After a deep correction at the start of the new year, a more subdued week extended the January drop, but this time at a slower pace. Some assets tried to re-bounce, but are still far from the December peaks.

Bitcoin (BTC) logged a weekly net loss of around 8%, as the several issues of Tethers (USDT) last week only managed to keep the coin above $10,000, but without inciting another mad rally. BTC traded around $10,748.20, with a dominance of 34.5 over the entire cryptocurrency market.  

Trading volumes are decreasing, to around $9 billion, as the share of USDT trading rises, underlining an exodus of "real money" investment, at least for January.Ethereum (ETH) holds above $1,000, but no serious news seem to be propping the coin, which now moves between periods of stagnation and wild rallies. Ethereum sees serious mid-term support from ongoing ICOs, and the price has kept the new range well. Still, the digital asset is down a net of 3% this week, to $1,030.55.
Ripple (XRP) continues to wipe out the gains, still not recovered from the blow of excluding Korean market prices. XRP lost more than 25% this week, to $1.21.
Bitcoin Cash (BCH, BCC) is in another of its extended stagnation periods, with dramatic pumps remaining in the past. BCH lost 15% this week, returning to a lower range of $1,536.58.
Cardano (ADA) sank by another 11%, hovering below 60 cents. ADA sank another 9% in the past 24 hours, to $0.58, as the project lost the hype from a few weeks ago. Now, the ADA price will have to struggle more to achieve either height or stability, as the novelty has worn off.
Stellar (XLM) is the one gainer in the top 10 this week, in addition to EOS, displacing a few assets from their positions, and with a good chance to take the place of Cardano (ADA). The asset is up 11% this week, to around $0.57, on news of a newly released roadmap for 2018.
Litecoin (LTC) also hovers lower, down 11% in seven days to a price of $172.52, and for now, there is very little too excited about this asset, as other new-coming coins and tokens have taken the spotlight. Still, LTC keeps a relatively steady level.
EOS (EOS) has awakened, in expectation of the launch of the experimental decentralized operating system. EOS grew by more than 23% this week, to a price of  $13.70.
NEO (NEO) surrendered to the bearish trend but stopped the losses at around $130. The asset is down around 9% this week, at $130.98. 
NEM (XEM) sank again below the $1 level, down 27% for the week and more than 16% in the last 24 hours, to $0.79. For now, the project has no news to boost the price again, and could not resist the falling trend.
IOTA (MIOTA) lost another 19% this week, to trade around $2.28, as traders seem to have lost interest after the recent pump to above $5.
DASH (DASH) sinks even lower to $760.26, down more than 10% this week, as news has slowed down and technical breakthroughs are yet to be announced.
Monero (XMR) sank to $298.65, down around 10% this week, as its price also sank from the peaks above $500.
TRON (TRX) wiped out 26% of its value this week, to stand at $0.06, as the Binance hype has died down, and the token seeks new listings and interested traders.
The Surprise Movers
Last week saw most digital assets lose between 10 and 20% of their value by Friday.
But a Binance - traded coin, IOSToken (IOST) broke out, adding more than 130% to its price on record trading volumes. The reason for the climb may be the post-ICO boom, which took IOST to $0.089, as low-priced assets on Binance are in demand.
Despite the relative stagnation, the cryptocurrency markets remain unpredictable. As January comes to an end, it will become clearer if the sell-off was only temporary, or if the market slows down the pace in 2018 after a phenomenal climb last year.


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