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The DigiCor Crypto Monitor, August 17th 2018

Market Dashboard In the Market The market continued to shed value as the total market cap dropped this week by $18 billion bringing the total market’s value to $215 billion. This week, the sell-off was more pronounced in the smaller cap coins, causing the DigiCor Equal Weighted (DCEX) Index to underperform the DigiCor Market Cap Weighted (DCX) Index. […]

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