Bitcoin Surges, Altcoins Follow: Tuesday Crypto Market Watch

Bitcoin is on the move again, heading north. The largest cryptocurrency is recording impressive gains over the last 24 hours, and it even touched $8,000 before retracing to the current level of $7,900.

Just yesterday, BTC was trading around $7,300, and, in a few positive candles, surged with almost 10%. However, as Cryptopotato reported, the $8,000 mark served as a significant resistance line, which also contains the 100-days moving average, and BTC couldn’t break it, yet.

BTCUSD 4h Bitstamp. Source: TradingView
BTCUSD 4h Bitstamp. Source: TradingView

The recent price increase is spreading among most of the altcoins as well. This reduced Bitcoin’s market dominance slightly, and it now stands at 68.1%. Ethereum has been mostly in the green since the start of this year and is at $145 now.

Ripple, being listed on Binance Futures, is the biggest gainer within the top 10. Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, EOS, and Monero record similar gains of around 2.5%, while TRON and Cardano are up by 5% and 6%, respectively. The recent move up brought the total market cap to be over $211 billion.

Total Market Capitalization: $211 B | Bitcoin Market Capitalization: $144 B | Bitcoin Dominance: 68.1%

Major Crypto Headlines

Qatar Blocks Cryptocurrency Services Throughout The Gulf. Qatar’s Financial Center, serving as the country’s regulatory authority, has recently issued a blanket ban on cryptocurrency-related services within its borders. Additionally, it affects “anything of value” that could substitute fiat currencies.

South Korean Commission: Korean Firms Should Be Allowed To Launch Bitcoin Derivatives. A new document coming from South Korea says that the government is considering to list Bitcoin directly on the Korea Exchange (KRX), which could lead to Bitcoin derivatives in the near future.

Ripple Surges 10% As Binance Futures Adds XRP/USDT Perpetual Contracts. As of yesterday, Binance Futures added the third-largest cryptocurrency in its portfolio of perpetual contract trading pairs. As a result, XRP has pumped with over 10% within the last 24 hours.

Significant Daily Gainers and Losers

Centrality (26.56%)

In a predominantly green market today, CENNZ rises above all coins in the top 100 at the moment. It surges with over 26% to just shy of $0.1 against the dollar and with 21% against BTC to 1251 SAT. In a series of videos, the company’s tech executives have recently been talking about Centrality’s developments.

DigixDAO (10.87%)

DigixDAO is next as the second most impressive gainer in the last 24 hours, with almost 11% to $20.36 at the time of this writing. The price records a 6% incline against the largest cryptocurrency to 0.0026 SAT. The company recently published a new incentive, saying that if investors hold 10 DGX for ten days, they will receive 0.44 as a reward.

Synthetix Network Token (-16.75%)

SNX stands today on the other way of the scale with a severe 17% drop against the dollar to $0.90. The decrease against Bitcoin is even more significant at over 20%, and SNX/BTC trades at 11468 SAT. Interestingly enough, the popular U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange, Coinbase, recently published a report regarding DeFi that included Synthetix, as well.

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