The risk-off attitude caused by Federal Reserve tightening led investors to expect a broader market correction and is negatively impacting growth stocks, commodities and cryptocurrencies. Investors have been looking to take profits on riskier assets, causing the U.S. Dollar Index (DXY) to reach its highest level in over two decades at 109.6 on Sept 1.
In the past seven days, the total crypto capitalization declined 6.9% to $970 billion. While Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) presented a 7% to 8% decline, a handful of mid-capitalization altcoins dropped 13% or more in the period.
Premier stablecoins USDT and USDC, which make up 12% of the total crypto market cap, have been battling for dominance in recent weeks. They are both witnessing a resurgence in their crypto market share which has boosted by 40% in the past few weeks.