By Gangahar jena
Cryptocurrencies have had a rough start to the year. As of May 12, Bitcoin (BTC) had lost nearly 40% in value year to date, while ETH and BNB down about 48% in that period
Crypto data firm CryptoQuant's BTC leverage ratio hit all-time highs in early January, meaning more investors were taking on risk in the crypto space
Crypto markets face when leveraged investors liquidate a large portion of their assets is the overall liquidity of the markets
When China banned crypto mining in June 2021, "miners had to move to other jurisdictions that were more miner-friendly," Peters says
Blockchain and network security are other factors that could cause a crypto crash, Peters says
Cryptocurrency investors need to keep in mind that "crypto advocates and key influencers can tweet and cause an inflow of capital"