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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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Tezos Foundation Announces Launch of Its Long-Awaited Mainnet
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Tezos Foundation Announces Launch of Its Long-Awaited Mainnet

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The Tezos Foundation is preparing to launch its mainnet on Monday, September 17.

The Swiss-based cryptocurrency project the Tezos Foundation has announced that its mainnet will be launched on Monday, according to a September 14 tweet.

Have a great weekend, everyone, because mainnet arrives Monday!

Tezos Foundation (@TezosFoundation) September 14, 2018

On Monday, the beta period of the network will officially be over, as the protocol will become a full mainnet. Tezos introduced its beta network in June, calling the move an “inflection pointfor the project. From that point on, users could begin validating blocks or “bakingafter the first seven cycles.

In order to build a network and issue a new type of cryptocurrency, Tezos launched an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) in July 2017, in which it raised around 66,000 Bitcoins (BTC) and 361,000 Ethereums (ETH), worth about $232 million at that time. Tezos, however, called the fundsa non-refundable donationand not aspeculative investment,” adding that the token might not be issued at all.

Following the ICO, a dispute arose between Arthur and Kathleen Breitman, the co-founders of the project who own Tezosintellectual property rights, and Johann Gevers, who controlled the raised funds. This led to an indefinite delay of the platform launch and a series of lawsuits against the company.

Since the ICO’s completion, Tezos has also been the subject of criticism and multiple lawsuits concerning compliance with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations. The lawsuits claimed that Tezos tokens should be considered securities under U.S. law, meaning they would need to be registered with the SEC in order to be legally sold to investors.

In June, the foundation announced the implementation of Know Your Customer/Anti-Money Laundering (KYS/AML) checks for contributors, specifically for those looking to participate in ICOs. The move was met with a negative reaction from the community.

At press time, Tezos (XTZ) is trading around $1.54, up over 15 percent on the day, while its market capitalization is about $933 million.

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