Cryptocurrency market hits $2 trillion amid bitcoin price gains
Cryptocurrency passed a major milestone over the weekend when it reached a market capitalisation of a staggering $US2 trillion ($A2.7 trillion) for the second time in a row.
CoinGecko tracks 8884 cryptocurrency coins and found that between them, they were now worth $2,108,466,906,329 ($A2.8 trillion) at time of writing.
That means in total, those 8884 types of cryptocurrency are worth more than $2 trillion.
The $2 trillion marker is a huge achievement considering that the world’s first ever decentralised cryptocurrency, bitcoin, launched in 2009 with a single coin selling for less than a cent.
It’s not the first time the digital currency has surged past $2 trillion. In April, when cryptocurrency peaked to its highest ever levels, it reached the 12-digit number – before dropping dramatically.
A huge chunk of cryptocurrency’s market cap is thanks to bitcoin, which surged on the weekend to its highest level since its all-time high back in May.
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