Weekend Bloodbath Sees All Top 10 Cryptos Tumble Except for One

The cryptocurrency market reeled this weekend as major coins plummeted by over 20%, coinciding with rising geopolitical tensions.

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  • Crypto prices have plummeted into double-digit territory in a major bloodbath over the weekend.
  • One crypto has defied the bearish trend with a surprising 20% surge.
  • Bitcoin and Ethereum have also joined the selloff, but to a lesser extent, indicating some relative market strength.

The cryptocurrency market experienced a significant downturn this weekend, with most major coins suffering double-digit losses. This decline coincides with rising geopolitical tensions in the Middle East, adding uncertainty to the already volatile market.

Toncoin Soars Against the Tide

While the broader market witnessed a slump, Toncoin emerged as a lone bright spot. The cryptocurrency defied expectations once again, surging by a staggering 20% over the past week, a stark contrast to the prevailing bearish sentiment.

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The biggest loser of the bunch was AVAX, which plummeted a concerning 26% in value. Several other prominent cryptocurrencies followed closely behind, with Shiba Inu and Dogecoin both witnessing losses exceeding 23%. Solana and Cardano also took significant hits, dropping by 22.7% and 22% respectively.

XRP, a major player in the digital asset space, wasn’t spared either, shedding 18% of its value. Ethereum, the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, fell by a more moderate 10%, while Bitcoin, the market leader, experienced a 7% decline. Binance Coin (BNB) rounded out the list with a 5.6% loss.

This recent price plunge follows a week-long downtrend, raising concerns about the cryptocurrency market’s future trajectory. The escalating geopolitical situation serves as a stark reminder of global markets’ interconnectedness, with traditional financial instruments and cryptocurrencies alike susceptible to external pressures.

Winners

Only one 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

Losers

All but one 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

  • Toncoin’s significant price increase suggests continued investor interest in specific blockchain projects, even amidst broader market weakness.
  • Despite the downturn, Bitcoin and Ethereum have held relatively steady compared to some altcoins. This could indicate underlying strength in the market.

Why This Matters

While Toncoin’s surge offers hope, the widespread losses across established currencies highlight the crypto market’s vulnerability to external events. Fueled by geopolitical tensions, this downturn underscores the need for increased resilience within the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

Cryptocurrency prices are down sharply as geopolitical tensions flare up. Want to know more about the impact of global events on the crypto market? Read here:
Crypto Market Sheds Billions As Geopolitical Tensions Rise

The SEC’s recent court loss could have major implications for the ongoing Ripple lawsuit. Head over to this article to see what this means for XRP:
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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.

Author
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.