Bitcoin Holds Steady to $21,500 While Ether, Major Altcoins Move to Green Mid-Week

The global crypto market cap saw an increase of 1.91 percent in the last 24 hours

Bitcoin Holds Steady to $21,500 While Ether, Major Altcoins Move to Green Mid-Week

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Bitcoin is consolidating above $21,000 (roughly Rs. 16.77 lakh) and facing a lot of hurdles.

Highlights
  • Bitcoin holds firm around the $21,500 mark and below
  • Ether has moved above the $1,600 (roughly Rs. 1.28 lakh) mark
  • Most major altcoin saw a mid-week spike through early Wednesday

Bitcoin has experienced a 16.5 percent correction between August 15 and August 19 having tested the $20,800 (roughly Rs. 16.6 lakh) support and things haven't been a whole lot better this week to begin with. The value of Bitcoin has witnessed a 2.09 percent rise in the last 24 hours with its price still hovering right below the $21,500 (roughly Rs. 17.17 lakh) mark across global exchanges while Indian exchange CoinSwitch Kuber values BTC at $21,385 (roughly Rs. 17.08 lakh), 0.45 percent higher in the past 24 hours.

On global exchanges like CoinMarketCap, Coinbase, and Binance, the price of Bitcoin stands at $21,429 (roughly Rs. 17.11 lakh) while CoinGecko data shows that BTC's value is currently 10.6 percent lower than where it was last Wednesday.

Ether appears to have fared better after a weak showing through Monday, adding a fair bit of value through Tuesday and early Wednesday. At the time of publishing, Ether is valued at $1,633 (roughly Rs. 1.3 lakh) on CoinSwitch Kuber while values on global exchanges see the crypto's value at $1,634 (roughly Rs. 1.3 lakh), where the cryptocurrency's value has moved up by 3.95 percent over the past 24 hours.

Ether's showing over the week so far sees the cryptocurrency's value turn to red by close to 17 percent when compared to its value last Monday, as per CoinGecko data.

Gadgets 360's cryptocurrency price tracker reveals that most major altcoins had a positive turn mid-week with most of the better-known altcoins marking gains. The global crypto market capitalisation also witnessed a 1.91 percent rise through early Wednesday.

Polygon, Polkadot, Uniswap, Cosmos, Solana, Monero, Cardano, Cosmos, Avalanche, and BNB all saw a rise in value in the last 24 hours.

Memecoins Shiba Inu and Dogecoin also followed the altcoin mix with gains to show for. Dogecoin is currently valued at $0.06 (roughly Rs. 5.40) after adding some 0.33 percent in value over the last 24 hours, while, Shiba Inu is valued at $0.000013 (roughly Rs. 0.00105), up 1.34 percent over the past day.

At the start of this week, crypto investors' sentiment worsened after weaker conditions in Chinese real estate markets forced the central bank to reduce its five-year loan prime rate on August 21. Moreover, a Goldman Sachs investment bank strategist stated that inflationary pressure would force the US Federal Reserve to further tighten the economy, which negatively impacts traditional markets like the S&P 500.


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Shomik Sen Bhattacharjee
Shomik is a senior sub-editor at Gadgets 360. As someone who's screened the consumer tech space for the past four years, he's now shifted focus to the crypto-verse. When not converting currency values in his head, you may find him in an intense five-a-side football match or grinding out the newest Destiny 2 weekly challenge on his Xbox. You can reach him for tips or queries at ShomikB@ndtv.com. More
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