The rise of Bitcoin has left some of the Altcoins trading at lower prices than previous averages. That makes sense considering the overall value of the coins adjusts in relation to the price of BTC, which is most often the primary pair these coins are matched up against. In the case of MAID Coin, a coin that has been trading for much longer than other coins like DAO coin, LISK, and other newer coins, the drop has been a gradual decline from a high of 12 cents USD per coin to its current price point of around 5 cents. That said, there are a lot of MAID faithful that will likely stick to MAID coin no matter what it does.
After a shaky start, DAO seems to be getting its legs back under it and moving in the upward direction as the coin starts to settle out among the many initial investors:
While ETHER continues to be one of the most actively traded coins, it is also positioning itself as a coin that can fill the boots of Bitcoin should BTC ever get priced out of the market in the long-term. You can already see ETH being a standard pairing option for many other coins, as illustrated by the ETH pairing options on Poloniex.com and C-CEX.com.
BITCOIN HOLDS STEADY AT HIGHER PRICE POINT
Bitcoin has held its price point for two consecutive weeks, and the initial wariness that swept investors when the coin went up by $100 is starting to fizzle off, and investors are becoming more comfortable with the higher price and moving some of their investments back into Altcoins after an initial sell-off. It is always a challenge with timing to move between BTC and the Altcoins when the prices fluctuate so rapidly. Bitcoin is up approximately 30% over the month.