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Crypto Prices See Calm as ZB.Com Bypasses Binance to become Top Exchange

Friday, January 18 – cryptography markets continue to see calm, with all the top ten coins seeing mixed price changes of 24 hours within a 3% range, as shown in the Coin360 data.

Market display from Coin360

Market display from Coin360

In the Crypto-exchange rankings of CoinMarketCap (CMC) for daily traded volumes, however, some major upheavals are underway. Today, the Chinese exchange of ZB.com recorded an increase of 80% of the 24-hour trading volume to reach $ 606.7 million and replace Binance as the highest exchange on CMC.

ZB.com is currently ranked as the largest global exchange; however, during the period in which I am writing, a separate China-based exchange, LBank, leapt in and out of first place, at several points, recording over 150 percent of the increase in bargaining throughout the day to reach volumes of ~ $ 800-900 million. Up to the time of the press, trading volumes were short-lived at ~ $ 380 million, returning to fourth place.

First three main cryptographic exchanges with the appropriate daily trading volume

First three main cryptographic exchanges with the appropriate daily trading volume. Source: CoinMarketCap

Approximately 47% of the trading volume on ZB.com is represented by Qtum-Tether trading (QTUM / USDT), according to CoinMarketCap data.

Meanwhile, trading volumes on the previously improved Binance platform have plummeted by 14%, recording ~ $ 550 million in trade.

The commentators on crypto twitter have observed on the increased drama, with the Twitter character TheFist stating:

"It looks like a ton of manipulation of the market by zb.com that absorbs most of the digital resources and tries to pump logs in. The Chinese are downloading and pumping last night[.]"

Meanwhile, according to a tweet from ZB.com, on January 16th, the Crypto ranking website has CoinGecko released its exchange rankings for the fourth quarter of 2018, which places ZB.com as the second largest in terms of median volume:

CoinGecko cryptocurrency rankings for the first quarter of 2018

The CoinGecko cryptocurrency rankings for the first quarter of 2018. Source: ZB.com Twitter

Considerably less volatile, the higher bitcoin cryptocurrency (BTC) has seen price fluctuations negligible in the last 24 hours, down 0.45 percent on the day it trades at $ 3.455. After a minimum of intraweeks of ~ $ 3,550 on January 13, Bitcoin has recovered to trade only 1.6 percent less than its 7-day chart. In the month, the currency has increased by 3%.

Bitcoin 7-day price chart

Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: CoinMarketCap

Ripple (XRP) – which regained its place as the largest alt-in by market capitalization – also saw a slight change in prices during the day, losing 1.2% to trade ~ $ 0, 32 at the time of printing. With a market capitalization of $ 13.3 billion at the time of the press, Ripple is only slightly ahead of Ethereum (ETH), which has a market capitalization of about $ 12.6 billion at press time, according to data from CoinMarketCap.

Ripple is now down around 3.5% in the week and down 2.4% in the month.

Ripple's 7-day chart

Ripple's 7-day chart. Source: CoinMarketCap

Ethereum has seen an equally mild 1.6 percent loss to trade at ~ $ 121. Altcoin is down close to 6 percent on its 7-day chart; in the month, growth remains up 27 percent.

Ethereum 7-day price table

Ethereum 7-day price table. Source: CoinMarketCap

Among the remaining top ten coins on CoinMarketCap, all are in red, with losses of less than 3%. EOS (EOS) is seeing the heaviest losses of the day among the top ten coins, down 2.7 percent at the time of printing.

Among the top twenty, losses are also close to 3% – with Ethereum Classic (ETC) losing more, down 3.2% a day trading at $ 4.33. Binance Coin (BNB) and IOTA (MIOTA) are the only coins in the green, with the former with a solid 3.9% and the second with a fraction of a percent in terms of print time.

The total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies is about $ 121.2 billion from the time of the press, down about 1.6% in the week.

Weekly graph of the total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies

Weekly graph of the total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies. Source: CoinMarketCap

About against the current in a tweet released today, Morgan Creek investment analyst Chris King said:

"I was used to beating the table on tokenized securities.When new market information was presented, I completely changed my opinion.Not much value will be captured by traditional" tokenizing "securities – without liquidity or liquidity premium – Demand – not creating value. "

Securitized securities are gaining significant traction with industry leaders, as exemplified by the words of Bitcoin bull and co-founder of the Gemini exchange, Cameron Winklevoss, who recently observed:

"I think the next wave will see real innovation, and really interesting assets that become tokenised – like real estate, like buildings that are not currently traded in a really liquid way, so it's exciting."

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