The Dogecar has spun out of control and crashed — and the entire crypto market isn’t doing so hot, either, with prices plunging last night after Bitcoin hit a long-awaited “death cross“.

Stefan Parsons’ “Dogecar 2.0” hit the wall head-on during lap 69 Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Nashville Superspeedway in the US, narrowly missing two other vehicles.

Parsons was uninjured, which is more than can be said for many crypto traders, after Bitcoin dropped to a week and a half low of US$33,430 around 10.30pm AEST yesterday after experiencing a “death cross” earlier in the day.

The original cryptocurrency had recovered somewhat by lunchtime today, changing hands at US$35,340, down 0.3 per cent from yesterday.

BTC has repeatedly found support at the US$33,000 level since the May 19 crash, but hasn’t been able to sustain a move over US$40,000.

Just seven of the top 100 coins are up over the past seven days, according to Coinmarketcap.

Ethereum was trading at US$2,215, after dipping under the US$2,250 level this weekend for the first time this month. It dipped as low as US$2,049 last night.



The death cross

On Sunday afternoon (Sydney time), Bitcoin’s price action hit a “death cross”, a technical indicator that sometimes means a further drop is imminent.

The pattern occurs when an asset’s 50-day moving average crosses below its 200-day moving average.

But Sunday’s dip wasn’t exactly the dramatic plunge some might have been expecting. (Of course, given how quick crypto markets move, that may happen as soon as moments after this writer’s editor presses “publish”).

Still, some were saying now that the death cross had occurred, it was time for Bitcoin to experience resurrection and rise, phoenix-like (or Jesus-like) from the ashes.