Tether (USDT) Is Now The 4th Top Crypto As Market Cap Falls Below $200 Billion: Monday Market Watch

Last week was quite impressive for Bitcoin as the cryptocurrency recorded a bullish reversal from a low of $6,750 to $7,800 in two days. The bulls were unable to defend the new region, swinging the price back to $7,230 during today’s early hours.

Bitcoin is currently down about 1.29% on the day as it trades at around $7,316 at the time of this writing.

BTCUSD TradingView
BTC/USD. Source: TradingView

The altcoin market, on the other hand, is in a mixed state as some cryptocurrencies are recording slight gains while others are on a disappointing trend. For example, Ether (ETH), is up by 0.20% and trading at $148 while XRP, despite its latest listing on Japan’s largest crypto exchange, is recording losses of 1.14%, trading at $0.218. 

It’s also worth noting that Tether (USDT) – the most popular and widely used stablecoin, is currently the world’s fourth-largest cryptocurrency. This is a sign that altcoins are seemingly in a struggle as they lose their positions against a stablecoin, the market cap of which is only increased when Tether issues new USDT.

The total market cap is $198 billion | Bitcoin’s market cap is $132 billion | BTC dominance: 66.4%.

Major Crypto Headlines

Huge Responsibility: Coinbase Holds Almost 1 Million Bitcoins. Considering that crypto exchanges are the major target of hackers, Coinbase seems to have a huge responsibility on its shoulder as new reports reveal that the US-based exchange has custody of 966k bitcoins in its wallets. 

Japan’s Largest Crypto Exchange, BitFlyer, Adds Support For XRP. Good news for XRP fans and traders as Japanese exchange BitFlyer has officially announced that Ripple (XRP) will be available on its Altcoin Market for trading as of Monday, December 2. Yet, the price failed to react positively, and XRP is down during today’s trading session. 

Vertcoin 51% Attack ‘Motive Uncertain’ as Hackers Lose up to $4,000. Hackers who attempted to steal Vertcoin (VTC) from Bittrex through another 51% attack on the Vertcoin blockchain, netted a total loss between $440 and $4,100. According to the network’s leading maintainer, the wrongdoers targeted Bittrex to manipulate the cryptocurrency’s blockchain.

Significant Daily Gainers and Losers

Ebakus (+340.47%)

Ebakus (EBK) is in the green zone today with a massive gain over the last 24 hours. Although the cryptocurrency started the trading session with a price around the $0.007200 region, it is now trading at $0.031521, giving traders a remarkable 340% profit on the day. EBK holds a market cap of $2,846,200, with a daily trade volume of $190,944. 

Blockium (+84%)

A massive 84% profit today has placed Blockium (BOK) as the second most significant gainer over the last 24 hours. BOK is the native token of Blockium, a project that describes itself as a unique P2P financial gamification platform that unites stock and crypto traders. The uptrend movement today shows a recovery from its last week low of $0.000537 to $0.001669. At the time of this writing, the token is exchanging hands at $0.001094 with its 24h trading volume at $203,931.

Fusion (FSN -51%)

Today’s trading session is quite sad for FSN traders and holders as the cryptocurrency has lost over 50% of its value in the last 24 hours. FSN’s 7-day chart shows that the token has been on a downward decline falling from a price of $1.2 in the past week to a current price of $0.2. 

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