Saturday, Feb. 9 —Bitcoin (BTC) is holding steady above the $3,600 price point as Coin 360 data shows, major Cryptocurrencies are facing a mix of mild gains and losses, following a major market surge since yesterday.
On Friday, Feb 8. BTC gained over $200 reaching a multi-week high of $3,691 throughout the day. The top currency continued to trade consistent today, before a balance to press time around $3,660.
BTC daily transaction volume is gradually growing. As Cointelegraph reported earlier this week, the past highs are to be seen as of January 2018, when world’s top currency valued to $20,000.
Ripple (XRP), currently the second largest Cryptocurrency, has shed about 1 percent in price on the day and is now trading near $0.31. Its market capitalization is over $12.7 billion — about $260 million bigger than the next largest crypto, Ethereum (ETH).
ETH price is increasing around $119. Week wise the currency mostly traded sideways near $110, falling to an intra-week low of $103 on Feb. 6. Yesterday’s market returned back ETH value as of late January.
Back this day, total market capitalization of all Cryptocurrencies spiked over $122 billion, before taking a fall back down to $121 million later, according to CoinMarketCap. The daily trading volume for the last 24 hours is around $20.2 billion.
Binance Coin (BNB), Maker (MKR) and Litecoin (LTC) are the major gainers on the day. BNB, currently the 10th largest coin by market cap, has gained nearly up to 3 percent, seeing fairly steady growth since Feb. 6. MKR is up 3.2 percent, while LTC is up 3.5 percent on the day. since yesterday litecoin is on a double digit rise, claimed to be 4th largest Cryptocurrency.
Among the top twenty coins, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Tron (TRX) is on a loss for the day, with about 2 percent as of press time.
In industry news, Bakkt, the much-certain digital assets platform operated by the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), has closed its first acquisition. The move marks the finalization of an acquisition of assets in futures commission merchant Rosenthal Collins Group.
In a win for adoption, Argentina’s state public transport card SUBE (Sistema Único de Boleto Electrónico) can now be topped up by using Bitcoin.
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