Bitcoin Holds Near $3,650 While the Stock Market Sees Minor Uptrend
Most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting slight to noteworthy gains as Bitcoin holds near $3,650.
Market visualization from Coin360
At press time, Bitcoin is up less than half a percent on the day, trading at around $3,648, according to CoinMarketCap. Looking at its weekly chart, the current price is just over 5 percent higher than the price at which Bitcoin started the week.
Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: CoinMarketCap
Ethereum (ETH) has regained its place as the second-largest crypto by market cap, with a market cap of $12.6 billion by press time. The coin overtook Ripple (XRP), which currently has a market cap of $12.4 billion.
Ethereum has seen its value increase by over 2 percent over the last 24 hours. At press time, ETH is trading around $121, after having started the day at $117. On the weekly chart, Ethereum’s current value is about 12 percent higher than $107, the coin’s price one week ago.
Ethereum 7-day price chart. Source: CoinMarketCap
Ripple has lost about half a percent in value in the 24 hours to press time and is currently trading at around $0.303. On its weekly chart, the current price is only half a percent higher than the price at which XRP started the week.
Ripple 7-day price chart. Source: CoinMarketCap
Among the top 20 cryptocurrencies, the one reporting the most notable growth is Dash (DASH), which is up nearly 8 percent оn the day and 18 percent on the week by press time.
Major oil futures and indexes are seeing mixed market movements, with WTI Crude down 1.88 percent and Brent Crude down 1.24 percent. Mars US, on the other hand, is up 1.32 percent, while the Canadian Crude Index is down 1.8 percent, according to oilprice.com.
As Cointelegraph recently reported, New York-based research company Fundstrat Global Advisors has released its 2019 crypto outlook, which forecasts incremental improvements that will purportedly support higher prices for cryptocurrencies.
Also, news broke yesterday that a commissioner of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission said that the delay in establishing crypto regulation may allow more freedom for the industry to move on its own.