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Bitcoin Market Cap Hits $1 Trillion With New ATH of $54,831



Bitcoin Market Cap Hits $1 Trillion With New ATH of $54,831

Bitcoin today hits $1 Trillion in market capitalization and also a new ATH of $54,831 as per CoinMarketCap. At press time the market cap of BTC is $1,016,655,997,891 and the 24h traded volume is $57,651,056,834 USD.

Recently many big billionaires and fortune 500 companies showed interest in Bitcoin and invested too. Paypal, the payment giant added support for cryptocurrency on its platform. It was initially added for the eligible US users and now it’s planning to extend further to UK users.

MassMutual also buys $100 million of Bitcoin for its general investment account through a New York-based fund management company called NYDIG.

Square also reveals on 7 October 2020 that it bought around 4,709 bitcoins, worth $50 million. Square is a leader in the bitcoin space since 2018 via the Cash App service, this enables the customers to buy and sell bitcoin.

On Dec 21st 2020, MicroStrategy announces the purchase of additional 29,646 bitcoins for approximately $650.0 million.

Not only this on 9th Feb 2021, Elon Musk’s Tesla (TSLA), the electric car company, announces that it has bought $1.5 billion in Bitcoin. It has also revealed that the company will soon start accepting payments in cryptocurrency. 

Microsoft took 45 years for its capitalization to exceed $1 trillion. Amazon took 27 years and Google achieved the $1 trillion mark in just 22 years. But, Bitcoin did it in just 12 years and hits a $1 trillion dollar decentralized network.

At press time Bitcoin (BTC) is trading at $54,470 and the price is up by 5.25% from the last 24h. The 24h low and high for BTC are $50,937 and $54,831 respectively. In the last 7 days the Bitcoin price has gained 14.3% and in 30 days 51.4%.

Disclaimer: Koinalert’s content is only for information purpose in nature and should not be considered as investment advice. Do your own market research before investing in any cryptocurrencies. The author or publication does not hold any responsibility for your personal financial loss.

Ashish is a cryptocurrency journalist who has been passionately involved in the bitcoin space since 2016. His interests lie in bitcoin security, open-source systems, network effects and the intersection between economics and cryptography.