After sinking 97% over the past two years, NEM (XEM) reawakened with a 23% surge on Saturday. The beginning of a new alt season? Speculate!

  • NEM (XEM) gains 23% in overnight surge.
  • The Altcoin was previously down 97% since the market peak of January 2018.
  • XEM coin now up 71% since December, but can we bank on this being a new alt-season?

The 29th ranked cryptocurrency NEM (XEM) clawed back almost one-quarter of its value leading into Saturday morning.
The altcoin had previously lost 97.7% of its value in a two-year decline that stretches back to January 2018. This past December, the XEM coin sunk to its lowest value in over 2.5 years.
But on Saturday NEM mounted a resurgence which recovered 23.8% of its value. That saw the coin price rise from $0.041038 up to $0.050845, with the peak arriving at around 6AM (UTC).
NEM (XEM) gained 23% leading into Saturday. The altcoin has now gained 71% since December | Source: CoinMarketCap
That leaves NEM up 32% for the week and just over 64% for the month. NEMs quiet recovery has attracted little fanfare, yet the coin price is now up 71% since its December low.
With no clear catalysts for the pump, were left to speculate on the reasons for NEMs sudden surge. The optimistic view that were at the beginning of a new alt season is supported by the recent good fortune of other major altcoins.
Coins like Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Zcash (ZEC) have already more than doubled since December. In crypto, it may only take a month to double your investment, but knowing when to enter and which coin to back isnt easy.
For example, while other major altcoins followed Bitcoins lead in rebounding out of the December low, their rewards werent distributed equally.
Major altcoins like Ethereum (ETH) and XRP (XRP) have jumped around 30% in value since December. The best performer in the market cap top 100 during the past 30 days was Bitcoin SV (BSV) with 413% growth before it retracted.
Thats followed closely by Bitcoin Gold (BTG), an obvious pump-and-dump coin [Fortune], which surged to the tune of 292%. Point being, theres a little method to be found in the madness.
The only certainty is that the market has been climbing upwards for the past six weeks. Whether this upturn morphs into a full-blown alt season remains to be seen.
This article was edited by Samburaj Das.
Last modified: February 1, 2020 1:55 PM UTC