The price for the digital currency Monero dropped over 11% today, but some investors have still made profits of roughly 50% in the last three days.
Monero prices rallied from $54.67 on Aug. 21, 2017, to $90.33 on Aug. 23, 2017, as South Korean exchange Bithumb announced it planned to launch a Monero trading service on Aug. 27, 2017.
The 11% price drop today is a correction after such a massive jump.
The global cryptocurrency market hit $153.6 billion on the day, which is another record. With more capital pouring into the market, there doesn't appear to be any slowdown in optimism about the future of blockchain technology or alternative assets.
Below is a recap of the top cryptocurrency prices at 12:00 p.m. EDT...
Bitcoin: $4,226.44, +0.36%
Ethereum: $323.14, +1.15%
Ripple: $0.2705, -5.90%
Bitcoin Cash: $637.09, -2.67%
Litecoin: $50.83, +7.18%
Now that we know today's price movements, here's what has been moving these cryptocurrencies...
Bitcoin Prices Flat Today
The price of Bitcoin was flat Thursday as traders debated the future of SegWit2x.
While individual countries and central banks are chiming in on the future of Bitcoin, CNBC reported on a significant survival trend taking place in Venezuela, where socialism has nearly collapsed the economy.
A report by the financial network noted that Bitcoin mining had become a popular hobby in Venezuela as citizens attempt to make a living in a time of hyperinflation.
Bitcoin Cash Prices Slightly Dip
Bitcoin Cash gave up recent gains, falling 2.6%.
Still, the offshoot of Bitcoin has been gaining traction and legitimacy as multiple wallet platforms continue to extend support for the young cryptocurrency.
Since its creation during the Aug. 1 hard fork, BCH has become a more profitable coin to mine than BTC.
Ethereum Prices Continue to Climb
Without any major news or events, Ethereum prices were only slightly up today.
However, Ethereum prices are still up 57% this month as investors look for other digital currencies to invest in outside of Bitcoin.
Ripple Sell-Off Follows Monster Rally
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Ripple dipped nearly 6% today.
The sell-off came after two straight days of gains that surpassed 20%.
There has been a massive swell of interest in the cryptocurrency in South Korea, and many traders are speculating that Ripple will gain significant ground in the Chinese and Japanese markets.
Litecoin Prices Burst Past $50.00 per Coin
The price of Litecoin pushed above $50.00 on Thursday as a short rally continues to provide support for the Bitcoin rival.
Many have speculated that any pullback in Bitcoin or Bitcoin Cash will be beneficial to Litecoin.
There doesn't appear to be any driving force behind Litecoin's push in recent days. Litecoin's Lightning Network is probably months away from development. That said, analysts are now setting their eyes on a $75.00 target for the cryptocurrency.
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Garrett Baldwin is a globally recognized research economist, financial writer, and consultant with degrees from Northwestern, Johns Hopkins, Purdue, and Indiana University. He is a seasoned financial and political risk analyst, with a focus on stocks, hedge funds, private equity, blockchain, and housing policy. He has conducted risk assessment projects for clients in 27 countries, and consulted on policy and financial operations for some of the nation's largest financial institutions, including a $1.5 trillion credit fund, a $43 billion credit and auto loan giant, as well as two of the largest Wall Street banks by assets under management.
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