Bitcoin's recent drop below $16,800 marks a complete turnaround from the momentary excitement that led to a peak of $18,370 on December 14

– Bitcoin dropped 3.8% in seven days, while the S&P 500 Index declined 3.5% in the same period

– The central banks of the US, UK, EU, and Switzerland have increased interest rates by 50 basis points to multiyear highs, indicating that borrowing costs will likely continue rising for longer than expected

Two prominent auditors, Mazars Group and Armanino, have recently ended their crypto auditing services, causing uncertainty in the crypto market

The Asia-based stablecoin premium has dropped to a 2-month low, indicating higher demand for stablecoins from Asian investors, but this could also mean that investors are becoming more bearish

– The long-to-short ratio of top traders has decreased over the past 5 days, indicating less confidence in the market

A potential retest of $16,000 is likely in the near future based on these derivative metrics

Bitcoin's recent drop below $16,800 may be due to economic concerns, including rising interest rates and defaults in the auto loan industry, as well as regulatory scrutiny and the failure of major exchanges like FTX

– The current market conditions may be favorable for Bitcoin's long-term growth, as the asset's price tends to increase after times of market uncertainty and volatility

– It is important to carefully consider the current market conditions and the potential risks and rewards of any investment decisions