Key Insights:

  • It was a bullish end to the week for the crypto to ten, with XRP finding much-needed support to lead the way.

  • Following the 3AC bankruptcy filing, news of more platforms laying off staff failed to spook investors.

  • The total crypto market cap rose for the second time in eight sessions. A $2.58 billion increase left the market cap down by $70 billion for the week.

It was a bullish Sunday for the crypto market. Bitcoin (BTC) ended its seven-day losing streak. While XRP  found strong support, gains across the rest of the top ten were modest.

The fallout from the crypto winter continued to hit the market, with news of exchanges reducing headcounts a reminder of market conditions.

However, crypto market headwinds remained the primary drag, with inflation, Fed monetary policy, and the threat of a US recession testing investor appetite.

With the US markets closed today, the NASDAQ 100 Mini will need considering, with the crypto market continuing to track the US market.

Total Market Cap – NASDAQ – 040722 Daily Chart

At the time of writing, the NASDAQ 100 Mini was down 53.5 points.

The Total Crypto Market Cap Rises for a Second Session

A bearish morning saw the total crypto market cap fall to a low of $832.5 billion before rising to a high of $859.0 billion.

Following a modest $2.28 billion rise, the total crypto market cap increased by a further $2.58 billion to $851.1 billion on Sunday. The modest uptrend over the weekend left the market cap down $15 billion for July.

Total Market Cap 040722 Daily ChartThe Crypto Market Movers and Shakers from the Top Ten and Beyond

XRP led the way, rising by 1.93%, with DOGE gaining 0.84%.

Gains elsewhere were modest, however. BTC joined the broader market in positive territory, rising by 0.35%, with BNB (+0.46%), ETH (+0.68%), and, SOL (+0.12%) also avoiding the red.

ADA ended the day flat

From the CoinMarketCap top 100, NEM (XEM) bucked the broader market trend, sliding by 10.12%, with Polygon (MATIC) falling by 6.35%.

However, ThetaFuel (TFUEL) led the broader crypto market, rallying by 14.81%, with Arweave (AR) up 12.16%.

Story continuesTotal Crypto Liquidations Remain Crypto Market Positive

24-hour liquidations continued to reflect improving market conditions going into Monday.

This morning, 24-hour liquidations stood at $80.74 billion, up from $58.2 million on Sunday morning. While higher, staying below the $100 million mark was positive.

Liquidated traders over the last 24 hours also increased, albeit modestly. At the time of writing, liquidated traders stood at 25,320 versus 22,104 on Sunday morning.

However, one-hour liquidation figures reflected steady market conditions at the turn of the day.

According to Coinglass, one-hour liquidations stood at $0.920 million versus $1.07 million on Sunday and $2.44 million on Saturday.

Total Crypto Liquidations 040722Daily News Highlights

  • US Millenials favor cryptos over mutual funds.

  • Celsius Network laid off 150 employees.

  • Circle founder and CEO Jeremy Allaire attempted to ease concerns over stablecoin USD Coin (USDC) by sharing a string of blogs on Twitter.

This article was originally posted on FX Empire


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