It’s fair to say that this week wasn’t a good one for the altcoin in the cryptocurrency universe. A couple of them dumped double digits, which is far from great. The main currency in this Internet-bound market, Bitcoin is still powerful, but that doesn’t go for the somewhat smaller currencies, which have had a major downfall recently. There’s a possibility that they freeze over again soon.
The whole of 2019 has not been a successful year of altcoins. But, they’ve survived the harsh crypto winter which lasted for a while. Seven days ago, the Crypto market grew by an impressive 7%, but the thing is that the altcoin weren’t the ones who could take credit for that. From last week to today, the Bitcoin has risen by over 12% and this currency was the one which is responsible for the exponential growth of the crypto market. Right now, the whole market cap is somewhere around $304 billion, which is quite impressive, because the week before, it was around $284 billion. Bitcoin is quite dominant, as the market share of this cryptocurrency comes at above 71%. Unfortunately, the altcoins are getting weaker by the day.
Today, Ethereum has plummeted by over 5% and below the $215 level. A couple of days, 1 Ethereum was $238, but since then it has fallen for more than 10%. Since this currency is quite weak in technical terms, it could be going below $200 in the next seven days.
Another altcoin is on the verge of collapse, the XRP. This cryptocurrency lost 2% today, and it is now below the regular limit of $0.300, which doesn’t sound good. The Bitcoin Cash was down by 3% this morning and by somewhere around 8% this week. The current value of this cryptocurrency is $325.
The value of Litecoin happens to vary day by day. At the beginning of this week, Litecoin’s value was back at three figures. But, in the next couple of days, the price has fallen by a significant margin. This week, the all-time high was $105. A day after, LTC price plummeted by 17% and today, its value is $87.
The nightmare for altcoins continues as the price of another cryptocurrency, EOS plunges to beneath $4 recording a 6% fall. From the start of this week, this altcoin dropped by 10% in value. EOS earned its reputation as a promising cryptocurrency, but now it seems not as much promising as it used to be. Other cryptocurrencies which can freeze in the winter are NEO, Chainlink and Cosmos. The value of the majority of altcoins seem to fall every minute and they have to rise to survive the harsh crypto winter, which is unforgiving for a weak cryptocurrency.
Not everything is bleak as it seems, as there is one special rising star on the cryptocurrency market. That altcoin is called Binance coin, which has reached a value of $30, which is its all-time high.