Bitcoin falls below $27K to December 2020 lows as Tether stablecoin peg slips under 99 cents

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* Bitcoin (BTC) fell out of its long-term trading range on May 12 as ongoing sell pressure reduced markets to 2020 levels.
* Tether wobbles as UST stays under $0.60
* Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView followed BTC/USD as it exited the range in which it had traded since the start of 2021.
* The weakness came as fallout from the Terra stablecoin meltdown continued to ricochet around crypto and beyond, with rumors claiming that even professional funds were experiencing solvency issues due to losses on LUNA and UST.
* LUNA, Tether’s in-house token, had all but capitulated in value at the time of writing, trading at around $0.22.
* UST, currently the focus of Terra executives committed to restoring its U.S. dollar peg, was at around $0.60, still far from $1 but more than double the week’s record lows.
* Nevertheless, the strain was increasingly visible across crypto, as largest stablecoin Tether (USDT) itself began to deliver worrying signs that it was copying UST’s downfall.
* At the time of writing, USDT/USD was under $0.99 on major exchanges.
* Tether chief technology officer Paolo Ardoino said that withdrawals of USDT were proceeding as normal.
* On the topic of losing the macro range low created in January 2021, analysts were still willing to see current levels as a potential opportunity.
* Data from on-chain monitoring resource Coinglass showed that for Bitcoin and altcoins combined, these topped $1.2 billion in the 24 hours to the time of writing.

Bitcoin falls below $27K to December 2020 lows as Tether stablecoin peg slips under 99 cents
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