First Mover Americas: Bitcoin, Ether Flat Ahead of Busy Earnings Week, Dogecoin-Linked Token Soars

The latest price moves in crypto markets in context for Oct. 24, 2022.

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Updated Nov 7, 2022 at 6:03 p.m. UTC
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Price Point

Bitcoin (BTC) continued to trade in a tight range Monday, remaining at around $19,300 as investors await the next batch of earnings from some of the world's largest companies.

U.S. futures declined and European markets opened higher Monday as the Conservative Party in the U.K. chooses a new prime minister. Crypto-friendly Rishi Sunak, former chancellor of the exchequer, took a step forward to becoming the new leader after former Prime Minister Boris Johnson pulled out of the contest. Sunak has said that he wants to make the U.K. a “global hub” for crypto assets.

Ether (ETH) has also traded in a tight range over the last week and is up 2% on the day at $1,337.

“There appears to be a growing sense of anticipation among crypto-asset watchers as prices have held firm now for multiple weeks,” Simon Peters, a market analyst at trading platform eToro, wrote in a morning note.

In other altcoin action, HT, the token of the Huobi exchange, dropped 5% on the day, and Polygon’s MATIC gained 7%.

Also, Dogechain, a Polygon Edge-based smart contract system for popular meme token dogecoin, has surged over 200% in the last seven days, according to data from CoinGecko.

CoinDesk Market Index

Biggest Gainers

Asset Ticker Returns DACS Sector
Render Token RNDR +7.34% Computing
JasmyCoin JASMY +7.03% Computing
Elrond EGLD +2.67% Smart Contract Platform

Biggest Losers

Asset Ticker Returns DACS Sector
Enzyme MLN -12.58% DeFi
Axie Infinity AXS -4.5% Culture & Entertainment
Celsius CEL -4.47% Currency

Sector classifications are provided via the Digital Asset Classification Standard (DACS), developed by CoinDesk Indices to provide a reliable, comprehensive and standardized classification system for digital assets. The CoinDesk Market Index (CMI) is a broad-based index designed to measure the market capitalization weighted performance of the digital asset market subject to minimum trading and exchange eligibility requirements.


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Lyllah Ledesma

Lyllah Ledesma is a CoinDesk Markets reporter currently based in Europe. She holds bitcoin, ether and small amounts of other crypto assets.

Omkar Godbole

Omkar Godbole is a Co-Managing Editor on CoinDesk's Markets team.

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