After a couple of torturous months, cryptocurrency markets have staged a big and broad comeback recently. Bitcoin trades above the $9000-mark, up 11.48% over the last seven days, Ethereum trades above $650, up 16.47% over the same period, while Ripple at $0.84, up 5.96%—see table 1.

7d Performance of Major Cryptocurrencies Source: Coinmarketcap.com 4/26/18 at 8 p.m. The cryptocurrency comeback is accompanied by swelling volume and extends across the entire market spectrum—see table 2. Number of Cryptocurrencies That Advanced/Declined In The Top 100 Ranks Source: Coinmarketcap.com 4/26/18 at 8.p.m. In spite of the broad cryptocurrency gains, Bitcoin remains the market leader, with Ethereum and Ripple remaining far behind, both in terms of market cap and volume—see table 3.  Read more from forbes.com…

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