Cryptocurrency Market In The Green, Total Market Cap Bounces Back

Cryptocurrency markets are on the up today, Jan. 12, with almost all of the top 20 coins on CoinMarketCap in the green, and the highest gain reaching almost 37 percent at press time.

The market had been in the red as recently as Jan. 11, with almost $100 bln in losses in total market capitalization over a three day period. The dip on early on Jan. 11 brought the total market cap of all cryptocurrencies down to around $630 bln. Total market cap is now recovering, climbing to around $720 bln at press time.

Biggest Gains

Ripple (XRP), the second most valuable altcoin on the market, is showing almost 18 percent growth over the past 24 hours to press time. The altcoin saw a price dip yesterday, in part due to false reports that South Korea banned crypto trading in the country, where Ripple is traded at high volumes.

Additionally, CoinMarketCap’s Jan. 8 decision to remove several South Korean exchanges from its price calculations — due to “divergence in prices” —  caused the average price of Ripple in particular to appear to drop suddenly. CoinMarketCap’s delayed announcement of the decision also reportedly led to panic-selling that worsened the drop.

Since Ripple’s Jan. 11 announcement of their partnership with MoneyGram, a fiat payment transfer service, the coin is showing recovery, trading at an average of $2.07 at press time.

Altcoin Stellar, ranking 8th on CoinMarketCap, is showing 33.34 percent growth over 24 hours, and is selling for about $0.67 at press time. The price spike can likely be attributed to a Jan.11 CNBC segment, where Bitcoin investor Brian Kelly predicted that Stellar is the next coin to buy after Ripple’s Moneygram deal success.

Stellar also retweeted the segment in response early morning today, Jan. 12:

Altcoin EOS, in the 10th spot on CoinMarketCap, has seen the most significant 24 hour gains of the top 20 coins, boasting almost 37 percent growth. The altcoin’s performance is apparently a response to hype from a Jan. 11 tweet hinting at a secret announcement forthcoming on Jan. 12 from Seoul, South Korea.

EOS is currently trading at an average of $14.40.

Small Losses

The only two coins in the top 20 that are in the red are ICON, with a loss of 2.93 percent, currently selling at $9.45, and Raiblock, down 4.06 percent and selling for $25.49 at press time.

Bitcoin (BTC)  is up a modest 3.53 percent, trading at press time at an average of $14,123.10. The coin remains down from its December $20,000 high, and has been hovering between $14-15k since the Dec. 22 market dip, when BTC slid as low as $12,850.

You may be interested

shares17 views

Crypto Markets See Solid Upswing, Bitcoin Pushes $7,500

Brian Evans - Jul 22, 2018

Crypto markets seeing mostly green today, with total market cap up over 2% and Bitcoin pushing $7,500

Bitcoin Progress
shares24 views

Bitcoin Makes Major Headway: CFA Exam Will Now Include Crypto Topics

Brian Evans - Jul 22, 2018

Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies are making serious headway in the financial industry, the most recent sign being the decision by the CFA Institute, which offers the Chartered…

shares26 views

BitRefill Adds Amazon Gift Cards to Its Platform

Brian Evans - Jul 22, 2018

The chances of Amazon ever accepting cryptocurrency payments directly are slim to none. It is evident the world’s leading e-commerce giant wants nothing to do with Bitcoin…

Most from this category

%d bloggers like this: