Bitcoin slips under $17K, crypto stocks tumble in reaction to FTX bankruptcy

Bitcoin slips under $17K, crypto stocks tumble in reaction to FTX bankruptcy

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Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH) and cryptocurrency-linked stocks like MicroStrategy are seeing a sharp downturn after news broke that FTX announced filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and Sam Bankman-Fried stepping down as CEO.

Bitcoin slips under $17K, crypto stocks tumble in reaction to FTX bankruptcy

Bitcoin, Ethereum and MicroStrategy comparison. Source: TradingView

Crypto-linked stocks decline

MicroStrategy (MSTR), led by the outspoken advocate of Bitcoin Michael Saylor, is down 32.57% on Nov. 11 in a 5-day period. MicroStrategy holds about 130,000 Bitcoin and, therefore, its stock price is heavily correlated with BTC/USD. Meanwhile, the tech-heavy NASDAQ has gained 0.79%.

Mining stocks have seen losses today, with the Hashrate Index Crypto Mining Stock Index showing a 0.14% loss at midday Nov. 11. Top miners’ market performance is much lower. Marathon (MARA) is down 4.95%, Riot (RIOT) is down 5.74%, and Hive (HIVE) is down 16.08%.

Bitcoin slips under $17K, crypto stocks tumble in reaction to FTX bankruptcy

Mining stock performance sorted by market cap. Source: Hashrate Index

Meanwhile, ETH price saw a 22% decrease this past week despite Ether becoming deflationary for the first time since the Merge. Over 8,000 Ether have been burned in the last seven days bringing the yearly rate to -0.354%.

Bitcoin slips under $17K, crypto stocks tumble in reaction to FTX bankruptcy

7-day Ether supply statistics. Source: ultra sound money

In addition to the FTX debacle hindering the Ether price, a mass amount of futures liquidations caused the price to hit a 4-month low of $1,070 this week.

Bitcoin price back below June lows

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro shows Bitcoin has lost 20% of its value in the past week as well. In addition, Bitcoin reached a new yearly low of $15,742 due to the FTX collapse.

Bitcoin slips under $17K, crypto stocks tumble in reaction to FTX bankruptcy

Bitcoin index. Source: Cointelegraph

Moreover, Bitcoin’s price crunch is leading miners to sell at an accelerated rate further increasing downward pressure.

According to Charles Edwards, founder of the Capriole Fund, Bitcoin miners reached the red level on an open-source Bitcoin Miner Sell Pressure chart, which shows the most selling in almost five years.

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