What happened during the 2018 cryptocurrency crash?

The 2018 cryptocurrency crash (also known as the Bitcoin crash and the Great crypto crash ) was the sell-off of most cryptocurrencies starting in January 2018. After an unprecedented boom in 2017, the price of Bitcoin fell by about 65% from 6 January to 6 February 2018.

What happened to the price of bitcoin in 2017?

After an unprecedented boom in 2017, the price of Bitcoin fell by about 65% from 6 January to 6 February 2018. Subsequently, nearly all other cryptocurrencies followed Bitcoin's crash.

How many bitcoin flash crashes in 2021?

Over the course of 2021, bitcoin's price experienced no less than six flash crashes. A cryptocurrency “flash crash” is a market event in which many holders of a particular crypto asset suddenly decide to sell, overwhelming buyers and forcing the price to fall sharply within a very short time period.

Why did the crypto market shaky a week before the crash?

The crypto market had been especially shaky for about a week before the crash on Wednesday. On May 12, bitcoin fell 12% after Elon Musk walked back Tesla’s commitment to accept bitcoin as payment, citing concerns over the crytocurrency’s massive carbon footprint.