08 Jun

The cryptocurrency market experienced a downturn on June 7, with Bitcoin (BTC) dropping to $69,335 and Ethereum (ETH) to $3,684. This decline followed the release of better-than-expected United States employment data, contrary to predictions by analysts who anticipated weaker figures that would prompt a push for lower inflation and potentially drive Bitcoin to new highs.

Crypto trader il Capo of Crypto, with a significant following, described the sell-off as a "shakeout," where many investors simultaneously sell due to market uncertainty. Despite expectations that a weaker employment report would lead to rate cuts and boost Bitcoin prices, the actual data surprised analysts.

Markus Thielen, head of Research at 10x Research, had previously speculated that a lower-than-expected employment report could prompt rate cuts and drive Bitcoin to record highs. However, he noted that the employment data wasn't the sole cause of the crypto market drop. Thielen highlighted that while the unemployment rate increased to 4.0%, there was an unexpected rise in the number of jobs added, primarily in part-time roles.

Investors are constantly monitoring important support levels

According to the U.S. government, there was a 272,000 rise in total employment in the country in May, while the unemployment rate rose by 0.1%. Labor Statistics Bureau.

If the critical "support levels hold," il Capo of Crypto stated, "we should see bullish continuation soon."

Over the previous day, Bitcoin dropped 1.99%, returning to $69,410. According to CoinMarketCap data, Ethereum fell by 3.22%, but other cryptocurrencies saw significantly bigger losses: PEPE fell 10.54%, Solana fell 4.89%, and DOGE fell 7.88%.

Other traders also weighed in, viewing the market decline as an opportunity rather than a cause for concern.

According to pseudonymous crypto trader Kaleo, who shared their perspective on June 7, they believe that the true bull market has yet to commence.

Similarly, another trader named Jelle expressed a nonchalant attitude toward the dip in the market on the same day, stating that it was unexpected but still manageable.

Jelle also mentioned seizing the opportunity to purchase during the dip for a quick turnaround trade.

June 2024, Cryptoniteuae

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