Bitcoin, Ethereum, Altcoins See Mass Green as Crypto Markets Surge | Tech News

The crypto markets are continuing to rise today, June 19, according to data from Coin360, after yesterday’s price spike leading to a gain of $13 billion in one hour following a week of lows.

Market visualization from Coin360

Bitcoin (BTC) is now trading for around $6,749, up by almost 5 percent over a 24 hour period to press time.

Bitcoin Price

Bitcoin price chart. Source: Cointelegraph’s Bitcoin Price Index

Ethereum (ETH) is also rising, up almost 9 percent over a 24 hour period to press time and trading for around $530.

Ethereum Price

Ethereum price chart. Source: Cointelegraph’s Ethereum Price Index

Out of the top ten coins on Coinmarketcap, altcoin TRON is seeing the biggest growth, up more than 16.5 percent over a 24 hour period and trading for about $0.05 by press time. This price rise could be attributed to the news last week that TRON founder Justin Sun has acquired streaming service BitTorrent for an undisclosed sum.


TRON price chart. Source: Coinmarketcap

The only coins in the red of the top 50 are Tether, down by 0.26 percent over a 24 hour period, and Binance Coin, down a little more than 2 percent over a 24 hour period and trading for around $16.62 at press time. Tether’s negative growth may be due to the recent reports of the coin’s connection with Bitcoin price manipulation last year.

Total market cap is at around $288 billion by press time, up from this month’s low of around $264 billion on June 13.

Total Market Capitalization

Total market cap of all cryptocurrencies. Source: Coinmarketcap

The current market rise comes even after the recent news from the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), which wrote in a report that cryptocurrencies cannot scale enough to function as money. In response to the BIS report, CIO of the Altana Digital Currency Fund Alistair Milne tweeted:


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