Cryptocurrency prices today: Bitcoin trading lower; Ethereum, Dogecoin & Stellar slip up to 2% – Business Today
World’s largest cryptocurrency Bitcoin was trading marginally lower today. The price of Bitcoin fell 0.60% to $48,836 on Coinmarketcap.
Market cap of the cryptocurrency fell to $924.69 billion. Currently, the global crypto market cap stands at $2.24 trillion, a fall of 0.91%. Other cryptocurrencies were also trading in the red today. Ethereum fell 1.23% to $4,000 and Dogecoin was trading 1.78% lower at $0.165.
Digital token Stellar fell 2.16% to $0.2644 and Litecoin slipped 1.01% to $154.34. XRP rose 0.31% to $0.8236 and Uniswap slipped 1.82% at $15.38.
Of late, crypto prices have risen on the back of comments from billionaire Elon Musk and Ark Investment Management LLC’s Cathie Wood. In late July, Elon Musk said Tesla was “most likely” to start accepting bitcoin as payment again.
The comment helped the cryptocurrency race past the $30,000 level. The electric carmaker said in May that it would no longer accept the cryptocurrency for purchases. It’s been a wild ride for bitcoin the last three years.
The digital currency made its big Wall Street debut in December 2017, when the major futures exchanges rolled out Bitcoin futures. The attention drove Bitcoin to roughly $19,300, a then-unheard of price for the currency.