As of today, Saturday, April 3, most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies reported slight losses to press time while Bitcoin is hovering above the $5,100 price point. In the coming altcoin news, we check the price analysis.
The price of the number one cryptocurrency is up about 0.5% today and is trading at $5,107 at press time. The data from CoinMarketCap shows that the current price is also up by half a percent compared to the price at the start of the week.
Ethereum (ETH) is still clinging to its position as the largest altcoin by market cap which reached up to $17.4 billion. Ethereum has seen almost zero percent change over the past day. Currently, it is trading at about $165. Over the week, the altcoin didn’t report any valuable change but it did report a mid-week high reaching $184 back on Monday. Ethereum core developers also pointed out that they are considering more frequent hard forks in the future.
The second largest altcoin Ripple, on the other hand, has a total market cap of $13.7 billion. Ripple (XRP) is seeing a slight loss over the 24 hours to press time and is now trading at $0.327. If you take a look at the weekly charts, the current price of XRP is about 8 percent lower than what it was a week ago.
Of course, one of the coins that gained the most is Binance Coin (BNB) among all other cryptocurrencies. The BNB coin increased up to three percent and has seen some slight gains over the week as well.
The market cap of all cryptocurrencies is now at $173.1 billion which is almost two percent lower than the previous $175.6 where it was a week ago.
As previously reported in one of the best cryptocurrency sites out there, the market is likely entering the bull phase and keep a close eye on the price movements in the following period.
Coinbase Expands Its Crypto Offering To 11 More Countries
“This could take the form of decentralized versions of traditional financial services like lending or micropayments or truly novel crypto applications that no one has even thought of yet. The ability to convert from one crypto to another will form the backbone of this new decentralized economy.”Meanwhile, the news that Coinbase expands allow customers in the aforementioned countries to store, trade, send and receive cryptocurrencies. As the latest cryptocurrency news show, the exchange also suggested that cryptocurrencies are moving from the current "investment phase" into the "utility phase" following a number of new use cases. Recently, the company introduced a lot of new developments, one of which was featured in the altcoin news section. It was the added support for EOS (EOS), Maker (MKR) and Augur (REP) which went viral and expanded into cross-border payments. The latter development reportedly enables users to send as well as receive money instantly and convert them into local currency. As part of the news that Coinbase expands, the report concluded:
"Realizing our mission of creating an open financial system for the world starts with making it as easy as possible to access crypto. With today’s announcement, we’re happy to take an important step in that direction."Earlier in April this year, Coinbase also launched the Coinbase Card in a partnership with Visa, enabling its United Kingdom-based customers to pay in-store and online using cryptocurrencies. As a result, the new service will allow Coinbase to instantly convert the customers' cryptocurrency funds into fiat currency in order to complete each purchase. This is definitely a lot of news coverage showing that Coinbase expands in different directions and is on a mission to offer various trading options globally.
LTC Price Can’t Keep The Pace Any Longer: Crypto Analyst
“We have seen a downward wedge forming over the last week or so. We look for potential breakdown of that $75 near-term support.”While the analysis from Donovan suggests that traders might want to take advantage of the short-term profits, the litecoin price breakdown does not mean that the altcoin will be weak in the long-term. It only shows that the LTC price will be up for a healthy retracement since its value surged by more than 350 percent after the bear market low at $22. Donovan continued:
“LTC has rallied from the lows of last December from ~$22 roughly 350%. A short-term retracement would not at all be unlikely NOR would it be a bad sign for the token. Healthy pullbacks can and should occur in an asset that rallies this hard, this fast.”However, as some of the best cryptocurrency news sites show, not all analysts are convinced that the litecoin support level will reach a breakdown point. The Rhythm Trader posted on Twitter explaining a more bullish scenario. He stated that if the volume is rushed to defending the support level, the LTC price could reach a triple-digit territory:
“If $LTC shows a little volume here, this could get really interesting with a break of $100 quick if this support holds.”
Tezos Price Rises By 10% Reaching A New Five-Month High
“France has some nuggets on the entire value chain of new services to companies, hardware, and protocols. I am thinking in particular of Tezos and which allows the development of a blockchain protocol overcoming the known defects of public blockchains.”The Tezos price was already improving after the partnership with Coinbase crypto exchange. Both of the companies now allow institutional investors to ear passive rewards. San Francisco-based Coinbase even promised up to 6.6 percent yearly returns to the investors.
Notre Dame Reconstruction Powered By Crypto Fundraising Campaign
“Notre Dame is one of the world’s great treasures, and we’re thinking of the people of France in your time of grief. It’s in our nature to mourn when we see history lost — but it’s also in our nature to rebuild for tomorrow, as strong as we can.”The president of the European Council Donald Tusk also stated about the cathedral fire:
“I’d like to say words of comfort and solidarity with the French nation, also as citizen of Gdańsk, 90% destroyed and burnt, later rebuilt. You will also rebuild your cathedral! From Strasbourg, French capital of the EU, I call on all 28 States to take part in this task.”The news about the Notre Dame reconstruction reached all of the best cryptocurrency news sites where it can be seen that people around the world are willing to help. Popular singers, actors, and politicians joined the bandwagon.
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