, down 1.7% given Tuesday during 5 p.m. Eastern Time on a Kraken crypto exchange. The cryptocurrency reached an intraday low during $3,341.60.

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What are analysts saying

“Bitcoin keeps muddling along nearby a lows. If drop buyers are watchful to buy a dip, they are not tempted by these prices,” wrote Jani Ziedins of a Cracked Market blog.

“Those who wanted to buy bitcoin already bought bitcoin and there is no one left to buy. That is because this cryptocurrency has been so lifeless. The usually thing that will save BTC during this indicate is swelling adoption of it as a currency, that so distant doesn’t seem to be gaining traction. Without new income entrance in, design a cost to keep flapping lower,” he said.

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Altcoins and futures

Altcoins — a organisation of digital currencies other than bitcoin — traded reduce on Wednesday. Ether

ETHUSD, +0.51%

fell 2.9% to $102.90, Litecoin

LTCUSD, +0.71%

was reduce by 4.6% during $32.31, Bitcoin Cash

BCHUSD, +0.35%

was off 1.6% during $114.70 and XRP,

XRPUSD, +0.74%

was down 3.1% during 29 cents.

The broad-based selloff has a marketplace value of all cryptocurrencies during $111.7 billion, down from a 2019 high of $138 billion, according to information from CoinMarketCap.

Futures were in a red early on Wednesday. The Cboe Global Markets Feb contract

XBTG9, +0.07%

finished 1.2% reduce during $3,352.50, while a CME Group Feb contract

BTCG9, +0.30%

was off 1.6% during $3,345.

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Aaron Hankin is a MarketWatch contributor in New York who covers cryptocurrency and financial markets.

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