Bitcoin Surpasses $67K% For The First Time; Ether Hits Record High


oi-Sneha Kulkarni


Bitcoin’s price soared beyond $67k before settling just below the previous all-time high of October 20, 2021. The principal cryptocurrency just took off, and as of writing these lines, the BTC price has been above $67.8K, setting a new all-time high.

Since the beginning of October, the markets have been in bull mode, with the crypto market adding roughly $1 trillion to its total value in just a month.

This comes just a day after the total cryptocurrency market cap surpassed $3 trillion for the first time, with Bitcoin accounting for 43.6 percent of that total.

Bitcoin Surpasses $67K% For The First Time; Ether Hits Record High

Ethereum, the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, is also breaking new highs. According to CoinGecko, it presently trades for over $4800 per ETH, accounting for over half of Bitcoin’s total market cap.

BNB has been one of the strongest performers since the beginning of the week, with a 7-day gain of 20%.

Cardano up 3%, Ripple up 8%, Dogecoin up 9%, and Chainlink up 4.5% have all seen significant gains. Nonetheless, with an increase of 11.5 percent, Avalanche is the most notable gainer. As a result, AVAX has established a new ATH of $95.

BlockFi, a centralised cryptocurrency exchange and lending platform, is the next in line to petition for a Bitcoin ETF with the Securities and Exchange Commission. However, rather than futures contracts, this ETF will be backed by real Bitcoin holdings.

Mastercard announced Monday that it has forged partnerships with digital asset service providers Amber Group, Bitkub, and CoinJar to enable consumers and businesses in Asia Pacific to receive crypto-linked Mastercard credit, debit, and prepaid cards.

Story first published: Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 8:53 [IST]