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Crypto Market Hits All-Time High of $2 Trillion Following Bitcoin

April 6, 2021      Deepshikha Gupta

The crypto market capitalization surges to an all-time high of $2 trillion closely following Bitcoin which touched its peak at $1 trillion. According to data and market trackers,  gains over the past several months captivate the demand of BTC from both institutional and retail investors.

Crypto Market Cap at $2.02 Trillion By Mid-Afternoon 

The crypto market capitalization surpasses the milestone of $2 trillion this year only. Undeniably, the surge was led by Bitcoin, which hit its own milestone by holding at a $1 trillion market cap for one week. 

Bitcoin was last up 1.4% at $59,045. Since hitting a lifetime peak of more than $61,000 in mid-March. Analysts said as long as bitcoin stays above $53,000, it will be able to maintain its $1 trillion market cap.

Talking about the second-largest cryptocurrency in terms of market cap, Ethereum was up 1.3% at $2,103. Its market cap was $244 billion on Monday. It hit a record high of $2,144.99 last Friday.

Paolo Ardoino, Chief Technology Officer at crypto exchange Bitfinex said;

“Momentum and interest have begun to expand beyond bitcoin and Ethereum.” 

“As the industry continues to mature, we expect more blockchain-based applications to be introduced to the world, and coinciding with that, a surge of interest around other alternative assets… as they become more market-ready.” 

Bitcoin, a Strong Vote of Confidence for Crypto Assets

Data provider Glassnode, in a report, mentioned the fact that Bitcoin has held the $1 trillion market cap for one week is a “strong vote of confidence for bitcoin and the cryptocurrency asset class as a whole.”

The report added that on-chain activity continues to reinforce Bitcoin’s robust position. With a volume equivalent to over 10% of circulating supply transacting above the $1 trillion thresholds.

The Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, a $35 billion publicly listed investment vehicle that holds Bitcoin, said: “it remains committed to converting to an exchange-traded fund.” In a blog post, Grayscale mentioned that the timing of its transition would depend on the regulatory environment.

The digital coin Bitcoin has surged more than 100% this year, while Ethereum shows gains of nearly 190%. The two main digital currencies have massively outperformed traditional asset classes, bolstered by the entry of mainstream companies and large investors into the cryptocurrency world.

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Deepshikha Gupta
Deepshikha Gupta

A student from a technical background, Deepshikha found Bitcoin in 2020 and has been an evangelist ever since. A B.Tech turned into a full-time crypto-writer, she tries to bridge the gap that currently exists between the crypto world and people from non-technical backgrounds, through her simplistic yet effective form of writing. She finds that her writing for cryptocurrencies can redefine the way the audience interacts with the crypto space.