The cryptocurrency market faced another day of erratic price movements on Jan. 13 after Bitcoin (BTC) bulls were soundly rejected in their bid to push the price above $44,000. This led to an abrupt sell-off that has thrust the price back into the high $42,000 range.
Despite the mid-day struggle faced by Bitcoin and many of the other large market-cap cryptocurrencies, several small-cap altcoins managed to eke out notable gains.
CREAM token holders qualify for the Iron Bank token
Cream Finance, a DeFi lending protocol, led the altcoin market with a gain of more than 35% after its 24-hour trading volume surged 365% to $75.2 million.
Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that after dipping to a low of $37.10 on Jan. 10, the price of CREAM catapulted 112% to a daily high at $78.65 on Jan. 13 as its 24-hour trading volume jumped 351% to $75.3 million.
The price spike comes after the announcement that CREAM token holders can now qualify to receive the upcoming Iron Bank token by staking their CREAM on the protocol for an extended lock-up period.
Electroneum focuses on the gig economy
The mobile phone-based cryptocurrency platform Electroneum saw the price of its native ETN token spike 75% to $0.0134 over the past day as its 24-hour trading volume rose by 1,552%.
VORTECS™ data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro began to detect a bullish outlook for ETN on Jan. 11, 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 ETN registered a high of 70 on Jan. 11, around four hours before the price spiked 77.5% over the next two days.
The sudden spike in the trading volume and price for ETN comes as the project refocused its efforts on marketing its AnyTask™ freelancer platform. This has also helped contribute to a rise in the VORTECS™ Score for ETN, which sits at 80 at the time of writing.
Rari Capital adds new Fuse pools
Rari Capital is a non-custodial DeFi robo-advisor that enables users to autonomously earn a yield with their crypto holdings and it utilizes RGT to conduct governance votes on the protocol.
VORTECS™ data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro began to detect a bullish outlook for RGT on Jan. 9, prior to the recent price rise.
As seen in the chart above, the VORTECS™ Score for RGT climbed into the green zone on Jan. 9 and hit a high of 83 around 21 hours before the price began to increase 60.35% over the next three days.
The price appreciation for RGT follows the launch of several new Fuse pools on Rari Capital for popular projects including OlympusDAO, Babylon Finance and BadgerDAO.
The overall cryptocurrency market cap now stands at $2.041 trillion and Bitcoin’s dominance rate is at 39.8%.
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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.