Bitcoin, Ethereum Edge Higher Following Jobs Data; XDC Network Emerges As Top Gainer

Bitcoin BTC/USD edged higher, with the cryptocurrency prices trading above the key $29,000 level on Friday.

Ethereum ETH/USD also moved slightly higher, trading above the key $1,800 mark this morning.

The U.S. economy added 187,000 jobs in July, compared to market estimates of 200,000 and compared to a revised 185,000 gain in June. The unemployment rate fell to 3.5% in July from 3.6% in June and versus market estimates of 3.6%.

XDC Network XDC/USD was the top gainer over the prior 24 hours, while Conflux CFX/USD turned out to be the biggest loser.

At the time of writing, the global crypto market cap rose to $1.17 trillion, recording a 24-hour gain of 0.1%. BTC was trading higher by 0.2% at $29,170 while ETH rose by around 0.2% to $1,836 on Friday.

Here are the top ten crypto gainers and losers over the past 24 hours:


  • XDC Network XDC/USD

Price: $0.08452
24-hour gain: 10.2%


Price: $44.72
24-hour gain: 7%

  • Shiba Inu SHIB/USD

Price: $0.000008598
24-hour gain: 4.5%


Price: $51.69
24-hour gain: 4.4%

  • Optimism OP/USD

Price: $1.72
24-hour gain: 3.8%


  • Conflux CFX/USD

Price: $0.1836
24-hour drop: 4.3%

  • Compound COMP/USD

Price: $56.86
24-hour drop: 3.6%

  • Stacks STX/USD

Price: $0.5898
24-hour drop: 3.4%

  • Litecoin LTC/USD

Price: $83.13
24-hour drop: 3.4%

  • Kava KAVA/USD

Price: $0.8357
24-hour drop: 3%


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