The total cryptocurrency capitalization has temporarily bypassed half a trillion dollars. While bitcoin enters a flat zone, altcoins demonstrate fast growth.

The cryptocurrency market has renewed its all-time high and overcame the $500 billion mark. While bitcoin is slowing down its growth rate, as the Chicago-based exchange Cboe launched bitcoin futures trading, other cryptocurrencies started to grow. As of 13 December, the main cryptocurrency is trading at $16,970, losing about $650 per night. The share of bitcoin in the total capitalization dropped to 58%.

Due to the correction of the bitcoin rate, the capitalization of the cryptocurrency market once again descended below the $500 billion mark and at the time of publication fluctuates around $490 billion.

Altcoins show a sharp increase, while bitcoin is decreasing. Ethereum, the second largest cryptocurrency by capitalization, continues to trade at all-time highs.

On 12 December, the rate of Ethereum exceeded $600, and its capitalization rose to $60 billion. The price peaked at $662. As of 13 December, Ethereum is trading at $629.

Litecoin, the fourth cryptocurrency by capitalization, also continues to be traded at maximum levels. Within the last 24 hours, altcoin added more than 30% and exceeded $300, peaking at $341. But by the morning of 13 December, litecoin slightly fell in price to $314. The creator of the cryptocurrency, Charlie Lee, warned in his twitter that the price really could be followed by a strong correction.

The leader of today's trading by the growth rate is Ripple. Within the last 24 hours, Ripple added 46% and jumped to $0.38777. Its capitalization exceeded $15 billion.

Almost all cryptocurrencies are growing. Only 18 cryptocurrencies of the 1349 coins listed by CoinMarketCap demonstrate a decline in rates.