While the broader stock market has succumbed to a pretty steep reversal, the crypto market has suffered its own reversal off the back of a strong first half of 2022.
According data analysed and gathered by CryptoPresales.com, the crypto market at large has seen a loss of $1.9 trillion in value, with companies in the space laying off nearly 5,000 employees. Out of these layoffs, CryptoPresales highlights that 60% of these cuts were made in June in response to downturns already in motion.
For example, some of the bigger names like Huobi Global, encountered large revenue drops due to China’s crypto ban, leading it to cut 300 employees. Crypto.com meanwhile reported 260 job cuts (or 5% of its workforce) due to a broader crypto downturn.
Layouts.fyi data has also show that Coinbase has seen some of the biggest cuts to its workforce this year. In the same month as Huobi and Crypto.com, the coin exchange giant announced layoffs of 1,100 people, or one fifth of its workforce.
The broader scale of these cuts, however, is likely far greater, and will become clearer in the coming months.
As for the crypto market has seen staggering declines in the likes of Bitcoin and Ethereum. Both of which, according to CoinMarketCap, lost 55 and 46% of their value in 2022, which is a brutal drop. Meanwhile, altcoins like Cardano plummeted by 82%, alongside Dogecoin’s 76% loss.