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Cryptocurrency prices tracker: Bitcoin breaches 40k-mark, Ethereum rises by 16%

The most popular cryptocurrency Bitcoin, comprising about 43 percent of the global crypto market capitalisation, was trading at $40,162.32, with a 8.47 percent rise and its market capitalisation stood at $752.05 billion until the report was filed.

May 26, 2021 / 07:17 PM IST
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Bitcoin on May 26 breached $40,000 mark in the crytpotrading, after slipping to $36,836.70 in past 24 hours, according to cryptocurrency platform coindesk.com.

The most popular cryptocurrency Bitcoin, comprising about 43 percent of the global crypto market capitalisation, was trading at $40,162.32, with a 8.47 percent rise and its market capitalisation stood at $752.05 billion until the report was filed.

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Among the other cryptocoins, which saw was Ether -- built on open source Ethereum blockchain -- reached to a maximum value of $2,914.89 during the trading time. However, its lowest value was recorded at $2,434.86 in past 24 hours. Currently, the cryptocoin is being priced at $2,855.18 with a 16.24 percent rise and its market capitalisation stood at $331.27 billion.

Emerged as joke in 2013, the Dogecoin was once trading its highest at $0.367165 and its lowest value was recorded at $0.333310. At the time of filing the report, the coin -- created by Jackson Palmer and Billy Markus to satirize the growth of altcoins by making the doge internet meme into a cryptocurrency -- was being traded at $0.355322 with a rise by 5.10 percent and its its market capitalisation reached to $45.92 billion.

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Apart from the three most popular cryptocoins, Cardano was being traded at $1.79 (19.58% rise), Steller at $0.453834 (7.79% rise), Bitcoin Cash at $758 (8.43% rise), Cosmos at $15.13 (16.58% rise), Polkadot at $23.35 (14.04% rise), and Yearn Finance at $49,117.98 (10.39% rise).

Earlier this week, the crypto market witnessed a free fall following environmental concerns related to bitcoin mining, China's ban and mixed cues from one of its biggest proponent Elon Musk.

You can also check the prices at Coinbase and cryptocurrency news platform CoinDesk.
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