The second largest cryptocurrency has continued its run up as it surges by 11% with bitcoin going above the $20,000 mark.
According to Cryptopotato, The alternative coins have turned green today, with ETH leading the way. The second-largest cryptocurrency is up by more than 11% on a daily scale and trades north of $1,200. This comes as the 9th Merge shadow fork went live.
Similar impressive gains come from Solana and MATIC from the larger-cap alts. Both have jumped by approximately 12%. As a result, SOL sits close to $40, while MATIC is at $0.7.
Ripple, Dogecoin, Polkadot, Shiba Inu, and Avalanche are also well in the green, while BNB, ADA, and TRX have charted more modest gains.
With most of the lower- and mid-cap alts performing in a similar fashion, the cumulative market cap of all crypto assets has added over $50 billion in a day and sits well above $900 billion.