Crypto market update: traders shed altcoins and flock to Bitcoin, BTC/USD passes $6,200

  • Bitcoin's bull trend gaining speed.
  • Altcoins are nursing substantial losses.

Bitcoin broke above $6,200 handle at set a new maximum of 2019 at $6,234 amid strong bullish momentum. The trading volumes of the first digital coin are also on the rise, while Bitcoin dominance surpassed 58.00% and hit the highest level since December 2017. At the time of writing, BTC/USD is changing hands at $6,215, gaining nearly 3% in recent 24 hours.

Top-3 coins price overview:

  • Notably, Bitcoin (BTC) is the only growing coin out of top-20. All major altcoins are nursing deep day-on-day losses from 1% to 10%.
  • Ethereum has recovered from the intraday low of $168.20 to trade above $170.00 by the time of writing. However, the second largest digital asset is still down 1.4% in recent 24 hours.
  • Ripple’s XRP finally lost $0.30 to trade at $0.2934. XRP/USD stays close to the Asian low $0.2929.

The biggest market-movers:

  • Cosmos (ATOM) is the biggest lower of today. The 15th largest coin has lost over 9% on a day-on-day basis to trade at critical $4.00.
  • Tezos (XTZ), Cardano (ADA), Binance Coin (BNB) are all down over 7% in recent 24 hours amid global sell-off and general pivot to Bitcoin on the market.

Information on these pages contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Markets and instruments profiled on this page are for informational purposes only and should not in any way come across as a recommendation to buy or sell in these assets. You should do your own thorough research before making any investment decisions. FXStreet does not in any way guarantee that this information is free from mistakes, errors, or material misstatements. It also does not guarantee that this information is of a timely nature. Investing in Open Markets involves a great deal of risk, including the loss of all or a portion of your investment, as well as emotional distress. All risks, losses and costs associated with investing, including total loss of principal, are your responsibility. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of FXStreet nor its advertisers. The author will not be held responsible for information that is found at the end of links posted on this page.

If not otherwise explicitly mentioned in the body of the article, at the time of writing, the author has no position in any stock mentioned in this article and no business relationship with any company mentioned. The author has not received compensation for writing this article, other than from FXStreet.

FXStreet and the author do not provide personalized recommendations. The author makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, or suitability of this information. FXStreet and the author will not be liable for any errors, omissions or any losses, injuries or damages arising from this information and its display or use. Errors and omissions excepted.

The author and FXStreet are not registered investment advisors and nothing in this article is intended to be investment advice.

Cryptos feed

Latest Crypto News

Latest Crypto News & Analysis

Editors’ Picks

Decentraland price under pressure by market turmoil, MANA points to steep correction

Decentraland (MANA) has not been able to sit back and enjoy its all-time highs printed on Thursday, above $6.0. MANA price reversed to the downside as a wave of negative news surrounding a new Covid variant hit news wires during the Asian session.

More Cryptocurrencies News

Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP at discount ahead of Black Friday while investors fear new COVID strain

Over $265 billion wiped off the overall crypto market capitalization in a bloodbath as news of the new Covid strain breaks out. Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple prices have tumbled over 6%, and the top 10 cryptocurrencies are trading at a steep discount.

More Bitcoin News

XRP holds key support while indicators point to short-term recovery

Ripple started a recovery wave above a key support level of $1.024. XRP price started an upside correction as indicators suggest a short-term recovery. The coin may initiate a fresh downtrend upon a breakout of the $1.024 support level.

More Ripple News

Dogecoin-killer Shiba Inu hits 1 million holders, gets listed on South Korean exchange

Shiba Inu hit an important milestone of 1 million holders with a rise in the number of investors. The memecoin listed on a South Korean crypto exchange successfully despite strict regulatory requirements. 

More Shiba Inu News

Black Friday 2021 Discounts!

Do you want to take your trading skills to the next level? Now you have a chance of leaping forward at attractive introductory rates. For Black Friday, FXStreet is offering discounts of up to 50% on its upgraded Premium plans. 

Subscribe now!