In a month, crypto-assets lost $800 billion in market value

According to data site CoinMarketCap, crypto assets have lost about $800 billion in market value in the last month, reaching a low of $1.4 trillion on Tuesday, as the end of free monetary policy dampens desire for risk assets.

Bitcoin, which accounts for roughly 40% of the cryptocurrency market, fell to a 10-month low on Tuesday before rebounding to $31,450, only six days after hitting $40,000. It was down more than 54% from its all-time high of $69,000 on November 10th.

Prices of digital assets have fallen, reflecting a drop in equities amid fears of aggressive interest rate hikes around the world to combat decades-high inflation. The Nasdaq, which is heavily weighted in technology, was down 28% from its all-time high in November 2021.

According to CoinMarketCap, the total crypto market worth was $2.2 trillion on April 2, down from an all-time high of $2.9 trillion in early November.

“Bitcoin remains highly correlated to the broader economic conditions, which suggest the road ahead may unfortunately be a rocky one, at least for the time being,” blockchain data provider Glassnode said in a note.