Bitcoin heading for $10,000 as crypto market cracks $300 billion


  • Bitcoin has passed $US9,600 and appears to be headed for $US10,000.
  • The market for digital currencies cracked $US300 billion for the first time Sunday night.
  • Ethereum, the second-largest cryptocurrency, is also flirting with a big milestone.

The market for digital coins cracked $US300 billion Sunday night for the first time as two of the largest cryptocurrencies approached significant milestones.

According to data from CoinMarketCap, the market capitalisation of the crypto market stood at $US303 billion by 12:30 a.m. ET on Monday. Also on Sunday, the two largest digital currencies were flirting with big milestones of their own.

Bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency – with a market cap above $US150 billion – was gunning for $US10,000 a coin on Sunday. It reached an all-time high of $US9,694 on Sunday evening, according to data from Markets Insider.

Ethereum reached an all-time high of $US485 on Sunday evening, shy of the much-anticipated $US500 mark.

As for the bitcoin spinouts, bitcoin cash was trading just below $US1,650 at 12:30 a.m. ET. And bitcoin gold was trading up by more than 2.5% near $US380 a coin, according to CoinMarketCap.

Big milestones for the cryptocurrency market appear to be occurring at a faster rate. It took from June to November for the market to go to $US200 billion from $US100 billion but then took less than a month for the market to balloon to $US300 billion.Read more about blockchain, the technology powering bitcoin, here.


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