Cryptocurrency markets have been surging during the last 24 hours, as billions of dollars have flooded into the crypto-economy. Bitcoin’s value touched an all-time high (ATH) once again on Wednesday morning (EST), reaching $64,895 per unit. The latest price rise is leading up to the upcoming Coinbase direct listing on Nasdaq.
Crypto-Economy Surpasses $2.2 Trillion in Value
Digital currency fans are quite pleased on Wednesday morning, as a slew of new gains has been recorded across the entire crypto-economy. The entire crypto-economy is currently valued at $2.2 trillion and is up over 4% today. Bitcoin (BTC) touched a high of $64,895 per unit and is currently trading for $64,229. BTC is up over 2.6% today and up 15.5% during the last seven days. Despite the new ATH, bitcoin (BTC) dominance among the 9,215 cryptocurrencies in existence is only 53% today.
Ethereum (ETH) has captured some of that dominance as the crypto asset ether is swapping for $2,380 per unit. This means that ETH now has 12.3% of the entire market capitalization. ETH is up 7% today and 21% for the week. Behind ETH is binance coin (BNB), which is trading for $572 per coin. BNB has jumped 1.9% today and a whopping 52% during the last week. XRP has managed to push tether (USDT) out of the fourth position as it currently trades for $1.82 per unit.
Cardano (ADA) is trading for $1.46 per coin, polkadot (DOT) is swapping for $42, and litecoin (LTC) is hovering around $272 per coin. Uniswap (UNI) is currently trading for $35 per unit and is up 1.3% today. The tenth-largest market position is held by dogecoin (DOGE) trading for $0.141 and is up a significant 86% on Wednesday. DOGE has been the forerunner as far as 24-hour gains are concerned among the top ten leading crypto assets.
#Bitcoin is now the 6th largest currency in the world, and has overtaken the British pound…