Major news and quotes of the largest cryptocurrencies.
Bitcoin and Ether hit all-time highs
The price of bitcoin for the first time in history exceeded the $ 57,000 mark. In addition, ether renewed its price maximum, breaking the $ 2,000 level. Also, the capitalization of bitcoin for the first time in history reached $ 1 trillion. Since the beginning of the month, the capitalization of the digital coin has risen by $ 400 billion. The growth of the cryptocurrency market accelerated after MicroStrategy announced plans to increase its investment in Bitcoin by $ 900 million. A few days later, the company closed a round of selling bonds worth over 1 billion with maturity in February 2027 and the possibility of early redemption of securities from February 2024.
The US authorities have suspended trading in three “memorial” shares
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has suspended trading in Marathon Group, Affinity Beverage and Sylios shares starting February 19 and ending March 4. The ban affected companies whose shares and trading volumes have risen sharply since the end of January without any fundamental factors and amid increased interest in these shares on social networks. For each of the three companies, the SEC said that certain social media users may be involved in a coordinated attempt to artificially influence stock prices.
Elon Musk installed the bitcoin logo on his Twitter avatar
The head of the Tesla car company, Elon Musk, installed an image of an anime girl with the bitcoin logo in the background on his Twitter account. He also wrote, “It’s just for one day.” The day before, Musk was skeptical about bitcoin and called the cryptocurrency “a slightly less stupid form of liquidity than savings in paper money.” He admitted that Tesla’s $ 1.5 billion investment in crypto is recklessness for the S&P 500 company.
The total capitalization of the cryptocurrency market at 16:40 is $ 1,758,055,280,709. The trading volume in 24 hours was $ 175,395,801,812
- Bitcoin rose 9.06% to $ 57,384.28
- Ethereum rose 4.69% to $ 2030.58
- Binance Coin Rises 9.91% To $ 291.84
- Tether rose 0.1% to $ 1
- Polkadot rose 19.49% to $ 40.33
The best growth among the top 100 cryptocurrencies was shown by: Ravencoin (+ 104.77%).
- Bitcoin: $ 0.332 for 1 TH / s
- Ether: $ 0.134 for 1 MH / s
- Binance Coin: $ 0.374 for 1 TH / s
- Tether: $ 5.714 for 1 GH / s
- Polkadot: $ 0.0414 for 1 GH / s
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