Boasting a community of over eight million people, eToro is one of the leading global trading and investment platform and it specialises in cryptocurrencies. Although there are more than 1,200 assets to trade on eToro, which was founded in 2007, it is in the crypto space that it is particularly popular. The innovative platform began offering Bitcoin in 2014, and at the time of writing mid 2018 eToro has 10 cryptos available to buy outright. These are as follows: Bitcoin; Bitcoin Cash; Ethereum; Ethereum Classic; Dash; Ripple; Litecoin; Stellar; NEO; and EOS. The motto at eToro is Cryptos Neednt Be Cryptic and the team are always trying to educate users about cryptocurrencies, through blogs, videos and other helpful resources. And to make trading even more straightforward eToro has two pioneering tools CopyTrader and CopyFund that are game-changers for crypto investors of all levels. The first, CopyTrader, allows users to match top traders automatically, and is perfect for those users who are unsure about what cryptos to invest in. Over time, and by monitoring the top traders strategies, eToro clients can build up their trading experience and confidence. The second allows users to diversify their portfolio

Boasting a community of over eight million people, eToro is one of the leading global trading and investment platform and it specialises in cryptocurrencies. Although there are more than 1,200 assets to trade on eToro, which was founded in 2007, it is in the crypto space that it is particularly popular. The innovative platform began offering Bitcoin in 2014, and at the time of writing mid 2018 eToro has 10 cryptos available to buy outright. These are as follows: Bitcoin; Bitcoin Cash; Ethereum; Ethereum Classic; Dash; Ripple; Litecoin; Stellar; NEO; and EOS. The motto at eToro is Cryptos Neednt Be Cryptic and the team are always trying to educate users about cryptocurrencies, through blogs, videos and other helpful resources. And to make trading even more straightforward eToro has two pioneering tools CopyTrader and CopyFund that are game-changers for crypto investors of all levels. The first, CopyTrader, allows users to match top traders automatically, and is perfect for those users who are unsure about what cryptos to invest in. Over time, and by monitoring the top traders strategies, eToro clients can build up their trading experience and confidence. The second allows users to diversify their portfolio

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The cryptocurrency market has started 2020 with a huge bang, expanding by an impressive 23% within the first two weeks of the year. The overall market capitalization of the cryptocurrency market a measure of the size of the market has grown from $192 billion at the start of the year, to well over $240 billion by the middle of January.

Leading the pack is Bitcoin (BTC), which constitutes more than 65% of the overall market size. Going from just under $7,200 at the end of 2019 to a high of $8,800, Bitcoin recorded double-digit gains within two weeks. January 14 saw a spike of more than 11% in Bitcoins price, fuelling speculation that the two-year-long cryptocurrency recession could finally be over.

Among the many factors that contributed to Bitcoins price increase was the geopolitical upheaval emanating from increasing tensions between the USA and Iran, which led to a flight of safety capital by investors, to safe-haven assets such as gold. Already established as a manifestation of digital gold, it seems hardly coincidental that the prices of both gold and Bitcoin went up.

Another catalyst for the increase was the official launch of the CME Bitcoin options on January 13. The CME group represents the biggest derivatives marketplace in the financial sector. The trading volume of the CME Bitcoin options surpassed that of Bakkt exchange its direct competitor within a single day, underlining the status of CME as well as the increasing demands for a wider range of Bitcoin products for traditional investors.

Ethereum (ETH), the second-largest cryptocurrency, saw a breakout from a consolidation range of $145 to a high of $170, amounting to a relatively modest 18% increase.  This was substantiated by strong trading volume that guided ETHs price spike through a key resistance line that has been hindering its price growth.

Ethereums fundamental prospects look positive, particularly given the latest statistics by DeFi Pulse. These indicate that $667M worth of digital asset value consisting of more than $450M worth of ETH is locked in decentralized finance (DeFi) applications, which is an increase of 2.5% over last year at the same time. DeFi applications are mostly built on the Ethereum blockchain. An increase of ETH locked in decentralized applications would result in lower circulating supply, and result in notable scarcity.

Another fundamental metric for ETH is the growing quantity of users that it has represented through the number of unique Ethereum addresses. There are now more than 84 million unique ETH addresses, an upsurge from 50 million in 2019. Additionally, last month Ethereum also managed to successfully implement its latest hard fork known as Istanbul.

EOS performed relatively well in the recent bull market, clocking a rally of over 22% in the last couple of days. It rose from a low of $3.1 to a high of nearly $4, breaking through major resistance levels to briefly touch $4 for the first time since September 2019.

Much like Ethereum, EOS is also big on DeFi. Nearly 7% of EOS coins are locked in various DeFi applications, more than ETHs 3%, indicating a strong use case.

One of the best performers in the market was the privacy coin, DASH, currently the 12thlargest cryptocurrency. DASH jumped from $86 to a high of $127, notching a stupendous 47% gain over two days.

This significant increase may be substantiated by the fact that Dash is the preferred cryptocurrency of the citizens of Venezuela. Its increased popularity in Venezuela is not surprising given the hyperinflation that the country faces, compounded by ineffective economic policies, corruption, and sanctions. Given that a privacy-focused cryptocurrency can effectively mask users activity, it was natural that Dash became a top candidate. Since January 4, 2020, Dash has seen an exponential rise in value, at one point going from $45 to a high of $120 over a matter of hours. That is an astounding 150% increase within a week. Furthermore, recent reports have announced that Burger King is considering accepting Dash in its outlets.

The cryptocurrency market is experiencing a steep rally across the board, with many convinced that this may be the end of a two-year bear market. Variousdevelopmentsin cryptocurrency adoption and technology further substantiate the use cases of blockchain. The increase in trading volume and the breaking of prior price resistance could signal a resurgence in the markets.

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