Digital currency markets are in the green again today after seeing some moderate losses the day prior. The leading cryptocurrency in the top 10 is the fourth-largest blockchain by market cap, bitcoin cash, which is up 14% today. A variety of other digital asset markets are doing well as the overall market valuation of all the coins in existence has gained $20 billion in the last day.
Crypto Prices See a Sharp Rise
Cryptocurrency proponents are pleased to see that prices are doing better than they were 24 hours ago. At press time, the entire cryptoconomy is worth around $266 billion and there’s billions worth of digital assets being swapped today. BTC is currently trading for $9,439 per coin and the market is up 3.4% on Wednesday. The currency has around $1.8 billion in global trade volume and the price is still 52% down from it’s all-time high (ATH) in December 2017.
The second-largest blockchain by market cap is ethereum (ETH) which is up 6% today and 11% for the week. Each ETH is swapping for $197 per coin and the asset is still down 86% from its ATH. Ethereum markets have around $962 million in reported trade volume during the last 24 hours. Ripple (XRP) still commands the third-largest market valuation and XRP is up 7% today at $0.27 per coin. The last seven days have seen XRP jump by 16% and the digital currency has around $1.3 billion in trade volume worldwide.
Bitcoin Cash Up 153% Since Jan. 1, 2019
Bitcoin cash (BCH) markets are up 14% over the last day and 11% for the last seven days. Each BCH is trading for $429 per coin and the currency’s global trade volume this Wednesday is around $1.1 billion. BCH is up 264% over the last 12 months and 153% since Jan. 1, 2019 when prices were at $168 per coin. At the time of publication, the BCH market cap is hovering around $7.85 billion. Cryptocurrency and Fxstreet analyst Ken Chigbo’s latest analysis says that “BCH/USD has an opportunity to shoot higher.” Chigbo notes that BCH/USD price action has continued to move “within a potential bullish pennant.” “The daily price action has been tight for going on seven sessions now, as the price consolidates,” the analyst remarked. “A range block formation is observed via the 60-minute chart view, awaiting the next committed move potentially from the bulls.”
Perma Bull Tom Lee Predicts BTC Market Prices Could Tap New Highs
Fundstrat Global Advisors cofounder Tom Lee is well known for his price predictions and many people consider his opinions to be extremely bullish. On Feb. 4, Lee told the press that he is “really optimistic” about BTC prices in the short term and has made another prediction. “January is usually a week month, it was a great month for bitcoin, [which is] up 26% — but also recovered its 200-day moving average,” Lee told Yahoo Finance. “That’s a big deal as you know, as anyone [who follows trends] knows when you’re back above your 200-day, you’re back in a bull market. Whenever bitcoin breaks back into its 200-day, its average six-month gain is 197%,” the Fundstrat executive said.
Wealth Manager Expects BTC Prices to Jump to $400k by 2030
On a Citizen Bitcoin podcast hosted by Brady Swenson, a California-based investment advisor from the firm Wescap said that he believes hyperbitcoinization will happen. “I think the total valuation on 10 years that I use is about $8 trillion and that comes from various buckets,” said Andy Edstrom. “Whether it’s taking share from gold, or taking share from fiat, or taking share from offshore assets, or slightly demonetizing other stores of value like real estate or new uses that we haven’t thought of, or are still under construction, such as micropayments,” explained Wescap’s Edstrom. The wealth manager noted that severe geopolitical tensions and the mass printing of fiat reserves could push more people toward BTC. Edstrom has written a book called “Why Buy Bitcoin,” and the investment advisor discusses the examination with Swenson throughout the podcast episode.
‘BTC Prices Could Dump Hard,’ Says Popular Crypto Trader
The popular crypto trader on Twitter @MacnBTC, who has over 28,000 followers, warned on Feb. 2, 2020 that “BTC is gonna dump hard this week and over $100M in longs will get wiped.” The trader pinned the tweet to his profile and said “don’t say I didn’t warn you” as well.
$BTC is gonna dump hard this week and over $100M in longs will get wiped.
Don't say I didn't warn you
— Mac ❄️🐺 (@MacnBTC) February 2, 2020
Despite all the people telling Mac that the price won’t dump, he continues to tweet that it’s still happening. “I hope it will happen,” the Twitter account Gemhunter replied. “Made great profits, after passing 9.6k I’m tethering and making some serious sat game,” he added. Another person disagreed with Mac’s tweet on Wednesday and said: “Dream on — No pullbacks in a bull market.”
In addition to the top 10 currencies seeing some price action on Wednesday, a slew of lesser-known coins has seen some considerable gains and losses. Cryptaur is up 467% today, fusion gained 396%, lisk jumped 72%, and mossland gained around 28% in the last 24 hours. As far as 24 hour losses are concerned, loom network coins are down 34%, karatgold coin has lost 24%, gifto is down 14%, and the icon project has seen a loss of 6% during the last day.
Where do you see the cryptocurrency markets heading from here? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.
Disclaimer: Price articles and market updates are intended for informational purposes only and should not be considered as trading advice. Neither Bitcoin.com nor the author is responsible for any losses or gains, as the ultimate decision to conduct a trade is made by the reader. Always remember that only those in possession of the private keys are in control of the “money.” Cryptocurrency prices referenced in this article were recorded at 10:20 am on February 5, 2020.
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