• Bitcoin price dipped to $62,000 range on Sunday, after Saturday’s $60,660 intra-day low.
  • Geopolitical tensions between Iran and Israel pass as likely culprit for broader market dump.
  • Global cryptocurrency market capitalization has dropped by 5% amid rising uncertainty and apprehension.

Bitcoin (BTC) price is dumping, and with it, most players in the cryptocurrency market arena. It comes in the final week to the BTC halving, expected on April 20. As crypto markets bleed, capital appears to be shifting to precious metals.

Also Read: Bitcoin price dips seven days to BTC halving, whiplashes nearly $1 billion in positions

Bitcoin dips amid ongoing geopolitical tensions

After the Russo-Ukrainian saga, the cryptocurrency market is experiencing the aftermath of geopolitical tensions, this time between Iran and Israel. As traders and investors watch Iran’s retaliatory attack as a major escalation and the fear of a larger war, there is growing uncertainty and apprehension in the market.

In the aftermath, Bitcoin price is pulling altcoins down with it, with the global cryptocurrency market capitalization dropping by over 5% to $2.28 trillion. Meanwhile, precious metals like gold and silver are rising.

Geopolitical tensions and conflicts can have varying effects on financial markets, including cryptocurrencies. The crypto markets are dumping because of a general atmosphere of fear and risk aversion in financial markets. This has investors seeking to liquidate their positions in cryptocurrencies to reduce risk and move towards more traditional safe-haven assets like gold and silver.

In the next few days, it would be critical to monitor:

  • Severity of the conflict
  • Global response
  • Market sentiment, and
  • Investor behavior

Conversely, geopolitical uncertainty or conflict could also bode well for alternative assets like Bitcoin, driving adoption like it did during the early months of the Russia versus Ukraine debacle.

Investors could turn to alternative assets like Bitcoin as a safe haven to protect their wealth from traditional market volatility. This could potentially drive up the demand for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, leading to an increase in their value.

At the time of writing, Bitcoin price is trading for $63,266, as the bulls defend against further downside. However, the market is flashing red as global market capitalization nosedives.

BTC/USDT 1-day chart, Crypto total market cap


Information on these pages contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Markets and instruments profiled on this page are for informational purposes only and should not in any way come across as a recommendation to buy or sell in these assets. You should do your own thorough research before making any investment decisions. FXStreet does not in any way guarantee that this information is free from mistakes, errors, or material misstatements. It also does not guarantee that this information is of a timely nature. Investing in Open Markets involves a great deal of risk, including the loss of all or a portion of your investment, as well as emotional distress. All risks, losses and costs associated with investing, including total loss of principal, are your responsibility. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of FXStreet nor its advertisers. The author will not be held responsible for information that is found at the end of links posted on this page.

If not otherwise explicitly mentioned in the body of the article, at the time of writing, the author has no position in any stock mentioned in this article and no business relationship with any company mentioned. The author has not received compensation for writing this article, other than from FXStreet.

FXStreet and the author do not provide personalized recommendations. The author makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, or suitability of this information. FXStreet and the author will not be liable for any errors, omissions or any losses, injuries or damages arising from this information and its display or use. Errors and omissions excepted.

The author and FXStreet are not registered investment advisors and nothing in this article is intended to be investment advice.

Join Telegram

Recommended content


Recommended Content

Editors’ Picks

Solana and XRP ETFs may be on the cards in 2025, Standard Chartered analyst says

Solana and XRP ETFs may be on the cards in 2025, Standard Chartered analyst says

Ethereum Exchange Traded Fund approval news has renewed optimism on Solana and XRP ETFs approval in 2025. Analysts at Standard Chartered believe more cryptocurrency ETFs may be approved next year, and these assets will not be classified as securities. 

More Solana News

Uniswap Price Forecast: UNI could be poised for 30% rally after month-long lull

Uniswap Price Forecast: UNI could be poised for 30% rally after month-long lull

Uniswap price has broken out of a 35-day consolidation this week, a sign of a possible rally ahead that could increase the token’s price around 30%. Technical indicators support the bullish thesis, while on-chain data also aligns with it.

More Uniswap News

Dogecoin inspiration Kabosu dies, leaving legacy of $22.86 billion market cap meme coin behind

Dogecoin inspiration Kabosu dies, leaving legacy of $22.86 billion market cap meme coin behind

Kabosu, the popular Shiba Inu dog that inspired the logo of the largest meme coin by market capitalization, Dogecoin, died early on Friday after losing her fight to leukemia and liver disease. Kabosu had gained popularity as the dog behind the viral “doge” meme. 

More Dogecoin News

XRP climbs past $0.53, SEC Chair Gensler says the agency has done very well in court cases

XRP climbs past $0.53, SEC Chair Gensler says the agency has done very well in court cases

Ripple lawsuit ruling is expected soon, following the new US crypto bill, FIT21. SEC Chair Gary Gensler says the agency has fared well in legal battles while speaking at the ICI 2024 Leadership Summit. 

More Ripple News

Bitcoin: BTC struggles, but $80K is at striking distance Premium

Bitcoin: BTC struggles, but $80K is at striking distance

Bitcoin (BTC) price is in a good position to resume the bull rally despite the recent struggle. Optimism will restart if BTC overcomes a critical hurdle and flips it into a foothold. In such a case, the pioneer crypto will be slated to push to a new all-time high (ATH). 

Read full analysis

BTC

ETH

XRP