Ethereum (ETH), the world’s second-most valued crypto, continues its steady run as the network’s founders expect the Merge (switch from proof-of-work to proof-of-work consensus) to take place in September. Bitcoin (BTC), the world’s oldest and most valued cryptocurrency, also managed to cross the $25,000 mark briefly on early Monday morning. Alongside, popular altcoins also saw gains across the board. Most notably, Dogecoin (DOGE) saw a jump of nearly 9 percent. Among lesser-known altcoins, Shiba Inu (SHIB) emerged as the biggest gainer in the last 24 hours, with a jump of nearly 30 percent.
At the time of writing, the global crypto market cap stood at $1.19 trillion as per CoinMarketCap data, registering a 24-hour gain of 0.98 percent.
Bitcoin (BTC) price today
BTC was priced at $24,857.88 at the time of writing, after briefly crossing the $25,000 mark on August 15 morning. As per CoinMarketCap, Bitcoin saw a 24-hour gain of 1.10 percent. As per Indian exchange WazirX, BTC price stood at Rs 19.08 lakhs.
Ethereum (ETH) price today
ETH price stood at $1,986.16, marking a minor 24-hour gain of 0.07 percent at the time of writing. As per WazirX, Ethereum price in India stood at Rs 1.53 lakhs.
Dogecoin (DOGE) price today
DOGE registered a 24-hour gain of 8.20 percent as per CoinMarketCap data, currently priced at $0.08034. As per WazirX, Dogecoin price in India stood at Rs 6.
Litecoin (LTC) price today
Litecoin saw a 24-hour dip of 0.07 percent. At the time of writing, it was priced at $64.69. LTC price in India stood at Rs 4,892.
Ripple (XRP) price today
XRP price stood at $0.3818, seeing a 24-hour dip of 0.73 percent. As per WazirX, Ripple price stood at Rs 29.48.
Solana (SOL) price today
Solana price stood at $46.49, marking a 24-hour dip of 0.63 percent. As per WazirX, SOL price in India stood at Rs 3,494.61.
Top crypto gainers today (August 15)
As per CoinMarketCap data, here are the top five crypto gainers over the past 24 hours:
Shiba Inu (SHIB)
24-hour gain: 28.85 percent
24-hour gain: 13.58 percent
24-hour gain: 9.16 percent
UNUS SED LEO (LEO)
24-hour gain: 7.48 percent
24-hour gain: 6.13 percent
Top crypto losers today (August 15)
As per CoinMarketCap data, here are the top five crypto losers over the past 24 hours:
24-hour loss: 4.80 percent
24-hour loss: 4.20 percent
24-hour loss: 4.19 percent
24-hour loss: 3.47 percent
24-hour loss: 3.42 percent
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