Following the recent local peaks and enhanced volatility, bitcoin has calmed and stands around $24,000.
Most altcoins are also untypically stagnant today, with a few exceptions, one of which is Dogecoin. Thus, DOGE has continued the recent rise of the dog-themed memecoins.
Bitcoin Stalls at $24K
The past several days were quite volatile for the primary cryptocurrency. Even the weekend, which typically tends to calm the asset, saw several price fluctuations.
The first saw BTC surging to $25,000 for the first time in over two months. It failed to breach it initially, but the bulls returned to the scene rather immediately and pushed it north once more in the following hours.
This resulted in a price jump to $25,200 – the highest price tag bitcoin had seen since mid-June. However, it couldn’t keep climbing and started retracing hard. In just a matter of minutes, BTC lost over $1,000 of value and dumped below $24,000.
Since then, the asset has traded primarily around that level. Its market cap has defended the $450 billion level, and its dominance over the alts has remained just over 40%.
Dogecoin Leads the Way
The alternative coins went through similar price fluctuations during the weekend and on Monday but sit calmly now.
Ethereum skyrocketed to a 74-day high of its own above $2,050, perhaps fueled by the hype surrounding the upcoming Merge. However, the second-largest crypto has declined by almost $200 since then and now trades below $1,900.
On a daily scale, BNB, Ripple, Cardano, Polkadot, Avalanche, and Shiba Inu have all marked insignificant gains.
Dogecoin, though, is up by 8% in a day. As a result, the first-ever memecoin has jumped above $0.08.
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