Thursday, Oct. 10 — Following an impressive rally yesterday, major crypto markets have slowed to trade in the red over the past day. Bitcoin (BTC) has stuck to $8,600, while other major coins are experiencing a downward trend.
Cryptocurrency market daily overview. Source: Coin360
After jumping from an intraday low of around $8,200 up to nearly $8,600 yesterday, Bitcoin has been hovering around that price mark over the past 24 hours, posting a daily high of $8,677 and low of $8,466. At press time, the leading coin is trading at around $8,576, down 0.34% on the day.
Meanwhile, the trading volume of BTC futures on the Intercontinental Exchange’s Bakkt platform reportedly soared to 224 contracts on Oct. 9 — 796% higher than the previous day, representing an all-time high for the platform.
Bitcoin 24-hour price chart. Source: Coin360
Top altcoin Ether (ETH) has lost about 0.18% during the past 24 hours and is trading at around $191.84 at press time. In terms of its weekly performance, the altcoin has remained relatively quiet, with moderate gains and losses.
As he said at a conference earlier in the day, the chairman of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission believes Ether to be a commodity — and that ETH futures trading is becoming a reality.
Ether seven-day price chart. Source: Coin360
XRP has experienced more notable losses over the past day, dropping by more than 3% to trade at around $0.273. The altcoin’s weekly chart is showing its price increasing by a respectable 9.35%, while its monthly gains are 5%.
On Oct. 9, Cointelegraph reported that Ripple Labs, the administrator of blockchain payments network Ripple, came under criticism for allegedly misleading representations that it “discovered” — rather than created — the XRP token.
XRP’s seven-day price chart. Source: Coin360
On the top-20 cryptocurrencies list, only Algorand (ALGO) and Tether (USDT) are trading in the green zone, up by 6.88% and 0.2% respectively. The biggest losers on the day among the top-20 coins are Chainlink (LINK) and Ethereum Classic (ETC) with losses of 4.22% and 3.78% respectively.
Earlier today, cryptocurrency exchange OKEx announced the end of Monero (XMR), DASH, Zcash (ZEC), Horizen (ZEN) and Super Bitcoin (SBTC) trading on its platform. OKEx reports having received a request to end the transaction support and review the compliance with the ‘Travel Rules’ according to the Financial Action Task Force recommendations.
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