Crypto prices today: Bitcoin, Ethereum, & other top cryptos shine, the crypto market rises

Both Bitcoin and Ethereum rose by 0.68% and 0.66%, respectively, over the previous day. Even the global crypto market cap was in the green on the second day of the new year.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Jan 2, 2023 11:29 IST

By Jasmine Anand: On 2 January, most of the top cryptocurrencies were trading in the green. Bitcoin, the world’s largest and most popular digital token, gained 0.68 percent to trade at $16,639.65 at the time of writing this article (1030 IST). Its closest rival, Ethereum, displayed the same trends, climbing by 0.66 percent and is priced at $1,201.02.

Other popular cryptocurrencies like Polkadot gained 3.66 percent, Uniswap increased by 2.97 percent, Cardano advanced by 1.83 percent, Solana increased by 1.67 percent and Avalanche was up by 1.14 percent, over the last 24 hours. On the other hand, cryptos like XRP lost 2.22 percent and UNUS SED LEO decreased by 4.05 percent.

The global crypto market cap stood at $799.03 billion, trading higher by 0.68 percent over the past day; however, a decline of 6.54 percent was seen in the total crypto market volume, which totaled $17.94 billion.

Today’s top gainers include OKB and Lido DAO, zooming by 13.76 percent and 11.08 percent, respectively. Contrastingly, XRP, Klaytn, and UNUS SED LEO were among the top decliners.

Meme coins up

Popular meme coins displayed positive trends. Elon Musk-backed Dogecoin uplifted by 0.81 percent and Shiba Inu rose by 0.54 percent, thereby trading at $0.06999 and $0.000008087, respectively, at the time of writing.

Metaverse tokens trading higher

Top metaverse tokens, too, traded with gains today. ApeCoin, Axie Infinity, The Sandbox, and Decentraland recorded price gains, trading up by 6.21 percent, 4.50 percent, 3.25 percent, and 3.06 percent, respectively.