Bitcoin (BTC), the world’s oldest and most popular crypto, slid below the $23,000 mark on early Tuesday morning. Ethereum (ETH), on the other hand, managed to remain stable within the $1,500 range. Other popular altcoins — including the likes of Dogecoin (DOGE), Litecoin (LTC), Ripple (XRP), and Solana (SOL) — mostly landed in the reds. The MINA token continued to remain the top gainer, with a 24-hour gain of over 11 percent. BitDAO (BIT) emerged to be the biggest loser, with a 24-hour dip of over 17 percent.
The global crypto market cap stood at $1.04 trillion at the time of writing, registering a 24-hour dip of 3.25 percent.
Bitcoin (BTC) price today
Bitcoin price stood at $22,859.43, registering a 24-hour dip of 3.69 percent, as per CoinMarketCap. According to Indian exchange WazirX, BTC price stood at Rs 19.51 lakhs.
Ethereum (ETH) price today
ETH price stood at $1,568.30, marking a 24-hour loss of 4.34 percent at the time of writing. As per WazirX, Ethereum price in India stood at Rs 1.34 lakhs.
Dogecoin (DOGE) price today
DOGE registered a 24-hour gain of 1.91 percent, as per CoinMarketCap data, currently priced at $0.09127. As per WazirX, Dogecoin price in India stood at Rs 7.70.
Litecoin (LTC) price today
Litecoin saw a 24-hour gain of 0.79 percent. At the time of writing, it was trading at $95.79. LTC price in India stood at Rs 7,650.01.
Ripple (XRP) price today
XRP price stood at $0.3923, seeing a 24-hour dip of 5.28 percent. As per WazirX, Ripple price stood at Rs 33.48.
Solana (SOL) price today
Solana price stood at $24.02, marking a 24-hour loss of 5.73 percent. As per WazirX, SOL price in India stood at Rs 2,050.18.
Top crypto gainers today (January 31)
As per CoinMarketCap data, here are the top five crypto gainers over the past 24 hours:
24-hour gain: 11.64 percent
24-hour gain: 8.10 percent
24-hour gain: 3.49 percent
24-hour gain: 0.85 percent
24-hour gain: 0.26 percent
Top crypto losers today (January 31)
As per CoinMarketCap data, here are the top five crypto losers over the past 24 hours:
24-hour loss: 17.23 percent
Axie Infinity (AXS)
24-hour loss: 10.35 percent
Lido DAO (LDO)
24-hour loss: 9.05 percent
24-hour loss: 8.91 percent
24-hour loss: 8.82 percent
What crypto exchanges are saying about the current market scenario
Mudrex co-founder and CEO Edul Patel told ABP Live, “Bitcoin fell below the $23,000 level in the past 24 hours ahead of the first US Fed meeting of 2023 on interest rates which is to be held on Wednesday. Bitcoin was seen changing hands at the $22,800 level, down by 3 percent after reaching a high of $24,000 over the weekend. Support for BTC is now $22,700, and resistance is $23,000. Similarly, the second largest crypto, Ethereum, dropped 3 percent and fell below $1,600. Meanwhile, Dogecoin rose 5 percent due to Elon Musk advocating for crypto acceptance on Twitter’s payment system. Volatility may persist in the market ahead of the Fed meeting and the Indian Union Budget release.”
Sathvik Vishwanath, CEO and co-founder of Unocoin said, “Bitcoin has breached $23,500 and may make new highs. It opened at $23,746 on January 30, fluctuated and is currently down 0.92 percent. Over the past week, it has seen a total increase of 2 percent with a high of $23,784 and a low of $23,110.”
Shivam Thakral, the CEO of BuyUCoin, said, “The US Fed meeting is keeping the investor on their toes as another rate hike. We can see the impact on the crypto market as Bitcoin is down by over 3 percent in the last 24 hours and Ethereum has slipped by over 4 percent during the same period. India’s Union Budget is another micro-level event that is lined up for tomorrow and any positive announcement around crypto regulations could bring some cheer to India’s booming crypto industry.”
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