Bitcoin’s volatility is hard to gauge. Minor spikes and dips happen all the time, and what cryptocurrency enthusiasts consider to be minor are catastrophic and atmospheric bounces to traditional stocks and bonds. But when the shit hits the fan it really distributes the proceeds widely, as we saw earlier this month as the effects of the coronavirus caused a monumental dive in Bitcoin’s fortunes. Since then, though, it’s been in recovery. First in drips and drabs, and then occasionally in large 10% bounces and finally to where we are today, with Bitcoin’s price resting at roughly between $9,000 and $9,500, which is up from its lowest point three weeks ago at $6,773.20.
All the focus so far has been on Bitcoin’s price cratering earlier this week due to the coronavirus, and the fates of bitcoin dependent companies. Naturally, as bitcoin goes so do the altcoins, with most of the charts of the decentralized altcoins showing the same stark decline as Bitcoin. They’re nearly identical in shape with only the values changed to reflect the various cap sizes and prices, so there’s no need to post all five.
In hockey, when your team’s down and your favourite pita-slinger’s getting on your case at your local shawarma shack, you can pull out the faithful excuse that it’s a rebuilding year. Yeah. A rebuilding year. They’re making trades and figuring out how to skate together and once they iron out some of the kinks and find out what combinations work best for line chemistry, then you’d better watch out in June.
HashChain Technology (KASH.V) started trading again on the 11th of December, giving long-suffering bagholders the opportunity to cut their losses on the cryptocurrency miner. The resulting loss was 33.3% of their stock price and as of today, they’re down to $0.01 and desperately looking to complete their proposed RTO with Digihost International.