After a short-lived recovery attempt yesterday, the crypto markets have seen another slump today, with Bitcoin being a notable exception.
Saturday, Aug. 11: after short-lived recovery attempt yesterday, cryptocurrencies have suffered another slump today. Almost all cryptocurrencies are down by significant percentages, with Bitcoin (BTC) being a notable exception among the top 20 market cap, up under one percent on the day.
Crypto market visualization from Coin360
Bitcoin is trading sideways, up by about 0.1 percent over the past 24 hours. The cryptocurrency is at the $6,438 price mark as of press time, following a dip to as low as $6,051 earlier today.
After surging to about $8,230 on July 25, BTC is down 8.5 percent on the week. However, the coin is still up 1 percent over the past 30 days.
Bitcoin price chart. Source: Cointelegraph Bitcoin Price Index
Unusually, the coin has experienced the heaviest losses among top ten coins by market cap on the day. Ethereum has lost 25 percent of its value over the past 30 days, and more than 50 percent over the past three months.
Ethereum price chart. Source: Cointelegraph Ethereum Price Index
Among the top 20 altcoins by market cap, EOS and IOTA (MIOTA) have seen the largest losses over the past 7 days, according to Coinmarketcap. At press time, EOS is trading at $5.23, having lost around 25 percent of value over the past week, while IOTA is down 36 percent on the week, and is trading at $0.54.
Total market capitalization has dipped to as low as $206 billion today, but the markets have managed to retrace some of those losses, bringing the number to $216 billion as of press time. While the total market cap has dipped to levels not seen since mid-November last year,