03/24 Market Recap: Crypto Volatility, Doge Rises Again


The market has shown a mix of calm and excitement over the past week. Bitcoin experienced a rollercoaster of price movements. Starting the week at a high of $69,000, it faced a significant drop, plunging to just under $61,000, influenced by investor profit-taking and anticipation of the Federal Reserve’s meeting. However, Bitcoin made a swift recovery, surging past $68,000 after the Fed confirmed it would stick to its current monetary policy. Despite this recovery, Bitcoin’s momentum slowed down, stabilizing around $65,000 without managing to breach the $66,000 mark again.

The altcoin sector mirrored this volatility but with less intensity. Most altcoins showed minimal movement, with Ethereum, Solana, and Binance Coin recording slight losses. On the brighter side, XRP, ADA, SHIB, and DOT saw modest gains of about 1-2%. Yet, it was Dogecoin that stole the spotlight among the top 15 cryptocurrencies, boasting a 7% increase and elevating its price above $0.17. This surge positioned Dogecoin as the standout performer of the day.

Other cryptocurrencies that caught attention with notable gains included Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Internet Computer (ICP), and OKB, with OKB leading the pack with an 8% increase. Despite these individual successes, the overall crypto market cap experienced a slight dip, settling just over $2.560 trillion according to CoinGecko.

Shiba Inu made waves with a 2,889.5% increase in burn rate, demonstrating commitment to enhancing market value. Meanwhile, THORChain’s burn of 60 million tokens boosted confidence amidst growth in its Lending Protocol.

Amid the market movements, the British Royal Family dominated headlines as Princess Kate revealed her cancer treatment, prompting regret over privacy intrusions. Microstrategy’s Bitcoin holdings grew, while a major Japanese pension fund explored crypto investments.

Enterprises like Machankura are making crypto more accessible in Africa, though regulatory challenges persist, like Nigeria’s order for Binance user data. Hong Kong advanced its digital currency project, while the EU’s MiCA framework impacted stablecoin trading.

Vitalik Buterin proposed Rainbow Staking to reduce Ethereum staking centralization risks, and Solana’s CEO urged users to avoid meme coins after a frenzy pushed SOL over $200. Meme coins even found their way into a new BlackRock tokenized fund.

The crypto market’s dynamic nature was on full display, with a mix of technological innovations, price movements, regulatory developments, and community engagement shaping the landscape.