These cryptocurrencies are up over 10% today despite Ethereum’s sharp 8% drop

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Both Bitcoin and Ethereum have faced sharp declines over the past few hours despite the move to $40,000 on Thursday.

BTC is down 10 percent in the past 24 hours while ETH has lost around eight percent over that same time frame.

This drop comes amid two events:

  • Developments indicate that Mt. Gox’s liquidators are close to distributing bitcoin to creditors.
  • Today is the day on which there are expected to be developments regarding Tether and the New York Attorney General.

Some cryptocurrencies are up over 10 percent in the past 24 hours despite the drop in the price of Bitcoin and Ethereum. Here are some of them.

SushiSwap

SushiSwap (SUSHI) is up fifteen percent in the past 24 hours, pushing to multi-month highs at $6.30 as of this article’s writing.

SUSHI is surging as the SushiSwap platform’s volumes have shot to new all-time highs, meaning that SUSHI stakers have been earning increased dividends.

SushiSwap is also expected to soon roll out a new product called BentoBox Lending, which will allow for an increase in fees that accrue to SUSHI holders. BentoBox Lending will be a money market for long-tail assets supported by SushiSwap, which will allow for margin trading of other assets, along with other use cases.

Cosmos

Cosmos’ ATOM token is one of the best-performing crypto-assets in the top 100 in the past 24 hours.

The cryptocurrency is up 17 percent in the past day as a narrative continues to develop over layer-one blockchains or networks aside from Ethereum, which has faced congestion issues over the past few weeks.

Polkadot

Similarly, Polkadot (DOT) has surged around eight percent in the past day.

DOT recently became the fourth-largest cryptocurrency, surpassing XRP after the latter cryptocurrency’s collapse after an SEC probe began.

DOT is seemingly appreciating ahead of the launch of its Parachains, which are a technology that will allow for the development of smart applications on the Polkadot network.

Voyager Token

Voyager Token, the native token of the Voyager exchange, is up 23 percent in the past 24 hours.

Voyager today announced that it will be raising $25 million via the Canadian Securities Exchange:

“Voyager Digital Ltd is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Stifel GMP to act as Agent pursuant to which it shall act as Agent in connection with a proposed best efforts overnight marketed offering of common shares of the Company (the “Shares”) for aggregate gross proceeds to the Company of approximately US$25,000,000 at a price determined in the context of market (the “Offering”).”

The company also recently announced that it manages $500 million worth of cryptocurrency for its customers.

Source: cryptoslate.com

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