Bitcoin’s [BTC] early-April price rally met its first obstacle last week when a market correction dragged the top coin below $5,200 and the global coin market cap under $180 billion. Now, it seems like the bears have backed off, with the market trading in green with a few coins spearheading the bullish charge.
Tezos [XTZ], was the only coin that amassed a double-digit increase, while its competitors edged the US dollar minimally. Closing the previous week on a high, the 16 largest cryptocurrencies had a slew of announcements that contributed to the rise. Tezos’ Athens second round of voting was complete, node management improved, data fetching was updated via Conseil and the Tezos board saw a restructuring.
During the weekend, Tezos saw a massive increase in its price from $0.96 by 16.66 percent to break $1 ceiling and reach $1.12, within nine hours. The same period saw a massive $150 million top-up to the Tezos market capitalization. Given this rapid and massive rise, the coin overtook both Neo [NEO] and Ethereum Classic [ETC] on the coin ladder.
Gate.io takes the top spot in terms of XTZ trade volume, accounting for 17.98 percent of global trade via the trading pair XTZ/USDT. Other notable exchanges on the list are BitMax, Bitfinex, and Kraken.
Bitcoin Cash, has been riding a bullish wave isolated from the collective market surge, which has allowed the BTC hard fork to jump two spots ahead, overtaking EOS [EOS], and Litecoin [LTC]. Last week, the Singapore exchange Huobi integrated Bitcoin Cash on the exchange’s derivative market allowing investors to take a short or long position with the crypto. This addition saw BCH join the likes of BTC, Ethereum [ETH], Litecoin, EOS, and XRP, on Huobi DM.
The price of BCH,