Volatility is once again the major theme across the cryptocurrency market on Dec. 30 as the price of Bitcoin (BTC) bounced back from an early morning dip below $46,000 with bulls now battling bears for control of support near $47,500.
The altcoin market has likewise been a mixed bag of results on Dec. 30, with many of the coins in the top 200 seeing slight losses while the top performers have posted double-digit gains thanks to major protocol developments and acquisitions.
Frax Share increases its stablecoin supply
Frax Share is the governance token of the Frax protocol, a fractional algorithmic stablecoin system designed to provide scalable and decentralized algorithmic money.
VORTECS™ data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro began to detect a bullish outlook for FXS on Dec. 28, prior to the recent price rise.
The VORTECS™ Score, exclusive to Cointelegraph, is an algorithmic comparison of historical and current market conditions derived from a combination of data points including market sentiment, trading volume, recent price movements and Twitter activity.
As seen in the chart above, the VORTECS™ Score for FXS climbed into the green zone on Dec. 27 and hit a high of 86 on Dec. 28, around 14 hours before the price increased 57% over the next two days.
Gains for FXS token align with the growing adoption of the Frax stablecoin. The circulating supply of FRAX increased by more than 300% in the past two months to its current supply of $1.74 billion.
Swipe gets acquired by Binance
Another project that saw its price spike over the past 24 hours is Swipe, a platform that is developing card payment infrastructure for the cryptocurrency economy.
Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that, after hitting a low of $1.46 on Dec. 29, the price of SXP surged 38% to a high at $2.02 on Dec. 30 as its 24-hour trading volume spiked 951% to $683 million.
The sudden burst in trading volume for SXP came after it was revealed that crypto exchange Binance was finalizing the acquisition of Swipe and rebranding it to Solar.
Gnosis releases its zodiac bridge
Gnosis, a decentralized prediction market built on the Ethereum (ETH) network, saw its price increase 38% on Dec. 30.
VORTECS™ data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro began to detect a bullish outlook for GNO on Dec. 27, prior to the recent price rise.
As seen in the chart above, the VORTECS™ Score for GNO hit a high of 77 on Dec. 27, around 35 hours before the price increased 38% over the next day.
The building momentum for GNO followed the introduction of the zodiac bridge module for the Gnosis ecosystem, which gives decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) the ability to control assets on separate Ethereum virtual machine-compatible chains.
The overall cryptocurrency market cap now stands at $2.233 trillion and Bitcoin’s dominance rate is 40.3%.
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Ray Schuetz received a Masters Degree in computer science from The University of Texas (Austin). Ray has been working as a full-time blockchain consultant for the past 3 years. In his spare time, Ray enjoys writing for EthereumCryptocurrency.com and other crypto news publications.