Bitcoin and ether made record peaks in the trade as enthusiasm for cryptocurrency adoption and fears about inflation lent support to the asset class.
Bitcoin rose as high as $67,803 and ether, the second-biggest cryptocurrency by market value, hit $4,825 in the early hours of today, Tuesday, November 2.
Both have more than doubled since June and added nearly 70% against the dollar since the start of October.
Cryptocurrencies like Ethereum were trending and “where the fast money is at”. Momentum has been gathering since last month’s launch of a futures-based bitcoin exchange-traded fund in the United States raised expectations of flow-driven gains.
Bitcoin inflows totaled $95 million last week, representing the largest inflows of all digital assets, while inflows during an eight-week bull run for the cryptocurrency were $2.8 billion, the CoinShares data showed on Monday (November 8). In recent weeks, Australia’s biggest bank has also said it will offer crypto trading to retail customers,
Singaporean authorities have sounded positive on the asset class and spillover from a positive mood in stocks has lent support. The moves have helped lift the total market capitalization of cryptocurrencies above $3 trillion, according to crypto price and data aggregator CoinGecko.
On the CoinMarketCap platform, which tracks 13,796 cryptocurrencies, the total cryptocurrency market capitalization was just below $3 trillion at $2.92 trillion.
By: Winston Tackie | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana