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Crypto Market Loses $3 Bln as Top 10 Coins Slip On Charts

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 10:40
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Yuri Molchan
Over the past day, around $3 bln has disappeared from the crypto market, with the overall market cap now totalling $209 bln instead of $212
Crypto Market Loses $3 Bln as Top 10 Coins Slip On Charts
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Just yesterday, the value of the cryptocurrency market was $212 bln, this morning — boom! — $209 bln. Major assets have suddenly dropped, Stellar (XLM) and Cardano (ADA) among them. All of these assets have lost from three to six percent, and the market responded immediately.

Coinbase listing does not help

Curiously, XLM and ADA — as well as Zcash and some other coins — are soon to be added by Coinbase, which is the fourth largest trading exchange in the world following Upbit, Bithumb, and Bitfinex.

What is happening to XLM and ADA?

Previously, the market has seen a lot of cases when a coin’s rate shot upwards after unconfirmed rumours of a Coinbase listing emerged. When Coinbase opens trading pairs with a certain coin, it confirms that this asset is not being considered as a security by current regulation laws. However, after the listing, assets begin to lose their short-term value.

Do Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies Have a Future?

It happened to Basic Attention Token (BAT) and 0x (ZRX) recently: once the exchange announced its plans to add support for them, the tokens immediately gained twice as much. However, after these two were listed, their prices began to decline. BAT lost 36 percent.

XLM, ADA, and Zcash seem to have already gained all possible rises after their listing was publicized in May, so now these coins should keep showing negative dynamics in the short term, especially if Coinbase indeed adds them to its trading list.

A few days ago, XLM gained almost 30 percent since BAT was integrated in early November. But since then, Stellar has lost almost 10 percent and keeps declining following BTC.

What do analysts say about BTC?

Technical analyst and crypto trader The Crypto Dog believes that things do not currently look good for Bitcoin and all other coins, too.

Bitcoin has been stable since August, and if it has already reached the bottom, then it is good news and a rise can be expected. But, as per The Crypto Dog, it is foolish to claim anything positive for certain right now. Hodlers should be prepared to hodl their assets in case the market keeps dropping.

Bitcoin Drops to Support. Bullish Pressure Increases

Bitcoin has gained almost $1.5 bln since October. Still, the volume of the crypto market remains relatively low. At the same time, the volume of daily trades has increased by around 30 percent to $13 bln.

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About the author

Yuri is a crypto journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future in many of its aspects. ‘Hodls’ major cryptocurrencies and has written for multiple crypto media outlets. 

His articles have been quoted by such crypto influencers as Tyler Winklevoss, John McAfee, CZ Binance, Max Keiser, etc.

Currently Yuri is a news writer at U.Today and can be contacted at