Sunday, September 2: crypto markets are today seeing strong momentum — both positive and negative —with a majority of crypto assets firmly in the green, while some large-market-cap alts have posted corrections, as Coin360 data shows.
Market visualization from Coin360
Having bullishly broken through the $7,000 threshold earlier this week, the top coin began to dip August 29, trading as low as $6,827 by August 30. Since then, the asset has been on a jagged but strong ascent, and is today trading over $400 above its late-August low, and a strong $580 above its lows at the start of its weekly chart.
Bitcoin’s 7-day price chart. Source: Coinmarketcap
On the week, Bitcoin is up a solid 8.76 percent, and has closed its monthly losses to around 4.6 percent, according to data from CoinMarketCap.
Ethereum (ETH) is trading around $292 at press time, seeing a 2 percent gain on the day, according to CoinMarketCap. After a volatile week, the top altcoin has today come tantalizingly close to reclaiming the $300 price point — soaring to an intraday high of around $299.52, before dipping slightly in the hours before press time.
This week’s reports that the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) plans to launch ETH futures by the end of 2018 did not immediately impact the asset’s price, although positive market momentum has since boosted its growth over the past couple of days. On its weekly chart, Ethereum is up a solid 5.8 percent, with monthly losses now at 29.8 percent.
Ethereum’s 7-day price chart. Source: Coinmarketcap
The top ten coins listed on CoinMarketCap are a mixed bag. Six are in the green, seeing mostly minor gains with the exception of Bitcoin Cash (BCH), which has soared 12 percent on the day to trade around $629 at press time. After a stagnant week circling the $560 range, BCH has seen a boost in price performance following its stress test yesterday, September 1.