Crypto markets have jumped $ 6 billion; Bitcoin Cash surging, Crypto.com up 500% this week, Ethereum and Litecoin doing well.
The momentum has continued on crypto markets as we start the weekend.
Bitcoin has slowly edged up to $ 3,960 over the past 24 hours before shifting gear a few hours ago to break $ 4,000 and hit an intraday high of $ 4,070 where it currently trades. The 3.5% gain for BTC has pulled the rest of the market higher as altcoins make bigger moves. Bitcoin dominance is still dropping and has fallen to a new 2019 low of 50.7%.
Ethereum has made a solid 7% on the day as it moves up to $ 145. The three week high for ETH has increased its market cap over $ 15 billion again and widened the gap to XRP in third to almost $ 2 billion. The Ripple token has been weak again during this rally as it has only managed just below 3% to reach $ 0.320.
The top ten is solid green during today's Asian trading session. Bitcoin Cash has made an epic surge of 1
– TheCryptoGuy (@Knorthwest) March 16, 2019
More green has spread across the top twenty but gains there are not so great. The top performers at the time of writing include Bitcoin SV and Maker adding 7% each, closely followed by Cardano, NEO and Ontology gaining over 5% at the moment.
FOMO: Crypto.com Chain Keeps Killing It
For the third day running Crypto.com's CRO token is the top performing altcoin in the top one hundred. It has surged a further 40% since this time yesterday to stay over $ 0.10. Daily volume has pumped tenfold from $ 5 to over $ 55 million with the majority being traded on the Korean Upbit exchange. The company's PAY platform was launched yesterday and Blockfolio has just added CRO to its signals service. Yesterday the CRO hit an all-time high of $ 0.122, up an instable 500% in less than a week.
Aside from BCH, other altcoins getting pumped at the moment are Holo up 17% and Kucoin Shares jumping 13% on the day. The only altcoin with a double digit dump in the top one hundred at the moment is Wanchain sliding over 10%, Project PAI is the second worst with a loss of over 6% at the time of writing.
Total crypto market capitalization has grown by 4.5% on the day to reach $ 141 billion. The $ 6 billion cash injection has lifted markets to a three-week high and altcoins are currently driving momentum as Bitcoin struggles to break the resistance at $ 4,000.
Market Wrap is a section that takes daily look at top cryptocurrencies during the current trading session and analyzes the best performing ones looking for trends and possible fundamentals.