A little more then month ago around February 13-14 the price for 1btc was $10,000. Now the price $6,600 for one btc. Why is this happening? Well large Bit investors lowered the price to buy bitcoins at a low price and then again raise the price to 10-15k. Now it seems to me they are throwing away all the small traders who are withdrawing money in a panic.
But of course someone can hide behind the coronavirus pandemic. And say it influenced the market. Especially on btc price.
Cheers for this opinion mate. 😉 Let me tell you another rumor.
The second rumor which i`ve heard lately and it`s VERY interesting is that this dump was caused by the miners, big miners and they`ve used COVID19 as a look-alike trigger. In front of the halvening, big miners wanted to destruct small ones with sell off and that must be started from 15th of February. As you must know after the halving this May:
1. The production and the profitability of/from BTC will be cut in half.
2. The expenses to mine will stay the same or even bigger if there`s inflation.
3. The miners will be the same number as now.
And from 1,2 and 3 is popping a problem – competition.
How the big miners can destruct the competition of small ones and get them out of business before the halvening? Easy. With big sell offs, pushing the price down and down till the small ones become unprofitable and capitulate.
Like I said this is just a rumor but it`s very interesting one and may be the latest hashrate is kind of evidence for this theory (about 30% decrease from the latest ATH).