As far as prices are concerned, 2019’s cryptocurrency markets fared much better than the year prior. Currently, the entire market capitalization of all digital assets is hovering just above the $200 billion mark. The following is a look at the cryptocurrency market’s biggest gainers and worst losers so far in 2019 to get some perspective of possible outcomes and historical trends as the year ends.
Since bitcoin hit its all-time high (ATH) in December 2017, crypto enthusiasts have wondered if BTC will touch or surpass it again. After the ATH in November 2013 at $1,156 per BTC, it took 1,170 days to touch the next ATH at $19,891 per coin. To many observers, the downtime has been very long after the rough crypto winter of 2018, but
Digital currency markets are coasting along after an enormous move on Friday of more than 20-40%. The entire cryptoconomy is hovering around $249 billion as it gained a whopping $30 billion very quickly this week. Crypto prices corrected a touch since the spike, but are still well above the lows seen just a few days ago.
After sitting around $257 billion, the cryptocurrency market lost $35 billion in less than 30 minutes on September 24. Since then, many digital assets have found new support, but bears have started to claw away at these areas. Most cryptocurrencies are testing their weekly support trendline that started gathering steam in May as the market approaches a crucial turning point.
Digital currency markets have dropped in value over the last three weeks, losing $25 billion since mid-August. Market prices have been creeping downward on thin global trade volume and the last two months of volatility seem to be taking a toll on short-term bullish optimism.