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Losses at Polkadot and Uniswap

On Tuesday, there were slight corrections in some top currencies on the crypto market (Trending Topics reported). This development continues on Wednesday (August 18). All of the larger coins have either suffered slight losses or are stable. Bitcoin has lost one percent of its value in the past 24 hours. It is still below 39,000 euros with a capitalization of 728 billion euros. The Dogecoin, Polkadot and Uniswap currencies saw higher losses.

Corrections in Bitcoin and Ethereum – Solana and Terra continue to rise

Dogecoin has lost nine percent and is now worth 25 cents. The capitalization is just under 34 billion euros. Polkadot has fallen by around ten percent to 20 euros with a capitalization of 20 billion euros. Uniswap has also lost ten percent. The value of the currency is now below 23 euros, the capitalization at 13.5 billion euros.

The Polkadot chart for the past 24 hours.  © CoinMarketCap
The Polkadot chart for the past 24 hours. © CoinMarketCap

Even the coins Solana and Terra, which rose meteoric in the past week, have each lost eight percent of their value. Solana is just under 58 euros with a capitalization of less than 17 billion euros. However, there has been an increase of almost 57 percent in the past seven days. The LUNA token Terra is around 20 euros, the capitalization is 8.4 billion euros. Compared to a week ago, however, there is an increase of 36 percent. On the market as a whole, the capitalization remains stable at around 1.65 trillion euros.

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Hasan Sheikh
Hasan, who loves technology and games, is studying Computer Engineering at Delhi JNU. He has been writing technology news since 2016.


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