Bitcoin stays above $23,000; BNB & Polkadot add up to 4%

New Delhi: Despite thin trading over the weekend, the crypto market was able to hold gains on Monday as investors seemed mostly recovered from Friday’s surprisingly strong jobs report.

However, the gains were capped. Investors will be eyeing Coinbase’s earnings report.

All the top crypto tokens were trading with decent gains on Monday. Avalanche rallied over 9 per cent, while Solana rose 7 per cent. BNB gained 6 per cent, followed by a 5 per cent rise in Cardano and Polkadot each.

The global cryptocurrency market cap was trading higher at the $1.12 trillion mark, rising higher by 3 per cent in the last 24 hours. However, the total trading volume jumped more than 4 per cent, close to $44.63 billion.

What’s cooking in India
A public spat between global cryptocurrency platform Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (known as CZ) and WazirX cofounder Nischal Shetty has hit about 15 million of the registered users (as of August) of the Indian crypto exchange.

Meanwhile, Zanmai Labs, which operates WazirX in India, is exploring the legal route amid an ownership dispute with the world’s largest exchange by volume, according to sources.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) said that it recently conducted searches on one of the directors of M/s Zanmai Lab Pvt Ltd which owns the popular cryptocurrency exchange WazirX.

Expert take
The overall crypto market was going sideways throughout the week, without any significant price changes, said WazirX Trade Desk. “Bitcoin-backed US dollar went live in El Salvador via lightning.”

Shivam Thakral, CEO of BuyUcoin said Ether is outperforming most of the crypto assets with its impressive rally and is poised to become the best-performing crypto asset of 2022.

“It will be interesting to see the impact of Coinbase’s Q2 earnings report on the overall crypto market, which is lined up for Tuesday,” he added.

Global updates

  • The victim of an email-based cyberattack, cross-chain protocol deBridge Finance says its investigation shows the action likely came from the North Korea-associated Lazarus Group.

  • Crypto data website DeFiLlama has changed the way it presents a key decentralized finance (DeFi) metric in response to a recent CoinDesk article.

  • The leading smart-contract blockchain Ethereum‘s supposedly bullish ‘Merge’ – a key milestone in its historic shift to a more environmentally friendly system – will likely happen in September.

  • There is speculation about moving to Ethereum Classic once proof-of-work is gone from the main chain, but mining pools remain split on where they will turn in a post-Merge world.

Tech View by Proassetz Exchange
After having a sharp downtrend in the primary trend and making a low of 0.2751 on 18 July Algo is trading sideways and giving choppy moves inside a flag pattern. Currently, it is trading in a range-bound zone.


Though the support level of $0.2575 is quite strong and the movement will be likely upwards until or unless it doesn’t break its support level.

(Views and recommendations given in this section are the analysts’ own and do not represent those of Please consult your financial adviser before taking any position in the asset/s mentioned.)

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