DeFi tokens see double-digit gains after Bitcoin surged above $ 39,000


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New optimism returned to the cryptocurrency ecosystem on July 26th when Bitcoin’s (BTC) rebound above $ 38,900 sparked a market-wide rally in altcoins.

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView show Amp (AMP), Venus (XVS) and Reserve Rights (RSR) were the top movers in the past 24 hours.

Top 7 coins with the highest 24 hour price change. Source: Cointelegraph Markets Pro

Five of the top seven winners fall into the decentralized finance (DeFi) sector, a possible sign that DeFi could warm up for another big run in 2021.


The front runner over the past 24 hours has been Amp (AMP), a digital collateral token protocol that provides instant, verifiable assurances for any type of value transfer.

AMP / USD 4 hour chart. Source: TradingView

Data from TradingView shows that after hitting a low of $ 0.048 on July 25, the price of AMP rose 96% and hit an intraday high of $ 0.094 on July 26, while the 24-hour Trading volume averaged $ 20 million increased more than 800% to $ 280 million.


Venus (XVS), a Binance Smart Chain-based algorithmic money market and synthetic stablecoin protocol, also saw a major breakout today.

XVS / USDT 4 hour chart. Source: TradingView

As seen in the graph above, the price of XVS rose 63% from a low of $ 17.13 on July 25 to an intraday high of $ 27.95 on July 26 24-hour trading volume increased more than 600% to $ 180 million.

According to the latest data from Venus, the protocol currently has a total value of more than $ 3 billion on the platform and over $ 1.8 billion in available liquidity.


The third biggest winner on Monday was Reserve Rights (RSR), a dual-token stablecoin platform made up of the Reserve Stablecoin (RSV) backed by a basket of assets managed by smart contracts and the RSR- Token that helps keep the price of the RSV stable through a system of arbitrage opportunities.

Cointelegraph Markets Pro’s VORTECS ™ data began to see a bullish outlook for RSR on July 24, ahead of the recent price surge.

The VORTECS ™ Score, exclusive to Cointelegraph, is an algorithmic comparison of historical and current market conditions derived from a combination of data points such as market sentiment, trading volume, recent price movements and Twitter activity.

VORTECS ™ Score (green) vs. RSR price. Source: Cointelegraph Markets Pro

As can be seen in the graph above, the VORTECS ™ Score for RSR turned green on July 24th, climbing to a high of 76, about 28 hours before the price rose 45% the next day.

The price jump follows the protocol upgrade on July 24th, which now enables app users to “deposit and withdraw money on Saturdays and Sundays from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.”.

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