EOS prices jumped another 1.5% this afternoon and pushed the cryptocurrency into the top six by market capitalization.
EOS has generated a lot of buzz since Tim Lea projected prices could hit $13 per coin by the end of the year.
According to Finder.com, Lea is a fan of EOS because it could be the “hidden gem in the soft cryptocurrency market.”
He also said that, as EOS technology improves, prices could climb higher.
From today’s price of $5.80, that could be a potential profit of 124.13%.
In Bitcoin news today, the price was ticking back above $7,000 as cryptocurrencies attempt to rebound. Markets are reacting to news that the South Korean government plans to introduce a taxation framework by June.
Taxes on cryptocurrencies are expected to go into effect starting in 2019.
Here is a recap of the top cryptocurrency prices at 10:30 a.m. EDT (returns in last 24 hours).
- Bitcoin: $7,041.33, +6.88%
- Ethereum: $391.14, +5.59%
- Ripple: $0.499, +5.06%
- Bitcoin Cash: $670.12, +5.05%
- Litecoin: $119.77, +7.23%
Now that we know all of today’s price movements, here’s what has been moving these cryptocurrencies…
Cryptocurrency Markets Today
On Monday, the market capitalization of the global cryptocurrency sector slumped to $263.48 billion.
Bitcoin comprised 45.3% of the total cryptocurrency market, with a market cap of $119.37 billion.
The top performer in the space was Storj, which gained more than 34% in the last 24 hours.
Other top performers from the top 50 cryptocurrencies included VeChain (up 23.95%), XPA (up 19.03%), RChain (up 17.89%), Bitshares (up 17.63%), OmiseGo (up 15.55%), Komodo (up 15.09%), Verge (up 13.17%), Status (up 12.97%), and Ontology (up 12.78%).
If You’re Not Making Millions of Dollars with Cryptocurrencies… You Could Be. Click here to discover the tiny coin that will soon be BIGGER THAN BITCOIN… and how to claim YOUR cryptocurrency fortune while you still can.
The worst performers from the top 50 cryptocurrencies included Veritaseum (down -2.54%) and Tether (down -0.11%).
South Korea Enters the State Cryptocurrency Race
South Korea could soon jump into the crypto craze by creating its own coin…
The city of Seoul will establish the “S-Coin,” a cryptocurrency designed for use in social benefits programs. The city’s mayor made the announcement last week, but markets are just now starting to understand the point of the cryptocurrency.
The mayor says that they will use blockchain technology for the city’s public transport systems.
The city is also establishing a fund to help advance blockchain startups in the region.
Ethereum Gets the April Fool’s Treatment
Ether founder Vitalik Buterin tweeted that a hard cap on the supply of Ethereum tokens was “worth considering” over the weekend.
However, Buterin said his proposal was an April Fool’s “meta joke.”
Regardless, it fueled a debate among developers, and the idea of a hard cap on 120 million tokens is starting to gain traction.
Nobel Laurate Bashes Bitcoin
Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz took another shot at cryptocurrencies today.
During a visit on Bloomberg, Stiglitz defended the U.S. dollar and trashed the ongoing crypto craze.
“We have a good medium of exchange called the dollar… we can trade in that. Why do people want Bitcoin?” Stiglitz asked.
Finding the Next Crypto 10-Bagger
We’ve spent the last few months developing a series of special, comprehensive videos and reports that we want to share with you.
Altogether, they’ll give you an even stronger crypto “insider’s edge.”
I hope you’ll take advantage of all the great research on this breakout digital coin.
To find out how to get all this, just take a look…
About Money Morning: Money Morning gives you access to a team of ten market experts with more than 250 years of combined investing experience – for free. Our experts – who have appeared on FOXBusiness, CNBC, NPR, and BloombergTV – deliver daily investing tips and stock picks, provide analysis with actions to take, and answer your biggest market questions. Our goal is to help our millions of e-newsletter subscribers and Moneymorning.com visitors become smarter, more confident investors.To get full access to all Money Morning content, click here.
Disclaimer: © 2018 Money Morning and Money Map Press. All Rights Reserved. Protected by copyright of the United States and international treaties. Any reproduction, copying, or redistribution (electronic or otherwise, including the world wide web), of content from this webpage, in whole or in part, is strictly prohibited without the express written permission of Money Morning. 16 W. Madison St. Baltimore, MD, 21201.