Crypto Markets Awaken, Posting Strong Gains In Top Ten

Investing, News | September 20, 2018 By:

The market awoke today, making a strong move up in the top ten coins, led by XRP’s 14 percent gains on news of its new payments system.

At mid-morning, bitcoin sat at the $6,400 mark, up about 1.5 percent. Ether showed a similar gain, maintaining at $211, while Bitcoin Cash neared the two percent mark.

Further down the list, it was all green arrows, with Cardano particularly robust, gaining more than six percent. The coin has been bolstered lately by news of its parent company’s acquisition of blockchain startup Chain.

Bitcoin market highlights for the 24 hours ending September 20, 2018 at 1:00 pm US Eastern Time

The highest price seen was $6,578.99 on the Cryptonex exchange at 3:37 pm yesterday. Cryptonex saw $19,287,121 of bitcoin change hands.

The lowest price seen was $5,954.13 on Cryptonex’s exchange at 3:07 pm yesterday. Cryptonex’s 24 hour volume was $19,287,121.

The average price on the surveyed exchanges, as weighed by volume, was $6,401.76.

Volatility was a bit lower than average, with the BlockTribune Volatility Index coming in at 47.0. A higher number indicates greater price volatility with 50 describing an average day.

These statistics were consolidated from 22 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.