Bitcoin Records 2019 High As Market Cap Surpasses $163B – Crypto Weekly Market Update April.2

Green is coming back big: Bitcoin is waking up in amid the Altcoin season and the price has been increasing for the past 24 hours, seemingly putting the market out of its slumber.

A new trend is shaping up, as the major exchanges are announcing their new IEO platforms that trigger a positive response from the market. This includes exchanges such as Huobi, KuCoin, and of course – Binance. The recent Altcoin season caught the market by surprise and traders are looking for new pumps to ride on.

But, how long will the current enthusiasm last? What will happen after that? It’s clear that the enthusiasm comes from pumping the price of selected altcoins, rather than the increasing need for blockchain technology itself. Hence, it’s very important to be as careful as possible and not to succumb to the FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out).

In addition, stable coins continue to gain momentum, and with a little bit of speculation, they can be seen as the solution that replaces the need for banks, should the cryptocurrency industry come to rise.

BTC rise ends the altcoins’ celebration

Nevertheless, the sharp rise in the price of Bitcoin halted the enthusiasm built in trading against Altcoins. Their price has plummeted against Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. This is another reminder of Bitcoin’s great influence on the market and the pattern of familiar behavior where Bitcoin is still the dominant cryptocurrency that determines the market direction. However, the rise of the Altcoins against the dollar is attracting new players to the market, and this can be seen as a positive sign.

To wrap it up, it looks like 2019 is shaping up as a positive year for the market and optimism is continuously rising. Trading volume has increased greatly in recent days and mining fees are rising accordingly.

Market Data

Market Cap: $163 B
24h Vol: $59.9 B
BTC Dominance: 51%
BTC: $4,700 13.5%
ETH: $156 10.7%
XRP: $0.34 9%
BTC Shorts (BFX): 17.2 K BTC
BTC Longs (BFX): 24.1 K BTC

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Charts

This week we have a chart analysis of Bitcoin, Ethereum, LiteCoin, Bitcoin Cash and XRP – Read more here.

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