Much like the US stock markets, over the past 24 hours Bitcoin and crypto dumped on the news of the escalating conflict in Ukraine. Annnd then bounced back a bit.

Is the panic selling over for now? Maybe. Dutch trader Michaël van de Poppe seems to think so…

And according to “Pentoshi” – a crypto trader and head of partnerships at prominent gaming guild Merit Circle – the zone Bitcoin’s in right now will eventually prove to “have been a great buy area”.


Top 10 overview

With the overall crypto market cap sitting at about US$1.79 trillion and almost breaking even over the past day, here’s the state of play in the top 10 tokens right now – according to CoinGecko.


Although it took a big dip like everything else in the top 10, Terra (LUNA) has also bounced back the hardest in the past 24 hours. News of the protocol’s US$1 billion raise this week is still fresh.


Uppers and downers: 11–100

Sweeping a market-cap range of about US$18.5 billion to about US$828 million in the rest of the top 100, let’s find some of the biggest 24-hour gainers and losers at press time.


• Maker (MAKER), (market cap: US$1.7 billion) +8%

• NEO (NEO), (mc: US$1.46b) +6%

• Arweave (AR), (mc: US$1.37b) +5%

• Zcash (ZEC), (mc: US$1.25b) +4.5%

• Gala Games (GALA), (mc: US$1.7b) +4%



• Ecomi (OMI), (market cap: US$2.2 billion) -15%

• (HEART), (mc: US$1.2b) -12%

• BitDAO (BIT), (market cap: US$1.1 billion) -9%

• Elrond (EGLD), (market cap: US$3 billion) -8%

• PancakeSwap (CAKE), (market cap: US$1.7 billion) -8%


Uppers and downers: lower cap

Moving below the crypto unicorns (in some cases well below), here’s just a selection catching our eye…


• Unifty (NIF), (market cap: US$39m) +110%

• SpiritSwap (SPIRIT), (mc: US$33m) +29%

Bao Finance (BAO), (mc: US$11.7m) +22%

• Smooth Love Potion (SLP), (mc: US$90m) +21%

• API3 (API3), (mc: US$355m) +17%



• Geist Finance (GEIST), (market cap: US$45 million) -36%

• Plex (PLEX), (mc: US$226m) -25%

• Grin (GRIN), (mc: US$10m) -20%

• Gains Network (GNS), (mc: US$42m) -20%

 Alpine F1 Team Fan Token (ALPINE), (mc: US$45m) -18%


Final words

It looks like some market observers are hitting the hopium pipe again. This time regarding the US Federal Reserve’s proposed inflation-combatting rate hikes.

Could the crisis in Eastern Europe end up swaying the Fed to implement a less “hawkish” plan with lower rates? Could the European Central Bank follow suit? Guess it’s possible. In fact, it feels like nothing’s off the table right now, both good and bad…