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Crypto market wrap: Altcoin prices stay in the green

By Monte Stewart


Illustration of the cosmos
The Cosmos blockchain's ATOM coin led the way as altcoin prices stayed in the green on Wednesday. - Photo: Shutterstock

Altcoin prices stayed in the green Wednesday as investors continued to display a healthy appetite for cryptocurrency.

The Cosmos blockchain’s coin (ATOM) led the way, showing a 9% gain at the time conventional markets closed in North America. (All figures based on CoinMarketCap data.)

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Chiliz keeps gaining

Chiliz (CHZ) posted the second-best increase – approximately 8% – after leading the market with a 24% gain on Tuesday.

Ankr also rose 8% on Wednesday, rounding out the top three gainers.


Celsius coin falls out of top 100

Most declines were modest, but the beleaguered Celsius Network coin (CEL) got hammered, sinking 17% and falling out of the top 100.

The plunge came a day after Celsius sued its former money manager Jason Stone, accusing him of theft.

The coin has been prone to extreme volatility since the Celsius Network collapsed, and fellow crypto lender Voyager Digital and hedge fund operator Three Arrows Capital imploded.

All three companies filed for bankruptcy protection after being pounded by the collapses of the original luna coin and related terraUSD stablecoin.


3,058.05 Price
-1.710% 1D Chg, %
Long position overnight fee -0.0616%
Short position overnight fee 0.0137%
Overnight fee time 22:00 (UTC)
Spread 6.00


0.58 Price
-1.660% 1D Chg, %
Long position overnight fee -0.0753%
Short position overnight fee 0.0069%
Overnight fee time 22:00 (UTC)
Spread 0.00646


10.57 Price
-1.730% 1D Chg, %
Long position overnight fee -0.0753%
Short position overnight fee 0.0069%
Overnight fee time 22:00 (UTC)
Spread 0.08964


0.54 Price
-1.890% 1D Chg, %
Long position overnight fee -0.0753%
Short position overnight fee 0.0069%
Overnight fee time 22:00 (UTC)
Spread 0.01168

Of the top 100 coins, EOS was the biggest loser – but only dropped 4%.



Bitcoin approaches $22,000

Market leader bitcoin (BTC) approached $22,000 after starting the week slowly. But analysts are wary of a potentially large decline in September.

Edward Moya, a senior market analyst at Oanda, wrote in a note Monday that it could be difficult for bitcoin to stay above $20,000 “if King Dollar continues to appreciate leading up to [US Federal Reserve] chair [Jerome] Powell’s speech at the Jackson Hole Symposium,” Bloomberg reported.

Bitcoin is down more than 50% this year. According to Bloomberg, its price has fallen 10% on average in each of the last five Septembers.

Ether (ETH), the main coin of the Ethereum blockchain, continued to outperform bitcoin and stayed about $1,600.

Markets in this article

10.6843 USD
0.1061 +1.020%
Bitcoin / USD
51147.70 USD
-647.75 -1.250%
0.7921 USD
-0.0108 -1.360%
Ethereum / USD
3058.05 USD
-53.31 -1.710%
Chiliz / USD
0.13479 USD
0.00651 +5.150%

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