April was the third month in a row to see gains on cryptocurrency markets. Not only did they gain, they surged by a whopping 16.5 percent adding $24 billion to total market capitalization. April 2018 also saw solid gains but we all know what happened for the rest of the year.
Bitcoin was the driving force in April as it broke long term resistance and pumped past $5,000 to record a new 2019 high. Total market cap ended the month at $168 billion but peaked at a 2019 high of $186 billion on the 11th. Daily volumes have also been huge topping out at $88 billion during the initial surge.