Bitcoin (BTC) was seen an upward climb of late as it crossed the $7,000 mark. Over the last 24 hours, BTC saw a two and a half percent increase as noted by Bitcoin was trading at around $7,159 at the time of this pressing. And over the past week, BTC is up 7 percent. This week has been positive for the biggest cryptocurrency, BTC. This is based on the market's reaction to news about the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The CFTC had noted that there had been a decline in bearish positions concerning non-commercial futures contracts for Bitcoin (BTC). Regarding altcoins like Ethereum (ETH), it is treading just below the $300 a coin level. At one point ETH was trading just under $299.66. Over a one day period, ETH was up nearly 6 percent. Ethereum, which is the largest altcoin has witnessed about a 7 percent growth spurt for the week. However, just like Bitcoin, Ethereum is still facing some substantial percentage losses for August -- almost a 30 percent drop. Concerning the total market capitalization for cryptocurrencies, it is at $238.4 billion points. Since August 8, this $238.4 billion point mark was reached for the first time. And the good news for cryptocurrency owners is that the number if continuing to grow -- this is a positive indicator for cryptocurrencies. For those cryptocurrencies in the top ten list, Litecoin (LTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) have seen decent growth. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is up nearly 14.7 percent, and Litecoin (LTC) is up approximately 8 percent. The green indicators that have signaled positive numbers for many of the cryptocurrency markets may be directly correlated to the reports that have been out lately about the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE). This financial entity has been reported to be planning a launch of Ethereum futures in the latter part of 2018. The real cryptocurrency gainer of late, Dogecoin (DOGE) has seen some impressive growth in the market. DOGE is up 40 plus percent over the last 24 hours, and up 135 over the past three days, according to CoinMarketCap.