Crypto Sentiments Go Sour After Bitcoin Announcement from Tesla

elon musk tesla bitcoin
elon musk tesla bitcoin

Elon Musk stands as the CEO of Tesla, and gave out an announcement yesterday that crypto users will now be capable of buying Tesla products by way of Bitcoin payments The interesting part of this, however, was the effect it had on the crypto market, apparently. The world’s largest cryptocurrency took this news, which furthered the adoption of Bitcoin in general, and saw it fit to drop close to 5% in value within just 24 hours.

Bitcoin Goes Under $1 Trillion Market Cap

CoinMarketCap, the Binance-owned crypto data provider, published recent data that showed that Bitcoin saw its market cap drop under the $1 trillion range for the first time in a week. At the time of writing, the market cap for Bitcoin is $980 million, with the world’s crypto market cap standing somewhere around $1.63 trillion. Just yesterday, this same metric stood at $1.78 trillion.

The negative crypto sentiments didn’t stop at Bitcoin, however. The second-largest cryptocurrency out there, Ethereum, saw itself go under the $1,600 range for the first time in almost two weeks. As it stands now, Ethereum is trading at $1,585 apiece at the time of writing. The market cap for the space was recorded at shy of $180 billion, as well. Within the past seven days, Ethereum has managed to go down by a factor of 115%.

Good news Leading To Bad Markets

Yesterday, Elon Musk revealed to the world that Tesla products could now be purchased by way of Bitcoin. Tesla itself is no stranger to the asset, starting its own bull run after announcing a purchase of $1.5 billion in Bitcoin back in February of this year. Another key announcement made by Elon Musk is Tesla’s lack of plans to convert these Bitcoin holdings back into fiat.

General Positive Crypto Sentiments

At this point, everyone is aware of how vocal Musk is, and remains to be, about Bitcoin and the various other cryptocurrencies there are, voicing his many opinions on various social media platforms. An invitation-only audio-chat networking app, Clubhouse, allowed Musk to have a conversation about how Bitcoin stands at the cusp of mass adoption within the world at large.

Throughout these last 2 months, however, Elon Musk saw an overall dip when it comes to his wealth thanks to Bitcoin price activity. Tesla, Musk’s company, is trading at close to #630 a share, 25% less than what it was just seven days prior, when it was $850 and held an $800 billion market cap.

Time will tell how the crypto markets will fair in the future, but some institutions had probably declared this event a “healthy correction” already.  Many analysts predict that Bitcoin will only increase in value, and time will tell whether that sentiment is valid or not, as well.

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A journalist, with experience in web journalism and marketing. Ali holds a master's degree in finance and enjoys writing about cryptocurrencies and fintech. Ali’s work has been published on a number of cryptocurrency publications.