Commonly associated with the website CoinMarketCap in the crypto community, a market cap is the total value held in a cryptocurrency. The website lists nearly all cryptocurrencies’ market caps and serves as a major point of reference for investors.

Polkadot Developer Parity Technologies Reportedly Cuts Over 300 Staff This Week
Parity Technologies lays off over 300 employees amidst a strategic shift towards community-driven operations. The move comes as Polkadot faces ecosystem challenges, including a large upcoming supply event and a seeming lack of demand in parachain auctions. Community members have expressed mixed reactions, and concerns are rising on Polkadot's ability to maintain its market valuation in the medium term.
ProShares to Launch First Ether ETF and Blended Crypto Funds
ProShares is set to launch the first-ever ETF focused on ether, along with two blended ETFs that offer exposure to both bitcoin and ether, on October 2, 2023. These new ETFs aim to provide a more accessible and regulated avenue for investors to gain exposure to cryptocurrencies, without the need for a separate crypto custodian or wallet.
BRC-20 Bitcoin Tokens Surpass $1 Billion Market Cap
BRC-20 Bitcoin tokens reached a market capitalization of $1 billion, with notable tokens like ORDI, NALS, VMPX, PEPE, and MEME experiencing price variance of between +11% and -55%. The token standard uses Ordinals and Inscriptions to manage token contracts, minting, and transfers on the Bitcoin blockchain.
US Crypto Crackdown Hurts USD Coin
Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire has blamed the declining market capitalization of USD Coin (USDC) on the cryptocurrency crackdown by US regulators. Allaire cited global concern about the US banking system and regulatory environment as major factors.
Cryptocurrency Soars in Q1 2023
CoinGecko's Q1 2023 Crypto Industry Report shows Bitcoin as the best-performing asset, with a gain of 72.4%. DeFi and NFTs have also surged, while stablecoins saw a drop in market cap due to Binance USD shutdown and USDC depeg. The overall market capitalization reached $1.2 trillion at the end of Q1.
Ether Surges to Over $1,900 Ahead of Staking Withdrawals
Ether breaks $1,900 for the first time in over seven months, ahead of the Ethereum Shanghai hard fork that will allow stakers to withdraw their ETH. The recent price increase may be driven by expectations of the Federal Reserve easing its quantitative tightening efforts and increased demand for Ether due to more flexible staking options.
Circle's Stablecoin USDC Affected by Collapsed Bank
Circle's USDC stablecoin briefly de-pegged after news that $3.3 billion of its cash reserves were stuck with collapsed bank Silicon Valley Bank. USDC's dollar peg has since recovered, but mass redemptions have led to a drop in the stablecoin's market cap by nearly 10% since March 11.
Bitcoin's Market Cap Surpasses Meta's Despite Turbulent Week for Crypto
Bitcoin's market cap has surpassed that of tech giant Meta, despite a turbulent week for the crypto market following the downfall of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank. Bitcoin's market cap has risen 9.7% in the past 24 hours, sitting at $471.86 billion and ranking it 11th among top assets by market cap.
Bitcoin NFTs to Hit $4.5B Market Cap
Galaxy Digital's research unit predicts that the Bitcoin nonfungible token (NFT) market could reach a $4.5 billion market cap by March 2025 based on conservative estimations. The report also outlines bear and bull case scenarios for the market.
Bitcoin Flips Visa Again
Bitcoin (BTC) market valuation surpassed Visa's after a near 50% price increase in 2023. BTC has "flipped" the payment giant three times.

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