Crypto Markets Descending, With Bitcoin Price Sinking Below $10,200
Saturday, Aug. 17 — Most major cryptocurrency markets have seen a slight drop today, with Bitcoin (BTC) falling below the $10,200 price point, according to data from Coin360.
Market visualization. Source: Coin360
BTC is trading at around $10,197 at press time, down roughly 3% on the 24-hour period to press time. Today, BTC saw a drop to as low as $9,765 before trading sideways around its current level. Bitcoin is now down almost 14% on the week, while on its monthly chart the coin is up by 6.73%.
Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: Coin360
The second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, Ether (ETH) started the day at $182.96. The altcoin mirrored Bitcoin’s drop earlier today, subsequently experiencing a gradual and jagged decline over the course of the day. Ether has lost over 14% on the week and 11% in terms of its monthly performance.
Ether 7-day price chart. Source: Coin360
XRP is currently trading in the green at around $0.263, leaving it up 0.46% over the past day. Earlier today, the altcoin saw an upswing to $0.267. On its weekly and monthly charts, XRP is down by 11.43% and 14.24% respectively.
XRP 7-day price chart. Source: Coin360
Apart from XRP, only Cardano (ADA), UNUS SED LEO (LEO), Chainlink (LINK), and IOTA (MIOTA) are reporting gains on the day among top-20 cryptocurrencies.
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Also today, Cointelegraph reported that crypto lending firm Nexo had paid its token holders a total of $2,409,574.87 in dividends, reaching an annualized dividend yield of 12.73%.
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