Top 5 at 5: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash & Litecoin price update

By Jeff Davies

Welcome back to our top 5 at 5 cryptocurrency price update.

It has been a positive day for the cryptocurrency market. Bitcoin has seen a $275 gain, Ripple has made new highs and Bitcoin Cash has broken $1,000.

At the time of writing Bitcoin stands at $8,485.70 up 3.18%.

Bitcoin Cash has been the best performer this week, in just two days, the price jumped from $755.00 up to $995.00. Bitcoin Cash is currently sitting at $1,075.00 up 13.24%.

Ripple has been the best performer today, rising more than 18% to reach a new daily high of $0.87. XRP has posted strong results since the passing of the US tax deadline on April 17, which had fuelled fears of a sell-off.

Ethereum at 17:00 GMT stands at $587.58 up 7.64%.

EOS surpassed Litecoin to take the 5th spot. As of April 20, 2018, the value of EOS stands at $10.53 up 13.22% on the day.

Crypto trading tumbles

Trading activity on cryptocurrency exchanges has halved from its December peak, industry data shows, as retail interest in the virtual coins declines and the prices of many remain far below their recent highs.

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