Ether (ETH) is holding onto its position as the largest altcoin by its market capitalization which currently stands at $18.84 billion. The second-largest altcoin, Ripple’s XRP, has a market cap of $10.9 billion at press time.
Coin360 data shows that ETH has seen its value decrease by about 0.31% over the last 24 hours. At press time, ETH is trading at around $174. On the week, the coin has also gained about 2.96%.
XRP is up by about 0.22% over the last 24 hours and is currently trading at around $0.253. On the week, the coin is up about 7.2%.
Among the top 20 cryptocurrencies, the ones reporting the most notable price action are Chainlink (LINK), which is up 5.64%, Unus Sed Leo (LEO), which is down 6.82%, and Algorand (ALGO), which is down 5.66%.
At press time, the total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies is $216 billion, about 0.14% higher than a week ago.
As Cointelegraph reported on Oct. 6, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission has yet again officially stated that Bitcoin is not a security.