Bitcoin Leads Crypto Market Rally as Bulls Regain Control

In a strong week for crypto, Bitcoin surged and most top 10 coins rose, with Solana leading the pack.

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  • Bitcoin has surged above key levels, potentially sparking a bullish week for cryptocurrencies.
  • Eight out of the top 10 cryptocurrencies have seen gains, with Solana emerging as the top performer.
  • Not all coins have benefited. BNB and Toncoin have bucked the trend with price drops.

In a bullish week for cryptocurrency, Bitcoin surged above key moving averages on May 15. Bulls then successfully defended this level during a retest on May 16, solidifying the upward momentum. This positive movement in Bitcoin has a ripple effect throughout the market, with 8 out of the top 10 cryptocurrencies experiencing gains over the past week.

Solana Emerges as Top Performer

Solana emerged as a standout performer, climbing an impressive 18% over the last seven days. Bitcoin followed closely behind with a 10% gain, further solidifying its dominance as the leading cryptocurrency. 


Several other major players also saw significant growth, with Shiba Inu, Avalanche, and Cardano each registering gains exceeding 8%. Shiba Inu rose 8.9%, Avalanche gained 8.4%, and Cardano climbed 8.3%.

Established players like Dogecoin and Ethereum also recorded positive movement, increasing 6.2% and 6% respectively. Rounding out the top gainers list, XRP managed a more modest but still positive 2.5% price increase over the past week.

Not all cryptocurrencies shared the bullish sentiment. Two tokens, BNB and Toncoin, fell out of favor with investors, experiencing losses of 2% and 8% respectively over the same period. Overall, the week painted a positive picture for the cryptocurrency market, with Bitcoin leading the charge and many altcoins experiencing significant gains.


All but 2 of the top 10 cryptocurrencies experienced price increases over the past week. Here’s a look at them:

DailyCoin's Snapshot of the Crypto Markets' Weekly Winners: Source DailyCoin
DailyCoin’s Snapshot of the Crypto Markets’ Weekly Winners: Source DailyCoin


Only 2 of the top 10 cryptocurrencies experienced price losses over the past week. Here’s a look at them, ranked by their percentage decrease:

DailyCoin's Snapshot of the Crypto Markets' Weekly Losers: Source DailyCoin
DailyCoin’s Snapshot of the Crypto Markets’ Weekly Losers: Source DailyCoin

This is just a snapshot of the current market conditions at the time of writing. Cryptocurrency prices are constantly fluctuating, so it’s important to do your own research before making any investment decisions.

On the Flipside

  • While the past week saw a surge, cryptocurrency markets are known for their volatility. This positive movement might not translate to sustained growth.
  • Looking at a single week’s data offers a limited view. Analyzing longer timeframes provides a clearer picture of overall market health.

Why This Matters

Bitcoin’s surge above key moving averages and subsequent hold solidifies a bullish trend, potentially sparking a domino effect that lifts the entire crypto market. This positive week, with even established altcoins like Ethereum and Dogecoin experiencing gains, suggests a wave of investor confidence that could propel the industry forward.

If you like this article, you might also be interested in this article about the history of Solana’s logo and name:
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This article is for information purposes only and should not be considered trading or investment advice. Nothing herein shall be construed as financial, legal, or tax advice. Trading forex, cryptocurrencies, and CFDs pose a considerable risk of loss.

Kyle Calvert

Kyle Calvert is a cryptocurrency news reporter for DailyCoin, specializing in Ripple, stablecoins, as well as price and market analysis news. Before his current role, Kyle worked as a student researcher in the cryptocurrency industry, gaining an understanding of how digital currencies work, their potential uses, and their impact on the economy and society. He completed his Masters and Honors degrees in Blockchain Technology within Esports and Business and Event management within Esports at Staffordshire University.