Traders seek hefty gains from altcoins while Bitcoin price consolidates

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Optimism across the cryptocurrency ecosystem continues to grow on Aug. 16 as multiple altcoins put on double-digit gains and Bitcoin (BTC) bulls defend the $46,000 support level. 

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that the biggest gainers over the past 24-hours were Solana (SOL), Presearch (PRE) and Arweave (AR).

Top 7 coins with the highest 24-hour price change. Source: Cointelegraph Markets Pro

Solana hits a new all-time high

In the past 24-hours, SOL price soared to hit a new high $69.13 as excitement for the protocol’s new Mango Markets decentralized exchange (DEX) helped to increase demand for SOL.

VORTECS™ data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro began to detect a bullish outlook for SOL on Aug. 11, prior to the recent price rise.

The VORTECS™ Score, exclusive to Cointelegraph, is an algorithmic comparison of historic and current market conditions derived from a combination of data points including market sentiment, trading volume, recent price movements and Twitter activity.

VORTECS™ Score (green) vs. SOL price. Source: Cointelegraph Markets Pro

As seen in the chart above, the VORTECS™ Score for Solana rose into the green zone on Aug. 10 and reached a high of 77 on Aug. 11, around 4 days before its price increased 62% over the next day.

Presearch pushes higher

The Presearch project is a blockchain-based search engine that is powered by the community and offers a decentralized search engine that allows users to search privately and rewards them for their activity.

VORTECS™ data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro began to detect a bullish outlook for PRE on Aug. 14, prior to the recent price rise.

VORTECS™ Score (green) vs. PRE price. Source: Cointelegraph Markets Pro

As seen in the chart above, the VORTECS™ Score for PRE climbed into the green zone on Aug. 13 and reached a high of 70 on Aug. 14, around 26 hours before the price surged 102% over the next day.

Arweave gains 32%

Arweave is a decentralized storage network that utilizes a new type of storage that backs data up with “sustainable and perpetual endowments” that allow users and developers to store data forever.

According to data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro, market conditions for AR have been favorable for some time.

VORTECS™ Score (green) vs. AR price. Source: Cointelegraph Markets Pro

As seen on the chart above, the VORTECS™ Score for AR was in the green for the majority of the past week and reached a high at 72 on Aug. 14, around 30 hours before the price increased 65% over the next day.

Excitement for the project has been on the rise over the past week as the daily transactions on the network repeatedly hit new record highs.

The overall cryptocurrency market cap now stands at $2.005 trillion and Bitcoin’s dominance rate is 43.5%.

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