WAX, Gnosis and IOST pack on gains after Bitcoin price hits $50K


GNO, WAX and IOST lead altcoins higher as Bitcoin’s rally to $50,000 signals that the bull market is back on track.

The bull market narrative has returned now that Bitcoin (BTC) price managed to briefly climb above $50,500 on August 23. 

A handful of altcoins have also seen their prices charge higher as the momentum in the market continues to build. For many tokens, the price has been buoyed by new exchange listings and cross-protocol collaborations that have brought a new level of activity and attention to their ecosystems. 

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

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that the biggest gainers over the past 24-hours were WAX (WAXP), Gnosis (GNO) and IOST (IOST).

WAX benefits listing on Binance

The top performer on the 24-hour chart is WAX, a delegated proof-of-stake (DPoS) blockchain protocol that claims to offer the “world’s most proven and eco-friendly blockchain for NFTs, video games and collectibles.”

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that after hitting a low of $0.161 on Aug. 19, the price of WAXP surged 242% to an intraday high at $0.55 on Aug. 23 as its 24-hour trading volume rose 21,756% to $2.24 billion.

WAXP/USDT 4-hour chart. Source: TradingView

According to the NewsQuakes™ alert system from Cointelegraph Markets Pro, the sudden spike in price came after Binance announced that it would list WAXP.

Gnosis surges after a partnership announcement

Gnosis, an Ethereum-based decentralized prediction market pushed higher after revealing that the team had joined the ZK Open Legal Working Group to create “legal clarity around the use of ZKPs to unleash their full potential for privacy and scaling applications.” 

VORTECS™ data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro began to detect a bullish outlook for GNO on Aug. 19, prior to the recent price rise.

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

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

As seen in the chart above, the VORTECS™ Score for GNO has been elevated for some time and reached a high of 78 on Aug. 19, around 6 hours before its price increased by 26% over the next four days.

IOST’s staking competition attracts investors

IOST is a decentralized blockchain network that utilizes a novel consensus protocol called “proof-of-believability” to validate transactions at a higher speed than competing networks.

VORTECS™ data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro began to detect a bullish outlook for IOST on Aug. 22, prior to the recent price rise.

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

As seen in the chart above, the VORTECS™ Score for IOST began to register green on Aug. 21 and climbed to a high of 72 on Aug. 22, around 8 hours before its price increased by 29%.

Activity for the blockchain has been on the rise thanks to an ongoing staking competition done in conjunction with Moonstake which offers a top prize of 15,500 IOST tokens.

The overall cryptocurrency market cap now stands at $2.139 trillion and Bitcoin’s dominance rate is 43.5%.

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Source: cointelegraph.com

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