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Cryptocurrency price today: Bitcoin down 2.2%, Ethereum 2.9 %, Shiba Inu 7%; SOL, AVAX, ADA, XRP, MATIC also down

Cryptocurrency price today: Bitcoin down 2.2%, Ethereum 2.9 %, Shiba Inu 7%; SOL, AVAX, ADA, XRP, MATIC also down

Cryptocurrency markets are in red. Bitcoin, and Ethereum have slipped. Layer 1 blockchain crypto tokens like Solana, Cardano, Ripple are also down. Memecoins like Shiba Inu and Dogecoin have witnessed a downtrend. Most stablecoins remain pegged to $1 despite volatility in markets. Check today's crypto prices here.

Cryptocurrency markets are in red. Bitcoin, Ethereum have slipped. Solana, Cardano, Ripple are also down. Memecoins like Shiba Inu and Dogecoin have witnessed downtrend. Cryptocurrency markets are in red. Bitcoin, Ethereum have slipped. Solana, Cardano, Ripple are also down. Memecoins like Shiba Inu and Dogecoin have witnessed downtrend.

The slowdown in the cryptocurrency markets has continued this Thursday morning as well. The global cryptocurrency market cap has taken a hit and is down by 2.50 per cent over the last 24 hours. Data from CoinMarketCap, a cryptocurrency data aggregator, highlighted that the world’s cryptocurrency market cap stands at $ 1.12 trillion, lower than Wednesday’s levels. The total crypto market volume over the last 24 hours stands $73.44 billion, marking a 13.73 per cent increase from the last trading session. Check today's crypto prices here.

Bitcoin, Ethereum and BNB

Cryptocurrency heavyweights, Bitcoin, Ethereum and BNB have also slipped over the past 24 hours.

Bitcoin is trading at $23,451, down 2.22 per cent. Ethereum network’s Ether token also showed a downtrend of2.29 per cent. The cryptocurrency is trading at $1,847. Binance Smart Chain’s cryptocurrency BNB slipped 3.89 per cent.

Stablecoins

USDT Tether stablecoin showed 0.01 per cent positive change in its value over the last 24 hours to maintain its peg at $1. USDC stablecoin rose 0.02 per cent to ensure it remained pegged at $1.

BinanceUSD tumbled 0.06 per cent. The stablecoin is trading at $0.0994 whereas stablecoin DAI slipped 0.04 per cent yet maintained its peg at $1.

Layer 1 blockchain tokens  

Cryptocurrency tokens native to Layer 1 blockchain networks like Ripple, Cardano, Solana, and others also tanked over the last 24 hours.

Cardano's ADA token slid 3.46 per cent. Solana slipped by 6.40. Avalanche's AVAX is down 5.95 per cent. Ripple’s XRP dropped 2.60 per cent.

Polkadot and Polygon

Polkadot blockchain’s DOT fell 5.34 per cent and Polygon’s MATIC slipped by 5.59 per cent.

Memecoins

Memecoins like Dogecoin and Shiba Inu also took a hit over the past 24 hours. Dogecoin slid 4.47 per cent. Shiba Inu crashed 7.27 per cent.

Overall, majority top cryptocurrency tokens slipped from their positions over the last 24 hours.

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Published on: Aug 18, 2022, 8:33 AM IST
Posted by: aakanksha chaturvedi, Aug 18, 2022, 8:17 AM IST