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Bitcoin Price Tests $9,000 As Altcoins Flourish: Friday Crypto Market Watch



2020 has so far been particularly positive for Bitcoin and the rest of the cryptocurrency market. Starting the year at around $7,100, BTC currently trades at almost $9,000, charting notable increases throughout the entire week. 

In the past 24 hours alone, Bitcoin gained another 3% to its value, increasing from around $8,650 to about $9,000 from where it retraced a bit and it currently trades at $8,900. 

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BTC/USD. Source: TradingView

Bitcoin’s total market capitalization has increased to $162 billion. However, its dominance has sized down to 66.1%, meaning that altcoins have managed to recover and to claim new grounds. 

Indeed, looking at how other cryptocurrencies besides Bitcoin performer, it’s rather clear that they are flourishing. All of the projects from the top 20 are in the green, charting serious gains throughout the entire week. The past 24 hours are no exception. 

Bitcoin SV is once again one of the best-performing altcoins, increasing by 10% throughout the past 24 hours. Others who marked serious gains include Binance Coin (9.14%), EOS, (8.84%), Bitcoin Cash (7.8%), and so forth. 

Total Market Capitalization: $245B | Bitcoin Market Capitalization: 162B | BTC Dominance: 66.1%

Major Crypto Headlines

$3.2 Million ETH Stolen From UPbit Is Already Laundered: Report Claims. Following the hack of UPbit which took place in November 2019, it now becomes clear that $3.2 million from the stolen cryptocurrency has already been laundered. The report also claims that this happened by using small transactions in a lot of different exchanges. 

YouTube Crypto Purge Is Back: Popular YouTuber Davinci Reports He’d Been Blocked From Streaming. Despite issuing a formal apology and saying that the cryptocurrency purge has been a mistake, it appears that YouTube is taking a charge at content creators once again. Popular cryptocurrency YouTuber Davinci has said that his channel has been flagged and that he has been blocked from streaming. 

Craig Wright’s Defamation Case Against Hodlnaut Reportedly Dismissed By UK’s High Court. Self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto, Craig Wright, has reportedly seen his defamation case against popular Twitter user Hodlnaut dismissed. The merit for the order is the is lack of jurisdiction but the case will supposedly continue in Norway.  

Significant Daily Gainers and Losers

Ethereum Classic (31.45%)

Ethereum Classic (ETC) is undoubtedly the most significant daily gainer throughout the past 24 hours, at the time of this writing. Up 31.45% so far, ETC stands at a price of $10 and a total market capitalization of about $1.1 billion. More interestingly, ETC saw a surge in its 24-hour trading volume which is now more than $3.2 billion. 

MonaCoin (24.72%)

MonaCoin is another altcoin that managed to impress in today’s trading session. It’s up about 24 percent in the past day alone, bringing its price to $1.22 at the time of this writing. MonaCoin now sits on a market cap of about $80 million and is the 61st largest cryptocurrency. In terms of 24-hour trading volume, MonaCoin stands at about $21 million. 

Swipe (-11.83%)

Unfortunately, not all altcoins managed to increase with the rest of the market. Swipe is down about 11.8% and its price reduced to $1.30. The cryptocurrency stands on a total market cap of about $79 million and saw a trading volume of $14 million in the past 24 hours. 



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