Ethereum (ETH) Continues to Hold Distance from Ripple’s XRP by Market Cap

January 5th, 2018 – Ethereum (ETH), the second largest digital coin by market capitalization continues to showcase strong community support for the upcoming hard fork as its value presents staying in the green for a longer period of time comparing to the other leading cryptocurrencies.

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Source: coinmarketcap

The being tested $160.00 level has not been touched by the pair ETH/USD since mid-November when the violent market sell-off took place during the infamous hashwars.

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Together with Litecoin’s LTC/USD  10.15% gain, TRON TRX/USD  4.94% – ETH/USD 3.58% is leading the recovery momentum which failed two-three days ago when Bitcoin BTC could not make it above $4000.00.

Its two billion market cap difference with the speedy and 2018 rival XRP stays put as the third largest cryptocoin battles sellers to not drop below $0.3500.

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The Constantinople hard fork is a blockchain upgrade that will implement five improvement protocols into Ethereum’s blockchain. Four are focusing on short-term scaling, while the other is centered around reducing Ether issuance from three ETH to two ETH a block. [Read]

According to a video posted online by the Ethereum foundation, the ETH dev team has seemingly come to a consensus in regards to the implementation of its new proof-of-work (PoW) algorithm.

Martin Holst Swende – top of Security:

“Our Current PoW algorithm, Ethash, has flaws which are currently being targeted, that’s why I would like to switch as soon as possible to give us time to move to proof-of-stake.”

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CryptoCurrencyUSDChange 1hChange 24hChange 7d
Bitcoin29,804 0.02 % 0.71 % 2.29 %
Ethereum1,963.9 0.20 % 0.95 % 6.27 %
Tether1.000 0.01 % 0.02 % 0.04 %
BNB328.21 0.08 % 0.35 % 7.07 %
USD Coin0.9989 0.16 % 0.08 % 0.04 %
XRP0.4072 0.35 % 0.51 % 7.28 %
Binance USD0.9994 0.02 % 0.13 % 0.20 %
Cardano0.9566 0.22 % 0.68 % 6.96 %
Solana48.52 0.16 % 2.25 % 15.51 %
Polkadot9.980 0.29 % 1.91 % 9.75 %

bitcoin
Bitcoin (BTC) $ 29,833.00
ethereum
Ethereum (ETH) $ 1,968.39
tether
Tether (USDT) $ 1.00
bnb
BNB (BNB) $ 329.15
usd-coin
USD Coin (USDC) $ 1.00
xrp
XRP (XRP) $ 0.4084
binance-usd
Binance USD (BUSD) $ 1.00
cardano
Cardano (ADA) $ 0.518118
solana
Solana (SOL) $ 48.76
dogecoin
Dogecoin (DOGE) $ 0.084139