Bitcoin continued to build support above $5250 over the weekend after incurring losses due to the Bitfinex Vs. New York AG court proceedings revelation. The bulls seemed to have increased the buying pressure tremendously about the $5000 mark.
However, the altcoins haven’t seemed to recover from the sudden price drop and have continued to trade lower on a weekly scale.
The price of Bitcoin at 4: 30 UTC on 26th April is $5295. It is trading 0.5% higher on a daily scale and at par on a weekly scale as well. This is the third continual week when Bitcoin maintained its price above the $5150 mark on an average.
Litecoin [LTC] and Bitcoin Cash [BCH]
Bitcoin Cash [BCH] broke below the $300 mark on 11th April after gaining over 120% since the beginning of the year at $330. However, it is testing the $250 as support.
The price of Bitcoin Cash [BCH] at 4: 00 hours on 29th April 2019 $254. It is trading 3.54% lower on a daily scale.
Litecoin [LTC] broke below the key support level at $78 dollars. The price of Litecoin [LTC] at 4: 00 hours on 29th April 2019 $68.11. It is trading 2.67% lower on a daily scale.
XRP and Stellar (XLM)
XRP and Stellar are also testing key support levels. The number of stablecoins and speculations of company-specific coins like Samsung, Facebook and even existing cryptocurrencies like Binance has aimed to foster the development using their platform itself.
The price of XRP is trading below the $0.3 level. The price of XRP at 4: 00 hours on 29th April 2019 $0.297. It is trading at par on a daily scale.
Peter Brandt, a leading chart analyst tweeted an analysis of XRP suggesting it is at “do or die point,
Stellar (XLM) is also trading below the $0.1. Monero (XMR) is also testing the support level at $60. The price of Monero (XMR) at 4: 30 Hours UTC on 29th April is $61.3. It is trading 2.59% lower on a daily scale.
While Tron (TRX) and EOS traded at par with the price from the past day, they are trading 6% and 10% lower respectively on a weekly scale. Tezos (XTZ) and Basic Attention Token (BAT), two of the biggest gainers of the month, traded at $1.18 and $0.398 respectively. IOTA gained more than 10% on a daily over its new partnership with British Car Manufacturer, Jaguar Land Rover.
As the total market capitalization of the cryptocurrency market is still around $170 billion, the dominance of Bitcoin [BTC] has been on the rise since the second week of April. The dominance of Bitcoin over the cryptocurrency markets is currently 54.5%. While Bitcoin recovered from the sudden move on 26th April on Bitfinex hysteria, altcoins have continued to trade in below $80 billion.
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Nivesh from Engineering Background is a full-time Crypto Journalist at Coingape. He is an atheist who believes in love and cultural diversity. He believes that Cryptocurrency is a necessity to deter corruption. He holds small amounts of cryptocurrencies. Faith and fear are two sides of the same coin. Follow him on Twitter at @nivishoes or mail him at nivesh(at)coingape.com