According to Coin360, Bitcoin broke a $3,600 price point on Friday when all of the digital currencies in the top 20 made substantial gains. In the middle of trading, BTC went over the $3,450 mark. By press time, some of the major cryptocurrencies were trading at $3,640, a 7.03% upturn for the day. BTC began this week at $3,493 on February 1st and dropped as low as $3,398 on February 7th. The daily transaction volume for Bitcoin increased recently to levels that hadn’t been seen since January of 2018 after BTC had hit $20,000, which signifies the evolution of cryptocurrency’s fundamentals and ecosystem. Jameson Lopp is a chief technology officer with Casa, which is Bitcoin’s private key security system firm. He recently gave an analysis regarding Bitcoin’s fundamental performance, which according to him, shows that the system has grown and improved. Ripple (XRP) went up 5.68% in the last 24 hours and as of press time traded at $0.308. In terms of market capitalization, Ripple is one of the largest altcoin at around $12.7 billion. It went up 11% this week; however, their monthly loss is around 16%. Ethereum (ETH), another large coin, went up 13% on Friday and is trading at $117.75. It began the week at $107.96 and was trending at about even until Friday. During press time, the market capitalization for ETH was at $12.33 billion, 400 million shy of XRP’s. Litecoin (LTC) is a top 20 coin that has gained the most in the last 24 hours, as it has increased by almost 25% and at press time was trading at $41.926. On Thursday, the Litecoin Foundation teamed up with Beam, a software development firm, to explore the execution of “Mimblewimble,” a new protocol that would improve scalability and privacy. Monero (XMR), Cardano (ADA), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and EOS also had double-digit increases during trading. According to CoinMarketCap, the average market capitalization for all cryptocurrencies is about $120.3 billion but was only around $111.6 billion at the beginning of the day. The trading volume over the course of the last 24 hours is about $24 billion. Gold prices remained solid during the day, hovering around the $1,300 mark. Gold gained nearly 4% around press time. The highest price point was around $1,314 with a low of $1,307.