NEO Price Drops to $18 as all Cryptocurrency Markets Turn Deep red

When the Bitcoin price shows a serious decline, the rest of the cryptocurrencies will automatically follow suit. As we have seen in the past, some currencies suffer a lot more compared to others. The one top currency noting the biggest losses right now is none other than NEO, with a 20.65% decline over the past 24 hours. This represents a net USD value loss, as the currency is losing a lot less ground where its BTC value is concerned.


Given the recent turmoil in the cryptocurrency markets, it is anything but surprising to see the NEO price drop quite a bit over the past 24 hours. More specifically, the NEO price is down by 19.2% in the past 24 hours, which equals one of the largest declines for this relatively young cryptocurrency. Then again, the past few days and weeks have been pretty volatile for all markets and NEO seems to be getting the worst of it so far.

This is once again blatantly obvious when looking at the cryptocurrency rankings right now. All top currencies are down by double digits, yet none of them gets even close to 20%. The one exception in this regard is IOTA, but it appears that project has a lot of issues in the PR department right now. NEO, on the other hand, has no such issues, even though it has gotten caught up in China’s recent ICO ban as well.

The trend over these past few days has been overall rather negative for the most part. With the value dropping from $31 all the way to $18  in just a few days, it is evident there is no sign of improvement right now. Nor will there be in the foreseeable future unless the Bitcoin price starts to make some big moves. Right now, that appears to be highly unlikely as well, which will continue to hurt all other cryptocurrency markets as well.

Moreover, it appears NEO’s trading volume is slowly drying up as we speak. Late last week, the volume was still over %50m per day, but it has fallen to $38m in quick succession. Not entirely surprising, given China’s harsh stance on cryptocurrency ICOs these days. Moreover, one has to keep in mind the NEO team is in the process of refunding some investors, which means there will be even more market volatility in the days to come.

Speaking of the markets, it is evident there are only two exchanges which really matter for NEO right now. Both Bittrex and Binance are the only companies effectively generating sufficient trading volume for those attacking. Although NEO was added to Bitfinex not too long ago, the market is anything but hot right now. There is little volume in the platforms USD, BTC, and ETH markets, which doesn’t bode well.  Moreover, there are only two exchanges actively trading NEO against the Yuan right now, which is Yobtc with virtually no volume to speak of whatsoever.

Things are not looking great for the Ethereum of China. Then again, as long as China continues tooppose ICOs of the past, present, and future, that situation will not change anytime soon. It is remarkable how the findings of one nation can make entire cryptocurrency markets collapse. For a bunch of decentralized currencies, the markets are influenced by some centralized regions, which is not a good sign by any means. It is unclear if and when NEO will recover, but for now, things are looking pretty bleak.

Source: Themerkle

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