(In the February 20 message, an unnecessary word was removed in the second sentence.)
The Bitcoin rate rose to around $ 57,500 at noon before it crumbled a little. Most recently, the best-known and most important cryptocurrency on the Bitstamp trading platform cost $ 56,500, around $ 1,000 less, but was still slightly above Friday’s level. At the end of the week, Bitcoin was worth more than $ 55,000 for the first time, cracking the $ 1 trillion mark in terms of total market capitalization.
As a result of the soaring that has lasted for weeks and months, the rates of many other digital currencies such as Ethereum, Binance Coin or Polkadot are also increasing. For this reason, the share of Bitcoin in the overall market for cryptocurrencies has recently decreased somewhat despite the massive price gains. According to a list on the website www.coinmarketcap.com, this was recently only a little more than 60 percent, after having been a little more than 70 percent some time ago./zb/nas