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Opinion: Why You Should Buy Bitcoin, Ethereum After Losing Half Their Value

Record sell-offs intensified at the first trading session of the week with many altcoins including Ethereum losing more than a quarter of their value. Bitcoin dropped as much as 18% on market sentiments.

The drop pushed the value of Ethereum and Bitcoin downward, as they lost more than half their value from all-time highs sighted in mid-April.

Recently, the flagship crypto was trading around the $35,000 price levels amid buying pressures prevailing from Bitcoin’s 3-month price area. It is critical to note that the pioneer crypto reached as low as $31,200 on Sunday afternoon, wiping out its year-to-date gains.

Ethereum also broke below the $2,000 price level amid high selling pressures, losing about half its value in just one week. When considered from a broader perspective, however, Ether is still up by 160% year-to-date and had recovered above $2,000 at the time of drafting this report.

Investors’ bullish sentiments evaporated when Wednesday’s price drawdown printed its largest liquidation scenario in the Bitcoin’s market, as billions of dollars were wiped off when Bitcoin lost about $10,000 with a few hours.

Data from Glassnode gives support to this bias, revealing this correction has been the worst ever seen including the sell-offs recorded in 2017; and is the biggest bull market correction since the consolidation period around 2013.