Saturday, April 27: Most of the top 20 crypto coins are reporting mild to moderate gains on the day from the close of this issue. Bitcoin (BTC) slightly surpassed the $ 5,300 mark.
Bitcoin rose slightly less than 1 percent on the day, trading at $ 5,306 at the end of this edition, according to CoinMarketCap. If you look at the weekly chart, the currency has dropped slightly less than 1% during the week.
Bitcoin price chart for 7 days. Source: CoinMarketCap
Ethereum (ETH) remains in the top-rated position by market capitalization, which is nearly $ 16.9 billion. The second largest altcoin, XRP, has a market capitalization of 12.5 billion dollars at the close of this edition.
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CoinMarketCap data show that ETH has risen nearly 3% in the last 24 hours. At the close of this edition, ETH is priced at around $ 160. During the week, the currency declined by more than 7%.
Ethereum price list for 7 days. Source: CoinMarketCap
The XRP fell just 0.23% in the last 24 hours and is currently trading at around US $ 0.297. In the week, the currency lost a significant almost 10%.
XRP price chart for 7 days. Source: CoinMarketCap
Among the top 20 cryptochomas by market capitalization, the currencies that report the most notable price action are the ontology (ONT), which rose more than 11% in the day and fell 12% in the week, and stems (XTZ), which rose almost 10% today, for a total low in the week of almost 9%.
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Most of the other top 20 currencies have gone up by between one and three percent in the last 24 hours by the end of this issue.
At the end of this edition, the total market capitalization of all encrypted currencies is $ 172.2 billion, 5.2% less than the amount reported a week ago.
Graph of total market capitalization for 7 days. Source: CoinMarketCap
As the Cointelegraph reported today, Samsung has become another reputable company considering the possibility of issuing its own crypto-currency, according to a recent report.
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In other crypt news, the saga around the criptinox exchange of Bitfinex and its subsidiary, stablecoin tether (USDT), continues to develop. Bitfinex was accused by the Attorney General of New York of using Tether's cash reserves to cover a purported $ 850 million funding shortfall with reserves to support stablecoin.
Today, April 27, the CEO of Bitfinex sent a letter to users stating that the charges against him are "full of inaccuracies and false claims."
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