Crypto update: Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), and EOS (EOS) surge higher

The crypto market has had a strong weekend of trade and pushed notably higher since Friday morning.

This means that the entire value of the crypto market has risen to US$434.2 billion according to Coin Market Cap, which is a 6.3% increase since this time on Friday.

Here is the state of play on Monday morning:

The Bitcoin (BTC) price is up 0.2% since this time yesterday and 2.7% since Friday to US$9,359 per coin. This has lifted the market capitalisation of the world’s largest cryptocurrency to US$159.2 billion. Last week one crypto analyst tipped Bitcoin to replace reserve currency one day, which would give it a value of US$700,000 per coin.

The Ethereum (ETH) price is down 0.2% over the last 24 hours but 5.2% higher since Friday to US$682 per token. This has left Ethereum with a market capitalisation of US$67.6 billion.

The Ripple (XRP) price is 0.1% lower since this time yesterday but 2.8% higher since Friday to 86.8 U.S. cents. The popular alt coin now has a market capitalisation of just under US$34 billion.

The Bitcoin Cash (BCH) price is up 1.7% over the last 24 hours and 4.6% since Friday to US$1,422.35 per token. This has lifted the bitcoin spin-off’s market capitalisation to over US$24.3 billion. Traders continue to snap up the increasingly popular alt coin ahead of its hard fork in the middle of May. That hard fork will create a new and improved coin by the name of Bitcoin ABC.

The EOS (EOS) price has been a huge mover and is up 7.5% during the last 24 hours and a massive 36.6% since Friday morning to US$20.51. This has taken the coin’s market capitalisation to over US$16.9 billion.

Outside the top five there have been some solid gains being made over the previous 24 hours. The Cardano (ADA) price and the Stellar Lumens (XLM) price are both up 4% during the period, whereas the NEO (NEO) price has surged a remarkable 19% since this time yesterday.

The crypto bulls certainly appear to be back in town right now.

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