To say that the past seven days were eventful would be an understatement. The cryptocurrency market saw a lot of important developments, and its total capitalization now hovers around $1.14 billion.
That said, Bitcoin’s price went through a rollercoaster. This time last week, the primary cryptocurrency was trading at around $27,000 (or slightly below it, if we have to be precise). It conquered $27K during the weekend, but it was on Monday when the action started picking up. BTC soared to around $28.5K.
Unfortunately, the bulls were unable to maintain the pressure, and the bears took control, pushing the price back toward $27K in the following days. It has been a back-and-forth since, but just a few hours ago, the price shot up to $28K again, and it’s now trying to break above this pivotal level on its way to $30K.
The story of the week, however, was elsewhere.
The case between Ripple and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission is ongoing. The presiding judge – Analisa Torres – decided earlier this week to toss the request for an interlocutory appeal by the SEC against a ruling she had made earlier in July.
The ruling in question is the one that determined that secondary sales of XRP do not constitute an investment contract. This, in essence, means that the court doesn’t treat secondary XRP sales as securities – a decision that was widely perceived as victorious for the cryptocurrency, which soared as a result.
Now, XRP’s price once again shot up, increasing by around 10% on the day the decision was made but retracing subsequently.
This is easily one of the most interesting lawsuits, and it’s also amongst the most important ones for the industry as a whole.
It’s curious to see what the market has in store for us throughout the next week and whether BTC will manage to establish itself firmly above $28K or if that level will prove too hard to tackle.
Market Cap: $1.14B | 24H Vol: $37B | BTC Dominance: 47.9%
BTC: $27,990(+4.1%) | ETH: $1,643 (-1.6%) | BNB: $212 (-1.5%)
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