Bitcoin Price Drops to Zero on CoinMarketCap While Ripple's XRP, Stellar (XLM), and Ethereum (ETH) Register Huge Gains

Libra Coin News
Wed, 09/18/2019 - 06:57
Alex Dovbnya
Ethereum finally claimed first spot on CMC after Bitcoin briefly disappeared from the website
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On Sept. 18, Bitcoin suddenly disappeared from CoinMarketCap, the number one cryptocurrency-tracking website with over 44 mln monthly visitors.

This caused a string of appalling price alerts, which showed that the BTC price had dropped to zero on CMC.

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Of course, the pipe dream of all Bitcoin naysayers didn’t come to fruition, and the glitch was swiftly fixed.

At the time of writing, the top coin is trading at $10,212, according to Coin Stats data. Its dominance has dipped to 67.39 percent after multiple top altcoins posted massive price updates.

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Ripple’s XRP and Stellar (XLM) are up by more than 17 percent and 18 percent respectively. Meanwhile, Ethereum, the biggest altcoin that briefly took the first place on CMC during Bitcoin’s exodus, has spiked 7.5 percent.

About the author

Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with an extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets.