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As the year comes to a close, crypto enthusiasts have been keeping a close eye on the market performance of various top cryptocurrencies. This past weekend saw some slight positive movement in the value of several major coins, with Bitcoin (BTC) recording a 1% increase in price, trading at $16,890 but still short of the $17,000 resistance level. Ethereum (ETH) had a better weekend, going up by 4% and trading at $1,223. Cardano (ADA), which has struggled alongside other major assets this year, also saw slight gains over the weekend and has continued to be in the green zone on Monday.
On the other hand, Dogecoin (DOGE), which has been endorsed by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, is still struggling following Musk’s Twitter poll last week and has seen a decline of 8% in value over the past seven days, with its price hovering around $0.075. Other top assets such as Solana (SOL), Polkadot (DOT), Quant (QNT), and Avalanche (AVAX) have also recorded double-digit losses over the past week, with SOL falling 15%, DOT plummeting 14%, QNT losing 12%, and AVAX declining by 10%.
These losses have been attributed to a number of factors, including the fallout from the collapse of FTX and the overall bearish performance of the financial market. However, as the new year approaches, many bulls are hopeful for a recovery in Q1 2023 and are anticipating strong performances from their favorite coins. The Ripple (XRP) community, in particular, has been vocal about the prospects of their coin, with some bulls predicting it will break the $1 mark in the first quarter of 2023. The Dogecoin community has similarly predicted that their coin will reach $1 in 2023, and investors in BTC and ETH are hoping for a recovery after both coins have lost more than 50% of their market cap. As always, it remains to be seen how these predictions will play out in the unpredictable world of cryptocurrency.