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The Tricky Business of Calculating Crypto’s Market Value

From the boom to crypto winter, is there a way to determine the true value of digital assets?

A screen displaying the price of Bitcoin during the Bitcoin 2022 conference in Miami, Florida, in April.

A screen displaying the price of Bitcoin during the Bitcoin 2022 conference in Miami, Florida, in April.

Photographer: Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg
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This crypto winter is still blowing cold and it’s not clear when or if a so-called spring will arrive. 

The losses have affected the entire cryptocurrency ecosystem, from hedge funds, to lenders, to countless individual retail investors. By most calculations, $2 trillion worth of value has been wiped out.