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The diffusion of the Omicron variant in the last weeks of 2021 in Italy and in many other countries of the world it inevitably had a effect also on the world of cryptocurrencies. The fears of the markets due to the new wave of the pandemic affected the markets during the month of December, contributing to create a scenario of great volatility.
The pandemic and the Omicron variant hit the cryptocurrency market
At the beginning of December, for example, Bitcoin suffered its third “dip” of 2021, recording a crash similar to the previous month’s major. It should be noted that, in parallel, Ethereum reached its highest value since February 2018 compared to Bitcoin. A certain downward trend it also affected the performance of altcoins. Last December, in the wake of the uncertainties of the pandemic and the Omicron variant, several cryptocurrencies recorded a sharp decline, often accompanied by a rapid rebound.
The general sentiment is bullish
As evidenced by bitpanda and from the analysis of Orlando Merone, Country Manager of Bitpanda in Italy, the “market needs some time to recover, but overall long-term sentiment remains bullish.” The effects of the decline at the beginning of December are still evident today with the values reached in November which are still a long way off. In the future, however, the market should recoup most of the losses and continue to rise.