As per the latest report from Arcane Research, the cryptocurrency market has seen a great month overall as indexes retain most of their gains till the monthly close.
The great month is despite the boring last week where many coins have produced flat numbers. Bitcoin, however, has been fairly quiet in the month, and altcoins have surely taken advantage of the fact.
Here is a table that shows the weekly percentage change of the total market capitalization of the major cryptocurrencies:
The total market capitalization of the various cryptos | Source: The Arcane Research Weekly Update – Week 34
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Now, here is a chart that reveals how the market capitalization of various indexes has changed in the past month:
Mid-cap altcoins seem to be leading in monthly performance | Source: The Arcane Research Weekly Update – Week 34
On examining the graph, it becomes apparent that mid-cap cryptocurrencies started August strong, and surpassed all other indexes by the middle of the month. These coins came out first in the market as their returns finished at about 59% at the monthly close.
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The large-cap altcoins are up 33% while the small-cap cryptos are up around 36%. Therefore, the mid-cap index is almost double the second highest in the chart.
The below chart shows the trends in the price of the coin over the past three months:
BTC’s price continues to go down | Source: BTCUSD on TradingView
Bitcoin’s downtrend looks worrying as its trading volume has also dipped in the past week. It’s unclear when the trend might change, but if the coin has to retest $50k, some trading activity will be needed.
At the same time, Ethereum’s price is around $3.5k. The coin is up 11% in the last 7 days, and its monthly gains are about 35%.
Here is a chart for ETH’s price over the past three months:
ETH shoots straight up | Source: ETHUSD on TradingView