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All But One of Top 20 Cryptos See Green, Bitcoin Safely Above $6,700

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Crypto markets are seeing another wave of growth, with Bitcoin trading above $6,700 and 19 out of the top 20 coins firmly in the green.

Sunday, September 23: crypto markets are seeing another wave of green. All but one of the top 20 cryptocurrencies by market cap have made gains over the past 24 hours, according to CoinMarketCap.

Market visualization from Coin360

Market visualization from Coin360

After suffering a slight decline yesterday, Bitcoin (BTC) rebounded today, trading above $6,700 throughout the day. The cryptocurrency is at $6,734 as of press time, up 0.9 percent on the day.

Bitcoin is also up 3.3 percent over the past 7 dagar, and up 5 percent up on the month. Despite that, Bitcoin’s dominance has dropped slightly, down from 55.6 percent a week ago to 51.2 percent at press time, according to CoinMarketCap.

Bitcoin price chart

Bitcoin price chart. Source: Cointelegraph Bitcoin Price Index

Ethereum (ETH), after having briefly given up its position during a massive Ripple (XRP) rally, is now back to the second spot by market capitalization.

The coin is up 2.6 percent in 24 hours to press time, currently trading at $245. Ethereum is up a significant 10.4 percent on the week, but it has not yet managed to recuperate its monthly losses, still down around 9 percent over the past 30 dagar.

Ethereum price chart

Ethereum price chart. Source: Cointelegraph Ethereum Price Index

The third largest cryptocurrency by market cap Ripple (XRP) is the only one to see some losses among the top 20 coins, according to CoinMarketCap. Following a period of immense growth earlier this week, Ripple is down 0.23 percent over the past 24 hours, to trade at $0.568.

Ripple price chart

Ripple price chart. Source: Cointelegraph Ripple Price Index

Crypto markets are holding their gains firmly, with total market cap slightly up over the past 24 hours, currently at $227 billion. Following a significant sell-off that started on September 5, the market has only recently climbed back above the $220 billion point.

Total market capitalization chart

Total market capitalization chart. Source: CoinMarketCap

The sixth largest coin by market cap Stellar (XLM) is seeing the most gains among the top 20. Stellar’s price has surged more than 20 percent in 24 hours to press time, currently at $0.289. The altcoin experienced considerable growth this week, up around 40 percent over the past 7 dagar, according to CoinMarketCap.

Cardano (ADA) is up 10.6 percent today, currently trading at $0.09. The altcoin’s weekly gains constitute more than 31 percent, according to CoinMarketCap.

CNBC’s Ran Neuner has noted in a tweet that cryptocurrencies are gaining significant momentum, pointing out that the daily trade volume of the entire market is approaching $14 billion, which is “the most volume we have seen in a while.

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France Finalizes New ICO Framework to ‘Attract Innovators Globally’

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The French government has approved a legal framework for ICOs made to protect contributors.

France’s Minister for the Economy and Finance has announced that the government has accepted an article of the Business Growth and Transformation bill (PACTE) dedicated to Initial Coin Offerings (ICO), according to a tweet posted Wednesday, September 12.

As finance Minister Bruno Le Maire states, the French stock markets regulator Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) is now empowered to give licenses to companies that want to raise funds via an ICO, with the legislation aiming to help protect contributorsinterests.

Le Maire also hopes that the current legal framework for ICOs in France will “attract investors from all over the world.

According to the PACTE project published by the National Assembly (lower party of the French parliament), prior to any token issuances, a company must apply for a license from the AMF providing detailed information on the offer and issuer. The measures will provide additional guarantees for ICOs, which AMF had previously considered risky.

France’s President Emmanuel Macron has historically been bullish on emerging innovative technologies, last year proposing to convert France into astartup nation.Later in 2018, in line with Macron’s words, Le Maire introduced his PACTE bill, which aims to transform and innovate the French economy, in March stating France was ready for a “blockchain revolution”.

This year, France has also seen changes in rules surrounding crypto taxation, though in a more stringent direction. As Cointelegraph reported in May, the French Council of State clarified the specifics of Bitcoin taxation in France to move the tax for Bitcoin trading from a progressive taxation (between 14 and 45 percent) to a fixed taxation of 19 percent.

In terms of the wider European context, as Cointelegraph reported earlier this month, European Parliament members held a meeting with blockchain experts on ICO regulation in early September.

Later Belgian think tank Bruegel released a report that called for unified legislation on cryptocurrencies in the EU and more scrutiny on how they were distributed to investors.

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