Crypto Price Today: Bitcoin tops $19K; XRP, Solana & Ethereum zoom up to 10%

New Delhi: The crypto market moved back in to the green on Tuesday, with Bitcoin again topping the $19,000 mark, whereas Altcoins zoomed up to 10 per cent.

Riskier asset class was back in flavour ahead of the US Federal Reserve’s monetary policy meeting later in the day. Investors are bracing up for another 75 basis point rate hike.

All the top crypto tokens are trading higher. XRP rallied more than 10 per cent, whereas Solana and Ethereum jumped 5 per cent each. Bitcoin and Avalanche added 4 per cent each.

The global cryptocurrency market cap was trading significantly higher at $939.86 billion, jumping more than 3 per cent in the last 24 hours. However, the total trading volume zoomed over 8 per cent, close to $75.5 billion.

Updates from India
Crypto exchanged WazirX has launched another ‘Learn & Earn’ campaign in association with the Ethereum-based play-to-earn metaverse game, The Sandbox.
The campaign includes a two-level contest where the top five winners will receive free Alpha passes for The Sandbox’s recently launched Alpha Season 3. The campaign commences on September 19, 2022.

In another news, Heru Finance, a global platform providing opportunity to invest in Web 3.0 was launched on Monday, in India and SEA markets.

Global Updates

  • The US inflation-indexed bond yield has surged by 100 basis points since early August, causing renewed jitters in risky assets, including cryptos. And to the dismay of bitcoin bulls, the so-called real yield is likely to rise even further.

  • Cryptocurrency exchange FTX is not authorized to provide services to customers in the UK, according to the country’s financial watchdog.

  • Australian politician Andrew Bragg wants to prepare the country for the widespread use of China’s central bank digital currency, the digital yuan, according to a draft digital assets bill introduced on Monday.

  • The Financial Times is reporting that authorities in South Korea are said to be asking Interpol to issue a ‘red notice’ for Do Kwon, the co-founder of the now-defunct stablecoin issuer Terraform Labs, as his current location is unknown.