October 19, 2021

Bitcoin market cap briefly tops $900 billion

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Bitcoin is closing in on a trillion dollar market cap, with the total value of all Bitcoin crossing $900B for the first time today as the price hit new record highs.

Bitstamp, one of the oldest Bitcoin exchanges still in operation, recorded a peak price of $49,000, resulting in a fleeting market cap of $912.69 billion. Bitcoin is currently priced at $47,250 per coin, up 5% over the last 24 hours and 28% in the last seven days.

A market cap of $900 billion represents the addition of $354 billion in 2021 alone. The previous all-time high for Bitcoin’s market cap was set on Feb. 8, when it topped out at $888 billion.

Bitcoin currently accounts for 61% of the total market cap of all cryptocurrencies, which also reached all-time highs as the majority of top altcoins moved up alongside Bitcoin. The market cap of all cryptocurrencies peaked at $1.463 trillion today – gaining 88.5% in 2021 so far after starting the year at $776 billion.

According to CompaniesMarketCap, a website that ranks the world’s most traded assets by their market capitalization, Bitcoin is now the ninth biggest asset in the world, overtaking Facebook and Tesla in the last week. When placed on a Title: Bitcoin market cap briefly tops $900 billion
Sourced From: cointelegraph.com/news/bitcoin-market-cap-briefly-tops-900-billion
Published Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2021 04:50:20 +0000