Crypto Comeback? Ethereum Price Leads Widespread Market Rebound

The cryptocurrency markets roared back to life on Monday, as 95 of the top 100 coins advanced into positive territory following a prolonged retreat. The ethereum price led the comeback with a 17% gain, and a myriad of coins posted impressive gains as well.

The Ethereum Price Led the Way as 95 of the Top 100 Coins Saw Gains.

Monday’s rebound breathed life into the total crypto market cap, which has been experiencing a weeks-long freefall. On July 16, the total valuation of all cryptocurrencies fell as low as $61 billion–a nearly 50% decrease from its mid-June high of $117 billion. At present, the total cryptocurrency market cap has recovered to about $70 billion.

Chart from CoinMarketCap

Ethereum Price Bounces Back

The ethereum price headlined Monday’s recovery, increasing 17% to about $166. This translates into a $32 gain since yesterday’s low of $134. Nevertheless, the ethereum price is still down 29% for the week. Ethereum currently has a market cap of about $15.5 billion.

Ethereum Price Chart from CoinMarketCap

Despite the recent downturn, many investors remain bullish on ethereum’s long-term prospects. Aragon co-founder Luis Cuende, for instance, predicts the ethereum price will reach $1,000 within two years.

Bitcoin Price Recovers to $2,000

The bitcoin price has become increasingly volatile as the August 1 deadline approaches. On Sunday, it fell below $1,900–close to the level predicted by a recent Goldman Sachs analysis–before recovering 6.4% on Monday to its present value of $2,020. The bitcoin price is down 19% for the week, bringing its market cap to $33.2 billion.

Bitcoin Price Chart from CoinMarketCap

IOTA Headlines Altcoin Advance

Almost every altcoin experienced positive gains on Monday. The Ripple price rose 6.6% to $0.141. The litecoin price crossed the $40 threshold with a 7.7% gain. Ethereum Classic could not match ethereum’s gains, but it still increased 6.7% to $14.

Both the NEM and Dash prices rose by more than 10% to $0.106 and $142, respectively. The Monero price rose 7.9% to $32. Stratis posted an impressive 17.7% gain to fight its way into the 10th place spot in the market cap rankings.

IOTA Price Chart from CoinMarketCap

No major altcoin, however, fared as well as IOTA. In the past day alone, the IOTA price rose a stunning 48%, increasing from $0.155 to its present value of $0.239. The July downturn disproportionately affected IOTA, so today’s trading brings a welcome change to the 8th-ranked cryptocurrency.

Bitcoin Continues to Dominate Market Share

On July 16, bitcoin market cap dominance crossed 50% for the first time since late May, meaning that bitcoin accounted for more than half of the total cryptocurrency value. Monday’s recovery caused bitcoin’s market cap share to taper off, but it still controls 47% of the total crypto market cap. This is a 2.5% increase from last week and a 6% increase from the beginning of July.

Chart from CoinMarketCap

Ethereum currently has a 22.8% market share, a 2.3% daily increase. Meanwhile, Ripple–whose 37% weekly price decline is worst among top-10 coins–has watched its share erode to 8.3%.

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Josiah is the US Editor at CCN, where he focuses on financial markets and cryptocurrencies. He has written over 2,000 articles since joining CCN in 2014. His work has also been featured on ZeroHedge, Yahoo Finance, and Investing.com. He holds bitcoin, but does not engage in day trading. He lives in rural Virginia. Follow him on Twitter @y3llowb1ackbird or email him directly at josiah.wilmoth(at)ccn.com.

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