Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, AVAX, ALGO, XTZ, EGLD

China has attempted to stifle the crypto sector’s growth on several occasions in the past 12 years but barring a minor blip, the blanket bans on crypto-commerce have not altered the long-term growth of cryptocurrencies. This shows that no one country, even if it is the second-largest economy in the world, can halt the emergence and growth of cryptocurrencies.

Deutsche Bank analyst Marion Laboure said in an update on the bank’s website that Bitcoin (BTC) is likely to “remain ultra-volatile in the foreseeable future” as most people buy it either for investment or for speculation rather than using it as a medium of exchange.

However, Laboure believes that Bitcoin could become “the 21st century’s digital gold” and the trend could continue for centuries with no major control by the government.

Crypto market data daily view. Source: Coin360

At Morningstar’s yearly investment conference, Dennis Lynch, the head of asset management at Counterpoint, likened Bitcoin to the South Park cartoon character Kenny. Lynch said: “I like to say that bitcoin’s kind of like Kenny from South Park — he dies every episode, and is back again.”

As the effect of the China FUD diminishes, let’s study the charts of the top-5 cryptocurrencies that may remain strong in the short term.