CRYPTO INSIDER: Alt-coins take over

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The overall value of the global cryptocurrency market surpassed $US700 billion on Wednesday to reach a fresh all-time high, with bitcoin’s share of that fortune shrinking.

Here are the standings as of Wednesday morning:

What’s happening:

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