By Will McCurdy and Liam J. Kelly, decrypt.com
26th January 2023 – (New York) It’s been a bumpy bout of volatility for some of the industry’s largest altcoins.
The crypto market as a whole dropped 2.7%, shedding roughly $27 billion overnight, with Dogecoin (DOGE) and Cardano (ADA) leading the pack.
Dogecoin dropped 5.5% in the past 24 hours, plummeting from just over $0.88 to $0.82. The largest meme coin by market capitalization is now trading hands $0.84.
DOGE’s volatility also wiped out more than $5 million in leveraged traders, as more than 94% of the latest liquidations were all longs, per Coinglass.
Cardano has also been hit hard by the bears, dropping 5.5%. ADA is currently trading at roughly $0.35, per CoinGecko.
Despite the latest blood-red price action, both Dogecoin and Cardano have enjoyed a stellar start to the new year.
Traders who bought Dogecoin on 1st January would have enjoyed a meteoric rise of 20% had they held to today. Likewise for Cardano; ADA has soared a total of 44% over the same period.
Of the top ten largest cryptocurrencies by market capitalisation, Ethereum was also badly bruised over the last day.
ETH has dropped 4.8% in the past 24 hours, from roughly $1,621 to $1,548. The cryptocurrency is also the only asset in the top ten to post negative returns over the last week.