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Market Wrap: Altcoins Rally as Bitcoin Buyers Return

Market Wrap: Altcoins Rally as Bitcoin Buyers Return

Bitcoin rose above $43,000 on Wednesday, suggesting that a recovery from a two month-long downtrend is underway. Alternative cryptocurrencies (altcoins) such as FTM, XLM and the popular dog-themed shiba inu (SHIB) token led the way higher, all up more than 10% over the past 24 hours. The rally in altcoins, which typically outperform bitcoin in …

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Market Wrap Year-End Review: Bitcoin Peaks as Coinbase Goes Public

Market Wrap Year-End Review: Bitcoin Peaks as Coinbase Goes Public

Hello, Market Wrap readers! During the final two weeks of 2021, we’re using this space to recap the year’s most dramatic moments in cryptocurrency markets – and highlight the key lessons from this fast-evolving corner of global finance. Over a series of eight posts starting on Dec. 20 and running through Dec. 30, we’ll recap …

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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Stabilizes After China Crypto Ban Sell-Off; Volatility to Remain Elevated

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Stabilizes After China Crypto Ban Sell-Off; Volatility to Remain Elevated

Bitcoin is stabilizing above the $40,000 support level after China’s latest crypto ban triggered immediate selling. BTC is down about 11% over the past week, compared to a 15% decline in ether over the same period. Analysts expect volatility to remain elevated given the regulatory headwinds. Exchange tokens, especially those with a large share of …

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Market Wrap: Crypto Market Cap Breaks $1.5T as Buyers Show Up for the Dip

Market Wrap: Crypto Market Cap Breaks $1.5T as Buyers Show Up for the Dip

Bitcoin has fully pared losses from Sunday’s dip as the leading cryptocurrency fell from around $48,600 to below $46,000 early Monday morning. As of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET), bitcoin was trading above $48,600 on Coinbase. But the leading cryptocurrency still has yet to trade above the psychologically significant $50,000 mark.  Much of bitcoin’s choppy …

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Market Wrap: The 'Elon Effect' Blasts Bitcoin to $44.8K While Ether Moons

Market Wrap: The ‘Elon Effect’ Blasts Bitcoin to $44.8K While Ether Moons

Bitcoin’s price is getting closer to Mars thanks to Elon Musk while ether moons to a new record. Investors are pulling BTC out of DeFi, likely to diversify their profits. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $44,023 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Climbing 14.5% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $38,051-$44,801 (CoinDesk 20) …

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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Trading Tepidly at $33.7K While SushiSwap Eats Raw Market Share

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Trading Tepidly at $33.7K While SushiSwap Eats Raw Market Share

Bitcoin is taking a break, staying in a tight trading range with lower than average volume compared to the past month. Meanwhile, alternative cryptocurrencies and decentralized finance are stealing the spotlight. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $33,782 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Gaining 2.5% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $32,341-$34,715 (CoinDesk …

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