Top cryptocurrency prices today (18 July): Crypto markets recovered over the weekend as coins like Ethereum and Polygon (Matic) witnessed a sharp rise in prices. Matic’s price has jumped nearly 44% in the last 7 days. Meanwhile, the global cryptocurrency market cap jumped 1.34% over the last day to nearly $979 billion, according to CoinMarketCap data at the time of writing (9 am, India time).
The global crypto market volume over the last 24 hours decreased 1.8% to $61 billion while the total volume in DeFi was $5.55 billion, representing 9% of the total crypto market 24-hour volume. The volume of all stablecoins was $55.63 billion, i.e. 90.72% of the total crypto market 24-hour volume.
Bitcoin (BTC) dominance declined 0.49% over the day to 41.45% while its price once again changed hands above $21,000. At the time of writing, BTC was trading at $21,312. In the last 7 days, BTC price has increased by 3.37%.
“Most cryptocurrencies retained their gains over the weekend. Despite a slight decline, Bitcoin remained above the US$20,000 level, indicating that the selling volume has come down. BTC will likely trade sideways between US$20,000 and US$21,000 in the coming days,” Edul Patel, Co-Founder and CEO, Mudrex a Crypto Investing platform, said.
“The second largest cryptocurrency, Ethereum, has outperformed the market by gaining 17% over the previous week. Ethereum has traded at the US$1,355 level for the first time in a month on Saturday as Merge draws nearer,” he added.
Crypto Rupee Index Change
Crypto Rupee Index (CRE8) by CoinSwitch increased by 1.86% in the last 24 hours to Rs 2599 at the time of writing. CRE8 tracks crypto market performance in INR.
Top Crypto Prices on July 18
Ethereum (ETH): Ethereum price increased by around 4% to $1410 in the last 24 hours. In the last 7 days, ETH price has increased by over 22%. It is currently ranked as the 2nd largest crypto asset.
Binance (BNB): Binance Chain coin’s price increased to $254 in the last 24 hours. In the last 7 days, BNB price has increased by over 10.09%. It is currently ranked as the 5th largest crypto asset.
XRP: XRP coin’s price increased by 1% to $0.3569 in the last 24 hours. In the last 7 days, XRP price has increased by 10%. It is currently ranked as the 7th biggest crypto.
Solana (SOL): Solana price jumped 2% to $40.68 in the last 24 hours. In the last 7 days, SOL price has increased by nearly 14%. It is currently ranked as the 9th biggest crypto asset.
Cardano (ADA): Cardano token’s price increased by 1% to $0.4609 in the last 24 hours. In the last 7 days, ADA price has increased 1.7%. It is currently ranked as 8th biggest crypto asset.
Dogecoin’s (DOGE) price increased by 0.55% in the last 24 hours. DOGE is currently ranked 10th. The price of DOGE at the time of this report was $0.06484.
Price of Polkadot (DOT) has jumped 6.21% in the last 7 days to $7.2. Avalanche (AVAX) price increased by 3.62% to $21.93 in the last 24 hours. Both DOT and AVAX are currently ranked 12th and 14th respectively on CoinMarketCap.
Polygon (Matic) price jumped by around 10% to $0.8031 in the last 24 hours. In the last 7 days, MATIC price has increased by around 44%. It is currently ranked 12th on CoinMarketCap.
Shiba Inu (SHIB) increased 0.31% in the last 24 hours to $0.00001105. It is currently ranked 16th on CoinMarketCap.
(Cryptos and other virtual digital assets are unregulated in India. They are considered extremely risky for investment. Please consult your financial advisor before making any investment decision)
PrivaCrip to Power a Blockchain Network That Could Follow Cardano & XRP
When the first decentralised blockchain was popularised in 2008 by Satoshi Nakamoto, the door was open for people across the globe to transact more securely and seamlessly. Many blockchain networks have been built and powered by native crypto tokens, including PrivaCrip (PRCR).
Native tokens exist for several reasons. Aside from acting as digital currencies, they perform various functions. Helping blockchains improve data traceability, security, transparency, and trustworthiness shared throughout the network. They also assist in reducing costs through their ever-evolving efficient methods.
Cardano (ADA) and Ripple (XRP) are among the best blockchain-based cryptos that this article will discuss. We will also look at how PrivaCrip (PRCR) will power a blockchain network set to launch into the crypto space.
Top Tier Crypto Makes its Mark – Cardano (ADA)
Cardano (ADA) has been around in the crypto space since 2017. The Proof-of-Stake (PoS), Ouroborous Cardano (ADA), was established using a research-based methodology.
Research is the backbone of Cardano (ADA) and is integral to its success in the cryptocurrency market. Cardano (ADA) uses an evidence-driven mechanism and peer-reviewed research to run its ecosystem to drive its evolution.
Among many things, Cardano (ADA) helps establish DeFi products and provides a suite of financial solutions. Crypto enthusiasts can stake Cardano (ADA) for a chance to earn rewards for their holdings.
With 2022 providing challenges in cryptocurrencies across the globe, Cardano (ADA) is one of the few cryptos to see a surge in on-chain trading volume this year. CoinMarketCap lists Cardano (ADA) as the 7th largest crypto by market capitalization at the time of writing.
Making Waves – Ripple (XRP)
Launched in 2012, Ripple (XRP) is a leading provider of crypto solutions for businesses. Ripple (XRP) provides developers with a solid open-source foundation for executing demanding projects. It is fast, energy-efficient, cost-effective, and reliable.
The solutions provided by Ripple (XRP) enable developers to solve inefficiencies, including asset tokenization and remittance. Therefore, individuals and businesses may apply Ripple (XRP) for DeFi, payments, tokenization, and more.
Crypto enthusiasts with a long-term focus may find Ripple (XRP) a valuable investing tool. Token holders can use Ripple (XRP) for staking its mainnet platform for a chance to grow their earnings and maximise profit.
The New Face Of Privacy – PrivaCrip (PRCR)
The soon-to-launch PrivaCrip (PRCR) is a cryptocurrency built for Web3 data privacy. It will allow users to develop and use permissionless and privacy-preserving applications. This unique feature of PrivaCrip (PRCR) secures apps, protects users, and fosters the creation of many new Web3 uses.
PrivaCrip (PRCR) will drive a blockchain that creates a more empowering and inclusive internet. It will enable developers to build secure dApps using private contracts based on original privacy research (OPR) to revolutionise Web3.
PrivaCrip (PRCR) will begin pre-sale soon and has an initial token price of 0.10 USD. According to the whitepaper, there will be a total supply of 190 million tokens, of which 40% of the total supply will go to the pre-sale.
Crypto enthusiasts who purchase PrivaCrip (PRCR) during the pre-sale will receive the most significant long-term rewards and bonuses. Those who buy with Bitcoin (BTC) will receive a 10% bonus. Also, those using Ethereum (ETH) to purchase will receive 15% of the total PrivaCrip (PRCR) they purchase as a bonus.
10% of PrivaCrip’s (PRCR) total supply is up for distribution as staking rewards, meaning that token holders who stake will receive rewards for their contribution to the crypto’s advancement.
Blockchain networks are continuously evolving, and so are the crypto tokens that power them. Cardano (ADA) and Ripple (XRP) have contributed tremendously to the success of their blockchain networks, gathering mass appeal.
PrivaCrip (PRCR), for its part, will drive a security-enabled blockchain and scalability in private DeFi, empower data tokenization, and bring together a fast-growing community. Acting on its promise, it has the potential to become the next big mover in cryptocurrency.
For more on PrivaCrip (PRCR), check below:
Cardano (ADA) Withdrawal Fees Waved by Bitrue Exchange
Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange made Cardano one of its base trading pairs earlier this year
Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitrue announced that it had temporarily waived withdrawal fees for the Cardano (ADA) cryptocurrency.
The trading platform says that the move is meant to celebrate the support it received from the community behind the cryptocurrency.
Users will be able to withdraw ADA without paying any fees until mid-September.
Bitrue has stressed that it wants users to have “as much choice as possible” when it comes to custody options. Those who want to hold their ADA tokens will not be able to do so without paying an additional commission.
At the same time, Bitrue has touted its “Power Piggy” yield-farm investment program for those who want to earn passive income with ADA.
As reported by U.Today, Bitrue introduced the token as its base currency back in February.
In June 2021, it also became the first cryptocurrency trading platform to add support for Cardano-based native tokens.
Last month, Bitrue also announced a staking initiative with the ADA cryptocurrency. It decided to contribute a million tokens to some of the top Cardano staking pools in an effort to boost the level of decentralization.
Earlier this year, SundaeSwap (SUNDAE), the native token of the SundaeSwap exchange, also became available on Bitrue.
WingRiders Losses 59% Of Its Total Value Locked, Plunges Cardano TVL Below $100M
Popular Cardano-based decentralized exchange WingRiders has lost its position as the most valuable DEX on Cardano.
WingRiders slumped from the first position to third after losing more than 59% of the total value locked (TVL) on the platform in the past 30 days.
At the time of writing this line, WingRiders is now the third-largest DEX by total value locked, with a TVL of $19.66 million. It is noteworthy that WingRiders maintained the top spot for more than two months, claiming 42% of TVL On Cardano. However, the DEX has fallen from glory ever since.
Minswap Is Now Cardano’s Most Valuable DEX
The development also affected the total value locked on Cardano. The total value locked on Cardano has fallen below $100 million in the last 30 days after the WingRiders TVL slumped.
Interestingly, Minswap has taken the lead to become the most valuable decentralized exchange on Cardano after the massive decline of WingRiders’ TVL.
At press time, Minswap is leading, with a $49.09 million total value locked on the platform. The DEX hit the milestone after recording a massive growth of 30.9% in its TVL in the past 30 days. Minswap accounts for 51.82% of the total value locked on Cardano.
SundaeSwap, the first decentralized exchange on Cardano, is now the second most valuable DEX in the ecosystem. SundaeSwap is second in the ranking, with $19.72 million in TVL.
Like WingRiders, SundaeSwap has also lost a significant amount of its TVL over the past 30 days. In the past month, SundaeSwap has lost nearly 10% of the funds locked on the platform.
Commenting on the development, Cardano Daily, a platform that shares new developments about Cardano, said:
“After the major decline of @wingriderscom, the TVL scenario of the Cardano ecosystem has stabilized back to normal as we have seen in the past few weeks. @MinswapDEX still led the ecosystem with $51M TVL, contributing 50% of the ecosystem.”
CARDANO TVL STATUS
After the major decline of @wingriderscom, the TVL scenario of the @Cardano ecosystem has stabilized back to normal as we have seen in the past few weeks. @MinswapDEX still led the ecosystem with $51M TVL, contributing 50% of the ecosystem#tvl #cardano $ADA pic.twitter.com/xjZ6cHo8jX
— Cardano Daily (@cardano_daily) August 9, 2022
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