Don’t have a cow, man, but Bitcoin (BTC) and the rest of the market haven’t been able to build on a strong start to the week. That said, at the time of writing the OG digital asset is holding pretty firm just under US$30k.

In the space of 24 hours, the prices of the two leading cryptos – Bitcoin and Ethereum (ETH) – lost 6% and 7% respectively, completely wiping out the gains made at the very beginning of the week.

That’s crypto… and some analysts yesterday called it – guess it’s not particularly surprising to see a pump falter when coupled with low trading volume.

To get a visual sense of how things have been playing out for Bitcoin since yesterday, this TradingView chart tells a Bart Simpson-head story.

BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView (Unnecessary annotation: Stockhead)


Top 10 overview

With the overall crypto market cap at roughly US$1.28 trillion, down about 5.1% since this time yesterday, here’s the current state of play among top 10 tokens – according to CoinGecko.

Bitcoin, Ethereum and the market at large have at least found support again for the moment, arresting any particularly dramatic fall. A bit more consolidation here? Perhaps a dip further down? Wouldn’t be the worst thing for dollar-cost averagers.

Although some in the space believe around US$25k was the Bitcoin bottom, judging by analyst Rekt Capital’s calculations, it might not be wise to assume things have finished flushing out quite yet.

But wait… but wait… one of Rekt’s fellow analysts and traders, Roman, is seeing a possible bullish divergence and double bottom potentially forming for BTC. Short-term timeframe stuff… but one to watch.

Meanwhile, one crypto major that is holding up particularly well today is Ethereum’s layer 1 rival Cardano (ADA).

The Charles Hoskinson-founded blockchain will undergo a “hard fork” on July 29, dubbed “Vasil”. The upgrade promises to enhance Cardano’s scalability and its smart-contract capabilities.

Conversely, another layer 1, Solana (SOL) has slipped to a near 10-month low, as its bad run of form and loss of investor confidence continues, following another network outage last week.

That said, it’s a project with a lot of big backers… and the lower it falls, the more opportunity it potentially presents for a stupendous rebound when favourable conditions return? Look, we couldn’t possibly say one way or another on that front.


Uppers and downers: 11–100

Sweeping a market-cap range of about US$10.2 billion to about US$488 million in the rest of the top 100, let’s find some of the biggest 24-hour gainers and losers at press time.


• eCash (XEC), (mc: US$1.05 billion) +5%

• Leo Token (LEO), (market cap: US$4.89 billion) +4%

Gala (GALA), (mc: US$608 million) 3%

• Decred (DCR), (mc: US$497 million) 1%



Terra Luna Classic (LUNC), (mc: US$795 million) -14%

• NEO (NEO), (mc: US$806 million) -10%

Internet Computer (ICP), (market cap: US$1.6 billion) -9%

Helium (HNT), (market cap: US$987 million) -8%

• Theta Network (THETA), (market cap: US$1.2 million) -8%


Around the blocks

Meanwhile, two US senators (Cynthia Lummis and Kirsten Gillibrand) have drafted a new, bipartisan crypto-industry bill with several fairly innovation-friendly proposals. It ain’t perfect, but it’s a good step forward for regulatory clarity…

News just in… seems big…

Annnnd one last fresh update to this roundup… looks like Bart Simpson just inverted…