A member of our team at Coinfomania described the crypto market performance in the past week as a reminder that we’re still trading crypto and not some asset that can defy gravity forever (if there is).
For the first time in a long time, the crypto market posted significant losses on the 7-day chart, shedding over $20 billion in the process. The price of Bitcoin revisited regions below $7500, although the markets have made a comeback at the time of reporting.
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Top Three Coin Price Overview
In light of improved market performance at the start of the new week, Bitcoin traded above $8000 for some minutes today, with charts suggesting that the cryptocurrency met some resistance above that level.
Market response to the current upward trend in the next few hours would likely reveal whether Bitcoin would gather enough momentum to break back above $8000 and improve its $141.8 billion market cap at press time.
Popular altcoin, Ether (ETH) sees slight upward movement in the same manner as Bitcoin, a small 1% gain on the 24-hour chart. Ether was exchanging hands at $244 at press time and would need to gain at least $20 to recover to the $264 valuation posted at the start of the previous week.
The altcoin’s market cap at press time hovered just below $26 billion.
Ripple (XRP) has not started the new week in the same fashion as their Bitcoin and Ether counterparts, with the cross-border focused payment altcoin seeing a 2% loss on the day.
At press time, XRP traded at $0.39 (3.6% down against BTC) with a market cap of $16.8 billion.
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What to expect this week
The resurgent crypto market performance in the hours leading up to press time raises hope of traders enjoying better returns this week than they did in the previous. That move though could yet be a false one and signal a market downtrend, even though the chances look slim at this point.