Crypto Market Update – May 2023

June 15, 2023

Crypto Market Update: May 2023

May was crypto’s worst month so far for 2023. The peer group S&P Cryptocurrency BDM Ex-MegaCap Index (“SPCBXM”) and the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index (“BGCI”) also saw declines.

There were a number of factors that contributed to the decline in the crypto market in May. These included:

  • Rising interest rates: The Federal Reserve and other central banks raised interest rates in May in an effort to combat inflation. This led to concerns that the global economy was headed for a recession, which would have a negative impact on the crypto market.
  • Regulatory uncertainty: There is still a great deal of regulatory uncertainty surrounding the crypto market. This has led to some investors staying on the sidelines, which has weighed on prices.
  • Weaker momentum: The crypto market had been on a tear in the first few months of 2023, but momentum began to slow in May. This was likely due to a combination of the factors mentioned above.

Despite the challenges, there were some positive developments in the crypto market in May. These included:

Overall, May was a challenging month for the crypto market. However, there were some positive developments that suggest positivity for the future.

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For further insights into the cryptocurrency landscape in 2023, we recommend reading the following article: “Cryptocurrency in 2023: Forecasts and Analyst Opinions

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