Bitcoin Is Down, but Ethereum and Other Cryptocurrencies Are Rising

Bitcoin (BTC), by far the most widely held and closely followed digital currency, or cryptocurrency, is down by more than 7% over the past day. However, most other cryptocurrencies are continuing their move upward. Here’s a rundown of the latest price action in the major cryptocurrencies, as well as other top news from the industry.

Today’s cryptocurrency prices

Here’s how the five largest cryptocurrencies by market capitalization stack up, and how much each has changed over the past day:

Cryptocurrency Name (Code)

Price in U.S. Dollars

Day’s Change

Bitcoin (BTC)

$17,548

(7.2%)

Ethereum (ETH)

$823.00

4.9%

Bitcoin Cash (BCH)

$2,510

17.2%

Ripple (XRP)

$0.76

0.2%

Litecoin (LTC)

$356.25

(0.9%)

Data source: www.investing.com. Prices and daily changes as of Dec. 19 at 3:15 p.m. EST; prices are rounded to the nearest cent, where applicable.

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