Cryptocurrency market cap surpassed $500 billion

The volume of total market capitalization of cryptocurrencies has climbed up to the point of $513 billion and the leading cryptocoins continue to grow in price
14 December 2017   2511

The total market capitalization of cryptocurrency has reached another milestone breaking the point of half trillion USD. The volume of market capitalization reached the mark of $500 billion on December 12 and currently continues to rise.

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In the meantime, Bitcoin remains dominant over all other cryptocurrencies having the dominance index of 54,9%. Nevertheless, altcoins are starting to gain better positions becoming more dominant than they used to be. For instance, the dominance index of Ethereum is 14,09% and dominance of Bitcoin Cash is 6,21% as of December 14, 2017.

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What is more, all top cryptocurrencies have shown the notable price rise during past week, and the leaders in the increase of price are Litecoin, which rose 205% reaching the price mark of $295, and Ripple, whose price grew 163% to the point of $0,59.

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The total volume for the past 24 hours has exceeded the mark of $35 billion.

Previously, we have reported that in the beginning of November, the total market capitalization of cryptocurrencies exceeded $200 billion, which shows that market cap faced an unexpectedly rapid increase only within one month and a half, growing by more than $300 billion.

At the moment of press, the total market capitalization is $513 650 528 354.

Switcheo to Launch Cross-Chain ETH-NEO Atomic Swaps

Developers says that the technology of atomic swaps has been known for few years, but is not popular, since its implementation in practice is quite complicated
25 April 2019   59

Switcheo announced the official launch of the atomic swaps feature for the Ethereum and NEO blockchains.

From now on, Switcheo users have access to the inter-block exchange of their own token exchange, SWTH and ETH, which allows for the transfer of assets between two markets represented on the trading platform and makes Switcheo the first decentralized exchange that implements this functionality.

A challenge with existing trustless exchanges is that trades are confined to individual blockchains, limiting the market combinations that can be offered to users” says . With the launch of the new feature, users can now trade conveniently between ETH and NEO markets, while retaining full custody of their funds.

Ivan Poon

CEO, Switcheo

According to the developers, the technology of atomic swaps has been known for several years, but is not widely used, since its implementation in practice is quite problematic. Switcheo lead developer John Wong explained that his team spent a lot of time adapting the process to the user's needs and achieved the desired result.