Bitcoin Prices Hold Steady As Market Cap Tops $600 Billion For Cryptocurrencies

Investing, News | December 19, 2017 By:

Total market capitalization for cryptocurrencies went over the $600 billion mark on Monday, according to data provided by That represents more than 1,300 cryptocurrencies on the market.

But the best may be yet to come.  Peter Smith, CEO of Blockchain, said in a CNBC TV interview:”I think that we’ll see the total market cap of digital assets hit a trillion dollars in 2018. I don’t know if it’ll hold a trillion dollars but I think we’ll see that milestone breached.”

Bitcoin certainly is the major driver of that. The legacy cryptocurrency was just below $20,000 this morning, holding steady at that lofty level for the last few days.

Bitcoin market highlights for the 24 hours ending December 19, 2017 at 2:37 pm U.S. Eastern Time

The highest price seen was $19,989.00 on the BTCC exchange at 2:42 pm yesterday. BTCC saw $335,659,000 of bitcoin change hands.

The lowest price seen was $16,503.30 on Binance’s exchange at 7:54 am today. Binance’s 24 hour volume was $205,920,000.

The average price on the surveyed exchanges, as weighed by volume, was $18,474.02.

Volatility was a bit above average, with the BlockTribune Volatility Index coming in at 53.3. A higher number indicates greater price volatility with 50 describing an average day.

These statistics were consolidated from 13 different exchanges. It includes only BTC/USD trades and only on those exchanges that had at least 1% of the total volume of BTC/USD trades during the measurement period.